Rosewood Little Dix Bay's Pavilion Pool

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVI reopens after 4-year closure

VIRGIN GORDA, BVI — Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has reopened following a four-year closure and full renovation.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay originally closed in 2016 for a refurbishment, and after Hurricane Irma hit BVI in 2017, the resort stayed closed for more work.

With the extensive renovation, the resort made sure to keep its original emphasis on celebrating the surrounding natural environment while introducing new elements that speak to the wants and needs of today’s travellers.


Suite accommodation at Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVI

“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,” says 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 honor 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.”
The 500-acre property was originally founded by conservationist Laurance Rockefeller in 1964.

Here are a few highlights …


Guests arriving to the destination through Tortola are transported to the resort on one of Rosewood’s brand new, ultra-luxury catamarans, each rigged with attractive finishes and first-class amenities. Onboard, 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 personalized check-in experience.


Rosewood Little Dix Bay’s 80 guestrooms, suites and villas have all been designed with privacy, relaxation and reconnection in mind, says Pade. The majority of rooms are ‘digital-free sanctuaries’ without televisions. There are hexagonal-shaped Ocean View Cottage and Beach Front Cottage guestrooms, 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. Meanwhile 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. Bespoke services and amenities enhance every stay, including signature AERIN bath and body products, complimentary bikes and chauffeured golf cart transportation around the resort, as well as the entirely new dedicated butler service for all guests.


Four dining outlets combine the best of Caribbean cuisine with international influences. There’s the chic and colourful signature restaurant Reef House showcasing premier al fresco farm-to-fork dining; the slightly more casual, Sugar Mill offering creative tapas-style dishes paired with specialty craft cocktails; Pavilion nestled within the property’s open-air stone mill; and the relaxed, indoor-outdoor Rum Room, stocked with 107 different labels of aged and rare rums from around the world.


The resort’s Sense, A Rosewood Spa has eight treatment rooms. The two-tiered Spa Infinity Pool sits directly adjacent to Sense Spa and offers a calming and quiet atmosphere. Additional wellness and recreational offerings include two hiking trails, curated beach drops to Virgin Gorda’s seven secluded bays and an immersive Island Bathing program soundtracked by the songs of the sea. There are also six tennis courts, two pickle ball courts and a wide range of watersports, from kayaking to paddle boarding to surfing. The centrally-located, fully-serviced Pavilion Pool offers an optimal environment for a serene swim. For younger guests, a holistic Rosewood Explorers children’s program boasts a range of activities, running the gamut from meet-and-greets with local lizards, snakes and other wildlife at the property’s own petting zoo, to wades through the island’s waters to learn about reef protection and observe the destination’s indigenous marine life, and cooking classes utilizing local ingredients grown at the resort’s sustainable farm.


The indoor event space includes the Great Room, filled with natural light and perfect for gatherings up to 70 people, and the private Mahogany Boardroom, for up to 14 people. Outside, the private beach and lawns serve as backdrops for celebrations of all sizes.

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