Stretching from a cloak of towering coconut palms into the sun, Japao’s main villa is a marvel of gleaming Brazilian and Balinese hardwoods from floor to ceiling. Picture windows in every room ensure that nature is on full display. The indoor/outdoor Sonos sound system sets the perfect tone to move from art-filled interiors to the exterior courtyard where a giant boulder flanks the koi pond, forming a natural gallery. Outdoor living spaces are in abundance here, from a 1,000-square-foot open-air dining lounge with views of the sea and jungle-shrouded mountains to an equally expansive pool deck with nearby Jacuzzi. It’s cozy enough for just one couple, but with room to invite extra-special guests.
Watch the morning sun break through the palm trees from the second-floor perch of the 500-square foot master suite, which showcases sea views from two sides. A staircase from the villa’s main living room transports you to this light-filled sanctuary with king bed and bath, adorned in warm woods and accented in stone.
The Master Duplex
Adjacent to the villa, the master duplex is an equally magnificent mix of hardwood and stone—as if the surrounding jungle reimagined itself as contemporary architecture. With a ground-floor living room and upstairs master bedroom/bath, you have nearly 1,300 square feet of added living space.
Pathways through the island’s palms lead to a pair of 375-square-foot sea-view bungalows that mirror the contemporary design of the villa and duplex, and are perfectly positioned to take in sunrise. Each houses a king bed and a bathroom that is cleverly concealed in its open floor plan by curved stone walls.