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Little Dix room choice

Old Jan 30th, 2010, 07:35 AM
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Little Dix room choice

I've looked at the map and descriptions on the LD website, and I'm fairly confused. I'm trying to decide between Premium Ocean View and Beachfront Cottage. There's a significant price difference, and I'm wondering what the real differences are. I know that one is in groups of 4, the other (BC) in groups of 2. But they seem to be right next to each other, so I assume that the view is pretty much the same? Are the "cottages" larger that the PO's? Are they better equipped, better bathrooms, what? I just can't seem to sort it all out. I know that privacy and peace and quiet are our primary considerations (along with good view), so I assume that the west side of the resort is our best bet. But which category room?? In fact, if some of you know the resort really well, perhaps you can even suggest which room number I might request, not just room type. It's an awfully expensive place, so I'm hoping to make a good room choice. Thanks very much.
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 11:14 AM
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I have stayed in both Premium Ocean View and Beachfront.

I think that you may be confused with Premium Ocean View and Ocean Cottage. Ocean Cottages are grouped in fours; Premium Ocean View are in larger two story buildings Both offer ocean views, but Premium Ocean view is not as close to the water, although not very far away. POV are very lovely with very nice bathroom with a large shower no tub. If choosing this category, I would request second floor for more privacy and a superior view.

Ocean Cottages are grouped in fours. I have never stayed in one so I cannot offer comments on these rooms.

I absolutely loved my beachfront cottage. Situated in a private garden with two patios, one covered with table/chairs, the other with 2 lounge sofas, it offers optimum peace and privacy and it is just steps to the beach with its own private path.

It is a lovely place to sit, take in the views amist the songs of birds.

The room is gorgeous with two large closets, comfy, beautifully appointed king bed, table chairs and desk with designer lighting.

The bathroom is terrific. Two large vanity sinks, and both indoor and outdoor showers. The latter was my favorite and really added to the tropical feel.

Ocean water on this side is much superior for swimming since it is deeper and has little seaweed which is more prevalent on yhe occean view side; although it isshallow close to the beach for easy access.

I do not remember my room numbers, (I had two different rooms), but I feel that you will not be disappointed with any of these rooms.
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Old Jan 30th, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Thank you very much, Diane, for your lovely, detailed response. I hear what you're saying, but in a way it makes me even more confused. I went back to the LD website and looked at their room categories. Beachfront Cottages are grouped in pairs, not four. I wonder if there's maybe a difference in the beachfront cottages on the west side of the resort as opposed to the section you're speaking of. We've never enjoyed being right on the beach (we avoid Scott's at Caneel). I much prefer the greater privacy and the view when we're up a bit. I don't think we'd enjoy being on the east end, since I believe there's more activity down that way (though I know the pool is on west side-- and I don't like the idea of being near a pool). I'm trying to figure out what the differences are between, say, room 112 (Beachfront Cottage-- though it's for sure not really on the beach)) and room 113, right next to it (and so much less expensive), which is POV.
I've telephoned the stateside reservation office to try to get a clear handle on these details, but they didn't know a great deal. My experience has been that frequent travelers to a certain resort often know a good deal more than reservation folks.
Thanks again for your response, and I continue to hope I'll get hold of this thing.
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Old Jan 31st, 2010, 07:58 AM
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Hi Poss,

I was uncertain which was East or West until you described it.

My POV room was on the poolside but while just a short scenic stroll to the pool and dining areas, it was just far enough removed that there was very little foot traffic around it.

The other side, where my Beachfront was located is very quiet. These rooms sit back just far enough from the beach and there is well manicured vegetation between the garden encompaasing the roooms to give ultimate privacy from beach activities, while still affording a beautiful view of the sea. These rooms have two entry doors, one facing the asphalt pavement used for foot traffic and service carts. The rooms are far enough away from the road with its own private path to it, that I never heard any noise from vehicles or people. The other entry has its own private path to the beach, so there was never any problem with beach traffic. Also the two rooms are arranged angularly to each other such that while sitting on the patio, I never saw or heard my neighbors inside or out.

While in my POV room, at times I would hear music from the adjoining room. I do prefer beachfront. That being said, I stayed in POV on my first stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. My later stays were in Beachfront, and it toally spoiled me. Another thing is that the beach is so large and the grounds so expansive with rooms spread out, and many guests are gone for beachdrops or other activities, the place, during my stays, (4) never was crowded, and except for meal times people seemed very sparce.

For maximum quiet and privacy, I prefer the non-pool side. I always enjoyed the walk along the beach to the pool and restaurants, but if preferred, one can call for a golf cart pickup, and someone will be there almost before you lay down the phone.

One room that you may want to check out is Treetop. They are level with the tree canopies and probably offer amazing views. I met one couple who stayed in one and they just loved it. If it was a matter of saving $$$ or using the price differential for extra activities or days, I would certainly give it a try

Personally, I feel that there are no bad rooms at Little Dix. It is all a matter of persoanl preference. I hope this helps a little.

Diane
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Old Feb 2nd, 2010, 01:08 PM
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You're a gem, Diane. Thanks for taking the time to spell things out so clearly. Actually, we spent a few days at LD many years ago, so I remember the spread of the resort-- but only very vaguely; your details bring things back. We had been renting a villa on VG and decided to spend a couple of extra days to give LD a try because we have long adored Caneel. We liked LD less well than Caneel (though LD rooms are better), mainly because we love to snorkel for hours on end, and it's so varied and convenient at Caneel. (We didn't like the "drop off" routine, and it'd be more cumbersome now, I mean the getting in and out of boat part, now that we're a good deal older.) I also thought the grounds at Caneel were more handsome and more interesting to walk around. But for various reasons, Virgin Gorda seems to have become our destination this December (mid-December, before the rates jump), so we're looking forward to giving LD another try. I thought their spa was first rate, by the way (not that I'm a spa connoisseur)-- I hope I can afford a hot-stone massage this time-- best one I ever had.
Thanks again for your help. I t really DOES help.
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Old Feb 4th, 2010, 06:30 AM
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Thanks Poss,

Please let me know your thoughts when you return.
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Old Feb 4th, 2010, 07:53 AM
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will do!
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