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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a late review of my daughters wedding that was held in June, 2004. All arrangements were mainly handled from home and were perfectly executed. We had an excellent turnout given the somewhat difficult trip to get there. The ceremony was excellent, afterwards there were drinks on the patio and then a wonderful dinner. There was a band and we danced well into the evening. Couldn't ask for a better experience.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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3  Thank Mortgageman9000
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Little Dix Bay Resort is the best experience in the BVI and the upscale British BVI version of Caneel, but with a totally different layout, much longer and larger main beach. The resort closed for renovation in summer 2016, and hopefully re-opens on schedule in late 2017. Little Dix has had some development added on the mountain for old-time purists, not bad, but more buildings in last 10-15 years, with swanky hotel villas packed along ridge on this large 700 acre estate. I would have preferred Rockefeller's approach of natural-looking integration of buildings. The Spa is superb, with a new pool and tiny hot tubs on cliff gardens, overlooking BVI, and a steep staircase to a 2nd private hidden micro-beach. Development can have positives too.

I first visited in late 1980s via the Caneel Ferry when Caneel and Little Dix used to be sister resorts. The boat trip between St John and Virgin Gorda is spectacular on a sunny day. Today, it is possible via a private charter ($700) or day-tour boat ($99 pp) from Cruz Bay to Virgin Gorda, Spanish Harbor. Spanish Harbor is run by Little Dix Bay Hotel. Hotel is 5 minute taxi away. Or fly to Tortola from San Juan and Little Dix will take you to the resort by their private ferry with lovely sundeck and rum punch.

There are hundreds of incredible diving spots a mile or less off the hotel.
One dive that comes to mind descends huge undersea boulders and canals
encrusted with endless tubes and sponges. Numerous tunnels and doorways descend to a vast tarpon-fish feeding ground. Very unique.

The Baths have endless spectacular beaches and are the main attraction and I recommend you visit them multiple ways. By boat and by land. Noon and afteroon have different feels, so enjoy them more than once. Also, go after 4pm and the crowds are gone, the sunset is gorgeous at 6pm, and you might see 10 people the rest of the afternoon, year-round. BTW at the top of the Baths there is a restaurant.

For those daring, there are plenty of tidal pools to swim and snorkel in the currents and there are many places to climb the ridges of boulders. Also to jump amid huge rocks or to climb up chimneys and tight passages. Just remember you might have to go back the way you came in, so pay attention to your precise route and reserve some strength to get out backwards. Climbing a chimney in 85F is certainly a test to know you still got it. The waves are loud and after 4pm there is no one around, so bring a climbing buddy and a phone.

An unexpected feast for the eyes lies ahead ...

Rent a Jeep at Little Dix and head left, following the left-coast of Island. Note the gorgeous slinky beaches stretching next door. When the road splits in 1 mile, head left and follow along the steep mountain, past a variety of small lookouts and small resorts. Grab a drink and enjoy the viewing deck at Hog Heaven Restaurant. In the distance are Eustatius, Prickly Pear, Necker Islands, and Anegada further. Continue along the road and turn left onto the main road. Pay attention turn left and head to Leverick Bay and the pool near Pussers Rum Bar for a drink and check out the pier, local shops, and mighty super-yachts and red British phone booth.

From Leverick turn left and head down steep cliff road to the North Sound Ferry depot. Park here and grab a complimentary tiny boat to the famous Bitter End Yacht Club for drinks and to check out the vast grounds, restaurant, shops. Note the over-water sun deck is great for a snooze and to watch the pelicans.

When it gets near dinner time (7pm), take a sunset tiny ferry boat from Bitter End Yacht Club's pier to the tiny Saba Rock for dinner and drinks. Make sure to ask they are going to the Restaurant. The many fish in the vast North Sound will be swimming to the Restaurant underwater lights. It is incredible sight for kids and adults. And to feed the fish that jump and fight for food. They also have a huge lit tidal aquarium filled with eels, lobsters, crabs, and tons of fish. There is also an interesting shop selling pirate treasure, real heavy silver bars, etc. The atmosphere, dinner, food quality, lively bar and on-the-water views, sea-life, illuminated lagoon, tiny boat ferries coming-and-going, from this restaurant (and boutique hotel) is unique and unmatched in the BVI or USVI.

Note these islands have a more dressy and formal culture (no Texas red necks here) and are relatively quiet compared to other Carribean islands. The hotel development is minimal, there are large stretches of tropical vegetation, and the main attraction is the nature, the sea and the land, the gorgeous views. You will not find any world-class discos, night clubs or wild bars or restaurants like Puerto Rico, St Martin, or St Barts. This place is for peaceful days and nights, relaxing with a rum cocktail and some wine. Little Dix Bay has some dinners with live music band and dancing, but it is hotel scene, with patrons from 20s to 70-80s.

Come here for the incredible nature, kayaking, water sports, scuba diving, tennis, boating, rock climbing, hiking, and powdery ivory sand beaches.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
6  Thank trip647
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Little did bay has everything. Snorkeling, diving, shacks for food. We originally got a ocean cottage, but then they bumped us up to a nice suite facing the beach. It was lovely. They have tennis and their food is so great. The water was so crystal clear and turquoise.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
4  Thank Mia R
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have traveled extensively and would rate this property as one of the best. We opted for a garden room, which was fine. We were less than 100 feet from the sand. The beach is breathtaking - a beautiful crescent of soft sand and calm crystal clear water. Snorkling is excellent with lots of fish, sea turtles and sting rays. The pool is outstanding, especially for kids. LDB is not a "kids resort", but they are welcome. If you have one or two kids who are atleast 4 years old, then LDB is a good option. I would not bring an infant or a large family. The Rosewood kids club provides babysitting coverage if you and your spouse want to partake in a scuba trip, a dinner alone, or just need some afternoon alone time. The staff is superb. The dining is fantastic. It has to be, because there really are no other options outside the resort. Ask the front desk about getting a staff member to take you to The Baths - house size boulders that are really fun to explore during an afternoon away from the resort. We loved our stay at LDB and look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Most rooms are excellent choices.
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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2  Thank douglhuth
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Amazing!!! Little Dix Bay is everything you can imagine. The grounds are beautiful, rooms are luxurious, bed was incredibly comfortable, service impeccable, loved coming back to little surprises. We were a bit unsure of the policy of unlocked doors but our minds were quickly put at ease.

The beach is gorgeous, and you can take advantage of the small sailboats and paddleboards. It's relaxation at it's finest!

The managers cocktail hour is a must; met some lovely folks and sampled yummy appetizers and drinks. We set up a couples massage that night and boy were we happy we made that decision. The spa is incredible; the views from the infinity pool are breathtaking, be sure to go down to the private beach as well. The massage was heavenly, it was my husbands first time and he loved it.

We took advantage of the free beach drops and spent a few hours on our own on one of the private islands- that was spectacular.

You never need to leave the resort but don't miss out on the Baths; it truly is an awesome experience. Be sure to make your way through to Devils Bay- unbelievable!!! I am not the most adventurous and was a little concerned but it's not difficult to go through the caves- there are ropes and stairs in certain spots and the water was never above waist high (we did wear water shoes). We didn't take our camera the first time through, so went back for some photo ops; you can also walk down a trail to get to Devils Bay.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Leslie C
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