The Little Dix Bay Hotel dominates this small bay with it’s striking pyramid shaped roofed tops and main building. The only opening is in the West due to the barrier reef that has the bay nearly shut. The anchorage is extremely tight and not recommended for any large sailing boats. It’s not possible for anchorage here if there’s a Northeast swell running. There’s 3 meters in the pass and inside, however the bottom rapidly rises to less than 2 meters as you get closer to the dock. Also the whole East end part of the bay contains a large amount of reef.
History and Fun Facts
This beautiful half mile, crescent-shaped beach was founded by Laurance S. Rockefeller, a famous American philanthropist, in 1964. Rockefeller helped design and build hotels that were environmentally friendly, which contributed to the growth of what is now known as eco-tourism. A mile North of Spanish Town, Little Dix Bay Resort is set among flower-filled grounds, with its luxurious rooms, terracotta floors and great customer service. Caneel Bay on St. John is its sister resort, a 90 minute ferry ride away.
Restaurants and Amenities
The Pavilion Restaurant
An open air restaurant that serves a daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. You also have the option of ordering off the menu. Provides live music entertainment most evenings.
During high season men are required to wear slacks paired with a collared shirt and ladies should wear suitable evening attire.
Restrooms are available at the resort and at the restaurants.
Crystal clear, calm waters are ideal for swimming. If you’re interested in snorkeling, the best spot to do so is outside of the reef. There’s also a Dive BVI available for your scuba diving needs. Hiking trails, a fitness center and tennis courts are also readily available.