Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Returns to Independence: A New Chapter of Luxury in the BVI

As of August 1, exciting changes are underway at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, as it bids farewell to its 11-year affiliation with Marriott International’s Autograph Collection and embarks on a new journey as an independent luxury resort. This decision comes hand in hand with a series of island-wide enhancements and a remarkable $8 million capital improvement plan, promising guests an elevated vacation experience like never before.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. In just two years after its initial opening as an independent resort in 2010, its unique offerings, vibrant personality, and captivating location caught the attention of Marriott International, leading to its inclusion in the Autograph Collection brand. The resort has flourished under this partnership, earning its place as a cherished sanctuary for travelers seeking an exceptional island getaway. Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development, explains that despite a deep appreciation for their partnership with Marriott, the team at Scrub Island Resort recognized the potential for greater creativity and flexibility as an independent property. This realization paved the way for an exciting return to its original status, allowing the resort to curate authentic and elevated vacations in the British Virgin Islands. The island-wide enhancements and villa offerings will cater to a targeted audience seeking personalized experiences, luxury homes, and suites adorned with exclusive amenities.

The transformation is already well underway with the recently opened Marina Cay Bar & Grill, nestled on an exclusive eight-acre private island just offshore from Scrub Island. This tropical oasis now offers lunch and dinner options for resort guests, locals, and island hoppers alike. In addition to the Marina Cay Bar & Grill, the resort has enhanced the Harbor Boutique and completed The Leeward House and The Shoreline House private villas – which will add to the selection of luxurious accommodations available for visitors.

But that’s not all – a multi-million-dollar round of capital improvements is on the horizon, set to elevate the resort’s dining experiences, introduce new furnishings in Marina Village accommodations and select villas, expand offerings on Marina Cay, and much more. The planned upgrades are scheduled for completion by the spring of 2024, signaling a new era of luxury for the resort.

As Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina embarks on this new chapter of independence, travelers can look forward to an even more remarkable and personalized experience in the British Virgin Islands. This transition signifies more than a change in affiliation; it represents a commitment to crafting extraordinary moments for travelers who seek island luxury and authenticity. With visionary leadership and several enhancements on the horizon, the resort is poised to redefine Caribbean hospitality with exquisite accommodations, culinary delights, and unforgettable experiences. So, mark your calendars for spring 2024, when the transformation of Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina will be complete, offering a sanctuary like no other for those seeking a truly exceptional island getaway in the British Virgin Islands.