Find Your Dream Home on Scrub Island, BVI

By Paul Joseph

The desire to up sticks and move somewhere entirely new is a familiar one to many of us – but for those with the resources to actually make the big jump, finding the perfect destination can be a difficult choice.

As well as wholesale moves, the trend for second homes has been growing across the world and is especially popular with superyacht owners and high net worth individuals in general, who can enjoy the benefits of a bolthole to escape to at any time they wish.  

Inevitably, this has made some of the world’s most popular superyacht destinations a common choice for those seeking that special new home.

In the British Virgin Islands, the 230-acre private island paradise of Scrub Island features an exclusive collection of hillside villas, each discreetly tucked into the contours of the island and blending beautifully with its natural topography.  It is also home to a state-of-the-art marina with 55 deep-water slips, including five for superyachts up to 50 metres in length.

Recently the resort announced its latest offering in the shape of four new Longview Villas. Available for purchase or rent, the private villa estates range from two to six bedrooms, and offer between 3,000 and 6,000 square feet of space.

The Spinnaker House ($5,060,900), The Drake House ($3,850,900), The Shoreline House ($3,190,900) and The Leeward House ($3,410,900) take their names from their unique locations, inspiring views and individual personalities. Each villa features large balconies and terraces, as well as Subzero and Wolf appliances, enclosed rain showers and infinity-edged or plunge pools.

Taking inspiration from the British West Indies, the villa interiors include dark woods and light walls, and feature local artwork, custom furnishings, king-size beds with luxury linens, bamboo ceiling fans and flat panel televisions.

When fully open, large sliding windows and doors invite the balmy trade winds and offer unobstructed views. Each bathroom is grand in size, with natural stone flooring, granite-top twin-vanity, rainforest showerhead, water closet and a soaking tub.

Meanwhile the villa exteriors recall a British Colonial-style with distinct touches of the Caribbean in a village-inspired setting.

Together they combine to transport Scrub Island to a new level of luxury; a place that embodies the beauty and tranquility of its surroundings and where an exclusive number of residents can not only feel at home, but call it home. 

And, if you’re looking for  something smaller, the resort offers two bedroom condominiums beginning at $865,000.

For more information about all the real estate opportunities at Scrub Island, click here.

By Paul Joseph