Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Received Two World’s Best Awards from Travel + Leisure in 2015

Posted by Scrub Island, June 2015

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina – the newest luxury private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands – was ranked No. one in the BVI and No. 17 in the Caribbean on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas list.

“We are thrilled and honored to be able to claim these prominent awards from one of the leaders in the travel industry,” said James Miller, Scrub Island Resort managing director. “With the launch of our $12.5 million capital improvement project and the addition of new resort management we look forward to taking Scrub Island Resort to the next level and adding additional accolades to our ever-growing list.”

The rankings are determined from the results of a reader questionnaire developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure which judges hotels, cities, islands, airlines, tour companies, spas and more. Respondents evaluated hotels on six characteristics, rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value and whether it is best for business, families, romance, bars/nightlife or design. Each characteristic is rated on a five-point scale of excellent, above average, average, below average and poor. Required component ratings were then averaged, creating an overall score.

Scrub Island Resort boasts 52 suites and a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas featuring spacious floor plans, custom furnishings, natural stone, spectacular master suites, gourmet kitchens with Wolf and Subzero appliances, and breathtaking views of the Caribbean. Guests can also enjoy other amenities at the private island resort, including three pristine beaches, renowned restaurants and bars, award-winning Ixora Spa, a well-equipped health club, exciting excursions offered by the on-site dive shop, unlimited use of sea kayaks and stand up paddleboards, resort-wide Wi-Fi, resort ferry, on-island transportation and complimentary airport transfers from EIS/Beef Island Tortola.

Scrub Island Resort was also recognized as one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Family Travel Resorts in the Caribbean and one of the Best Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas Hotels in 2014, and one of the 500 World’s Best Hotels in early 2015.

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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. 877-890-7444 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. Opened in December 2013 in Tampa, Florida, the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( was created in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®.

About Autograph Collection Hotels

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, 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 and reservations please visit, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.