Scrub Island Resort
If you’re looking for a truly extraordinary escape from the everyday, you’ll find it here. Scrub Island Resort sits in the middle of the British Virgin Islands and lays claim to sublime private beaches, crystal clear waters, and exquisite accommodations.
You’ve got many options to choose from when it comes to planning your getaway to the British Virgin Islands, so you may be wondering if Scrub Island is for you.
Consider this your guide to everything you need to know about the private island resort, the accommodations, the dining options, and the adventures awaiting you on Scrub Island.
Scrub Island Review - Why Visit?
Renowned for its sun-soaked private beaches featuring soft white sand and phenomenal watersports, Scrub Island has an abundance of allures for vacationers.
Highlights & Features:
- 11 luxury villas
- 26 one and two-bedroom suites overlooking the marina
- 3 private beaches
- Cardamom restaurant for fine dining
- Donovan’s Reef Marina Bar & Grill for casual dining all day
- One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill on the secluded north shore beach
- Grocery store as well as access to private chef service
- A lagoon-style, four-tiered pool with a swim-up bar
- Watersports equipment, including sea kayaks and paddleboards
- Ixora Spa
- Full serviced Marina
And while here you may feel like it’s worlds away, Scrub Island is remarkably accessible. You’ll find flights to Tortola from San Juan. It’s just a 10-minute ferry ride from the airport dock on Tortola.
You can also fly into St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and take a water taxi to Scrub Island.
When you book your vacation through WIMCO , we’ll handle all the travel arrangements on your behalf.
Activities & Experiences on Scrub Island
Perhaps Scrub Island can best be encapsulated with one word. “Idyllic.” Private beaches, world-class cuisine, unbeatable amenities, and the lavish Ixora Spa — hailed by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine as one of its Top 10 Spas in the Caribbean — are just a few of the standout Scrub Island experiences waiting to be discovered.
When it comes to enjoying all that the sparkling Caribbean Sea has to offer, this island oasis can’t be beat thanks to its own marina with space for short- and long-term docking, including for mega-yachts of up to 160 feet! Charters are also available for scuba or snorkeling the nearby reefs or exploring the 60-plus nearby islands.
Scrub Island is also home to a convenient fitness center, breathtakingly beautiful infinity pool, and boutique accommodations.
Villas Available on Scrub Island
Scrub Island Resort, Spa, and Marina offers a bounty of boutique luxury accommodations, all offering high-end amenities and opulent details at every turn, including sweeping ocean views, soaring ceilings, and more.
In addition to the stunning marina suites, Scrub Island also offers an assortment of spectacular family-friendly private villas for rent by the day or week, including the following:
The Hibiscus House
This palatial estate is the largest of Scrub Island’s villas and possesses some of the Caribbean's most awe-inspiring panoramic views. You can see Ginger Island, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda from here.
Featuring six bedrooms and living areas decorated with wood beams, bamboo ceilings, and other Caribbean-inspired decor. Thanks to sliding glass doors, the Hibiscus House also bathes in plenty of natural light.
You’ll also enjoy a full gourmet kitchen, spa-quality bathrooms, and custom furnishings. Outside, relax on your tranquil covered veranda or take a dip in the private infinity edge pool.
Located at the midway point high above two of Scrub Island’s private beaches, this elegant 4-bedroom villa offers spacious open living.
It features a stunning raised dining area, a gourmet kitchen with an elevated marble breakfast bar, dramatic vaulted ceilings, and a private heated infinity pool. From its perch atop the island’s pinnacle, you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the BVI.
The Mariner House
Love to take in the local scenery on your travels? You’ll find no better location from which to do so than this 3-suite villa overlooking the ocean with views of both Tortola and Great Camanoe island.
This 3,100 square foot estate features a unique design incorporating two multi-level pods connected by a dramatic hinged tower piece that doubles as the home's entryway. Enjoy splendor everywhere you turn — both indoors and out — thanks to expansive living spaces, rich wood floors, a terrace showcasing a pristine plunge pool, and much more.
