Located on Mexico’s Virgin Coast near Careyes, Cuixmala is a jaw-dropping resort and nature reserve which was the private estate of the late financier Sir James Goldsmith. This fantasy palace with panoramic views and exquisitely decorated villas accentuate the Mexican charm. Haciendas with domed brick ceilings and beautiful stonework create an elegant living space.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon on North Island, Seychelles. This luxury island hideaway has 11 handcrafted villas spread out along the main beach. Wood, local stone, glass and thatched roofs are the principle materials used. The most luxurious villa features an outdoor shower and “spa al fresco” overlooking the Indian Ocean. This rustic private sanctuary with Robinson Crusoe feel offers all the modern conveniences in a natural setting.
Hotel Tropico Latino is a small beach side resort in Malpaís, Puntarenas, Costa Rica on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. This cozy retreat of beachfront bungalows and garden view rooms is tastefully decorated with modern interior design using local materials. Exotic hardwoods and artistically designed bathrooms provide the feeling of being in paradise. The hotel is surrounded by lush tropical gardens located on Santa Teresa Beach which has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
The Puri Angsa is a beautiful tropical home situated in Seminyak on the west coast of Bali, Indonesia. With the help of architect Robert Weir of Weir Phillips Architects, the owner renovated the old villa and updated it with modern amenities. The property has a main house, a separate house and a pavilion which are organized to form a satellite village. The main house is a two hundred year old traditional Sumatran structure full of beautiful Indonesian artifacts. Ceiling fans and mosquito nets in the bedrooms provide a Bali-esque touch. The swimming pool and beautifully landscaped grounds complete this tropical paradise. The Puri Angsa is available for rent as a vacation villa.
The vivid interiors of this tropical retreat in Costa Careyes, Mexico is inspired by the local style and rugged terrain. Designed by architect Manolo Mestre, Casa Dos Estrellas straddles a spectacular clifftop site with sweeping view of the coastline and the ocean. A deep colour scheme of turquoise, yellow, orange, red and pink sets a festive atmosphere throughout the villa.