Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Announces Winners of 2019 Scrub Island Invitational

Posted by Juliana Jiménez, September 2019

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Sept. 17, 2019) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a AAA Four Diamond resort in the British Virgin Islands, recently concluded the 2019 Scrub Island Invitational, a three-day fishing tournament sponsored by Lewis Marine Supply. With an impressive lineup of 21 boats competing for nearly $200,000 in prize money, participants enjoyed beautiful weather and unfettered access to the famous North Drop, known as the “honey spot” for world-record Blue Marlin fishing.

“This was a first-time tournament for the resort and I’m happy to say it was a huge success,” said Scott McArdle, general manager of Scrub Island Resort. “We had great support from the BVI Department of Conservation & Fisheries and tremendous feedback from participants. We’re already making plans to grow this experience and make next year’s tournament even bigger and better.”

The tournament’s First Place Boat was Mon Chari, owned by Damon Chouest, with Wave Paver (owner James Davis) and Uno Mas (owner Brooks Smith) taking second and third place respectively. The top three anglers were James Davis (Wave Paver), Damon Chouest (Mon Chari), and Maria Magalhaes (Uno Mas), who also won top female angler. More than $184,400 was distributed to the tournament winners and an additional $5,250 was raised through a live auction of original paintings by Carey Chen, with the proceeds split between the BVI Red Cross, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, and the Caribbean Fishing Academy.

During the tournament, anglers and their families enjoyed the resort’s top-tier amenities, including Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches, a four-tiered pool with waterfalls, a 55-slip marina and more. Scrub Island’s Marina is the departure point for most of the water-oriented activities available at the resort. Yachts and watercraft of all sizes are available for group and private charters, from sightseeing to deep sea fishing. Here, visitors can explore the breathtaking sea life surrounding the island, in addition to the famous North Drop for the best Marlin fishing in the world.

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About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI

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. The resort marina offers exhilarating excursions through Dive BVI, sailing certifications with Offshore Sailing School and is the base of operations for Dream Yacht Charter, the world’s leading charter company. For more information, call toll free U.S. (877) 890-7444 or visit


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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 four Autograph Collection Hotels: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( in Tampa, Florida; Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club ( on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the historic Fenway Hotel ( in Dunedin, Florida; as well as 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, Georgia and Tennessee markets for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® ( and Oakwood® ( brands. Mainsail Lodging also manages a portfolio of private vacation homes through its Mainsail Vacation Rentals ( brand and is a select partner of Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Additional future projects include Luminary Hotel & Co. ( in Fort Myers, Florida; a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex in Pasco County, Florida; and a historic boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. 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 such as the Epic Chef Showdown. Learn more at


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