Delicate Pacific Ocean breezes rustle palm fronds and tropical bougainvillea at Villa Camilla, tucked by the picturesque seaside town of Pedasi. This is not a hotel for travelers who want to bring the hubbub of the outside world in their suitcase; Villa Camilla is all about appreciating the region's natural beauty and tranquility. Horseback ride through the surf at sunset, photograph rare tropical blooms in the surrounding gardens, or even see whales, turtles, iguanas, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Ask the staff for the tips on the best surfing and snorkeling spots.
Inside, the design is worthy of the hotel's owners, famous French architect Gilles Saint-Gilles and his wife Camille. Graceful Moorish curves reach upward, while stark Japanese-inspired woodwork contrasts with whitewashed Venetian plaster. From the plunge pool to the seven immaculate accommodations (ranging in size from 350 to 1150 sq. ft.), Villa Camilla ignites the imagination and stirs the spirit.