Scrub Island Sailing School in the BVI

At Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina

AAA Four Diamond Private Island Resort

Scrub Island Resort is the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean. A serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. In July 2015, Travel & Leisure ranked Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina among the Top 25 World’s Best Hotels based on readers’ rankings of rooms, facilities, location, service, restaurants, food and value of hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. This resort just keeps getting better and better!

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI opened in 2010. This boutique luxury resort offers 52 guest rooms and suites, 9 hillside villas, gorgeous tiered pools with waterfalls, swim-up bar, three beaches, an award-winning spa, 24-hour fitness center, casual and fine dining, scuba diving and snorkeling, a variety of Scrub Island activities including watersports, fishing charters, island hopping excursions, fun shopping, and Offshore Sailing School!

Learn to Sail and Cruise on a Five-Day Vacation at Scrub Island Resort

The best BVI sailing vacation you’ll ever have is a 5-day Learn to Sail Course at this beautiful property. You learn in half-day Scrub Island BVI excursions with plenty of free time to explore and play at this gorgeous luxury resort. If your goal is to start chartering to cruise in glorious locations like the British Virgin Islands, call 888-454-7015 for information on our Fast Track to Cruising course, offered here.

Outstanding Accommodations

The resort’s 52 opulently appointed ocean view guest rooms and suites, in addition to 9 spectacular hillside villas, provide amazing sunsets and vistas from breezy balconies overlooking the marina, cascading pools, nearby islands and crystal clear seas. Suites feature huge marble bathrooms with two sinks, tub and shower; large living/dining area;  full kitchen with granite tops and sub-zero refrigerators; washer/dryer, powder room, huge lanai off the living area and small lanai off the bedrooms, flat screen TVs in each room and living area. If you want to escape to a secluded area of the island, beautiful 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas with private pools, big living areas, full kitchens and outdoor decks nestled on tranquil hillsides, provide amazing views of the Caribbean and surrounding islands.

Delectable Dining

Caravela Restaurant offers resort-casual, fine dining, and continental classics with a Caribbean twist. Caravela Bar serves tempting cocktails inside or outside with spectacular views. Tierra! Tierra! is a casual outdoor restaurant overlooking the marina. One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill on rustic North Beach is a fun land secluded lunch escape, with North Beach Festival on Wednesday nights. The Gourmet Market & Cafe serves up early morning coffee, pastries, deli lunch specialties, wines and racks of goodies. Not to be missed – the swim-up Infinity Pool Bar in the upper and lower levels of the cascading resort pool.

Spa and Fitness Center

Your BVI sailing vacation wouldn’t be complete without a relaxing massage overlooking the water. erched in a villa above Marina Village, Scrub Island’s Ixora Spa is the best you’ll find, with a full menu of treatments and massages for face and body in three private spa treatment suites. Set high on a cliff with amazing views, the spa also has relaxation areas, private showers and baths, and an infinity pool. The state-of-the-art Fitness Center at the corner of Marina Village is open 24-hours a day with a full complement of exercise equipment, showers and changing areas.

  • Welcome drink when you arrive
  • Personalized concierge service
  • 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Ixora Spa with infinity pool and relaxation deck
  • Resort shopping in the Marina Village including the Antilla Boutique for resort apparel and accessories
  • Complimentary ferry service to and from Trellis Bay Dock
  • Complimentary resort-wide Wi-Fi
  • Business Center with computer work stations
  • Flat screen TVs in every guest room
  • Lagoon-style multi-tiered pool with waterfalls and hot tub
  • Secluded pool, hot tub and cafe on private, rustic North Beach
  • Dive BVI shop, daily dive and snorkel trips, island hopping cruises
  • Boat rentals and fishing excursions
  • Complimentary sea kayaks and paddleboards
  • Nature hikes on resort trails
  • Complimentary snorkeling and swimming in the sea
  • Complimentary chaise lounge chairs
  • Three private beaches

While other schools teach up to 6 people on a boat, Offshore Sailing School never teaches more than four per boat and instructor unless you opt for a Buy the Boat program. Private Couples and Family Courses at this exclusive location are also available. Package rates including your course and accommodations vary by season. Please see the “What’s Included” tab for more information. Call 888-454-7015 or email Sail@OffshoreSailing.com for confirmation of all course package rates and availability.

Many different accommodations are available at this fabulous resort, all beautifully appointed and all with a view of the water. Please call 888-454-7015 or email Sail@OffshoreSailing.com to get a quote for course and accommodations options during your desired time period. Here is an overview of what’s included when you take an Offshore Sailing School course at Scrub Island Resort. Please see each individual course for more details.

An overview of what’s included in the Learn to Sail Course:

  • Your course tuition
  • Accommodations ashore and taxes on the accommodations
  • Resort fee and taxes on the resort fee
  • Your course textbook(s)
  • Diploma and logbook
  • Course certification(s) when you pass the test
  • Exclusive one-year subscription to Cruising World or Sailing World magazine

Plus all this if you are taking the Live Aboard Cruising course:

  • Your cabin aboard for single or couples occupancy
  • All breakfasts, lunches, snacks and three dinners aboard (two dinners are on your own)
  • BVI cruising taxes and fees
  • Mooring fees

How to Get to Scrub Island

The most convenient international airport is in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), where you connect for a short flight to Beef Island Airport, Beef Island/Tortola (EIS). Seaborne Airlines has 40 seat planes and code shares with Delta, American, and US Airways. Cape Air has 9-seat aircraft and code shares with Jet Blue Airways. When you arrive at Beef Island Airport you are met by a Scrub Island Representative who escorts you to a two-minute taxi drive to Trellis Bay for Scrub Island’s private ferry. You can also fly through St. Thomas, USVI, take a taxi to the Charlotte Amalie Ferry Dock with ferry service to Road Town, Tortola and a half-hour taxi ride to Trellis Bay. Exclusive charter service is available via Virgin Gorda Air Charter BVI from/to San Juan (SJU) or St. Thomas (STT). The Scrub Island ferry leaves Trellis Bay at 45 minutes past the hour. Ten minutes later you are greeted at the resort dock by a cheerful staff member with your choice of rum or fruit punch. Learn more here.

Book Your Island Vacation Today

Call 888-454-7015 and talk to one of our friendly sailing advisors