Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Serves Up Newly Rebranded Culinary Offerings

Posted by Juliana Jiménez, January 2019

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (January 16, 2019) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private-island, AAA Four Diamond resort in the British Virgin Islands, has announced a number of major changes to the its world-class culinary offerings, including two newly rebranded restaurants, Cardamom & Co. and Donovan’s Reef Marina Bar & Grill.

“Scrub Island’s new culinary changes are the first of many improvements we have slated for the new year,” said Scott McArdle, Scrub Island’s general manager. “These new upscale and casual offerings allow our guests to better experience the story of the spice trade and its impact on the diversity of cultures and flavors found here and throughout the Caribbean.”

The resort’s new signature restaurant, Cardamom & Co., has enhanced its menu with the local flavors of the Caribbean. With outdoor lounge seating and breathtaking views of the marina and neighboring islands, Cardamom & Co. now offers a variety of new dinner options, from fresh seafood specialties such as 10 Spice Seared Snapper and Fresh Lobster Tail, to Cardamom Roasted Duck Breast and Fig Glazed Rack of Lamb. Sides include Toasted Sesame Rice, Aromatic Stir Fry Vegetables, Coconut & Peanut Whipped Potatoes, and Chickpea Fried Onion Rings. The restaurant and bar also offers unique snacks and appetizers, like the Pork Belly Satay, Glass Noodle Spring Rolls, Coconut Calabaza Soup, Seared Foie Gras and Pan Roasted Scallops. Dinner service at Cardamom is available seven days a week from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

The resort’s open-air restaurant, Donovan’s Reef Marina Bar & Grill, has similarly unveiled new menus featuring daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Available from 7 to 11 a.m., breakfast favorites on the menu include Continental Breakfast, Caribbean Shrimp & Grits, Nutty Banana Pancakes, Island Oatmeal and more. Guests can now start their day with an assortment of hand-crafted breakfast cocktails such as the Caribbellini, with Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Cointreau, Peach, Orange, Prosecco and Cherry; the Bayside Mimosa, with Prosecco, Blue Curacoa, Pineapple Juice and Orange; and the Bloody Marianna, with Absolut Vodka, Cruzan Rum, Basil, Cucumber, Mint, Tomato and Lime. For lunch, guests can choose from items like the Scrub Island Burger, Curry Chicken Wrap, Caribbean Shrimp Po’ Boy and Fish & Chips. Lunch service is available from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donovan’s dinner menu features BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Pasta Pomodoro, Chicken Roti, Shrimp Curry, Yellowfin Tuna, Coconut Rum Grouper, Caribbean Pumpkin Soup and more.  Dinner at Donovan’s is served from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Scrub Island also offers casual and secluded dining at One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill. Located on North Beach, One Shoe features a private pool with casual, beach-side fare. Guests can also find on-the-go items at the resort’s Gourmet Market & Café located in Marina Village. The Café offers a deli menu with fresh fruit salad, made-to-order sandwiches and pizzas and a wide assortment of provisions – including coffee and baked goods – plus deli meats and cheeses, snacks, sweets, premium wines and liquor.

For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina or to make a reservation, call toll free U.S. (888) 678-8912 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. 813-849-4153 or visit

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