SCRUB ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) - Visitors of Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection®'s site can now access an online module of the luxurious Ocean View Villas at the British Virgin Islands resort, considered among the most lavish accommodations in BVI and unique within the prestigious Marriott and Marriott Autograph Collection® portfolios. Through colorful photography, videos and more, the luxury resort's new online module showcases the amenities, furnishings and breathtaking views available in six of the luxury resort's spacious villas. Designed as the ultimate BVI private island resort escape, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection® and its Hillside Villas Ocean View Villas are ideal for exclusive weddings, family retreats and other special occasions.

Potential guests can now easily navigate a gallery of photography to virtually explore the six villas, each with a private plunge pool and comfortable outdoor seating. Ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet of living space, the luxury villas are exquisitely appointed with local artwork, custom furnishings, king-size beds with luxury linens, natural stone flooring, bamboo ceiling fans and 42-inch flat panel televisions. Top-of-the-line Subzero®, Wolf® and Viking® appliances set the stage in full-gourmet kitchens opening onto spacious living rooms with large sliding windows that give sweeping, unobstructed views of the Caribbean. Bathrooms feature natural stone flooring, a granite-top twin-vanity, rainforest showerhead, water closet and roman tub. Villa guests can also enjoy services such as daily housekeeping, on demand transportation, personal chef and butler. 

Beyond the luxurious hotel and villa accommodations, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection® offers many distinctive experiences for events, such as a cliff-side wedding ceremony with breathtaking views of neighboring islands; a family reunion event at the North Beach pool; or a gala event in the Columbus ballroom. The luxury resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event space, including the largest ballroom in the British Virgin Islands, measuring 2,145 square feet, which can be broken down into three smaller spaces for more intimate gatherings. Other popular event settings on island include the Candle Room, located in the resort's signature fine-dining restaurant overlooking the surrounding waters; Marina Point, where magnificent yachts and sailboats serve as a backdrop; the pool at North Beach, with full food and beverage capabilities available for group functions; and others. 

For vacation escapes, ocean view villa rates begin at $1,525 per night, with villas accommodating up to 10 guests. 

For more information on the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Villas, event planning information or to make a reservation, call toll free U.S. (877) 890-7444 or visit

About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The first luxury resort development in the destination in more than 15 years and first member of Marriott's Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring uninhabited islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. (888) 678-8912 or visit

About Mainsail Lodging and Development Group
Mainsail Lodging and Development is a Tampa based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands called Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina ( which recently joined Marriott's Autograph Collection® under a franchise agreement, a boutique beach front hotel and marina on Anna Maria Island Florida, the Mainsail Beach Inn (, the Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center ( in Tampa, Florida and Mainsail South a 328 unit apartment and corporate housing complex in South Tampa. The company also operates ExecuStay (, a leading corporate housing provider throughout Florida, Georgia and The Carolinas. Opening November 2013 in Tampa, Florida, the boutique food-focused Epicurean hotel ( is being developed in collaboration with the legendary Bern's Steak House and will be the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®.

About Autograph Collection®
Marriott's Autograph Collection® is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit

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