Spread between 3 villas, 6 of the 7 elegant suites enjoy wonderful sea views. Contemporary yet colonial, living areas are spacious and stylish. Beds are set on raised platforms and laid with crisp linen. Mosquito nets are cleverly hung from the inside. Ceiling fans, air-con and the sea breeze will keep you cool. Mod cons are minimal (this is about escaping modern life), but you will find plenty of books to read.
ROOMS & SUITES
Suites 1, 2 and 3 - Cinnamon Villa
The three suites in the Cinnamon villa are discreet, light and airy, with a spacious lounge area spilling onto a deep outdoor terrace facing the garden and the ocean. A large double bed sits under a mosquito net canopy on a cool polished cement base. There is an en suite bathroom with hot shower, ample wardrobe space and a writing table-cum-dresser. All are air-conditioned and Cinnamon 1 connects with the neighbouring suite to create a spacious apartment for our family guests. Cinnamon 3 is the largest of the three suites, a standalone suite adjacent to the library and Apa Thalpe's common lounge.
Suites 4 and 5 - Cardamon Villa
The two Cardamon suites are separate or joined; expansive rooms with en suite bathrooms, walk-in dressing area, lounge and air-conditioned bedroom screened by evocative accordion door panels. Guests can relax on the long shared verandah of cool polished concrete, with comfortable banquette and dining table for breakfast in the cool morning air, or a romantic candlelit dinner. The view is stunning, to the pool and the surging ocean horizon beyond.
Suites 6 and 7 - Saffron Villa
The two Saffron suites stand out as lovely places to while away a holiday. These designer suites have their own verandahs overlooking the garden and sea. Doubled bedrooms adjoin a master bathroom with separate doors to the garden, living room and pool. The two suites are separated by a fish-filled lily pond, and Saffron 6 is the most spacious of Apa's seven suites.