We have just returned from a week at LDB and had a wonderful time. My wife and I travelled with our two children ages 13 months and nine years. To take things in order… Virgin Gorda does take a little extra effort to get to but is really worth it. We booked LDB’s private catamaran transfer from Beef Island and highly recommend arriving that way. Welcome cocktails and check-in on board the boat as it zooms towards a beautiful island and into the stunning bay in which you will be staying. We stayed in an one bedroom Ocean Suite (room 46) with a crib and extra bed in the lounge (still left plenty of space). The room was bright, airy with modern attractive furniture and an outdoor shower which is always fun. It opened up via the rear directly onto the beach which was a matter of steps away. In other words exactly what we look for. The bay location is beautiful and we happily spent many hours on the white sand or swimming in the crystal clear waters (tied with Mnemba Island Tanzania in our family for most beautiful beach we’ve been to). It was low season and the beach was never that busy with long stretches of unoccupied spaces. In otherwords if you are not with a group and want more privacy you can walk to somewhere that works (not sure in high season). On that note the crowd was a mixture of British and American families, regular visitors, honeymooners with the odd notable person such as a well-known actress… No one group dominating and blending together quite well generally enjoying private time.
In terms of the hotel we found the service to be exceptionally friendly, warm but attentive throughout our stay. The staff were very welcoming to our children and indeed the younger must have felt quite special with all of the attention. We enjoyed all three of the restaurants but would highlight the Sugar Mill and the Beach Grill. The Sugar Mill is for children over 12 only and the place for a romantic meal. We hired a local babysitter and enjoyed a leisurely high quality meal by the beach (it opens directly on to it versus the Pavilion which overlooks it). Without children we would have eaten there most nights. The Beach Grill is the opposite. Relaxed and informal but with a good coastal vibe and probably the best view for afternoon cocktails. The Pavilion is also good but featured a few too many evening themed buffets for my taste (a reduced a la carte is also available). Prices were higher than most people might be used to but that’s the nature of supplying an isolated island. We went to the grocery store in Spanish Town and indeed everything really is quite highly priced to make its way to the shelves.
Other things to highlight… Let the hotel book an island tour with a local driver and have it end at the famous Baths. The glass bottom boat tour they offer was awesome and reviewed elsewhere. Any child’s highlight is likely to be the fact that LDB contains a resident family of sea turtles (plus large rays) which do not mind you swimming/snorkeling alongside them as they eat the sea grass – my son has the memory of those wild bay turtles firmly fixed as his highlight and we did it a number of times.
Low key luxury in a stunning location… It felt well worth the money when we visited and I expect we’ll return at some point in the future.
- 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