Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI Hosts Blue Marlin Invitational

Posted by Scrub Island, August 2016

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (August 10, 2016) – This season, saltwater sportsmen can experience the August full moon in private island luxury at the Blue Marlin Invitational Aug. 14-17, 2016 on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina.

Closer to the BVI fishing grounds from an exquisite, protected harbor, this invitational is the crème de la crème of blue marlin bliss. In response to several billfish tournament team, owner and captain requests, Captain Skip Smith and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina – an exquisite, luxury resort located on the very private Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands – have collaborated to present blue marlin enthusiasts a new venue in the territory.

Smith hopes to attract not only the U.S.-based teams who take advantage of the hot North Drop bite during the summer full moons, but to open doors to many Virgin Islands, Puerto Rican and Dominican teams as well. With its close proximity to the fishing grounds – and Anegada – this tournament is a breath of fresh air and sure to be a success.

Tournament details can be found at as they develop. Resort details can be found at

2016 Schedule of Events
Sunday, August 14
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration & Boat Bag Pick-up
6 p.m. Kickoff Party! – Dinner & Cocktails
Monday, August 15
6:30 a.m. Breakfast sandwiches delivered
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. First day of fishing
6 p.m. Rum punch dock greeting
Tuesday, August 16
6:30 a.m. Breakfast sandwiches delivered
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Second day of fishing
6 p.m. Rum punch dock greeting
Wednesday, August 17
6:30 a.m. Breakfast sandwiches delivered
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Third and last day of fishing
7:30 p.m. Awards Dinner

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 & 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 on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( in Tampa, 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. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is slated to open early 2017. 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 Pumpkin Fight and Epic Chef Showdown.

About Autograph Collection Hotels
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