Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scrub Island

For those few who have always wanted to call the British Virgin Islands home…

Welcome to Scrub Island, a unique opportunity in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to own a fully furnished home alongside a full service marina. The first new luxury resort to be built in the BVI in over 15 years, Scrub Island also features a world-class spa, 3 gourmet restaurants, 3 white sand beaches, a fully outfitted fitness center, gourmet provisioning store and boutique. 
53 slip marina for boats up to 150 feet
The fully-furnished, luxury residence's, villas and suites are all in prime locations throughout the island built around a full service 53-slip marina built to accommodate vessels up to 150 feet in length. Located in the pass between Scrub Island and Great Camanoe, the marina is protected from winds and weather from the prevailing Easterly winds and the northern swells. It features the very best in modern amenities from showers and washrooms, metered electricity, diesel fuel and gasoline, wireless internet, pump-out services, block ice, laundry and a gourmet provisioning store.
Scrub Island marina is far more than a place to berth your yacht with property owners receiving first priority on slip availability and special rates. For the fisherman the marina will become the ultimate location with the 'North Drop' area, the hot spot for the world record billfish only 20 to 30 minutes away.

Optional Resort Rental Program
Each residence, villa and suite will be a wholly and privately owned asset with owners having the option to have their property maintained and rented by the professional resort management team and will receive a share of room revenues from all the units. These who do participate in the rental program can choose to use their home whenever they choose throughout the year.  During the remainder of the year, the resort's professional management team will use their unit to operate a full-service resort and maintain the grounds and public areas of Scrub Island.

Luxury fully furnished homes all with a view of the sea

Scrub Island offers a stunning choice of accommodation from 2 bedroom Marina Suites to 2-5 bedroom villas and residences all providing the ultimate in tranquility and luxury. Each residence, villa and suite represents the vision of the acclaimed international interior designers, Hirsch Bedner and Associates. Blending the traditional with contemporary all the accouterments and extravagances one would expect at a luxury resort can be found here, including infinity edge pools, immaculate gourmet kitchens, state of the art in-room technology and breathtaking views. All the materials used are at the top end of the market with natural stone flooring with teak wood accents throughout the living and bedroom areas. Granite countertops grace the kitchens and all of the furnishings are custom designed featuring exotic woods, luxurious fabrics and natural materials. 

The oversized gourmet kitchens contain custom design fixtures and furnishings and state of the art modern conveniences for dining and entertaining.  Each features Kohler faucets, SubZero/Wolf stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, convection oven and microwave, and solid wood cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware.  The ensuite bathrooms are all grand in size and splendor with granite-top dual sinks, an enclosed rain forest shower and water closet, nickel faucets, custom mirrors and custom lighting. The authenticity of Scrub Island is beautifully represented in every detail of the design with the furnishings, fixtures and colors all brought together to bring out the spirit of the Caribbean.
Two Bedroom Marina Suites

Envisioned as the heart and soul of the development these elegant suites offer approximately 2,086 square feet of air-conditioned space with fantastic views over the marina to the islands of Marina Cay, Great Camano and Tortola. The two fully separate bedrooms both have four-post, king-size beds and full bathrooms. The middle parlor is a welcoming living area with luxurious chairs, sleeper sofa, and state of the art multimedia entertainment center. These masterfully finished suites surround you in uncommon luxury. Each features granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, natural stone flooring, exotic woods, luxurious fabrics, natural materials, verandas with timeless teak wood furniture and wood-beamed ceilings with a bamboo ceiling fan.
Three to Five Bedroom Villa's and Residences
These private 2 bedroom Ocean View Villas and 3-5 bedroom Long View Residences are set on the hillsides of Scrub Island, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the adjacent Great Camanoe. Comprising 3,100 to 7,200 square feet in total these stunning homes have been broken into multi-level interconnected pods containing master suites, each with a king-size bed with high thread count luxury linens, flat panel television, large bath and separate sitting area all with bamboo ceiling fans. The main level houses a large kitchen with eat-in-bar, separate dining room, and large living room that opens onto a paved terrace with infinity-edge pool.

Private Beaches – golden sand & intimate views
Scrub Island is blessed with 3 wonderful beaches surrounded by reefs ensuring that the waters are calm and crystal clear. We have all dreamt of that idyllic Caribbean beach with 2 deck chairs, white sand, palm trees and the deep blue sea in the background; that dream is North Beach. A 1,000 foot beach with 10 chaise lounge pairing artfully blended into the natural surroundings. Six of these are secluded from other guests on the beach. Two of these secluded parings come with a hammock. North Beach is only for residents and just what a private, quiet, pristine Caribbean beach should look like. Pavillion Beach is a small beach located directly below the Tierra Tierra cocktail bar and the swimming pools and is the perfect place to pull your chaise lounge into the surf edge and relax. Some of the area best for snorkeling are in the shallow waters surrounding this beach. Accessible only by boat, Honeymoon beach as its name suggests is set up to accommodate those who want to enjoy total relaxation and just watch the world go by. A boat will drop you off with some refreshments of your choice and an island Phone just in case you have forgotten anything. Honeymoon Beach is also a reservations only beach.

For the fishing enthusiast Scrub Island has the closest marina to the North Drop, the hot spot for world-record Blue Marlin. Everything you need is on island – the boat, the guide and the equipment. If your passion is diving or you just want to learn a new sport the Scrub Island Dive Center and Retail Shop caters to all individual needs. Daily group snorkel tours as well as private dive, snorkel and sightseeing charters are all available. Luxury resort properties are judged on their pools and the Pavilion Pool, with its swim-up bar, 15-foot waterfall, multiple levels, lush foliage and panoramic views of the ocean and near by islands, is most definitely the highlight.

Fine Dining with a Caribbean Twist

Authenticity is a common thread on Scrub Island Resort, and the flavors found only in the Caribbean permeate each restaurant menu. Each restaurant provides their own voyage of discovery with menus blending European flavors with classic Caribbean dishes. Scrub Island hosts world-class chefs and a range of dining experiences from Caravella, an 80 seat air-conditioned restaurant, to One Shoe an intimate bar and grill that can be found down at the beach. Unique wine and spirits are emphasized utilizing direct lines of supply from Europe, and the highest quality rums and liquor renowned in the Caribbean.

The Ixora Spa – The spa of your dreams

Ixora is a luxury mountaintop Spa & Fitness Center offering full body massages, facials, scrub, hydrotherapy beauty treatments and yoga classes. With spectacular treatment rooms overlooking breathtaking views this is a place to calm your spirit and be lulled into a peaceful trance. The highly trained therapists deliver masterful experiences, enticing the senses while rejuvenating the mind, and refreshing the body. Featuring antioxidant rich products crafted with natural botanicals and anti aging formulations, the treatments of The Ixora Spa Villa are guaranteed to leave your mind peaceful and your body relaxed.
For those few who have always wanted to call the British Virgin Islands home…

As the first new luxury resort to be built in the British Virgin Islands for 15 years Scrub Island represents a unique opportunity to own a fully furnished home alongside a 53 slip marina in a stunning natural environment. Located in the British Virgin Islands, known throughout the world as a premier sailing and fishing destination, the most convenient international airport to Scrub Island is in San Juan, Puerto Rico. From here it is a short flight to the Terence Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island, which serves as the territories main gateway. Scrub Island is then only a short 5-minute ferry ride away.

Private estate lots can also be purchased. Ranging from 1.5 to 8 acres each lot has magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and mountainous islands of the BVI.

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