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The Caribbean unveils its newest, most exclusive village. One that blends luxury with local character, contemporary design and an environmental ethos. The crown jewel of Sint Maarten: Porto Maho. A dual-island nation, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten embodies all the poise and style that its French and Dutch cultures imply. One of the Caribbean’s original jet-set destinations, where celebrity meets society in a cosmopolitan swirl; its nightlife buzzes, its beaches rival its counterparts and its restaurants spill over into a culinary cornucopia. More fabulous still is the way of life here. It’s textbook island paradise, with all the perks. With international banks, duty-free shops, high-kicking nightlife, yachting and boating galore, countless beaches, and gourmet produce flown in from France daily, the island is an altar to carefree tropical leisure.
Chic. Contemporary. A collaboration between architecture and tropical beauty. The Vistas at Porto Maho seamlessly integrate fifteen villas and the landscape of the destination. Set above Simpson Bay Lagoon, the homes cascade down a lush hillside. Floor-to-ceiling windows unveil views of the cove, the Caribbean Sea and distant Anguilla. Designed by the Italy-based firm Associated Architects, each of the fifteen Vistas offer breathtaking views, effortlessly blending chic lifestyles sensitively with the local environs. Project developer, The Maho Group, has been the leader in Sint Maarten’s luxury residential developments and Porto Maho epitomize all that expertise, easily providing a refuge, but also cultural context.
At every turn, organic texture richens the clean, contemporary lines. Sustainable hardwoods. Light beige marble and sandstone tiles. External walls of three-inchthick local rock. Cantilevered teak terraces shade the expanses of glass. These windows, in turn, open and recess, gracefully merging interior and exterior. The decks echo that fluidity, starting with frameless railings. So too, the negative edges of the infinity pools dissolve into the Caribbean’s azure horizon. And underneath the pool’s smooth, tranquil surface lies both a hot tub and mosaic-clad swimming area. Trade winds sweep across the lagoon, ascending the terraces and naturally cooling The Vistas. Other green options include solar panels, photovoltaic power supplies and rainwater collection systems.
Intimate in size, these chic homes boast more than 2,000 square feet of understated grandeur, unusual to smaller villas. Most floor plans feature powder rooms and dock access. Each features a parking area and central air conditioning individually thermostated for each zone. The Vistas ensure privacy with walls, cedar-toned hardwood louvers and lush landscaping, which showcases jasmine, gardenias, bougainvillea and roebellini palms. Service here remains paramount and each of these stunning homes also caters to your comfort and ease. Security, maintenance, gardening and pool services are included, while other services such as catering and housekeeping area available on request. Strong and simple, The Vistas’ architecture lures residents into the landscape and equally invites the tropics inside. Return home to a villa that embraces the whole outdoors.
Porto Maho signifies a new concept in living; the seamless integration of lifestyle and domicile with everything one needs to live comfortably andeffortlessly. No mere backdrop, the living village is destined to be a vibrant hub, complete with a piazza, cafes, restaurants, designer boutiques, aquatic activities, seaside promenade, lido, organic and specialty markets and members-only amenities like an athletic club, all anchored by what will be the destination’s largest mega yacht marina. This landmark real estate project anchors the town, a “destination within a destination.” The area is already home to the island’s largest casino, exhilarating nightclubs, the region’s best duty-free shopping and an array of international restaurants.
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