Rosewood Little Dix Bay

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With its stone walls, vaulted ceilings and neutral color scheme, Virgin Gorda's Rosewood Little Dix Bay is described by recent guests as one of the loveliest hotels on the island. This Rosewood outpost sits on the northern side of the island, tucked amid Virgin Gorda's rolling hills. Guests have their choice of basic rooms, hexagonal-shaped cottages, suites, beach houses and ocean-front villas, all of which offer Heely toiletries, Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens, Bose CD players and patios. On-site activities include tennis and snorkeling lessons. Yogis and spa-seekers can sign up for lavish spa treatments and wellness classes at the cliff-side Sense, A Rosewood Spa. And you'll be less than a 10-minute car ride from hiking The Baths' grottoes. Recent guests give the resort's spacious grounds and resourceful staff high marks, but note that there are not many entertainment options at night. You'll enjoy more variety with the hotel's culinary offerings: Rosewood Little Dix Bay boasts three eateries, ranging from the casual Beach Grill to the more formal Sugar Mill. (Note: Rosewood Little Dix Bay closed in 2016 for a refurbishment and was hit by the hurricanes in 2017; it's expected to reopen in 2019.)
Virgin Gorda
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 100 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Best For
Couples, Families


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Critic Reviews

Conde Nast Traveler


A Caribbean old-timer that’s been completely updated, Little Dix still shines most brightly in the beach department, with a half-mile of wedding-worthy sands flanked by massive boulders and liberally shaded by palms. Other resorts have infinity pools; this place has an infinity sea, with schooners threatening to sail right off the horizon.


The jungle-meets-ocean setting makes it one of the most romantic spots on this sparsely populated island, and the thick tropical grounds allow for utmost tranquility and relaxation. The hotel is directly on a beautiful sandy beach, and most units are just a couple dozen yards from the water. Rooms have island-inspired decor with elegant wood furnishings, exposed stone walls, and wooden beams, but some may find the level of luxury to be underwhelming for the price.



The resort has a gorgeous, crescent beach. But the lush grounds mean that the resort is largely a view democracy. The exceptions are second-story junior suites and rooms 113-120 because they’re set back on a rise. As the room numbers rise from 101, so does the elevation. The exception are the two Beach House Villas, which are a stone’s throw from the beach.

Travel + Leisure


When Laurance Rockefeller founded Little Dix Bay in 1964 as a haven for well-to-do travelers, he had the foresight to choose an island that would dodge the wrath of rampant development, which has spoiled so many pristine Caribbean locales. Some four decades later, Little Dix continues to pamper the rich and demanding, even more so now, after a recent $25 million overhaul by oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt’s Rosewood group. And the resort’s new Asia-meets-the-tropics style—indigenous woods, handcrafted furniture, Italian linens—was worth every million. In response to the growing demand, there are now three sprawling hilltop villas, each with its own private plunge pool, decked-out kitchen, and outdoor stone showers.



This laid-back luxury resort offers a gorgeous crescent of sand, plenty of activities, and good restaurants. You can swim, sun, and snorkel any time of the day or night, play tennis or windsurf, or just relax with a good book. The hotel's restaurants serve stellar food, but you're only a five-minute drive from Spanish Town's less-expensive restaurants and shopping. Rooms have rattan-and-wood furniture and a casual feel. The gardens are gorgeous, with lots of lush plantings kept snipped to perfection. Depending on when you visit, your fellow guests will be honeymooners or folks who've spent a week or two in the winter season for years.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 945 have reviewed the Rosewood Little Dix Bay, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 945 reviews 4.5 (based on 945 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Just about every room at Rosewood features ocean views seen from the 160-square-foot private patios and terraces, many of which sit directly on the beach, only yards from the water. Italian linens cover the large beds, while decor is elegant and light, made up of beiges, blues and exposed stone or light wood accents. Privacy is a major feature thanks to shady garden surrounds. Suites and villas include upgrades such as outdoor showers, private pools and full kitchens.
  • Nightly turndown service
  • DVD player available upon request with access to complimentary video library

