Award-Winning Ixora Spa at Scrub Island Resort, BVI, Revamped Treatments, Wellness Menus and Facilities

Posted by Scrub Island, August 2015

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina – the newest luxury private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and one of Travel + Leisure’s 2015 500 World’s Best Hotels – recently completed a facility-wide update including amenities, services offered and wellness menus in the award-winning Ixora Spa.

“Denise Morrison joined Scrub Island Resort as spa manager in early 2015 and, since her arrival, we have seen only positive growth in the offerings and quality-of-service in Ixora Spa,” said James Miller, Scrub Island Resort managing director.

In June, Ixora Spa was relocated to a villa in closer proximity to Marina Village, and now offers treatments using ELEMIS products, a line that has pushed the boundaries of science to make breakthrough discoveries in the field of vitamins, minerals, marine and plant medicinal therapy. Guests of Ixora Spa enjoy an infinity plunge pool, three treatment rooms equipped to accommodate couples or single treatments, and a private cabana so guests can choose to enjoy their massage listening to the sound of the ocean while enjoying the spectacular views of Beef Island, Marina Cay and Virgin Gorda.

For those who want to spend their entire day relaxing in the spa, Morrison has partnered with the island’s executive chef, Juan Morrison, to create a wellness cuisine menu including local ingredients and items such as beetroot tartare with papaya dressing; avocado, mango and walnut salad; and blackened Mahi Mahi with creole sauce. Each of the menu items are low in calories, but rich in nutrients to supplement the spa treatments. A selection of teas, wines, mixed nuts and fresh fruits are available to all guests before and after their spa service.

New treatments in Ixora Spa include ELEMIS’ No. one bestselling package the Absolute Spa Ritual which combines a full-body deep tissue massage with an intensive Anti-Ageing or Skin Solution Facial; the ELEMIS Pro Collagen Quartz Lift Facial, clinically proven to reduce the number of wrinkles by up to 94 percent and improve skin firmness by up to 57 percent after one treatment; and a full list of nail services has been added to the spa menu. Ixora Spa’s signature treatment is the Milk and Aloe Wrap and Cucumber Facial, which alleviates pain from lounging in the Caribbean sun just a little too long. Morrison and her team also offer spa packages which may be customized to suit a guest’s therapeutic, wellness and relaxation needs.

For more information about Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Ixora Spa or to make reservations, call toll free U.S. 877-890-7444 or 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. The first luxury resort development in the destination in more than 15 years and 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 uninhabited islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit

About Mainsail Lodging and Development

Mainsail Lodging and Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (, a boutique beachfront hotel and marina on Anna Maria Island, Florida; Epicurean Hotel ( the boutique food-focused Tampa, Fla. property opened in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®; and Mainsail Apartment Homes, a 360-unit apartment community in Tampa’s Westshore district. 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.

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