Scrub Island: The Private Island You Can Actually Book With Points

If you are looking for a romantic break away with sun, sand and nothing else to think about then you could do worse than visiting Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands. The resort is a private island that is ran by Marriott Hotels. One of the best things about this island is that it can be paid for completely with Marriott reward points. If you also have a credit card that accumulates air miles then it may be possible to get the trip completely free of charge, apart from the resort fee.

Scrub Island is a Marriott Autograph Collection resort which means that it is one of the most luxurious hotels that they own. The resort suffered significant damage in 2017 as a result of Hurricane Irma before it was almost completely rebuilt. It has only just reopened so booking now would mean that you are one of the first people to experience this resort. A full review of the resort and what you can expect when you get there can be found below.

Location

In order to get to Scrub Island you can fly into either Tortola or St. Thomas. If you are flying from outside the US you may need to get a flight onto the mainland before making a connecting flight to the BVI. It is cheaper to fly into St. Thomas but then you would need to get to Tortola anywhere as that is where you catch the ferry from in order to reach Scrub Island. The ferry is free of charge and the journey only takes five minutes. However, there is no specific timetable and so sometimes there can be quite a wait for the next ferry if you have just missed one.

Quality Of Rooms

If you are travelling with your whole family, then a villa may be your best option as you can choose between various sizes that go up to a six bedroom accommodation. These villas are completely private so you can come and go as you please. If you decide to stay in a room within the hotel, then these are also very spacious. You can also upgrade to a suite if you want extra facilities such as a kitchen. All rooms come with spectacular views and a balcony so you can take in this view from outside

Food And Drink Options

There are several different restaurants within the resort and so there is plenty of choice when it comes to places to eat and enjoy a drink. If you are looking for fine dining then Cardamon & Co is the best restaurant on the island, while Donavon’s Reef is a little more relaxed and great for breakfast. If you want to enjoy some cocktails while relaxing on the beach, then there is a beach bar that serves a range of drinks and bar snacks. One thing to be aware of is that service is often made on ‘island time’. You will absolutely get everything that you have ordered and the service is always great but it may take a while to actually get what you have ordered.

Amenities

One of the things that Scrub Island is best known for is the spa. All of the treatments that take place in the spa use Elemis products which means that you can be sure you are getting the very best treatments. As well as massages, there are also a range of beauty treatments that you can take advantage of. There are also a number of packages for couples available so that you can enjoy some quality time together.

If you want to stay active while you are enjoying your vacation, then there are plenty of options for you at the resort. There is a fitness center with all the latest gym equipment as well as hiking trails that are a great way to see the whole of the island. Other sports that you can enjoy include fishing and diving, with all of the equipment that you will need provided for you.

For more information about how you can redeem points to stay at this resort then you should contact Marriott directly. They will be able to advise you about what the current rates are for the room that you are interested in and what availability they have.


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