What: A garden paradise set around a crescent-shaped bay and protected by a coral reef, Little Dix Bay is an idyllic setting for an active or relaxing vacation. The guest rooms, suites and two luxury villas are nestled among sea grape trees and are not visible from the water, ensuring ultimate privacy. Patios and porches take advantage of Virgin Gorda's plentiful trade winds. The resort boasts 3 restaurants: an open-air pavilion, a beach grill, and a beachfront restaurant.

Where: It's located just 5 minutes from Virgin Gorda Airport or a 20 minute boat trip on the resort's private catamaran from Beef Island Airport, Tortola. The hotel's sister resort, Caneel Bay on St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, offers a ferry service for guests staying at both resorts. The scenic, 90-minute trip westward through the Sir Francis Drake channel features breathtaking views of emerald islands and turquoise waters.

Why: The pristine, 1/2-mile crescent beach is considered one of the finest in the world.
A coral reef just off the beach provides excellent snorkeling and protects the bay, ensuring calm water for swimming year round. The resort also offers world-class treatments at The Spa, as well as a fully-equipped Fitness Center, tennis courts, and extensive programs for children.