January 2010 is the scheduled opening of Scrub Island, BVI’s new Luxury Destination. Earth Times explains what makes the island special, ‘Nearly 500 years ago, Christopher Columbus sailed through the waters surrounding Scrub Island en route to new lands. Since that time, Scrub Island has remained untouched through the centuries, awaiting new explorers to discover what nature has kept secret from all but a few travelers.

‘Now, guests are invited to discover Scrub Island anew, with the debut of Scrub Island Resort in January 2010. The exclusive island retreat, offering 26 luxuriously appointed ocean view guest rooms, 26 one-bedroom suites, along with two-bedroom suites and spectacular hillside villas, hosts a variety of room configurations to meet all preferences. The resort features a full-service marina, luxurious spa and fitness center, retail shops, and gourmet restaurants. Guests are invited to explore the unspoiled natural beauty that surrounds them, with the comforts of the finest in modern amenities at the ready.’

Resort amenities include a luxury spa and fitness center, retail shops, a dramatic lagoon pool with waterfall, swim-up bar, beautiful beaches, a professional dive shop, day boat rentals, fishing charters, sea kayaks, snorkeling, an in-room multimedia experience, and island-wide Internet access. Scrub Island’s marina offers 53 deep-water berths available for long term, or transient docking, including vessels to 150 feet in length. Marina Village guest rooms and suites overlook the sweeping waters between Scrub Island and the Island of Great Camanoe.

From their press release, the resort announces, ‘A natural paradise in the heart of the British Virgin Islands, Scrub Island is a new property offering luxurious rooms and suites, full service marina, unique spa, retail shops, and gourmet dining experiences. An upscale resort that is authentically Caribbean, traditional and uniquely modern at the same time, Scrub Island unites the natural beauty of its surroundings with sophisticated, yet understated luxury. For more information on visiting Scrub Island Resort, or purchasing real estate on Scrub Island, visit www.scrubisland.com or call 877-890-7444.’

Read more details at Earth Times.