Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina’s Ixora Spa Becomes Newest L’OCCITANE-Branded Spa in Caribbean

Posted by Scrub Island, August 2014

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, the first luxury resort development in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years and first member of the Autograph Collection® in the Caribbean, has transitioned its award-winning, on-property Ixora Spa to the newest L’OCCITANE-branded spa in the Caribbean.

“Scrub Island Resort continues to elevate the on-island guest experience by partnering with only the most luxurious brands,” said Anura Dewapura, Scrub Island Resort managing director. “L’OCCITANE’s goal is to keep their state-of-the-art services very exclusive, but by offering their products and services to a limited number of select five-star resorts, they are able to extend this offering to guests who truly appreciate the French art-de-vivre.”

L’OCCITANE uses eco-friendly packaging and embraces the use of natural plants to enhance the allure and effectiveness of their products, which is important for all residents of the Caribbean because of their close personal connection to the natural elements.

“L’OCCITANE’s sustainable philosophies prove to be a great match for Scrub Island, with the team at Ixora Spa also aiming to embrace high quality, natural ingredients, some of which can be found in the Caribbean,” says Emily Lancaster, Ixora Spa by L’OCCITANE director.

“We have responsibilities as citizens of this world to take care of it,” added Dewapura. “The closer we are able to harmonize with nature, the better off our clients will be because natural elements provide the key to beauty and wellness, as well as a sense of wholeness and connectedness.“

Named for the native tropical shrub, the Ixora Spa by L’OCCITANE is perched on a hillside overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea offering a haven to relax, refresh and re-energize. The facility offers three treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure area, an exclusive infinity pool only available to spa guests, and a L’OCCITANE boutique featuring an array of products for guests to take home with them. As a testament to the island’s namesake, signature scrubs are a requisite for spa goers seeking a true experience that embraces its cliff-side sense of place.

Other services offered at Ixora Spa by L’OCCITANE now include anti-aging facials, scrub and wrap combinations, massages, and two-, three- and four-day spa packages.

For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina call toll free U.S. 877-890-7444 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 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 Hotels

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