Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Honored with 2019 Boaters’ Choice Award

Posted by Juliana Jiménez, December 2019

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Dec. 16, 2019) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a AAA Four Diamond property in the British Virgin Islands, was just named a 2019 Boaters’ Choice Marina by, placing Scrub Island among the top 3% of the highest rated marinas on the website. is the world’s No. 1 searchable marina directory, providing boaters with comprehensive information on more than 75,000 marinas, anchorages and marine locations around the world.

“With the new enhancements made to our marina, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback which is reflected in the top reviews on our page,” said Scott McArdle, General Manager at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. “The marina’s popularity continues to exceed expectations, as boaters from around the world take notice of our personalized service and unrivaled location here in the BVI.”

Located in the “sailing capital of the Caribbean,” the serene private island haven of Scrub Island Resort is home to one of the newest marinas in the BVI. Scrub Island Resort offers a fully renovated 55-slip marina for lease or transient docking, including five accommodating mega yachts up to 160 feet. Renovation highlights include brand-new pedestals that provide access to power and water, as well as new lighting with underwater illumination. Sailing and boating enthusiasts alike can appreciate the region’s fair weather, gentle trade winds and easy access to more than 60 additional nearby islands.

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 with daily group snorkel tours, dive trips, eco-explorer tours and private dive, snorkel and sightseeing charters. The shallows surrounding Scrub Island, as well as many nearby coves, bays, reefs and inlets, are ideal for snorkelers and divers.

The marina is open daily with fresh water, electric hook-up, trash service, ice and other full-service offerings in a scenic setting. The Marina Village shops include Boater’s Republic and Scrub Island Outpost for stocking up on provisions and souvenirs. For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, call (877) 890-7444 or visit



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


About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern U.S. 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 and The Karol Hotel (, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County, 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 offered on 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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