Every little boy or girl loves to play with toys, however there comes a point in time when life takes over and all those much loved toys get lost in the attic. The Poseidon Undersea Resort from Fiji is the world’s first seafloor resort and the only place where you can spend a couple of days 40 feet under water in a luxurious environment. The resort is located in the crystal clear water of a 5,000 acre Fiji lagoon. [source].
On the shore of an idyllic white sanded beach in New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula rests a small, simple but elegant hut. Designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan, this hut measures a mere 40 square meters and rests on two thick wooden ‘sleds’ that allow it to be shifted around the beach front section. This innovative portability is a response to the ever changing landscape that line the beachfront in this coastal erosion zone.
To accommodate a family of five, every available space has been utilized. Entering through a double-height set of glass doors from the beach deck, the living/dining/kitchen zone continues in the back with a bathroom and a three tiered bunk kids room. The mezzanine bedroom is accessed by climbing a wall-mounted ladder through a closeable hatch, it shares the same view as downstairs through the huge glass doors. Climb the ladder again and you arrive on a roof terrace which catches rainwater for the gravity tanks behind. Small, simply and elegantly self-contained, this tiny elegant hut strips holiday living right back to basics. [source]
Looking for a unique place to relax and have a powerful experience away from your hectic lifestyle? The “Pretty Beach House” is a exclusive private guesthouse situated close to Sydney on the Bouddi Peninsula, Australia. The house is set high on the escarpment and snuggles into the forest like a tree house. The resort is made up of three private pavilions; relaxed, non-pretentious and homely beach villas nestled discreetly into a landscape full of hundreds of old gum trees which stand there like living art sculptures. [source]
A tropical beach villa should celebrate sea, sun and stars as well as shore-side chic. The dream of whispering waves and palm-shaded luxury becomes reality in only the most seldom of lucky places, while the project “Casas del Sol” featured in this post is definitely one of them.