3 Reasons to Adventure to Scrub Island BVI | Travel Review

12/08/2014

Looking for an adventure to remember? Have distinctive tastes that seek luxurious accommodations,  top rated chefs, and exquisite service? Then you have to hear all about my recent trip to Scrub Island, a private island in the British Virgin Islands. Scrub Island is home to Scrub Island Resort, Spa, and Marina a truly distinguished jewel in the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. The adventure is in the journey there as this destination is off the beaten path. After a flight through San Juan, Puerto Rico and a Cessna flight with Cape Air to the Island of Tortola, my husband and I hopped on the resort's ferry for a short trip to the exclusive island. Our stay there, was like something from a novel romantic, exotic, and full of memorable moments. 



A few of Virgin Gorda from our Cessna flight out
1. An Ocean View for Every Guest

As you step onto the island you are transported to a private oasis. Reminders of the romance of a Hemingway novel shine through in an understated elegance that weaves a story throughout the design concept. Luxury and opulence come to mind as you make yourself at home in one of the 52 ocean view guest rooms and suites. Want to set up house for long term visits? Full kitchen's are available for personal meal time prep as well as private balconies for you to enjoy the tropical warmth and sea side sunsets. King sized beds keep you resting in luxury with Egyptian cotton sheets and down bedding. 
Photo curtesy Scrub Island - King Size Beds and private balconies create a serene environment
Our suite was pleasantly quiet with plenty of privacy and an epic view of the ocean and surrounding islands. It was roomy and bright with contrasting dark wood and warm tropical accents and the bathroom and closets were a room unto themselves with separate tub and shower. A large sitting area opened up to the kitchen and dining space with ample room to relax and unwind. 


2. Lose Yourself on Island Time

You might be tempted to think a private island would be limited in activities, but not so on Scrub Island. From bathing in the aqua waters to getting sporty on kayaks and paddle boards there is plenty to keep you busy. Scrub is big enough to hike the island's circumference and get a great view of the surrounding area while taking in the scope of the resort's footprint.  Seeking a little family time? Enjoy the multilevel pool including an infinity level and a slide, or rent some snorkel gear at the dive shop for an up close look at the underwater wonderland of the BVI

I discovered a new love for snorkeling during my first time observing the rainbow of activity happening under the surface. I could have easily spent hours discovering new species I'd never before seen outside of an aquarium or television screen. When we were ready for some solitude we decided to get lost on Honeymoon beach, a secluded stretch of sand safe from prying eyes with just the sun, sky, and salt water to keep us company.
Feel at home at Ixora Spa housed in one of Scrub's private Villa's. 
Seeking some rejuvenation, a trip to Ixora Spa by L'Occitane was in order for a couples massage. The spa was exceptionally private housed in one of Scrub Island Resort's Villas atop a rising hill. Luxurious L'Occitane products soothed the soul as any tension remaining melted away at this peaceful retreat. 
Venture to the secluded private "Honeymoon Beach" on Scrub Island

3. Feed the Senses

When you look back on  your travels, you want to conjure up pictures in your mind of the glittering sapphire sea, the feel of the sand between your toes, and the smell of the salt air. Rounding out your impression of a destination is the sense of taste, and great taste you will find at each of the four dining options available on Scrub. From Caravela's fine dining atmosphere serving up elevated continental classics to the ultimate casual spot on the island One Shoe Beach Bar and Grill dishing out cocktails and light fare, the resort caters to every taste bud. Taste for yourself the distinct flavor profile of each spot like Tierra! Tierra!'s Carribbean influences, or keep it laid back by heading over to the Gourmet Market and Cafe where you can stock up your in room kitchen and grab a few sandwiches for a picnic on the beach. Enjoy the flavorful journey and commit each creation to memory because taste is an epic part of Scrub's identity and completes the experience at this iconic destination. 

Find adventure and luxury at Scrub Island Resort, Spa, and Marina in the British Virgin Islands. It's truly one of a kind. A magical place you'll return to as often as possible. 

Until then...

Enjoy the Journey!

xo- Amy West




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