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 About.com 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.’