The Beach House
Overlooking secluded Honeymoon Beach, this open and airy 2-bedroom villa is conveniently located on the Marina Village’s northern edge.
While you could comfortably spend your entire vacation relaxing in this home’s graciously appointed interiors and exterior features, including private bedroom terraces and your own plunge pool, the beach is just a scenic walkway away.
The Windward House
It’s not for nothing that this four-bedroom villa earned its fanciful name. Sitting atop a south-facing bluff, the Windward House feels the constant breeze of tropical tradewinds. But they’re far from its only allures.
Sweeping views, spacious living areas, and a main outdoor terrace housing both an infinity pool and a built-in grill are just a few of the wonderful features you’ll find in this luxury villa.
The Dreamcatcher House
This oceanfront, two-bedroom villa is a study in serenity. Whether you’re taking in the tropical breezes and endless views, reposing in your expansive master suite or lounging by your own private plunge pool, the Dreamcatcher House is a haute haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Drake House
Enjoy a grand multi-level floor plan, breathtaking Caribbean views from the island’s southern tip, a gourmet kitchen, and much more at this impeccably appointed four-bedroom villa.
Spacious master suites, opulent bathrooms, and a private infinity-edge pool round out the list of elegant and relaxing features you’ll find at the Drake House.
The Pool House
Scrub Island is home to one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring, multi-level pools, and the Pool House has front-row seats to its beauty.
“Floating” just above it, this distinctive four-bedroom villa also boasts magnificent marina and ocean views. Soaring ceilings, a spacious balcony, and an excellent location are just a few more of the reasons the Pool House is one of Scrub Island’s standout accommodations.
The Reef House
The Caribbean Sea is known for its vibrant reefs, and the aptly named four-bedroom Reef House overlooks one of the island’s most impressive reefs.
While it’s hard to beat nature’s magnificence, the interiors give it their best effort thanks to spacious and well-appointed living and sleeping spaces, a chic, elevated dining area, and a fully-stocked gourmet kitchen.
The villa’s crowning glory? The enchanting outdoor shower in the master bedroom. We challenge you to find a more sublime post-beach bathing experience.
The Cliff House
Rising above Scrub Island’s sparkling azure waters, this two-bedroom oceanfront villa is located on the island’s western edge with sweeping views of the BVI’s signature stunning scenery.
If a cliffside oasis (complete with your own plunge pool) sounds like your idyllic tropical getaway, Cliff House is for you.
The Sunset House
While privacy abounds on Scrub Island, the Sunset House takes solitude to all new levels thanks to its secluded location. Factor in the airy open design and high-elevation offering picturesque island views, and this luxury two-bedroom villa is the perfect place to call home on your BVI vacation.
Have questions about which villa may best suit your needs or ready to book the luxury Caribbean villa of your dreams? Contact the WIMCO team today.
Dining Options at Scrub Island
Every element of your stay on Scrub Island will be exquisite, including the cuisine courtesy of a multitude of dining options. Nosh on authentic Caribbean dishes highlighting the freshest local ingredients while taking in mesmerizing views of BVI’s Camanoe Pass at Scrub Island’s signature restaurant, Cardamom & Co.
Fancy an open-air meal? Head to Donavan’s Reef Marina Bar & Grill, which offers al fresco dining and a family-friendly menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, and local seafood.
We’re also big fans of secluded One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill, a casual café for relaxing and refueling while savoring delicious dishes fusing American and Caribbean flavors.
There are also two refreshing pool bars and the convenient Gourmet Market & Cafe, where you can get everything from your morning coffee to hot-out-of-the-oven pizza.
Celebrating a special occasion on your visit to Scrub Island? Located within Cardamom & Co, the private Candle Room accommodates up to 20 guests.
