Little Dix Bay became one of the original barefoot luxury escapes in the Caribbean when it opened in 1964. Built by philanthropist and conservationist Laurance Rockefeller, the resort was home to a collection of private cottages scattered among the palm trees on a secluded beach on Virgin Gorda, an unspoiled paradise in the gorgeous British Virgin Islands.
This month, the legendary resort – part of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts since 1993 – is set to reopen following a four-year renovation, sensitively carried out to preserve the sense of understated luxury with which Rockefeller infused the original designs.
The 80 guestrooms, suites and villas have been reimagined by New York-based design boutique Meyer Davis, all with bright, light-filled interiors, and outdoor living areas affording every opportunity to make the most of the Caribbean climate. Interiors are infused with wood, stone and other natural materials, with local textiles creating a warm and welcoming environment while the Caribbean beckons outside.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay promises a wealth of local experiences, including the chance to visit the island’s remote beaches with a gourmet picnic basket and enjoy a private escape with beach umbrella, towels and snorkelling equipment. The Rosewood Explorers kids club provides immersive destination experiences for junior visitors, and Sense, a Rosewood Spa, offers spa treatments and wellness experiences in a spectacular cliffside setting.