10 Things You Must Do on Scrub Island | Scrub Island Resort, Spa, Marina
Recently the man and I met up on a whirlwind trip to the exclusive private island in the BVI (British Virgin Islands). Home of Scrub Island Resort, Spa, and Marina, the island is both intimate and exotic. Luxuriously appointed suites create a village of sorts that flanks the open water and leads to the main pool deck and restaurants. Incorporated in to the design are a Dive Shop, Gift Shop, and a Supplies Shop that doubles as a deli. Private islands are the ideal escape from reality, but beyond R&R, what else do they have to offer? Here are 10 things you Must Do on Scrub Island. 

10 Things You Must Do on Scrub Island

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1. Grab a Bite 
With four different dining options on the island, you certainly don’t stand a chance going hungry. What better way to take in the flavor of the region than by grabbing a bite to eat? You could grab a sandwich at the Gourmet Market and Cafe and make it a picnic on the beach, or sit down for open air dining at Tierra! Tierra! overlooking the pool and sea. Enjoy fine dining offerings at Caravela, or get casual at One Shoe  Beach Bar & Grill. Whatever your mood or pace, enjoy exceptionally fresh fare at Scrub Island Resort. 
2. Retreat to the Spa
Situated in a private Villa overlooking the ocean, Ixora Spa by L’OCCITANE is zen-like retreat. The perfect way to begin any trip, unwind during a couples massage, facial or one of their customized packages designed to meet your needs. Honored as a “Top 10 Spa” in Caribbean Travel and Life, Ixora has mastered the art of melting away your stress and rejuvenating the spirit.

3. Snorkel
Discover a magical world full of colorful creations under the surface of the water. Rent a snorkel kit for a nominal fee at the dive shop and lose yourself in hours of exploration beneath the azure waves.
4. Island Hop – Chartered Excursions
Take in the history of the BVI, catch that Big Fish, or soak up the sun from the deck of a catamaran all on one of the Chartered Excursions available from Scrub Island. Ask for details when you make your reservation and plan for a day at sea you’ll never forget. 

5. Take a Dip in the Pool
The pool at Scrub Island is a multilevel masterpiece complete with infinity terrace and a slide. Enjoy some relaxation in the hot tub or see how fast you can jet down the slide, all while enjoying the iconic Caribbean seascape.  

6. Offshore Sailing School
Always wanted to learn the craft of sailing? Sign up for Steve and Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School and experience the freedom for yourself. For over 50 years the Offshore Sailing School has been teaching adventurers of all levels to improve their skills. Check it off your bucket list or add extra skills to your roster. 
7. Honeymooner’s Beach
A private island with a private beach? Yes please! For sun and sand and complete privacy head to Scrub’s private stretch of beach. Snorkel, catch some rays, or just hang. It’s your call for the few hours you call this “best kept secret” your own.

8. Go for a Walk 
Scrub is small enough to take in during a brisk walk in an hour or so. Get a 360 degree view of the majesty of the Caribbean and enjoy the romantic sunrise or sunset. Get a jog in or make it a relaxing stroll, whichever you decide, you’ll be inspired by what you find. 

9. Go Shopping and Score some Swag
Take home a reminder of your epic getaway with some swag from Scrub’s gift shop. There is something inside for the whole family and the perfect souvenir for those waiting for you back home.

10. Jump Off the Dock
Do something spontaneous and maybe a little bit crazy. Get a running start and seize the day in this rite of passage on the island. Jump off the dock for a memorable experience everyone “must do” when at Scrub. 

All this and so much more, from kayaking to scuba diving can be yours when you visit this outstanding resort. Get out there, say yes! Go experience all there is.

Until then…

Enjoy the Journey!

xo- Amy West


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