Scrub Island Sweet-Talks Guests with Chocolate-Inspired Experiences for February

Posted by Scrub Island, February 2014

Surf & Sail Packages, Special Menus, Drinks, Spa Treatments, “Love Huts” and More

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS– Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina – the newest luxury private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands – is enticing travelers with an irresistible selection of chocolate-inspired experiences this February. Appealing to the nearly universal affection for confection, Scrub Island’s tempting options for the “month of love” include sensuous spa treatments; unique cocktails, tastings and menu items; a sunset party and private Love Huts for Valentine’s Day; and two new romantic vacation packages.

Available for stays from January 31 through March 3, the three-night Sweet Surf and Sweet Sail packages both blend the sweetness of chocolate with the saltiness of sea. The Sweet Surf package starts at $2,775 per couple and includes an adventurous trip to remote Josiah’s Bay for a private two-hour surf lesson. The Sweet Sail package starts at $3,425 per couple and includes a romantic, five-hour private boat charter on the surrounding Caribbean waters, with an experienced captain at the helm. Both packages include a three-night stay in one of Scrub Island’s ocean view one-bedroom suites; a romantic three-course dinner in Caravela; a 60-minute couples massage at Ixora Spa with 30-minute peppermint mocha or dark chocolate and coconut scrub; champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival; and breakfast for two each morning featuring an assortment of chocolate pastries, hot items and beverages. The packages also include 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.

Couples craving an exciting island escape will fall for Scrub Island Resort this Valentine’s Day. The day begins with a chocolate-inspired breakfast and high tea, after which guests can explore the island, slip away for a spa experience, or simply relax at poolside or on an isolated beach. As evening falls, the Lover’s Villa Sunset Party begins, with guests toasting a breathtaking sunset with a pink champagne or strawberry cocktail while indulging on chocolate creations from Scrub Island’s remarkable culinary team. Once the sun has set, couples can head to Caravela for a six-course Valentine’s Dinner or reserve one of five private Love Huts on the beach for a truly romantic meal under the stars. Wherever guests dine, the after party will be hosted poolside, where guests will sip chocolate cocktails and enjoy live music.

Scrub Island Resort is also bringing in professional mixologist Karl McCall from Hersey Entertainment and Resorts to host a number of chocolate-inspired events, including a Rum and Chocolate Tasting on Feb. 12 and 17, a Make Your Own Chocolate Martinis Class on Feb. 13, and a Wine and Chocolate Tasting on Feb. 16.

To book any of the packages or activities mentioned above, call toll-free (877) 890-7444. For more information about Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina visit or stay up-to-date with its latest news and promotions on Facebook or Twitter.

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

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.

* Rate is based on availability. Proof of residency required. Must be booked in advanced. Cannot be combined with any other package or promotion. A resort fee will be added onto the rate and a deposit is required. Dinner reservations must be made in advance.