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Little Dix Questions

SLY
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Little Dix Questions

We are going to LDB early in November. We are flying from Chicago toSanJuan and spending the night at the Ritz in order to catch 1st AM flight to Tortola(to make the most of our vist). On a previous visit to Jumby Bay-we arrived so late we felt like we missed our whole first day in paradise. Anyway, can we purchase provisions(wine, snacks) in SJU and bring them to LDB, or is it better to get to a store? We are not renting a car--does the resort frown on this kind of thing? We certainly aren't trying to be "cheap", but we have found we like to have a glass of wine before dinner in our room (to enjoy sunset)and don't always like the sometimes long wait to get it. Another question-how should we dress for dinners at that time of year? Jackets and dresses? WIll I need a sweater or wrap in the evening? Lastly, the ever popular--will there be a lot of children there at that time of year? I know it is not a school vacation-just wondering if anyone had an experience to relate so we know what to prepare for. Thanks for all your help!

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1. Re: Little Dix Questions

I'll try to answer some of your questions.

1) You can purchase wines and snacks at the store at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Club - it's about a 10 minute or so walk from LDB. Wine will cost about the same or less on VG while snacks might be a bit higher. I doubt the cost differential would be meaningful. You won't be able to drink you own wine at dinner, in the bar or on the terrace at LDB but there's nothing to prevent you from having a drink in your room. By the way, LDB faces north so you won't really "see a sunset" from your room or any of the public gathering areas at the resort.

2) The dress code for dinner is "Resort Casual" - long or short sleeve collared shirts (golf shirts are fine) and khakis or dockers with closed toe shoes (boat shoes are perfect) for the men, sundress, skirt & blouse or slacks & blouse with appropriate shoes (no flip/flops) for the women. Evening temeratures in early November are usually pretty mild (mid-to high 70's or even low 80's F.). Predicting the weather is always difficult so if you are prone to being chilly you might want to bring a sweater or wrap "just in case" but you probably will leave it in your room most of the time.

3) Early November is not a time when you'll see lots of children at the resort. FYI - even during school holidays the resort is not overrun with kids.

One last point, you mentioned you weren't planning on renting a car. You might want to reconsider that decision. Other than the shops by the Yacht Club there's not much of interest near the resort. You'll need transportation if you want to get out and explore the island. Taxis can get pricey and even though they are readly available at the resort they are difficult to come by when leaving off-resorts sites and restaurants. If you take two r/t taxis each day you'll spend about the same as a rental car. Having a rental car will allow you to come and go as you please - you'll enjoy the island much more.

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2. Re: Little Dix Questions

Hi SLY: You can send your wine/food requests in advance of your arrival to LDB and they'll stock your room. We like to have certain wines and fresh cookies for our daughter and they supply it.

Lara

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