World's Greatest Places 2021
Part of the Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
Courtesy Ken Hayden—Rosewood
July 20, 2021 6:36 AM EDT

After being hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the British Virgin Islands are on the mend. And nowhere in the territory’s approximately 60 islands and cays is the recovery more noticeable than in the North Sound on the northern coast of Virgin Gorda, home to several iconic island resorts. The Gorda Corridor sees the return of classic retreats including Rosewood Little Dix Bay, a family-friendly resort that offers seclusion along a mile-long beach, after a four-year closure and a multimillion-dollar renovation. Saba Rock, a small island (and beloved watering hole for boaters) that was previously closed because of hurricane damage, has been fully renovated and reopens in the fall as a nine-suite private resort. And neighboring Bitter End Yacht Club, also in the midst of rebuilding, plans to unveil a clutch of bungalows and a restaurant and bar by year’s end, signaling, one hopes, a sweet start to 2022. —Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

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