An Iconic Caribbean Rosewood Resort Is Returning in 2020

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By Alexander Britell

One of the Caribbean’s most legendary resorts is making its long-awaited comeback in the first quarter of 2020, Caribbean Journal has learned.

The historic Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is set to relaunch in January, according to a spokesperson for the company.

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What a cottage will look like.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, set a spectacular crescent of sand in the southwestern corner of Virgin Gorda, will have a mix of cottages, suites and large villas.

Food and beverage concepts will be comprised of the Sugar Mill eatery, the “wholesome slow food”-focused Pavilion; the Rum Room, an open-air rum bar; and The Reef House, offering a farm-to-table culinary experience.

little dix bay beach

The beach at Little Dix Bay is one of the most beautiful in this corner of the Caribbean.

And yes, the resort’s renowned Sense, a Rosewood Spa, will return, along with a fitness center with state-of-the-art training equipment.

The resort will feature two pools: the Pavilion Pool, set at the edge of the beach, and the spa infinity pool, a tiered ocean-view pool.

It will be a triumphant return for a hotel that has been closed since 2016, when it began a large-scale, multimillion-dollar renovation project.

That project came to a halt in 2017, when Hurricane Irma came through the BVI.

Now, the renovation and transformation of the resort, the largest of the property since Laurance Rockefeller founded the property more than a half century ago.

Its reopening will reestablish Little Dix Bay as arguably the premier resort in the BVI, joining a luxury portfolio in the archipelago that includes standouts like Guana Island and Scrub Island, among others.

It will be another jolt for the tourism sector in the wider Virgin Islands chain, which will soon see the relaunch of the Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas and the Renaissance Carambola in St Croix, all in the next year.

It’s also a significant boost for Rosewood’s Caribbean portfolio, which expanded last year with the debut of the Rosewood Baha Mar in The Bahamas and will soon grow with the planned launch of the Rosewood Half Moon Bay in Antigua. (Rosewood also has a resort in the Mayakoba development on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.)

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