Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda

When conservationist Laurance Rockefeller stepped onto the shores of Virgin Gorda in 1958, he dubbed a half-crescent stretch ‘wilderness beach’, with the ambition of creating a hotel that coexists harmoniously with the environment. Today, Rosewood Little Dix Bay remains one of the most pristine in the world. Slow the tempo to the rhythm of island life as you unwind in the intimate cottages, suites and villas. Sample irresistible dishes served at oceanside restaurants and experience Caribbean-inspired rituals at the superb cliffside spa.

LOCATION

Nestled among the 500 acres of wild exotic gardens, surrounded by the rugged hills and secluded bays of Virgin Gorda, Rosewood Little Dix Bay boasts a dreamlike setting in the British Virgin Islands. To reach the resort, fly into Tortola Beef Island Airport where you’ll be whisked across on a scenic 20-minute catamaran journey. Alternatively, Virgin Gorda Airport is a short 10-minute transfer away.

YOUR ROOM

Hosting an impressive collection, from ocean view and beachfront cottages to spacious suites with private plunge pools, the lush tropical gardens create unmatched privacy wherever you stay. Cottages interconnected by adjoining patios are wonderful for families, while exclusive Caribbean villas boast hilltop settings and sweeping ocean views. Light and airy in design, with earthy tones, natural materials and furnishings beautifully inspired by mid-century glamor. It really is barefoot luxury at its finest.

WHY WE LIKE IT

With an abundance of watersports, sailing and underwater adventures to be had, there’s plenty to experience at Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Rosewood Explorers has a fantastic range of activities in their program to keep the kids entertained, from treasure hunts to arts and crafts. Sample the wide selection of spirits at the open-air Rum Room and stretch out your warrior with a yoga session overlooking the ocean. Set out on a deep-sea fishing trip and toast a glass of champagne on a private yacht at sunset after a day of exploring the wider island.

SUSTAINABILITY

With sustainable luxury at the core the hotel’s ethos, Rosewood remains committed to operating in balance with nature. Single-use plastic is a thing of the past and commailing is paramount. The resort’s farm produces many of the ingredients served in its fresh, organic dishes, with guests being able to pick the produce during the memorable farm-to-fork experiences.