Boundless luxury. An eternal escapade. With the sand at your feet and the Pacific Ocean as your playground, physical boundaries are merely figments of one’s imagination. Whether framed by opulent Lanai landscape, Fijian palms or backed by a natural waterfall, these properties are guaranteed to yield limitless coastal comfort.
Into the deep end on Denarau Island
The beating heart of Fiji nestled amongst succulent palms and pristine sand beaches, Denarau Island is host to an exclusive, private gated community positioned perfectly on the apex of the Peninsula. This private villa, listed for $11 million, sits on approximately an acre of land surrounded by crystalline turquoise blue water and unobstructed views from sunrise to sunset stands a sprawling tropical paradise. Whether you’re in the market for an entertainer’s haven or your cove of luxurious relaxation, it’s an estate that has it all.
Features: Impeccably designed, the residence has over 14,000 square feet of living space and six en-suite bedrooms that each take in the horizon. A private, expansive pool, a lush garden and a seated fireplace encompass the estate. Seamless indoor/outdoor living.
Pacific perk: A private boat ramp for a 30-foot boat or seaplane and a private marina berth for 80-foot boat, massive oceanfront decks, staff quarters and media room. The property is located about 20 minutes from the airport, world-class surf and game fishing spots, the Port Marina and the Denarau golf course.
A world away on Manele bay
Set high above Hulopoe Bay and Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), this safe and sustainable sanctuary has a remote vibe but is still in proximity to local hubs. With commanding bay views on the island of Lanai, the $8.8-million ultimate retreat completely envelopes you in a world of tropical luxury. Dramatic, unobstructed panoramas of Maui are framed by a natural, organic landscape.
Features: This serene 1.2-acre gated estate boasts the luxury of complete carbon neutrality in and around the massive 6,000 square foot residence. Two disappearing walls of glass make a seamless transition between indoor-outdoor spaces. Upstairs is a primary suite with private deck, walk-in closet with laundry and large bath. A custom kitchen with best-in-class appointments and an office provide a gracious platform for entertaining and catering. The downstairs level is filled out with two bedrooms with custom Shoji-style doors, a large living room and a second kitchen provide a private area for guests and family. A rain shower and large sauna set the stage for a dip in the saltwater pool and spa, automated by an Omni Logic system for carefree maintenance.
Pacific perk: The estate borders a Jack Nicklaus-designed Challenge Golf Course—the most exclusive in Hawaii. Dining and resort amenities are available at the nearby Four Seasons Resort Lanai. A 40-foot fishing boat with a slip at the Manele Harbor can also be included in the purchase.
A prized perch in La Jolla
Anchoring a coveted lot on Mount Soledad, this contemporary showplace takes in commanding views of the Pacific from one of the highest points in La Jolla. Listed for $12 million, the home has been renovated and enhanced with an emphasis on outdoor living space and features a network of outdoor spaces that are a world in its own.
Features: Artistic and modern details draw the eyes from the entry to the living room, which adjoins an updated chef’s kitchen and a family room area. Recent updates include the addition of a wet bar/wine cellar that sits off the living room.
Pacific perk: The home’s vanishing-edge swimming pool was configured so that it doubles as a lap pool. Manicured grounds also hold a meditation room, a gym with a sauna and steam room and an outdoor kitchen/bar that can handle a party crowd.