Posted: December 9, 2016
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Dec. 9, 2016) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina – the newest luxury private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands – has been voted among the Top Resorts in the Caribbean in the Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. The resort has also earned the 2016 Certificate of Excellence by leading travel ratings and reviews website, TripAdvisor.
In Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, the full-service Scrub Island Resort was ranked No. 48 among 60 of the Caribbean’s most elite four- and five-star properties. The resort was one of just five from the British Virgin Islands to make the top 60, finishing ahead of Rosewood Little Dix Bay (No. 52) and Peter Island Resort & Spa (No. 58).
Now in its sixth year, the Certificate of Excellence Award by TripAdvisor recognizes outstanding hospitality businesses that have maintained a consistent overall rating of four out of five or higher on TripAdvisor.com. The award also takes into consideration a business’s tenure on the site, Popularity Index ranking and overall volume of reviews within the last 12 months.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by our loyal guests in such a prestigious travel publication and esteemed review site,” said Federico Ciampi, resort manager for Scrub Island. “These awards reflect the high priority we place on delivering an exceptional experience for our guests.”
Scrub Island has also been honored with numerous awards in recent years, including 500 World’s Best Hotels for 2015 by Travel + Leisure, World’s Dreamiest Private Island Resorts by both Huffington Post and Condé Nast Traveler, Best Romantic Getaways in the Caribbean by USA Today and the Four Diamond Rating by AAA. The resort was inducted into the 2015 Hall of Fame for Excellence by TripAdvisor.
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. 813-849-4153 or visit scrubisland.com.
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay (ExecuStay.com) in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is slated to open early 2017. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Pumpkin Fight and Epic Chef Showdown.
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