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Scrub Island

An exclusive British Virgin Island resort gets an upscale Marriott rebrand

Word of Mouth"We love the BVIs," writes Fodorite TPAYT. "We also love White Bay, Jost Van Dyke."

Why Go NowJust a seven-minute boat ride from Tortola via private launch, remote Scrub Island offers the ultimate private-island retreat (that is, next to the neighboring Richard Branson-owned Necker Island). Previously uninhabited for decades, this 230-acre British Virgin Island hosts just one two-year-old namesake resort, which, notably, has just joined the top-end Marriott Autograph Collection. Translation: If you’ve been hoping to use Marriott Rewards points for a secluded island getaway, look no further than this one.

Where to StayThe first resort development in the British Virgin Islands in over 15 years, Scrub Island comprises 52 ocean-view guest rooms and suites, seven hillside villas with private infinity pools and verandas, a 55-slip marina, a lagoon-style pool with waterfall, three restaurants, and the Ixora Spa.

Insider TipBook a guided snorkeling trip to the neighboring Treasure Isles through Dive BVI; the outing includes a memorable lunch stop at the famous floating restaurant Willy T.

When to GoTravel November through May; look for better pricing in early spring and late fall months.

Plan Your TripVisit Fodor's British Virgin Island Travel Guide for more information.

Photo: LarsenCollinge International

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  • DrBobMoore on May 25, 13 at 12:21 PM

    Great article, but I would add a couple of Florida Bars:
    Green Parrot (1890) Key West and the Palace Saloon (1903) Fernandina Beach. Both are the oldest bars in their regions and have a very colorful history.

  • mnteacher on Jan 11, 12 at 09:31 PM

    My family was on a sailing trip in the BVI in March 2011. We stopped at Scrub Island and took a slip in the marina. As my son said..."I've died and gone to heaven"!!! It was georgoues and luxurious even though we stayed on our boat. We would LOVE to go back. Glad to hear that Marriot took over since there were very few people there. I hope they succeed.


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