The new Scrub Island resort is scheduled for a Feb. 11 opening, offering another boater-friendly private-island resort to the British Virgin Islands. Scrub Island will feature 26 guest rooms, 26 suites, a 53-slip marina, spa, health club, restaurants, dive shop, and more.

The island is located just off of Tortola and close to the Beef Island airport. Introductory room rates start at $399 per night, including breakfast. Here is a write-up in on Scrub Island Resort:

‘This is a spectacular resort – or will be when it’s done. We visited in mid-July 2009 when hundreds of workers were scrambling over this rocky island to create, by Jan. 1, the British Virgin Islands’ first new private resort in more than 15 years. A few model rooms were ready and they were magnificent. The guest rooms and gorgeous villas will dot 230 previously undeveloped acres — many on towering hills facing the ocean.

*Phenomenal location overlooking Little and Great Camanoe Islands
*Amenities include GPS guest phones for ordering food and drinks on the beach
*Isolated One Shoe Bar, named for the footwear that workers occasionally found washed up on shore
*Marina with deep-water berths available for long term or transient docking

*Price may be high for some; after April 30, 2010 opening promotion ends, rooms start at $650

‘Scrub Island is a free five-minute boat ride from Trellis Bay on Tortola, and its marina is the closest to the North Drop, a treasure trove for blue marlin anglers that’s only 13 miles away. Eventually, there will be four sugar-sand beaches around the island, which is comprised of a smaller section containing the resort proper and connected by a thin strip of land to Big Scrub, which is open for private ownership with 50 house lots permitted from 1.5 to seven acres.’

Visit Scrub Island for rates and reservations, and enjoy their Virtual Tour.