Enjoying an enviously remote location in the eastern Caribbean, the stunningly beautiful British Virgin Islands, of which there are over 60, are all equally gorgeous. The fact that you can’t fly directly to the BVI just adds to the air of exclusivity and luxury.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay is a sleepy boutique island resort on the third largest island, Virgin Gorda – or ‘Fat Virgin’ as it translates from Spanish – located just 15 minutes by boat from Tortola and lies behind a colourful reef making the water of the beach shallow, gin-clear and calm.
Founded in 1964 by Laurance S. Rockefeller, who dreamt of creating a place of natural beauty and harmony offering an escape from the ordinary, Little Dix features 105 beautifully renovated suites, cottages and villas each elegantly and timelessly styled with natural stone, magnificent views and outside space with comfy furniture and hammocks that sway in the gentle trade winds. A Turquoise favourite are the newest rooms, the Rosewood Junior Suites, which are just steps from the beach. If you are looking for something a little more unusual we recommend the hexagonal-shaped Tree House Cottages which are perched on stilts in the gardens –reminiscent of the original tree houses first built by Laurance Rockefeller they offer stunning views from an elevated perspective.
Whether you want a peaceful breakfast, lazy lunch or a romantic evening interlude there are dining options to suit all. The Beach Grill is perfect for daytime meals and a decadent array of cocktails, The Pavilion is where you head for a choice of mouth-watering a-la-carte or buffet lunches and dinners (we highly recommend the Caribbean Grand Buffet on Monday evenings) and the wonderful Sugar Mill fine dining restaurant serves up the most delicious fusion cuisine.
In addition to the stunning stretch of white sand beach there are seven other beaches close by which are only accessible by boat and Little Dix Bay offers a complimentary water taxi service to transfer guests to their own private paradise.
For the ultimate indulgence, head to the Sense Spa. Dramatically situated on a cliff-edge, Sense offers a smorgasbord of Caribbean therapeutic treatments utilising indigenous herbs that grow within the grounds of the resort.