The social hub of the villa, the open-sided living pavilion, sits in the middle of the compound and is a striking feature with its white pillars, white Palimanan stone floors and high vaulted alang-alang thatched roof. Three comfortable suede sofas allow guests to unwind cooled by ceiling fans. A pull-down projector screen affords a tropical cinematic experience.
The dining pavilion rests in the corner of the main courtyard with direct access to the villa’s impressive kitchen. This grand, colonnaded pavilion features a stunning 14-seater teak table where guests can enjoy home-cooked dinners prepared by the in-house chef. The large fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances can also be used for cooking demonstrations.
To the rear of the kitchen is the media room, which also doubles as a great kid’s playroom. Featuring a soft comfortable L-shaped sofa, large flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player, iPod dock, Nintendo Wii and library, it is the ideal place to curl up with a book or watch a movie. Two ceiling fans keep guests cool.
The 20-metre infinity pool lies between the living pavilion and the beach and is the perfect place for splashing around with the children or swimming lengths. There are numerous sun loungers positioned under the shade of the coconut trees and in the poolside massage balé. A bamboo ‘cabana’ bar rests by the pool – great for an afternoon cocktail.
The gardens are a tropical explosion of colour and lushness. Local flora includes frangipani, bougainvillea, lotus trees and other exotic species. The orchard at the rear of the villa makes a wonderful secret garden for children to hide in and play, while the large lawn leading down the beach is a dream setting for special events and celebrations.
Guests can sit and watch the local fishermen haul in their daily catch from the beachside balé, which is also the perfect spot for a beach barbecue at sunset.