This private residence sits within the Mauna Kea Resort on the island of Hawai’i, a place full of memories for the client who recalls family vacations to the famous hotel. The clients share an affinity for Hawai’i and Polynesia, for modern art and design, and for the beauty of natural materials and craftsmanship. They enlisted the firm to design a modern tropical home that their family would enjoy for years to come. The design solution balances traditional forms including prominent hipped roofs identified in the design guidelines for this coastal community, while translating the spirit of Polynesian cultures through a modern sense of restraint. On a site privileged by nature, immediately above Kauna’oa Bay, this home is organized as a series of modern tropical pavilions, which together conjure the impression of a small village.
Rancho San Lucas, a luxury private resort community in Cabo Sal Lucas, is one of Mexico’s premiere destinations for high-end tourism and a big draw for travelers and second home buyers. The property features the luxurious Norman Estates, developed by hall-of-fame golfer and entrepreneur Greg Norman.
This five-bedroom house in Canggu, Bali is a stunning find. At Villa Zelie, engraved timber doors swing open to reveal sprawling tropical gardens, a shimmering 20-metre swimming pool and inviting spots to socialise or sink into restful peace. Grand open-sided ‘Joglo’ living pavilions and individual air-conditioned bedroom suites are fashioned from teak and ironwood, with architecture inspired by Javanese palaces, and exquisitely furnished with French flair.
Naman Retreat Hay Hay Restaurant and bar is a project designed by VTN Architects. Beside the main linking road between Da Nang city and Hoi An old town, Naman retreat resort, a qualified coastal resort is located 16 km away from Da Nang international airport. Photography by Hiroyuki Oki
The Resort concept of Naman Retreat designed by VTN Architects is providing physical and mental treatment for the long stay guests by the nature friendly environment and healthy activities such as spa, yoga, beach sports and so on. To achieve a perfect atmosphere that enables the guests a maximum body and mind purification and relaxation, the resort was designed by harmonious mix of greenery, natural stone and bamboo. Photography by Hiroyuki Oki
Aman reigns as king of the ultra-luxurious resort experience, with properties in 31 breath-taking locations worldwide. The mighty Amanera rises through the green of the Dominican Republic’s tropical jungle to enjoy uninterrupted views of Playa Grande’s pristine sands and the crystal waters beyond the clifftop on which it perches. The resort devotes itself to giving guests privacy beyond compare. Scattered sporadically along the coastline, each of the free standing casas and casitas remains in its own world- in fact you could barely call the room next door your neighbour in this sprawling resort.
A stunning design collaboration by accomplished architects Jean-Michel Gathy and Philippe Starck, the splendid, eight-bedroomed Villa Sawarin in Cape Yamu, Phuket, Thailand, is a perfect blend of modern beachfront luxury and alfresco Thai living. With an impressive 4000 square metres of premium indoor and outdoor living space, unobstructed ocean views from every room, 24-metre infinity pool, outdoor dining sala, spa room, beachside boathouse with yoga deck, games room, home theatre, gymnasium and its very own golf practice green, Villa Sawarin is designed for only the most discerning of travellers. Rent it now.