Just beyond the massive hand-carved wooden gates is 23 Palms. You will be transported to your own private world where lavish luxury meets barefoot tranquility, complete with palm trees, crashing waves and a beautifully-appointed Dutch colonial villa.

The large living room, with soaring 18-foot ceilings, is furnished with an impressive collection of American and European furniture. The home boasts two master suites of tremendous proportions, as well as a junior suite, ideal for a single guest. All suites have private baths, and both master suites have outdoor showers so you can enjoy the sounds of the Indian Ocean.

The tea house by the sea provides al fresco dining and a comfortable living area overlooking the swimming pool and sandy beach.