Since its founding by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller in 1964, Little Dix Bay has drawn generations of loyal guests to Virgin Gorda, where the 500-acre beach resort’s cottages were designed to blend into the lush landscape. This legendary hideaway joined Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in 1993 and continued to delight vacationers with its luxe facilities and eco-friendly mindset. Rosewood Little Dix Bay closed nearly four years ago for a renovation, which was derailed by Hurricane Irma in 2017 when the British Virgin Islands suffered catastrophic damage. Thankfully, the island has recovered and the resort just opened its doors to show off the results of the comprehensive makeover overseen by New York-based design firm Meyer Davis.
The guest experience starts before arrival with a new dedicated butler service learning your preferences and helping arrange the details of your stay. Once you touch down in Tortola, the resort’s new luxury catamarans await to sail you to the resort (a 20-minute trip), where your butler will take care of in-room check-in. When it comes to the newly designed accommodations, choose between two guest rooms, 35 suites, two beach houses and one hillside villa—all taking in beautiful ocean views. Note that most rooms are considered “digital-free sanctuaries” without televisions. Some of the suites come with plunge pools, outdoor rain showers and private patios.
Resort highlights include six new tennis courts; Sense, A Rosewood Spa with eight treatment rooms and a two-tiered Spa Infinity Pool; a top-notch fitness center; and four new dining concepts. The signature restaurant, Reef House, sources ingredients from local purveyors and the resort’s garden to present a “farm-to-fork” culinary experience, while Sugar Mill serves tapas-style treats with panoramic ocean views. Rosewood Little Dix Bay also has two swimming pools, the Rosewood Explorers Club for children, event space and the Rum Room bar stocked with 107 different labels of aged and rare rums.