Rose Buds® is a program designed to provide our youngest guests with special services, amenities and convenience items designed just for them. From kids' menus to special events and fun activities, we welcome children and families at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and look forward to hosting your next visit.
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 Children's Center is unique in the Caribbean. The facility 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.
Hours of Operation: Closed Thursdays and Sundays
Registration: Register at the Children's Center between 9-9:30 a.m. for morning and full-day programs, between 1-1:30 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 & Fees: Children's Grove 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.-4 p.m.
- Half-day a.m.: Includes snack and juice; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Half-day p.m.: Includes snack and juice; 1-4 p.m.
- Evening Program: $20 per child. Children may dine with counselor for an additional charge (included if on a meal plan).
Daily Necessities: A hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, change of clothes and sneakers are recommended.
Beach & Boats: Kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and swimming will requires parental supervision.
Designated Dining: 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 10 years and older are also welcome in the Sugar Mill. High chairs and booster chairs are available for use in the dining rooms.
Nannies & Babysitting Services: Little Dix Bay is 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-hours notice is requested so we may appropriately meet your family's requirements. Rates are approximately $12 per hour for up to two related children, plus $3 per hour for one additional related child (maximum of three children per nanny; maximum of two if children are both under three years old). If you need further information or wish to arrange for a nanny, please contact the Children's Center at ext. 302.
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.
Birthday Parties: Children's parties may be arranged, with advance notice, at a minimum cost of $50 including a birthday cake and party favors.
Teenagers: Within the Children's Grove 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.
Room Reservations: For children staying in parents' room, there is a taxable $95 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 your stay. Please request specific services when making reservation to ensure availability.
- Portable crib
- Baby Primrose skincare products
- En-suite wireless baby monitors
- Full-size cribs & 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 & in-room bottle warmers