Scrub Island is located approximately 74 miles east of Puerto Rico, 28 miles NE of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas USVI, and 1.66 miles North of Trellis Bay. Formed by volcanic activity, the island is 1.6 mi long and made up of a total of 230 acres which include Big Scrub and Little Scrub. The mountainous island’s highest eastern peak reaches 438 feet and the highest western peak reaches 313 feet.
Average temperatures are warm to hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The hottest months are August, July, and September.
Scrub Island: Things to see and do
- Visit the Spa at Scrub Island Resort.
- Snorkel or dive at Diamond Reef. This vibrant reef is home to colorful exotic fish and other marine species. A variety of marine life such as sergeant majors, grey snappers, blue chromis, tiny wrasses, parrotfish, mackerels, garden eels, stingrays, and turtles greet you as you swim.
- Go fishing
- Take a day trip to a nearby island.
- Learn to sail. The Offshore Sailing School offers classes for beginners to experienced sailors.
Scrub Island Marina: This 55-slip full-service marina can accommodate vessels up to 160 feet. This resort marina offers two restaurants, a gourmet market, Ixora Spa, fitness facility, restrooms, showers, use of the main resort pool and beach, kayaks and paddleboards, and a boutique.