Luxury Living Tropical villas

Luxury Living: Tropical villas

From Thailand to the Caribbean, 5 luxury homes set amid palm trees, powdery white sands and perfect turquoise waters — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

This grand hilltop villa on St. Thomas is surrounded by 1.3 acres of grounds with jaw-dropping views of the harbour (seen in the main image at the top of this story) and the twinkling lights of Charlotte Amalie. The two-storey main house includes four bedrooms and is complemented by a terrace with an infinity pool overlooking the sea. Guest quarters include three en suite bedrooms and a one-bedroom cottage. The property also includes a gym, garage, generator, solar-power system, and state-of-the-art security.

A spectacular retreat on the island of Phuket, Iniala Beach House features the work of several internationally acclaimed architects and interior designers, including Eggarat Wongcharit, Campana Brothers, A-cero, Joseph Walsh and Mark Brazier-Jones. Comprising a penthouse suite and three villas, each with three bedrooms and a private spa, the residence is just steps away from the white sands of Natai Beach and the azure waters of the Andaman Sea.

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  • Turtle Breeze
    Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
    US$5,850,000

This dream villa boasts 103 feet of direct frontage on the powdery white sands of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The creation of award-winning Caribbean architect Ron Shaw, the property offers 6,589 square feet of under-roof space, including the grand master suite and five guest suites, and 3,417 square feet of exterior living space. Surrounding the villa are 1.4 acres of tropical gardens with waterfalls and pools, a barbecue area with tiki gazebo, and an infinity pool with in-pool bar.

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  • The Castle
    St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
    US$9,950,000

The Castle commands a secluded hilltop with 360-degree views of the island of St. Croix and the Caribbean Sea. Inspired by Moorish and oriental architecture, Bulgarian Countess Nadia de Navarro-Farber purchased the property to build her fairytale castle. The main residence and gatekeeper’s cottage offer nearly 10,000 square feet of luxurious living space, with seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. The lush, 102-acre grounds include a swimming pool, private palm-lined beach, and sheltered lagoon facing Buck Island national park.

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  • Casa Roca
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    US$4,200,000

Casa Roca is a luxury villa on the ‘Millionaires Row’ of Playa Langosta. Architect Abraham Valenzuela designed the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home, which offers 7,000 square feet of sumptuously appointed living spaces. The property abounds with artisanal details, including marble floors, ceiling murals, exotic wood finishes, antique entry gates, and a cabana with steps crafted from ballast stones salvaged from a 16th-century Spanish galleon. Tranquil outdoor spaces feature a pool and gardens leading down to the Pacific Ocean.