Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI Fully Reopens for Business as Autograph Collection Hotel

Posted by Kelly Stafford, October 2018

Private-island resort welcomes guests for grand reopening one year after Hurricane Irma

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Oct. 8, 2018) – After months of intensive effort and significant renovations, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI is once again fully up and running. The property was the first full-service resort in the British Virgin Islands to return to business in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in September 2017.

“It took many months of hard work and dedication from our devoted employees, but now we’re welcoming guests back to our property as an Autograph Collection Hotel,” said Scott McArdle, general manager of Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. “With luxury accommodations, amenities and activities, guests will find that our resort has been fully returned to its original grandeur and, in some cases, greatly improved.”

Guests now have access to 26 rooms and suites in Marina Village, including suites complete with gourmet kitchens, spacious living areas and expansive balconies. The entire inventory of 52 guestrooms and suites will be available at the end of December. Scrub Island also offers six spacious villas, including the two-bedroom Pool House, Cliff House and Beach House; the three-bedroom Mariner House; and the four-bedroom Reef House and Villa Mila, all of which feature a full gourmet kitchen, elevated dining area, a generous, well-appointed living room and balconies off all bedrooms and living spaces, offering endless views of the Caribbean Sea. Additional villas, The Sunset House, The Passage House and The Winward House, will be open in November.

In addition to major interior and exterior improvements to guestrooms, suites and villas, the resort is upgrading and rebranding dining options at the resort’s upscale and casual restaurants, Caravela and Tierra! Tierra!. The Ixora Spa, currently located in The Passage House villa, now offers multiple treatment rooms, a private pool and a new beachfront cabana where guests can enjoy select treatments while overlooking the Caribbean. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s 24-hour fitness room; a newly upgraded Wi-Fi network that offers the fastest service with coverage throughout the resort; Donovan’s Beach with water sports and newly resurfaced multi-tiered infinity pool and pool bar; and the recently expanded North Beach, which offers the ultimate in privacy. Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the fully renovated 55-slip marina with brand new pedestals, providing access to power and water, as well as new lighting, including underwater illumination.

Scrub Island is also currently offering Dive BVI excursions to explore the beauty of the surrounding British Virgin Islands, including The Baths in Virgin Gorda, historic wrecks for diving, Norman Island, and the famous watering holes of Jost van Dyke and Willy T’s. Offshore Sailing is also open and offering a broad range of sailing lessons and boating courses.

Always an exclusive getaway, Scrub Island Resort offers private-island luxury now more than ever, with crystal-clear water, pristine beaches and crowd-free vacationing. For reservations visit


About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI

Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. A luxury, AAA Four Diamond hotel and the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit


About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC

Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their property portfolio includes – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( in Tampa, Florida; and Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida; in addition to Mainsail Beach Inn (, a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® ( and Oakwood® ( brands, while also operating ExecuStay in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2020, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. Just north of Tampa in Pasco County, Mainsail Lodging is also developing a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex, opening in 2019. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Epic Chef Showdown.


About Autograph Collection Hotels

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.