Rose Buds is a program designed to provide younger guests with special services, amenities and convenience items designed just for them. From kids' menus to special events and fun activities children and families are made to feel especially welcome at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
Rose Buds at Rosewood Little Dix Bay reflects the same thoughtfulness and focus on environmental appreciation espoused by Laurance S. Rockefeller in the founding days of the resort. Set amongst the shade of a mahogany preserve is the Children's Center, where creative and indigenous activities delight children of all ages. With more than 2,500 sq. ft. of interior space, the facility is a unique children’s activity center in the Caribbean.
The Children’s Center boasts a miniature Caribbean chattel house, dress-up parlor, arts and crafts center, shipwreck, outside play area and many other exciting tropical activities. Led by experienced, fun-loving and caring staff, children participate in nature walks, shell-collecting, treasure hunts and other recreations that bring them in direct contact with Little Dix's beautiful environs. Children may also delight in stone painting, Caribbean folk art and literature and West Indian musical instrument crafts, all of which will become precious mementos of their visit.
Parents need to register at the Children's Center between 9 and 9:30 a.m. for morning and full-day programs, between 1 and 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon program and by 4 p.m. of the same day for dinner and evening programs. The program is designed for children over the age of three. Children must be out of diapers to participate in the program without a parent or nanny in attendance. Counselors will share details of the program at that time with parents or guardians. Parents are required to sign a registration/waiver form for their child before the program commences.
Schedule and Fees
Children's Center day programs are complimentary. Charges apply for babysitting services, meals and special events.
- Full-day Program: Includes a.m. and p.m. snacks, juice and lunch; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Half-day a.m.: Includes snack and juice; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Half-day p.m.: Includes snack and juice; 1 to 4 p.m.
- Evening Program: USD20 per child. Children may dine with counselor for an additional charge (included if on a meal plan.)
A hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, change of clothes and sneakers are recommended.
Beach and Boats
Kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and swimming require parental supervision.
Children's menus are available in the Beach Grill for lunch, the Pavilion for dinner and through in-room dining. Children over three years of age may also dine with a counselor from the Children's Center Monday through Saturday. Reservations are required. Children ages 12 years and older are also welcome in the Sugar Mill. High chairs and booster chairs are available for use in the dining rooms.
Nannies and Babysitting Services
The concierge at Little Dix Bay will be pleased to recommend third-party babysitting and nanny services for guests. Sitters and nannies are hired by the guests and must be paid for directly by the guest at time of service. A minimum 24-hour notice is requested to appropriately meet each family's requirements.
Rates are approximately USD12 per hour for up to two related children, plus USD3 per hour for one additional related child (maximum of three children per nanny; maximum of two if children are both under three years old.) For further information or to arrange for a nanny, guests should contact the resort concierge.
Monday Evening Pirate Party
A complimentary children's Pirate Party and buffet is held each Monday during the Manager's Cocktail Reception. Parents are respectfully asked to refrain from bringing young children to the reception and, instead, allow them to join the Pirate Party.
Children's parties may be arranged, with advance notice, at a minimum cost of USD50 including a birthday cake and party favors.
Within the Children's Center is a Teen Room with a range of CDs, videos and safe Internet access. This air-conditioned private area also houses a lending library of paperbacks and board games. Teens will also enjoy foosball, billiards and ping pong. Use of the Teen Room is complimentary. Special activities for teenagers may also be arranged upon request.
For children ages 12 and up staying in parents' room, there is a taxable USD95 charge for a rollaway bed. For children ages five to 11 staying in parent’s room, there is a taxable USD47.50 charge for a rollaway bed. Cribs for infants are available complimentary but must be requested at time of booking.
The following items are available for use during each stay. Please request specific services when making reservations to ensure availability.
- Portable crib
- Baby Primrose skincare products
- En-suite wireless baby monitors
- Full-size cribs and linens
- In-room baby-proofing service
- Lush velour terry child-sized bath robes and slippers
- Changing table, diaper pail, baby bath tub and/or non-slip mat, bed rails and in-room bottle warmers
Closed Thursdays and Sundays