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Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

By Roger Cox, Editor

Secluded in its own bay, out of sight of development on the rest of the island, Little Dix provides a sense of total escape. Little Dix Bay HotelIts principal asset is a half-mile crescent of soft sand bordered by coconut palms and seagrape and protected by an offshore coral reef. The rooms, though somewhat set back in vividly colored tropical gardens, occupy a necklace of low buildings that follow the curve of the beach, so that no room is far from the sand. An open-air restaurant stands at the mid point, formed from four interconnected Polynesian pyramids. Behind it all rise low hills covered with dryland foliage of trees and shrubs (there's a hiking trail along the ridgetop for the adventurous).
The water beckons, with swimming, snorkeling, and sailing all available from the watersports center. There is also a fitness center and a cliff-top spa. Tennis players, meanwhile, can look forward to 7 courts (5 hard and 2 artificial grass), a fully stocked pro shop, player matching services, and some sort of clinic or round robin on weekdays in season. Those round robins often draw local residents, who can provide first-hand advice about where to eat and what to do on the island (a snorkeling trip through the boulders and grottoes of the Baths of Virgin Gorda is not to be missed). Peter Burwash International (PBI) pro Lucas Pluta has runs the tennis operation. 

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Nov. 18-22, 2014: Rosewood Little Dix Bay Legends Tennis Camp
neckercup.com/legends-tennis-camp/ Phone: 888-ROSEWOOD

This 4-day/five-night retreat comprises 3 days of on-court clinics with former French Open Doubles Champion Murphy Jensen, renowned coach Wayne Bryan (father of Bob and Mike), and a guest appearance by Brad Gilbert. Also part of the package is lodging, meals, beveragesw, various discounts and free perks, and an exclusive Necker Cup exhibition (on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island) that headlines Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker, Kim Cljisters, Martina Hingis and last year’s Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli. In addition, participants gain entry to the Charity Dinner, Auction & "End of the World" Party with Sir Richard Branson and other ATP / WTT Tennis Legends. Packages start at £4,470/person, double occupancy.

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay
P.O. Box 70
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
284-495-5555
Toll-free: 888-767-3966
Fax: 284-495-5661
Web Link: Rosewood Little Dix Bay
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