One of the myriad pleasures of a sojourn at the 4 Bedroom Villa Residences is the sheer amount of convivial living space. At the villa’s heart is a huge air-conditioned living and dining lounge, with glass sliding doors opening onto the garden on both sides and spectacular sea views. Here, chic seating encircles a large coffee table, and ten upholstered dining chairs are arranged around a teakwood table above a carpet of geometric tiles. Oversized pots, sculptural ceramics in organic shapes, a wealth of natural materials and a neutral sand-and-aqua palette echo the beach setting.
Above is the breezy fan-cooled majilis – a spacious lounge open on two sides, with glass balustrades optimising the sea vista. With its super-comfy modular seating and table tennis, this is a cool hang-out space for teens, and the perfect spot for sunset cocktails. (Families and friends renting adjacent villas will appreciate the huge doors that can slide back here to create an extra-large living space.)
Flowing seamlessly from the downstairs living area is the wonderfully sophisticated kitchen, well equipped with countless culinary gadgets including wine fridge and pro coffee maker. This is where the villa katheeb prepares delicious breakfasts, or guests can perch at the marble-topped counter and admire the culinary skills of the Amilla chefs as a gourmet dinner is created before their eyes.