Yes, we said private island. Scrub is located on a 230-acre isle east of Tortola (you can fly into Tortola Airport, or take a more leisurely ferry ride from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.) The resort has just 67 rooms, suites and villas, but there's also a 60-slip marina on the island. SO the hotel is already expecting plenty of
wealthy yacht types nautical guests!
The Autograph Collection is growing in leaps and bounds, giving independent hotels the chance to ride the Marriott train and giving Marriott Rewards members the opportunity to branch out from the predictable properties they're used to.
Scrub Island is still pretty new. When it opened in mid-2010, it was the first private-island resort to open in the BVI for more than 15 years. The resort has all the amenities you'd expect, although the spa is scheduled for a relocation and expansion some time between now and early 2013.
[Photo: Scrub Island on Facebook]