Scrub Island

  • Scrub Island’s 55-slip marina can accommodate five megayachts up to 160 feet.
<< Back to Home & Style, March 2014

Scrub Island opened in 2010 as the first new luxury hotel development in the BVI in 15 years. The ­private-island resort is located about one mile off the east coast of Tortola on a 230-acre landmass visited by Christopher Columbus some 500 years ago. (Legend has it that the island’s name comes from the pirates who, years later, would anchor off its coast to “scrub” barnacles off their ships.) The development is vehicle-free, save for resort shuttles, and includes 52 hotel guest rooms and 31 private-residence homesites, nine of which are built. Guests and homeowners enjoy access to three beaches, a 55-slip marina, a hillside spa, three restaurants, a gourmet market in the Marina Village, and numerous hiking trails.

Scrub Island has 16 homesites available, starting at $500,000. Customizable two-, three-, and four-­bedroom villas range from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet and start at $2.5 million. There are also seven resale properties currently available, including a two-­bedroom, two-bath, 3,100-square-foot oceanfront villa with a media room, a plunge pool, and en suite bathrooms with rain showerheads for $2.5 million.

Scrub Island, 813.400.2717, www.scrubisland.com

Photo by Roger Davies
A Southern California couple seeking more space turned to the home’s original architect…
Photo by Mark Seelen
Bringing personal style home is only natural for these three highly individual fashion designers…
Photo by Matthew Millman
Four good friends turned their living-room start-up into an international design firm…
Tomas Maier’s quietly confident imprimatur is evident in new stemware, a Murano lamp, and more…
Photo by Marco Scarpa
Steeped in heritage, the luxury clothier creates beautiful drapery and other accessories…
Contemporary shapes, top materials, and a modern attitude define Fendi Casa’s home collection…
Giorgio Armani’s pure lines, harmonious colors, and sophistication transfer well to home products…
The designer’s new stemware and other home accessories summon art deco glamour and the Machine Age…
From glass shelving to stainless-steel side tables, these are our favorite new products for fall…
Photo by Ross Cisneros
Designer Erin Sullivan creates an eye-catching, geometric bookend…