Scrub Island Resort Partners with HoneymoonWishes to Enhance Honeymoon Getaways and Destination Weddings

Posted by Scrub Island, June 2014

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, the newest luxury private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands, has partnered with HoneymoonWishes, the leading honeymoon registry company, to change the way couples are handling honeymoon registries. Brides and grooms-to-be can now forego the usual blender and china set by registering for what they really want – the perfect romantic, honeymoon experience at Scrub Island Resort in the BVI.

After registering for a complimentary account at, couples can access a registry template pre-populated with a variety of practical, romantic, relaxing and adventurous suggestions to enhance their wedding or honeymoon at Scrub Island Resort. Similar to a store gift registry, the resort registry allows couples to register online for various components of their honeymoon or destination wedding. Instead of asking for a crock pot, newlyweds can suggest an upgrade on their honeymoon suite, a couple’s massage or a private helicopter tour, among other experiences.

“Our new honeymoon registry showcases the resort to visiting couples, but also alleviates some of the stress of planning and funding their trip so they can focus on fully relaxing and having a wonderful time,” says Scott Ward, director of sales and marketing for Scrub Island Resort. “And gift givers will love that they can purchase something as special as a Royal Swim Adventure with Dolphins, drinks at One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill or Signature Eterno Massages at the award-winning Ixora Spa for the bride and groom.”

Scrub Island Resort’s honeymoon registry also offers a free wedding website program where couples can create a personal wedding website and share wedding details, including their proposal story, photo albums, wedding and reception information, details about their honeymoon registry and other bridal registries. Couples can also include information and travel details for out of town guests. The wedding websites even include a free RSVP feature for attending guests.

HoneymoonWishes was founded in 2003 by Kristin Stark and her now husband, Lee Cornwell. Recognizing that many couples already had their favorite toasters and towels, Stark envisioned a bridal registry centered on honeymoon specific gifts and experiences. A honeymoon registry gives couples a gift registry option through which wedding guests can help newlyweds create memories to be cherished for a lifetime.

To learn more about Scrub Island Resort’s honeymoon registry and wedding website program, visit, call toll-free 877-890-7444, visit and stay up-to-date with its latest news and promotions on Facebook or Twitter.

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 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; Mainsail South, a 328-unit apartment and corporate housing complex in South Tampa; 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. Opening December 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®.

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