In the morning, it’s where we like to read the newspaper. In the afternoon, we happily congregate here for lunch. And when evening falls, it’s undoubtedly the best place to take in the sunset. Sit back and relax in these beautiful oceanfront spaces.
1. Le Gallerie, St Lucia
There’s good views, then there’s this view. The villas of St. Lucia’s Soufriere neighborhood seem meant to inspire an entire Jimmy Buffet album. Le Gallerie stays true to St. Lucia’s character through and through: high-vaulted ceilings, wicker furniture and even a swaying hammock for leisurely afternoons. Best of all, the iconic Piton mountains accompany you at all hours of the day. This is the type of natural art that money can’t buy, but a perfect porch deck can certainly take advantage of.
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2. Amazing Grace, Turks and Caicos
How sweet is the sound of the ocean from this back porch? On Turks’ Grace Bay Beach rests Amazing Grace, a colonial-style home where every room has the potential to inspire. Outside, just beyond the pillowy couches, you’ll discover a heated pool and whirlpool spa, a private deck, and a stretch of sand that you’ll have almost entirely to yourself. A full staff including chef and butler ensures you’ll be in a Turks and Caicos state of mind as soon as you arrive.
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3. Villa Kalipay, Phuket
High up in the lush hillsides of Phuket, Villa Kalipay was designed to bring the stunning sea views and enchanting skies to life. When you’re not busy lounging on the deck with a book, enjoy a relaxing treatment in the massage room. When the sense of Thai tranquility has fully set in, head back to your patio for a meal prepared by your private chef. There’s nothing quite like dinner with a view right after a massage (and you didn’t even have to cook!).
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4. Westhaven, Barbados
People flock to Barbados for a taste of that signature Caribbean flair. At Westhaven, while the laid-back essence of the island is felt in every room, it’s the sea views that you’ll remember for years to come. Lounge on the cushioned chairs around the pool, dine al fresco, then meander over to the beach for a starlit. You’ll live and breathe all the right kind of blues: sea, sky, pool…
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5. Bon Temps, St Barts
Get ready for grandeur. Elegant at every corner, this hilltop home in Pointe Milou epitomizes the glamor of St Barts. Its Palladian-style decor will make you feel like a queen – whether you’re taking in the Caribbean sun around the infinity pool, spending the afternoon in the villa’s private spa facilities, or living slow with a stack of magazines and a glass of lemonade on the back patio, that’s fit for royalty, and you.
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