Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is quickly becoming a charter hotspot. Now, both MarineMax Vacations and Dream Yacht Charters are based on the island.
Scrub Island, a 230-acre private island, is located nearly in the bullseye center of the British Virgin Islands. Tortola and Jost Van Dyke are to the south and west, Virgin Gorda and Anegada to the north and east, and the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) on Beef Island is a two-minute ride to the Trellis Bay Dock, where ferries regularly depart for Scrub Island Resort.
The resort, spa, and 55-slip marina is the perfect jumping-off place for a weeklong charter around the B.V.I. It’s no wonder that Dream Yacht Charter, a Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer, France-headquartered company with more than 850 vessels in 47 destinations worldwide, has relocated its B.V.I.-based bareboat and crewed yacht fleet here. An additional plus is that Dream Yacht Charter guests enjoy access to the resort’s five-star facilities.
Damage from back-to-back category five hurricanes has tightened the supply of resort rooms in places such as the British Virgin Islands. However, this isn’t a problem when
chartering from MarineMax Vacations.
The B.V.I.’s premier power catamaran fleet operator partnered last fall with the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina to offer a resort experience to guests prior to their embarking on a charter vacation. “We were previously located at the Hodges Creek Marina and will now be temporarily located at Scrub Island Resort, Spa, & Marina for the remainder of the 2017-2018 season,” says Dave Bigge, MarineMax Vacations regional president.
He adds that the 230- acre island, Autograph Collection Hotel, provides vacation charter guests this season with a bar, restaurant, water toys, dive shop, boutique, beach, market, and provisioning store in addition to its 52 guest accommodations, including 2-,3- and 4-bedroom villas and a 55-slip marina. Your MarineMax vacations just got even better, too.
by Carol Bareuther, Southern Boating February 2019