In attempting to be fair I a, breaking up my reviews into positives and negatives and will let the reader decide what is important to them. To give you context with what I am comparing this resort to, my husband and I are both fairly young and have traveled all over the world - Europe, Africa, Asia, South America - you name it and have stayed in many similarly priced hotels as Little Dix.
-Location of actual resort is beautiful - the bay is great to swim in, snorkel in etc
-beach service is ok - there were several times I had to walk up to the beach grill to order some drinks but is was generally better than most
-hiking trails from the resort to neighboring bays
- grand buffet actually had an enormous amount of lobster to eat which was amazing!
- the maid service and generally anyone who came to our room was wonderful
-while the staff was usually nice enough but specifically the waiters in the restaurants could not seem to be bothered by my attempts to flag them down to request more coffee. They on average had personalities of a rock and while my husband reminded me that this was probably an island thing I reminded him that we had been to some other islands and had not experienced this.
- on the first night we went to the sugar mill restaurant at the resort - our server informed us that the mahi mahi was local, frozen fresh! We were confused but yes the $40 fish was frozen. The dishes were actually quite bad and we did not return. I don't mind spending over $250 for a dinner for two but I do mind when it doesn't taste good.
- so the food is obviously expensive but the beach grille and pavilion restaurants are ok - beware of in room dining - they claim to not charge extra for this but they build in the fee into the price. A pepperoni pizza at the grille cost $18. For in room dining they only had a pepperoni pizza with param ham for $26. When we received the pizza it was smaller than the first and had less pepperoni and about 2 small slivers of Parma ham. I called to complain and the supervisor was very accommodating saying he would refund us. This was about to go into the "pro" section until a woman called me back telling me the cost is because of the Parma ham. I didn't want to argue but I still don't understand why they would make the pizza smaller?
-the rooms are small, older rooms, some cracked tiles, bathrooms are outdated. I generally felt like we were staying at summer camp sometimes as you can hear your neighbors quite clearly.
-the wifi is terrible and on a day that it rained we looked in to their DVD collection which was mainly comprised of movies from the 70s and 80s. We tried to download a movie but the wifi was so slow it only downloaded 40% in over 10 hours.
- I think if this place cost $300/night none of these things would bother me. But out of season this place cost about $2,000 for 3 nights and we spent $1600 on food for 3 days not including going out to dinner one night and breakfast one morning. And that includes approximately 6 alcoholic beverages a day between the two of us. At this price I would expect local FRESH fish - not local frozen.
When I go back and read some of these other reviews I have to wonder " did we stay in the same place as these people!?!?"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rosewood Little Dix Bay is currently closed for a comprehensive renovation and is scheduled to re-open in late 2017. The iconic Rosewood Little Dix Bay is currently closed for a comprehensive, multi-million dollar restoration, which will be the most substantial beautification project since the resort was founded by Laurance S. Rockefeller over 50 years ago. The restoration will include the complete redesign of the resort’s guestrooms and suites, its three restaurants and overall enhancements to the resort’s gardens and landscaping. New York City-based Meyer Davis Studio will lead the restoration, working alongside Miami-based architectural firm OBMI. Together these agencies will honor Laurance S. Rockefeller’s unique vision of a luxurious hideaway set amidst the pristine backdrop of Virgin Gorda. The renewal will bring about a new level of sophistication in keeping with the natural setting, whilst introducing brand new signature suites for the ultimate in relaxation and style. A rebuilt Beach Grill will offer a one-of-a-kind beach dining experience, while the iconic Pavilion and Sugar Mill buildings will remain intact but will feature extended indoor/outdoor dining areas. Guests will also enjoy an elevated arrival experience and the resort’s vibrant tropical gardens will be enhanced with new lighting, signage and improved access to Little Dix Bay beach. The renovation will also bring the addition of new restaurant concepts for The Pavilion, Beach Grill and Sugar Mill; new world-class amenities; elevated service standards and an increased focus on sustainability. Upon reopening towards the end of 2017, Rosewood Little Dix Bay will reaffirm its legacy as the Caribbean’s leading luxury resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rosewood Little Dix Bay Hotel Virgin Gorda
- Little Dix Bay Resort
- Little Dix Bay Virgin Islands
- Little Dix Bay Hotel Virgin Islands
- Rosewood Little Dix Bay Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands