Pool view at Scrub Island Resort

DAY 7 — All good things must come to an end.

After a morning sail on our Moorings  charter Catamaran and afternoon pool and spa (me and my daughters ) fishing (my husband, son and daughter’s boyfriend) at Scrub Island Resort and Marina , the  British Virgin Islands’ newest,  we are enjoying our last cocktails on our sailboat.

We are birthed at the Scrub Island Marina just a mile from Beef Island and the airport here at this 230 acre private island resort that is just 52 rooms (they can be converted to spacious two-bedroom suites with kitchens) .  Rates are $525 and you could use Marriott points as this resort is now part of Marriott’s boutique Autograph collection.

There is a double-decker pool, small water slide and sumptuous rooms and suites. (There are plans for more than a dozen villas though just a couple have been finished and one is pinch hitting as the resort spa.) There is a small beach a shuttle ride away but for activities, you need to go off-island whether by kayak, dinghy or sailboat. 

“This is a place for adventures,” says General Manager Martin Smith, who says the key is organizing your stay—with the resort staff help.  To me, it seems like it all would take a lot of effort, especially when kids or teens are part of the equation.

There’s no arguing that this place is a terrific location—a five minute boat ride to the airport yet away from the hustle and bustle of Tortola.

Too bad my crew didn’t have any luck fishing. The chef would have cooked their catch. Instead, we feast on Tapas—and toast our adventure sailing in these beautiful islands.

Catch of the day (actually baitfish)

Too bad all adventures have to end. But at least not until tomorrow.