Rosewood Little Dix Bay
When Laurance Rockefeller founded Little Dix Bay in 1964 as a haven for well-to-do travelers, he had the foresight to choose an island that would dodge the wrath of rampant development, which has spoiled so many pristine Caribbean locales. Some four decades later, Little Dix continues to pamper the rich and demanding, even more so now, after a recent $25 million overhaul by oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt’s Rosewood group. And the resort’s new Asia-meets-the-tropics style—indigenous woods, handcrafted furniture, Italian linens—was worth every million. In response to the growing demand, there are now three sprawling hilltop villas, each with its own private plunge pool, decked-out kitchen, and outdoor stone showers.