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British Virgin Island resort unveils new look after hurricane

A resort in the British Virgin Islands is now ready to welcome guests after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma.

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay is open once again
Rosewood Little Dix Bay is open once again
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British Virgin Island resort reopens after renovation

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, set in 500 acres of private beachfront on the British Virgin Island of Virgin Gorda, was initially closed in 2016 for a total renovation.

 

However, when Irma hit the Caribbean in 2017, high winds damaged the resort.

 

On its Facebook page at the time, Rosewood Little Dix Bay said: "Although the resort is closed for renovation, we are assessing the storm’s effects to our property and will know more in the coming days."

 

Now, the resort’s 80 rooms and suites are open for bookings.

The refurbishment includes new services such as a catamaran transfer from Tortola, dedicated butler service for all guests and a signature "soap butler" to offer local artisanal soaps from EC Soap Co upon arrival.

 

Inspired by the resort’s 1960s history, the interiors have been designed by New York-based Meyer Davis to emphasise natural materials.

 

There is also a spa called Sense, A Rosewood Spa, which offers panoramic views on an outdoor hilltop yoga platform and a private terrace in each treatment room.

 

A programme of activities including hiking, tennis and watersports is also available, and guests can enjoy tapas at the Sugar Mill, farm-to-fork fare at the Reef House, international dishes at the Pavilion, and vintage cocktails at the Rum Room.

A room at the Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort
A room at the Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort

The resort also has a newfound sustainability focus that covers composting, an on-site sustainable farm and a ban on single-use plastic.

 

"We are excited to welcome a new wave of ultra luxury travellers as well as our adoring legacy guests to the reimagined Rosewood Little Dix Bay," said Andreas Pade, managing director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay.

 

"Over the past four years, an expert team of environmentalists, architects and designers has worked tirelessly to honour the resort’s storied past while incorporating modern amenities and comforts, creating a truly one-of-a-kind offering in the British Virgin Islands that will delight discerning travellers for generations to come."

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