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Set on the western side of the 8-square-mile Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, Rosewood Little Dix Bay is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, the Atlantic Ocean and little else. Visitors mainly come here to spend days at the property’s half-mile beach, but guests looking for shopping and nightlife can head to Spanish Town, only a mile away. For transportation, the hotel provides complimentary shuttle service from the on-island Virgin Gorda Airport, in addition to fee-based catamaran service from Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Tortola, the BVI’s largest island, to its private dock. Air taxi service from St. Thomas and St. Martin can be booked through the resort.
  • Located about 1.5 miles north of Virgin Gorda Airport
  • Catamaran transfer service costs $115 per adult and $57.50 per child ages 5 to 11
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Hungry guests can choose between the Sugar Mill, the Pavilion and the Beach Grill. The first, an elegant beachside option, serves high-end dishes zestful with local flavors and freshly caught seafood in a romantic open-air setting. The Pavilion also offers ocean views and specializes in American offerings for breakfast, lunch (buffet) and dinner (a la carte), in addition to serving cocktails at its bar and hosting daily afternoon tea. The Beach Grill is a casual option, set across from the resort’s dock and open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to serve sandwiches, salads, burgers and pizza. Live music often accompanies meals at Rosewood Little Dix Bay, and guests can also opt for a private tiki torch-lit beach dinner. Children’s menus are available at the Beach Grill and at the Pavilion.
  • Room service available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sugar Mill restaurant only allows children 12 years and older

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The main free-form pool sits near the beach in two tiers with a small cascade splitting the two. The area is outfitted with plenty of loungers, umbrellas and palm trees, through which guests can catch glimpses of the ocean. The resort’s uncrowded half-mile stretch of beach wraps around the bay and its vibrant blue waters, providing calm waves for swimming. In the sand, visitors will find lounge chairs, straw umbrellas and a small water stand. The nearby Beach Grill provides beach service, offering lunch and cocktails.
  • Lunch and cocktail service available at the pool
  • Additional infinity pool at the spa
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Sense Spa is outfitted with nine separate treatment cottages set amongst garden greenery on a high bluff. Each room features a private terrace and can accommodate massages, facials, wraps and scrubs, including the signature Salt Island Scrub. The spa provides bathrobes, lockers and tea to guests, and an infinity pool, hot tub and yoga platform are located on Sense’s relaxation patio. Parents who schedule treatments can also bring kids to the spa for complimentary children’s yoga and dance classes. In-suite massages are available.
  • Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Couple’s suite available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The property’s Rose Buds program provides a wide array of creative full-day and half-day kids’ activities set in the 2,500-square-foot Children’s Center. Recreation options include arts and crafts, nature walks, treasure hunts, dress-up and participation in Caribbean folk art and music. In addition, the Children’s Center includes a Teen Room full of board games, books and videos, while also offering Internet access and billiards. Parents are also welcome to request a variety of in-room amenities such as baby monitors, bottle warmers and baby-proofing services. Third-party babysitting services can be arranged through the concierge.
  • Nightly charge of $95 for children 12 and older staying with adults; nightly charge of $47.50 for children ages 5 to 11 staying with adults
  • Rose Buds is designed for children over the age of 3 who are out of diapers
  • Full-day Rose Buds programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The air-conditioned fitness center offers cardio and weight training equipment, plus personal TV monitors on many machines, personal training options and a variety of group classes, from Bums & Tums to yoga and pilates. Children can participate in their own yoga and aerobics classes. There are seven complimentary-use tennis courts nearby, where guests can take part in free clinics, private lessons and night play, or utilize the resident pro and tennis packages. Free excursions to seven beach destinations around the island are also offered, complete with towels, an umbrella and snorkel gear. Other outdoor activities include complimentary snorkeling, sailing and kayaking, in addition to fee-based waterskiing, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing, all of which can be arranged through the activities desk. Guests can also grab a complimentary Fuji digital camera to use throughout their trip, settle in for a movie (shown nightly) or grab an advance copy of an unreleased book through Rosewood’s Hot Type program.
  • Fitness center open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Water, towel service and fruit offered at the fitness center
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The resort’s activity center features a small area for computer use and printing. In addition, the property’s 500-square-foot boardroom sports local art and can accommodate up to 20 people. Audio/visual options include an LCD projector and stereo system, for which the resort offers an on-site technical professional for assistance. A private outdoor foyer sits just outside the meeting room.

    Number of meeting rooms1

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    Rosewood Little Dix Bay is a popular spot for Caribbean destination weddings thanks to its crescent-shaped beach and Bougainvillea Point, a garden area near the Pavilion that is often used for ceremonies. Three wedding packages are available, and an on-site coordinator can take the lead on much of the wedding planning, from flowers and decorations to photographers and other vendors. Dining options include catered cocktail hours, dinner receptions at a resort restaurant and custom banquet menus prepared by the executive chef. Couples who marry here receive a complimentary one-night stay on their anniversary every year after.
    • Special welcome gifts and amenities available for purchase (fruit baskets, Champagne, truffles, etc.)

    Maximum wedding guest capacity200

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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