Little Dix Bay reborn following four-year restoration
Rosewood Little Dix Bay has reopened in the British Virgin Islands after a four-year closure and overhaul. Founded by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller in 1964, and set across 500 acres of pristine private beachfront and breathtaking flora and fauna, the ecotourism resort has been revived and redesigned.
“We are excited to welcome a new wave of ultra-luxury travellers as well as our adoring legacy guests to the reimagined Rosewood Little Dix Bay,” said Andreas Pade, Managing Director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay. “Over the last four years, an expert team of environmentalists, architects and designers has worked tirelessly to honour the resort’s storied past while incorporating modern amenities and comforts, creating a truly one-of-a-kind offering in the British Virgin Islands that will delight discerning travellers for generations to come."
Situated along one of Virgin Gorda’s most beautiful bays, Rosewood Little Dix Bay was closed for refurbishment in 2016 and was soon shuttered by the effects of Hurricane Irma. Following a four-year, full renovation the renowned resort has re-emerged, retaining its original emphasis on celebrating the surrounding natural environment.
The new Rosewood Little Dix Bay begins before guests arrive at the resort through a selection of new offerings and amenities, including an entirely new, dedicated butler service created to tailor each guest’s experience from beginning to end. Guests’ butlers are available to assist with check in and check out, unpacking and repacking, arranging dining reservations and daily activities and more.
Bespoke Ocean Arrival
Those arriving to the destination through Tortola are transported to the resort on one of Rosewood’s brand new, ultra-luxury catamarans. On board, captain and crew guide guests on the seamless, 20-minute sail to Virgin Gorda, complete with signature beverages and a brief tour of the coastal highlights. Upon arrival to the resort’s new private dock, travellers are greeted by their butlers and continue to the personalised check-in experience.
A Reimagined Oasis
Honoring Laurance Rockefeller’s original vision, the footprint and structures of the property remain the same, including the resort’s conical shaped roofs that sit atop the heart of the resort, Pavilion. Inside, each distinct guest space pays homage to Rosewood Little Dix Bay’s laid-back heritage while simultaneously incorporating a contemporary and residential vibe, with an aim to exude the feeling of a private home and offer a transcendent sense of ease throughout the entire guest journey.
The 80 guestrooms, suites and villas have been designed with privacy, relaxation and reconnection in mind, with the majority of rooms serving as digital-free sanctuaries without televisions. Dressed in the soothing tones of the island’s pristine sands, ancient boulders and cooling waters, each accommodation offers elevated design and décor and unobstructed views of the sea, including the hexagonal-shaped Ocean View Cottage and Beach Front Cottage guestrooms.
Sophisticated and spacious suites, ranging from Tree House Suites inspired by the resort’s original stilt houses to One-Bedroom Pool Suites with private plunge pools and adjoining Ocean View Junior and One- and Two-Bedroom Suites, provide an inspired home-away-from-home ideal for group getaways.
For those seeking an even more elevated stay, the resort’s luxury villas deliver the utmost in space and service and include the four-bedroom Villa Joy, two-bedroom Columbus House and three-bedroom Laurance House. Both original to the 1964 property, Columbus House and Laurance House feature large living spaces, full kitchens, oversized terraces, private pools and direct beach access.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay offers four distinct dining venues including its signature restaurant Reef House, serving local cuisine with true farm-to-table inspiration; Sugar Mill, an open-air restaurant with international influence; Pavilion with a menu of international dishes and bold spices; and Rum Room, offering an array of rare rums from around the globe. Amenities include two swimming pools, six tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a Rosewood Explorers Club, and Sense, A Rosewood Spa.
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