Voyage implies a journey, an adventure, an odyssey. It suggests the era of grand sojourns, of cruise ships and safaris, and is the perfect name for a villa whose owner loves to travel the globe. Farah Khan, whose fashion creations are favoured by many Hollywood celebrities, has styled Voyage as a barefoot luxury abode, while maintaining the old world charm of coconut-wood floors, bamboo-thatched alang-alang roof and driftwood lamps in a tropical island setting metres from the white-sand beach.
There’s a sense of space and freedom in the contemporary interiors, with comfortable sofas, and tables crafted from reclaimed limed teak set before glass walls which frame the sea views. Accenting the neutral colour palette of creams and greys are couture designer touches and decorative flourishes supporting the glamour travel theme.
Beyond the villa walls, Voyage keeps true to its luxury adventure theme. On an island that has few cars, the villa has its own safari-style open-sided buggy for land transfers. Also available to villa guests for island expeditions is the Voyage jukung, a traditional outrigger fishing boat transformed with chic elements like Emilio Pucci print cushions and gourmet picnic baskets. Of course, as in the days of grand travel, guests can expect to be cosseted by the villa’s charming staff.
As a designer beach retreat, Villa Voyage is incomparable. It is particularly suited to couples, groups of friends and extended families, and will be appreciated by lovers of design aesthetics and effortless chic.