What Are the Best Beaches on Scrub Island?
When you envision the quintessential Caribbean beach, it’s North Beach you’re picturing. This 1,000 feet of pristine white sand beach is lined with swaying palm trees, with not a house in sight, North Beach is a truly idyllic escape.
For a change of pace, take a refreshing dip in North Beach’s own pool, or just relax on the chaise lounges, which are designed to artfully blend into the natural surroundings while simultaneously providing privacy from other guests.
Hungry or thirsty? One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill is sure to quench your thirst and hit the spot.
Located directly below Scrub Island’s beloved new breakfast destination, Tierra! Tierra! and adjacent to the resort’s signature tiered pool, Pavilion Beach is an intimate and idyllic retreat for sun-seekers and adventure-lovers alike, thanks to its warm and shallow waters.
Pavilion Beach also lays claim to some of the region’s most renowned snorkeling.
Looking for a true beach hideaway? Honeymoon Beach is accessible exclusively by kayak and more than lives up to its name as a romantic retreat.
How to Get To Scrub Island
While Scrub Island would be worth the trip, even if it was a challenge to get to, its accessible location is one of its allures.
To reach Scrub Island, San Juan is the most convenient international airport to fly into. From there, catch a short connecting flight to Tortola — which is just a 10-minute boat ride from your ultimate destination.
Scrub Island is also accessible through St. Thomas, USVI via boat taxi. Arriving by yacht? You’re in luck. Scrub Island is home to its very own marina offering 55 deep-water slips, including a handful specifically designated for large yachts. A heliport is also available to guests.
When you book your Scrub Island vacation with WIMCO, our trip specialists will handle all of the travel details on your behalf. And however you get there, expect to be welcomed with a refreshing beverage upon your arrival.
What Makes Scrub Island Different?
Scrub Island shares many things in common with many of the upscale islands sprinkled throughout the enchanting Caribbean Sea.
However, it differs in one key way: It’s managed by one of the world’s largest and most trusted hotel chains, Marriott. As part of Marriott’s elite Autograph Collection, Scrub Island offers sophisticated travelers a unique peace of mind.
You can book your vacation with the assurance that every detail will be accounted for, courtesy of Marriott’s exceptional reputation and experience. If you’re looking for a posh getaway where everything is truly at your fingertips, you’ll find it on Scrub Island.
What Services Does WIMCO Villas Provide to Our Clients Renting a Villa on Scrub Island?
When you book your Scrub Island villa rental with WIMCO, you can rest assured that every element of your trip will be planned and executed to your unique specifications and satisfaction.
We bring more than 39 years of experience to the table and extensive knowledge of the Caribbean, its islands, and all that it has to offer. It’s our goal to make sure your luxury vacation goes off without a hitch — and exceeds your expectations in every way.
Let us handle the details, from reserving just the right villa to setting up your flights and VIP arrivals service, so you can focus on the reason for your trip: pure and unadulterated relaxation.
FAQs About Scrub Island
Where is Scrub Island?
A picture-perfect 230-acre private haven, Scrub Island is situated in the north sound of the British Virgin Islands, just 1.5 miles off the coast of Tortola.
What Islands Are Near Scrub Island?
Scrub Island is surrounded by tropical Caribbean islands, including Great Camanoe Island, Guana Island, Moskito Island, Necker Island, Eustatia Island, Marina Cay, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda.
Can I Organize a Private Event?
Scrub Island is the perfect place to plan your destination wedding, honeymoon, bucket list, birthday, or other events. Comprising three chic venues and a capacity for up to 210 people, you’ll find everything from high-speed Wi-Fi to an on-site photographer available to ensure an unforgettable occasion.
Ready To Get Started with Your Scrub Island Vacation?
Our travel specialists are ready to help you plan your Scrub Island escape with a stay at one of the island’s magnificent luxury villas. Contact us today to learn how we can help you bring your Caribbean vacation dream to life.