For our first trip of 2023 we wanted to do a quick getaway to celebrate our wedding anniversary as well as my birthday. Being a huge fan of the Caribbean, this seemed like the obvious first choice. We had been dying to visit the British Virgin Islands and Virgin Gorda in particular. Rosewood Little Dix Bay is a luxurious getaway surrounded by the untamed wilderness of Virgin Gorda and sits on one of the Caribbean’s finest shorelines – a half-mile beach of powdery white sands, a colorful barrier reef and crystal clear turquoise waters.
What I loved most about it was its spectacular location, unmatched seclusion, and the perfect base to situate yourself if you are hopping around the BVIS. This place would be the perfect choice for a honeymoon, special occasion or a luxe island getaway.
How to get here ?
The best way to get here is to first fly into any of the major airports at San Juan in Puerto Rico, Antigua, St Thomas in USVI or St Martin. We flew into San Juan.
From any of the above airports you would need to take an additional domestic flight via Intercaribbean airways or Cape Air to get into Tortola or directly to Virgin Gorda. We flew Intercaribbean from San Juan to Tortola. The resort will arrange your transfers by taxi if you fly into Virgin Gorda or via a 20 minute ferry if you fly into Tortola.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay has long been synonymous with barefoot luxury. The property has a total of 81 accommodations ranging from rooms, to suites and villas. All of them have stunning ocean views, easy access to the beach as well as dedicated butler service.
We stayed at one of their stunning treehouse suites. The treehouse suite is a charming one-bedroom suite with a garden patio, wraparound terrace and elevated views. The interiors of the room were absolutely gorgeous and had the perfect blend of Caribbean meets mid-century modern design.
Gorgeous interiors of the Treehouse Suite
A vibrant beachside setting for local tapas and raw bar delicacies.
The Reef House
Sense Spa and Wellness
Rosewood properties are well known for their Sense Spas, and Rosewood Little Dix Bay might have one of the most stunning spas I have ever been to. The Sense Spa is perched on a cliffside and has breathtaking views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel. You can enjoy the spa infinity pool or any of their signature treatments on the spa menu.
Anush and I got a couples Sense Signature massage. This massage was so exhilarating and so unique as they not only used their hands but also bamboo canes with long, deep rolling movements to release tension in targeted areas.
Infinity pool at the Spa
Post massage was the perfect time to enjoy this infinity pool with a view! Framed by lush tropical palms, colorful flowers and volcanic rocks, the tiered pool offers breathtaking elevated views of the ocean and a quiet place to lounge before or after a relaxing massage. Love how it seemingly blends with the Caribbean sea!
Main Pool area
Aside from the spa, there are other avenues for wellness including :
- an incredible gym well equipped with cardio and strength machines. You can also opt to get a dedicated trainer for your workout should you choose to
- yoga and meditation
- six tennis courts
- Main Pool : Nestled amongst palm trees and ancient volcanic boulders, the free-form Pavilion Pool is the perfect place to relax. It also is right by the beach so you can hop on over to the beachfront with ease.
There is plenty to do in paradise – from relaxing on the beach, to snorkeling in the bay, getting a massage at their spa, to tennis, yoga, hiking and so much more.
You get bikes to get around the property
Little Dix Bay is one of the prettiest beaches I have been to, and we spent most of our time here! I mean how could we not – it was picture perfect!
Picture Perfect Little Dix Bay
But should you wish to explore outside the property there is so much to do :
- Complimentary Local beach drops, you can order for a picnic basket to enjoy while you are there!
- Day trips to nearby islands
- Island tours and jeep rentals
- Boat rentals, yacht charters and deep-sea fishing excursions
- Watersports: sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding
The one thing you should not miss out on is a visit to Baths National Park – the no 1 thing to do in all of the BVIs and luckily it is just 10 minutes from the resort! We rented a Moke from the resort ( another must do if you visit the BVIs) and drove all around the island.
Driving around in a moke
When we rented a moke, the 2 main places we stopped at were :
Baths National Park and Devils Bay
Epic vistas on coves and boulders
Surrounding the beaches and rocky shoreline at the southwestern tip of Virgin Gorda, The Baths is a collection of massive granite boulders as large as 40 ft in diameter, with white sand beaches and secret rock pools.
Keep cash on handy for entrance as well as a good pair of water shoes as you will have to make your way through a maze of boulders and caves to explore around. I also recommend going early before 10am or later after 3pm, to avoid the cruise ship crowds.
Hiking the Baths trail is such a fun experience, you will first go through a dirt path surrounded by boulders and cacti, and have occasional views of the bay. I recommend doing Devils Bay first and then the Caves, as the entire trail is like a one way. I wish this was mentioned somewhere , cos we did it the other way around and ended up doing the full trail twice!
You will first encounter Devils Bay. A series of steps and rope handrails guide explorers along a trail through the boulders from the beach at The Baths to the sandy expanse that is Devil’s Bay.
Continuing on you will wade your way through the colorful coves and granite boulders and make your way through the maze of sorts, climbing through the crevices and grottos. There are arrows around to guide you through the Baths trail. The tide is usually calm, unless its a “full moon day” which is what happened to us and the tide was pretty high but still manageable.
Cathedral room at The Baths
My favorite spot was the “Cathedral room” which is a natural pool within a small cave and it is simply magical! Beyond the Cathedral room, you will find the end of the trail which also opens up to a small picturesque beach with large granite boulders and epic views.
The other spot I highly recommend stopping at is Savannah Bay, the bay right next door to Little Dix Bay. The view point of the Bay from the road is jaw-dropping !
Birds eye view of the pristine Savannah Bay!
The beach itself is such a gem – fine white sands, clear turquoise waters, no development, so unspoiled and picture perfect in every way. We were literally the only ones when we went here! It dosen’t have a whole lot of shade, except for 2 palapas, so this would be a great spot to get dropped off for a picnic by the resort so that you also enjoy food, drinks and shade here. Its easily one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. It was a tad bit choppy when we were here ( again due to the full moon) but is usually like a swimming pool here – super calm and shallow.
Overall we loved our short and sweet stay at Rosewood Little Dix Bay and can’t wait to come back soon enough!
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Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
This stay was sponsored by Rosewood Little Dix Bay but all thoughts and opinions are my own.