The review:

Rosewood Little Dix

Experience the natural beauty of the Virgin Islands at this eco-intelligent resort.

Fifty years ago, conservationist Lawrence Rockefeller discovered a pristine area of Virgin Gorda and created idyllic, eco-pioneering Little Dix.

With a renovation in 2019, Rosewood Little Dix is looking better than ever, still true to its roots in terms of its look and feel, but with the addition of newly designed suites and the rebuilding of Rockefeller’s original treehouses. Whether you choose to soak up the beauty of untrammelled nature, relax on Little Dix’s beaches or luxuriate at the cliff-side spa, you’ll find an old favourite that’s better than ever.



"A resort that's dedicated to fitting into the flourishing nature around, Little Dix has a calming ambience accented by Caribbean flair."

Things to do

There are many different ways to experience Little Dix. You can immerse yourself in the surrounding nature – hike tropical routes that open out onto secluded bays, snorkel over seagrass to spot Hawksbill turtles, or take advantage of Little Dix’s famous ‘beach drops’ which allow you isolated peace on a sandy swathe of beach. Don’t miss swimming in Gorda’s Baths – where volcanic boulders have created underwater grottoes.

Those looking for wellness will find Little Dix’s cliffside spa to be a soothing tonic with its two-tiered infinity pool, treatment rooms with private terraces and panoramic yoga deck. If you enjoy people-watching and getting a feel for the island, head to the Yacht Club or wander Spanish Town with its shops and marina.


Made predominantly from wood and stone, Rosewood Little Dix’s rooms, suites and villas have been designed to blend into the island’s tropical topography, hidden down palm-shaded paths and shrouded in flower-flecked greenery. Inside, the décor echoes the nature that surrounds it, with splashes of blue from the sea and muted hues that mirror the iconic boulders and sandy beaches.

Exposed stone walls and contemporary wooden furniture give the rooms a tactile, natural quality and those that love to be in close proximity to nature will love the treehouses – our favourite is the stilted Tree House Suite which floats among the palm trees with a wraparound terrace and beach view. Families may like the spacious villas, such as two-bedroom Columbus House which has a pool and direct access to the half-mile crescent beach.

Food & Drink

In keeping with original conservationist Rockefeller’s ideas to allow nature to flourish alongside the resort, you’ll find the restaurants to be airy and open-sided, framing the Caribbean vistas around you as you eat. The wood and stone Sugar Mill is a casual, open-air setting by the beach serving tapas, while the Pavilion offers al fresco dining with a tantalising menu serving fragrant Indian and West Indian cuisine.

When rum o’clock strikes, head to the open-sided bar where vintage rum cocktails are served to the tune of live music. For something a little rustic, try the Reef House where vegetarian specialties, which benefits from the hotel’s own farm, create a sustainable and delicious farm-to-table ethic.

What Stands Out

In line with conservationist Laurance Rockefeller’s original vision, the hotel continues to embrace its natural environment, making the most of the pristine landscapes and azure Caribbean Sea that circles the resort, creating its unique blend of laid-back luxury. With the lines blurred between inside and outside with al fresco outdoor bathrooms, open-sided dining pavilions and a breezy open-air spa, it’s possible to spend most of your time outside. And with such gorgeous tropical vistas at every turn, why wouldn’t you?

Best For

The BVI’s are made up of more than 60 islets and islands that benefits from near-constant trade winds making the BVI’s a mecca for keen sailors. In fact, the BVI Spring Regatta is one of the largest in the Caribbean. If you’re a fan of getting out on the water, then Little Dix could be the perfect choice for you – why not add on a week exploring the island aboard your own vessel? Talk to us about arranging a longer holiday to make the most of this stunning location.


The Verdict

A tropical resort that’s filled with the joy of nature – you can get your fix of Caribbean colour here, whilst creating a lighter footprint at this hotel that aims to provide a haven of eco-conscious living. A firm favourite.


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