Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Voted “Best Resort Pool” by Readers of Virgin Islands Property & Yacht

Posted by Scrub Island, February 2013

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is the proud recipient of the ‘Best Resort Pool’ award from Virgin Islands Property & Yacht magazine’s Readers’ Choice survey. Categories are divided into three sections, including awards for resorts, yachting and “The Lot” throughout the Virgin Islands. Winners of the 3rd Annual Readers’ Choice Awards were identified through an open-ballot voted on by locals and tourists alike, made available online and through Virgin Islands Property & Yacht social media outlets. Over the past two years, Scrub Island Resort has been recognized as ‘Best Resort,’ ‘Best Resort Pool,’ ‘Best Marina’ honorable mention

“This is a genuine honor and a testament to the continued dedication of the staff and management at Scrub Island Resort,” said Martin Smith, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina managing director. “This recognition from the magazine’s readers validates all the hard work and commitment to excellence characterized by our team.”

Scrub Island Resort’s award-winning multi-tiered infinity pool offers guests chaise lounge chairs on the outer rim with views of the Caribbean sea from both levels, two swim-up bars offering a variety of cocktails and a thrilling water slide plunging guests of all ages into the crystal blue waters of the lower tier pool. While on-island, guests can also be pampered in Ixora Spa, hike the island’s winding trails, stroll beautiful private beaches, or drop by the marina to arrange kayaking, snorkeling, diving, fishing or sailing excursions in the surrounding azure waters.

Virgin Islands Property & Yacht is a leading monthly publication covering the latest news, developments, real estate listings and service directories for the Virgin Islands. All winners for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards will be listed in the magazine’s October issue and online at

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 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. Opening December 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®.

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