SPRING BREAKING IT DOWN
In between all the new resort wear drops, we took the KF team on a little extended adult spring break to the British Virgin Islands and let’s just say it did *not* disappoint.
In fact, we had such an amazing time on Scrub Island that we had to give you the full spring breakdown of our getaway.
We flew into St. Thomas and took a scenic hopper flight over imaginary borders to Tortola. After some jerk chicken at the dock, a 5-min ferry ride, tons of transit pics (doing for the ‘gram, as usual) we landed at the gorgeous, majestic Scrub Island Resort - our playground for the week. The staff was so friendly and fun that we knew we’d be trying to get them to party with us the whole time. (We tried, but they’re consummate professionals.)
The whole crew was stoked to be at that resort. Studded with beautiful suites and villas, we knew this was the right fit for our fiesta when we saw the pool. (More on that later.)
We felt like private island royalty in our 6-bedroom villa, The Spinnaker House: Cooking in our fully-stocked kitchen (breakfast *and* killer snacks), lounging post-swim on the super spacious deck, jamming to island tunes on the private terrace, and taking in stunning, unforgettable views of the island the whole time.
Donovan’s Reef was the poolside restaurant at Scrub Island Resort, and where we ended up daily for our dose of conch fritters, coconut shrimp, and other island delicacies. We treated ourselves to lobsters one night.
NOW... TO THE POOL...
The poolside service was fantastic. We spent a whole day at the iconic pool, with the food & drinks flowing — would you really expect any less from the KF team??
There was a swim up bar, too, which was really the cherry on top of the frozen piña colada. Nothing like floating over to a bar for a refill and a floater.
It was paradise perfected, from start to finish. Private villas, secluded beaches and swim up bars. We left sun-soaked and dripping in the latest Tortola looks, hyped that we found a new extension of KF-approved vacation destinations in Scrub Island Resort. We’ll be back ASAP, hope to sea you out there.
If you get a chance to go, it's hard to leave the island. However, the BVIs are known for more than the island life, it's the time spent on those turquoise waters too, island hopping from one spot to the next. We highly recommend you rent a boat with Dream Yacht Charters for a day, and make sure you hit these must-go spots:
THE VIRGIN GORDA BATHSTalk about a natural beauty. You can't visit the BVIs without walking (or swimming) through The Baths at Virgin Gorda. This is undeniably one of the best experiences you can have in the British Virgin Islands.
THE SOGGY DOLLAR BAR, JOST VAN DYKEIf you close your eyes and dream of the perfect Caribbean beach bar, this is it. The Soggy Dollar Bar is renowned for its "Painkiller" cocktail. Once your boat docks and you take a short swim over to the island and whip out your cash for the bartender, the name of this bar will make total sense. It'll be a day you'll never forget (or maybe you will after a few Painkillers).
NOW, HOW DO I GET TO SCRUB ISLAND?Getting to a private island is no easy task, but hey, it’s a fun journey. You want to fly through Puerto Rico or St. Thomas on commercial airlines, where you’ll be transported by Cape Air hopper flights to Tortola, BVI - small planes, but amazing views as if you’re flying a drone. Once you arrive to Tortola, you will be transported to the dock where you catch a semi-private ferry ride to Scrub Island. As you approach paradise, you’ll be greeted by resort staff and checked in in no time.
Island insider tip: When you wait on your ferry, grab the BEST jerk chicken you’ll ever taste at Trellis Bay Market.
Although our group wasn’t allowed to go inside due to quarantine, our driver was nice enough to place an order for us and it hit the spot after a day traveling.
BEFORE YOU TRAVELBefore traveling to the British Virgin Islands (as of March 2021) you’ll need to follow these protocols. Although it seems like a strict/lengthy process, it went surprisingly smoothly for our team of 10. Proper research and preparation is key, which you’re already doing.
Here’s what you’ll need before you arrive at the airport:
- Negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result within 5 days prior to arrival (please note: they will not accept a rapid test or antibody test and you will be denied boarding)
- Proof of travel insurance that includes comprehensive medical coverage
Apply for a BVI Gateway Traveler Authorization Certificate 7 days prior to travel with a minimum of at least 48 hours to finalize the application. Your application must be COMPLETED at least 24 hours before your travel date and time.
- You will be transported to another section of the airport once you land to receive another RT-PCR COVID-19 test. Once results become available you are free to explore the island, but until then you will be quarantined in your hotel room.
- Once you complete your testing at the airport, you’ll receive either a wristband monitoring device or you will need to activate a tracking system on your phone.
- From there, you’ll be transported to the ferry which will take you to Scrub Island Resort.