Scrub Island Resort Heats Up Valentine’s Day with “Sexy” Menus at Fine-Dining Restaurant, Caravela, and Luxury Spa, Ixora

Posted by Scrub Island, October 2013

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, the newest luxury resort development in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years, is heating up Valentine’s Day with the introduction of special menus featuring popular aphrodisiacs – foods and drinks historically believed to increase sexual desire. The “sexy” new menus are available at the resort’s fine-dining restaurant, Caravela, complemented with decadent signature treatments in the ultra-luxe Ixora Spa.

At Caravela, the mouthwatering experience begins with a glass of champagne, followed by a six-course pre-fixe meal, artfully crafted by renowned Executive Chef Davide Pugliese, including wine, chocolate, strawberries, and honey, as well as items lesser known for their seductive powers, such as coriander, carrots, fennel and asparagus. Signature recipes including roast duck breast, Berkshire pork belly and aniseed poached pear can be enjoyed as part of this decadent dining experience for $200 per couple. The menu is available exclusively on Valentine’s Day.

Voted Top 10 Spas in the Caribbean by Caribbean Travel+Life, Ixora Spa is also getting in on the fun by offering some extra special services throughout the month of February. A Warm Honey Drizzle Sugar Scrub, Cherries and Chocolate Milk Bath, and Dark Chocolate Facial Mask have all been added to February’s spa menu. A full couple’s package may also be scheduled featuring delicious Cherry Coco Coffee Wraps, Eterno Massages and Chakra Balance Hot Stone Back Treatments.

While on island, couples may want to slip away to the private honeymoon beach, accessible only by Scrub kayak, charter a sailing excursion on the beautiful waters of the sailing capital of the world, or take a thrilling helicopter tour for spectacular aerial views of the British and US Virgin Islands.

For more information on the Caravela and Ixora Spa menu or Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, call toll free U.S. (888) 678-8912 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. (888) 678-8912 or visit

About Mainsail Lodging and Development Group

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; Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center ( in Tampa, Florida; and Mainsail South, a 328-unit apartment and corporate housing complex in South Tampa. The company also operates ExecuStay (, a leading corporate housing provider throughout Florida, Georgia and The Carolinas. Opening November 2013 in Tampa, Florida, the boutique food-focused Epicurean hotel ( is being developed in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and will be the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®.

About Autograph Collection

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its 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 please visit