Enchanting Nature-reserve in South Africa Celebrates Abundance of Wildlife

In the Waterberg region of South Africa lies the Leobo Private Reserve with a Lodge which sleeps 18 or at The Observatory, a state-of-the-art private house designed by architect Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. This playful 12,000 malaria-free nature reserve that overlooks the vast Palala Valley. Visitors are encouraged to be as laid back and flexible as possible, not limited by time. Just like enchanting chameleon in Northern Sotho where the name [...]

 

Puerto Escondido's Secret Mexican Beach Hut Hideaway

Architect Federico Rivera Rio in collaboration with Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha have designed the Hotel Escondido located along the Mexican coastline north Puerto Escondido. This resort hotel offer 16 villas all designed with palapa, a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves which is considered as one of the most important architectural contributions of Philippine culture to Mexican West cultures.   [via design-milk]

 

Luxurious + Modern Italian Villa in Apulia

Villa Bianca is a relaxing holiday sanctuary located on the hills of Santa Maria di Leuca, Apulia, Italy. The luxurious contemporary villa has 6 bedrooms and  huge outdoor pool overlooking the sea. Description: The villa’s vast open living areas connect the terraces offering breathtaking views of the dramatic meeting of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The enclosed pool area contains a large pool, children pool and jacuzzi, bar, and authentic wood [...]

 

The Mantra Underwater Room: A Diver's Dream Bedroom

Located in Pemba Island in the east coast of Africa, Tanzania is the new Mantra Resort designed by Genberg Underwater Hotels. The floating hotel suite has 3-levels where guests can go sun bathing during the day and submerged four meters at sea with 24-hour and 350 degree view of marine life. This hotel bedroom is a definitely diver’s dream. Photos courtesy Jesper Anhede via archdaily

 

Stunning Get-away Villa L’Escalet in France

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is Villa L’Escalet, an elegant home located in Saint Tropez, France. This 180 square meter villa was built with a 40 square meter infinity pool and only 5 minute-walk towards the beach. This villa was found in the Le Collectionist, a beautifully curated website containing luxury homes, exquisite places, private hotels and inspiring places around the world where inspiring and fascinating people have created a unique [...]

 

Stunning Mustique Villas in the Islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines

Located in the islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines is the private Villas of Mustique where guests are treated with unequivocal hospitality and become charmed by the island life. The hotel is built like a staircase coming down the mountainside with rooms and entertainment areas facing the beautiful sea. Photos courtesy Mustique Island

 

Relaxing Anantara Dhigu Resort in Maldives

  Situated the tropical paradise island of Maldives is Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa. Guests are welcomed with a spectacular experience of waking up to soothing infinite views of the deep blue Indian Ocean. Description by Anantara Dhigu Resort: Dhigufinolhu Island in the South Malé Atoll, is Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, comprising of some of the most spacious luxury villas in Maldives, some with private plunge pools and just [...]

 

Spectacular Azul Villa Esmeralda of Mexico

One of Mexico’s stunning and luxurious resorts with breathtaking ocean view of the Carribean Sea is Azul Villa Esmeralda located in Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya. Description of Azul Villa Esmeralda: With a breathtaking ocean view, six spacious bedrooms and plenty of luxurious amenities to delight the most discerning traveler, Azul Villa Esmeralda offers the best in luxury vacations. Azul Villa Esmeralda offers more than 11,000 square feet of plush, modern [...]

 

Unique Italian Hotel in Pre-historic Caves

Experience staying in a prehistoric cave in Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita located in Matera, south of Italy. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a part of a well-preserved historic town where homes, palaces and churches where in caves. Photos courtesy of Le Grotte della Civita

 

Jewel of the Greek Islands: Grace Santorini Hotel by Divercity Architects

Divercity Architects in partnership with mplusm Architects have designed the Grace Santorini Hotel, completed in 2010. Aptly called Jewel of the Greek Islands, this 20-room boutique hotel is located in the picturesque island of Santorini.   Grace Santorini is an exclusive boutique hotel in Santorini, Greece, perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets. The hotel has received global critical acclaim and was listed in the Condé [...]