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Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

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Nestled on a stunning crescent beach on Virgin Gorda, the iconic beach retreat has been re-developed and retains its understated mid-century modern design, offering 80 light-filled cottages, suites and villas.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay

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Excellent hotel. Located near shopping areas and the beach. Fantastic service. Great pool.

Set within 500 acres of untamed natural gardens, Rosewood Little Dix Bay is surrounded by astonishingly clear blue seas, rugged hills, isolated beaches, and spectacular geological formations. Long regarded as one of the world’s greatest getaways, the resort offers a level of refinement and seclusion unrivaled in the Caribbean.

The rooms and suites are nestled discreetly among the manicured gardens and shaded footpaths that edge the resort’s pristine crescent beach, while the villas offer unmatched privacy on the beach or on the hillside above the bay. All accommodations enjoy ocean views and dedicated butler service. Set high on a bluff at the cliff's edge, Sense®, A Rosewood Spa overlooks the glistening Sir Francis Drake Channel and the resort below. The intoxicating beauty of the surrounding environment captures the essence of relaxation and renewal. Rosewood Little Dix Bay’s exceptional tennis facilities provide a wonderful opportunity for guests to play their favorite sport while on vacation. Surrounded by tropical gardens and verdant hillsides, games take place on seven courts, including hard clay, natural grass, and artificial grass surfaces. A full service fitness center, yoga, meditation, hiking, and an abundance of beach explorations round out the offerings at Little Dix Bay.
Hotel Address:
  • Rosewood Little Dix Bay
  • The Valley
  • Virgin Gorda,
  • British Virgin Islands

Location Summary
Rosewood Little Dix Bay is located on Virgin Gorda, the third-largest island in the British Virgin Islands archipelago. A haven of tranquility, Rosewood Little Dix Bay offers an escape from the ordinary. Since 1964, guests have been captivated by this truly authentic, quintessentially Caribbean island experience. When Laurance Rockefeller first encountered Virgin Gorda, the island was home to a struggling agricultural community. In 1958, the conservationist began buying up land with the dream of establishing a resort in harmony with nature. He chose a sandy crescent bay he dubbed the "wilderness beach" for the site of his environmentally minded endeavor. When it opened in 1964, Little Dix Bay represented a new style of island retreat. The hideaway featured cottages tucked unobtrusively into the surrounding landscape just steps from a pristine white-sand beach that would quickly earn a reputation as one of the finest in the world. In 1993, Little Dix Bay joined Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. The resort continued to draw legions of loyal guests who appreciated its understated approach to luxury and respect for the environment.

Directions to Hotel
Virgin Gorda can be reached via nearby islands such as Tortola, St. Thomas and Antigua. The resort is a five-minute drive from Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ) and 20 minutes by boat from Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS), also known as Tortola Beef Island Airport. The resort provides catamaran transfers from Tortola. Year-round air taxi service operates daily from St. Thomas (STT) to Virgin Gorda. The 20-minute transfer can be booked directly through the resort. Water taxi service, averaging 90 minutes, is also available. VI Airlink offers a chartered 75-minute air transfer from Antigua (ANU) to Virgin Gorda.
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Fitness Center
The spacious, well-appointed fitness center features state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines, including treadmills, Stairmasters and Life Cycles in addition to Cybex weight machines and free weights. Chilled water, towels, and fresh fruit are provided for guests’ comfort, and a dedicated personal trainer is on hand to lend expert guidance. Group yoga and meditation sessions are held in tranquil locations around the resort.
Child Programs
The resort’s Rosewood Explorers program offers a range of fun-filled activities for younger guests. The age-appropriate adventures and events are designed to celebrate Caribbean culture, stimulate curiosity and encourage a connection with the surrounding natural environment.
Pool Outdoor
The free-form Pavilion Pool offers beachfront swimming and a central place to relax. Guest can partake of classic rum punch and other refreshments with poolside service from the nearby Pavilion lounge. For families, there is a shallow pool for children to enjoy.
Spa Facility
The spa features a stunning two-tier infinity pool, outdoor relaxation areas and a hilltop yoga platform with 25-mile panoramic views of the sea. Eight treatment rooms are set along footpaths which meander through spa’s lush tropical gardens, including an exclusive Cliff Spa Suite designed for couples. All rooms feature private terraces and windows that open to the hypnotic rhythm of ocean waves. There is also a cliff-side infinity pool adjacent to the Sense Spa.
Tennis Courts On Site
Seven courts, including hard clay, natural grass and artificial grass surface. The resort's tennis program is designed for players of all skill levels, with an emphasis on fun, fitness and expert instruction. A resident pro is available for private lessons, and specialty clinics, player match-ups, round robins and mixers are held throughout the week.
Dubbed the “wilderness beach” by founder Laurance Rockefeller, the resort’s pristine, half-mile crescent beach is considered to be one of world’s finest. With accommodations located just steps from the shore, guests find it easy to explore the sandy expanse. A vibrant coral reef just off the shoreline provides excellent snorkeling and protects the bay, ensuring calm waters for year-round swimming. There are seven secluded beaches on Virgin Gorda, several of which can only be accessed by sea. Unique in character, the remote beaches offer a range of snorkeling opportunities, sunset views, levels of privacy and varieties of sand. On request, the resort transports guests via water taxi to the beach of their choice, where they can spend a few hours exploring the sands and surf. An umbrella, towels and snorkel equipment are provided, and the resort’s chefs can prepare a gourmet picnic lunch to bring along.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay features three distinctive restaurants in view of the sea. The elevated dining experiences range from handcrafted tapas to wholesome slow food to contemporary farm-to-table fare.
There are two hiking trails on the property. The Cow Hill Trail winds behind the spa on the west side of the resort, offering spectacular views over the bay and marina. The more challenging Savannah Bay Trail starts at the eastern end of the resort and culminates at Savannah Bay.
Boat rentals, yacht charters and deep-sea fishing excursions
Recommended Rooms
Situated near the beach, the Ocean View Cottage features a king bed, a bathroom with dual vanities and a relaxing rain shower, and a furnished patio where guests can enjoy Virgin Gorda’s gentle trade winds and splendid views of the sea. Grouped in sets of four, some Ocean View Cottages offer adjoining patios which are ideal for families traveling with children.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Hiking
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Water Skiing
    - Windsurfing

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