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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 March, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 07 March, 2010, 12:00am

Caribbean crib

Scrub Island (, the first resort to be built in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years, has opened its doors. Ocean-view rooms and villas (right) boast old-world Caribbean charm and modern-day luxury. Doze on the pristine beach or at the resort's lagoon-style pool, or venture down to the 6,000 sqft spa. Suits are strictly prohibited at Tierra Tierra, the casual open-air restaurant, and if you're offered a free cocktail at the One Shoe Beach Bar, you might want to check whether it's the notorious 'mushroom tea' before accepting; especially if there is a full moon.

Fragrant Phuket

What does love smell like? It depends on who you ask, according to The Pavilions, Phuket (, which is offering a package that allows couples to explore the world of olfactory delights, under the guidance of an expert perfumer. The three-day Passion for Perfume course promises to educate lovers in the art of fragrance creation. Graduates will take home a bottle of their personalised scent and an industry-recognised certificate. Courses begin next month, with prices for the four-night package, including accommodation in an ocean-view pool villa, airport transfers and breakfast, starting at 101,000 baht (HK$23,400) per couple.