Bayuh Sabbha’s main living pavilion lies at the centre of the property and is dominated by large wooden sofas topped with deep cushions in muted fabrics to match the tone of the house. An antique Chinese cabinet houses the entertainment system and the room is ornamented with some delightful art and sculptures.
To the right is the dining pavilion, furnished with a square table and 12 chairs, and with a spacious ocean-view terrace. Some more intimately sized tables and chairs make this the perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea, evening cocktails or a casual dinner under the stars.
A large gourmet kitchen is located behind the dining pavilion and the staff will fill the fridge according to guest’s shopping lists. Guests can help themselves to snacks from here, or cook up a storm should they feel so inclined, or simply leave it all to the accomplished chef.
In another building, reached by a covered wooden walkway from the sleeping pavilion of the main villa, is a study with an impressive antique desk, bookcases, dedicated internet connection and comfortable furnishings. This upstairs room, also offering sweeping views, is a perfect hideaway to catch up on messages and work quietly. Downstairs, a comfortable TV room also opens to the view. Air-conditioned and furnished with a deeply cushioned white sofa and a wall lined with bookcases, this room can be converted into an extra bedroom for children, with two single beds, and has a guest toilet.
The villa’s air-conditioned gym is well equipped with top-of-the-range weights, cardio machines and a set of free weights, and features mirrored walls and a stereo system. A personal trainer is on call for those who need a little extra motivation.