Scrub Island Resort to Add New Petrol Station to Marina for Island-hoppers

Posted by Juliana Jiménez, May 2022

Private island resort’s 55-slip marina ideal for Caribbean boaters, mega yachts

SCRUB ISLAND, British Virgin Islands (May 25, 2022) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina has announced plans for the addition of a new petrol station at its 55-slip marina. Opening in fall 2022, the new station will offer a capacity of 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel to both leased and transient dockers, making the Scrub Island marina an even more ideal option for island-hopping the surrounding Caribbean waters. With five slips for mega yachts up to 160 feet, and a long list of amenities, the Scrub Island marina is a popular berth for exploring the British Virgin Islands, one of the world’s most desirable sailing and boating destinations.

“Our central location and expanding list of available services make Scrub Island perfect for an overnight stay, a relaxing day visit, or just a quick stop to restock and refuel,” said Michael Schoonewagen, general manager of Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. “The new Petrol Station will be the latest amenity available at the marina.”

In addition to the new petrol pumps, the Scrub Island marina offers fresh water, electricity, trash service, ice and provisioning, which can be ordered online for pickup at the Scrub Island Outpost, where crews can choose from gourmet foods, fresh produce, meats, seafood, beer, wine, spirits and more. Slip rental includes access to Marina Village, with two restaurant outlets – the signature Cardamom & Co. and casual poolside dining at Donovan’s Reef Marina Bar & Grill.  Marina guests are welcome at the award-winning Ixora Spa, Dive BVI dive shop, Offshore Sailing School and Boaters Republic boutique.  Additional amenities and services include complimentary resort-wide Wi-Fi, use of guest showers, swimming pools, water slide and hot tub, 24-hour fitness facility, water sports equipment and use of the resort’s scheduled ferry service to and from Trellis Bay.

Tucked along a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands, Scrub Island Resort has been a serene haven for travelers since opening in 2010, providing exceptional on-island experiences and an ideal location for island-hopping exploration of the best of the BVI. Sailing and boating enthusiasts alike can appreciate the region’s fair weather, gentle trade winds and easy access to more than 60 additional nearby islands. Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, St. Thomas, Anegada and Norman Island are among the many island-hopping destinations within a day’s sail of Scrub Island’s Marina. The resort offers several overnight options for guests and sailing vessels, with 52 guest accommodations, including suites with gourmet kitchens, spacious living areas and private/oversized balconies, as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas. Two private beaches, a waterfront infinity pool, an intimate spa, world-class dining, and on-site access to dive and sailing charters complete the overall experience on Scrub Island.

For reservations or more information, visit or call (877) 890-7444. Boats in the vicinity are asked to use the marina radio channel 74 to reach the dockmaster. Follow the resort on Instagram (@scrubisland_bvi), Facebook and Twitter (@scrubisland).

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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. The luxury, AAA Four-Diamond hotel 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, on-site boutique, sundries shop with grab & go options, full-service provisions store and a 55-slip marina. The resort marina offers exhilarating excursions through Dive BVI and sailing certifications with Offshore Sailing School. For more information, call toll free U.S. (877) 890-7444 or visit

 About Mainsail Lodging & Development
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Founded by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way.