Facing the swimming pool at the heart of the estate, the wall-less raised living pavilion forms the social hub of the villa. The guest kitchen and bar with seating for three is a central feature of this cool and contemporary space. Groups of comfortable chairs and cane sofas sprinkle this space with cylindrical glossy black coffee tables that move around on concealed wheels adding a funky touch. The fan-cooled living space has a grand cushioned daybed poised perfectly beneath a brilliant skylight. Charming freshwater ponds, which are fed from a sacred spring, provide a vibrant ambiance. Feet are kept continually cool on the marble floors. A long timber table provides dining for ten people on chic black and white woven chairs reminiscent of Paris cafés. Above the table are two fabulous shell and crystal chandeliers that chime delicately in the tropical breeze.
A few steps away is an elevated guest bathroom which has amazing views over the river and a Hindu temple through cut-out screen windows.
A large wooden deck, furnished with single and double sun loungers shaded by tasteful black and white striped umbrellas, surrounds the 13-metre infinity-style swimming pool. A spacious balé houses a superb dining area for eight people and has multiple sitting areas. The black and white theme keeps the style fluid. Gaze back over the river and watch out for exquisite butterflies, birds and monitor lizards that love nothing more than to languish in the tropical sun.
Beyond the pool, where the two rivers join as one, is the villa’s delightful spa. Here, two large daybeds and therapy balés form a wonderful and romantic retreat.