Seven-Night Package Gives Tropical Twist to Thanksgiving on Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands

Posted by Scrub Island, June 2013

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, the newest luxury private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands, has created a new “Thanksgiving’s on Us” package that blends the tropics and traditions into a unique, island escape. Starting at $979 per night, the package includes a seven-night stay for the price of five, luxury accommodations in a spacious two-bedroom ocean view villa, a bottle of wine and four seats at a lavish Thanksgiving Day feast at the resort’s fine-dining Caravela restaurant. The “Thanksgiving’s on Us” package is valid for any seven-night stay that includes Thanksgiving Day (November 28).

A stylish retreat for families to enjoy during their Thanksgiving getaway, Scrub Island Resort’s ocean view villas are nestled into the island’s hillsides and feature spacious living areas, gourmet kitchen, deluxe bedrooms with luxurious en suite bathrooms, private plunge pool or infinity edge pools and breathtaking views of the Caribbean and surrounding islands.

The Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served November 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Caravela, Scrub Island Resort’s elegant restaurant overlooking the Caribbean. Executive Chef Davide Pugliese will add Caribbean flair to the traditional feast, featuring tropical caprese salad or traditional pumpkin soup; roast turkey breast or honey baked ham; mashed potatoes, sage stuffing, green beans and cranberry-orange relish or pesto crusted grouper, polenta cake and green beans; and pumpkin pie or pecan pie for dessert.

With its gorgeous setting and average November air and water temperatures of 78 to 82F, Scrub Island is likely to inspire Thanksgiving traditions beyond Black Friday shopping sprees or naps in front of televised parades and football games. Guests can float in their private plunge pool and take in the views and easterly trade winds from their villa terrace, lounge by the resort’s four-tiered infinity pool with a Caribbean cocktail from the swim-up bar, or get pampered with a pumpkin body scrub or face mask special at the Ixora Spa. To work of the turkey dinner, guests can 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 crystal clear waters.

To book the “Thanksgiving’s on Us” package, 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®

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

* Rate is based on availability. Free nights are already deducted from rate. 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. Additional dinners can be purchased separately so reservations must be made in advance. For stays less than seven nights, guest rooms, suites and villas are available at the prevailing rates.