Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Offers “Caribbean Dream” Treatment to Celebrate Caribbean/Mexico Status as Top Global Spa Destination

Posted by Scrub Island, November 2013

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – In the recently released State of Spa Travel report from SpaFinder® Wellness, the Caribbean and Mexico were listed as the top global spa travel destination in 2012, unseating North America from the top position. To celebrate this new designation, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina has added a new Caribbean Dream treatment to the menu services at their luxurious Ixora Spa.

The Caribbean Dream is an organic, homemade Caribbean treatment including a refreshing coconut and rosemary body scrub, a nourishing shea butter body wrap and a 30-minute Milk and Honey facial with soothing lavender flowers. The 90-minute Caribbean Dream treatment is available throughout the month of April and starts at $200.

“Ixora Spa uses only local and organic ingredients in our spa services, such as basil and rosemary grown in a nearby garden, and aloe and Neem, a tree native to Scrub and Beef Island, both harvested from undeveloped areas of the island,” said Emily Lancaster, Ixora Spa director. “A visit to Ixora Spa lets guests literally soak in the natural gifts of the islands.”

Named for the native tropical Ixora shrub, the Ixora Spa is perched on a hillside overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, offering a haven to relax, refresh and re-energize. As a testament to the island’s namesake, signature scrubs are a requisite for spa goers seeking a true experience that makes the most of Ixora’s cliffside setting. After a treatment featuring antioxidant rich products crafted with natural botanicals and anti-aging formulations, Ixora Spa guests can relax at the spa’s infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean and their very own private resort in the British Virgin Islands.

For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 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. 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 240-unit apartment community in Tampa’s Westshore district. 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®. For more information please visit

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