Located in Discovery Bay, Jamaica and built in 2000, Amonoka Villa, whose name in Indonesian means “peaceful home”, is a luxurious 9,600 square-foot creation executed to perfection. Amonka’s imaginative architects used only materials of the finest quality and many of the authentic design elements were imported from Bali, especially much of the wood and woven cane used for some of the ceilings. Stepping through the inner garden gate of Amanoka transports one into an unexpected world. The very beautiful and intimate, yet formal garden with fish pond leads the way to the main house. Crossing the garden bridge one enters a large entry hall, decorated with live orchids, that opens to a open-air Balinese pavilion and infinity pool overlooking the clear blue waters of Discovery Bay. Amanoka’s main pavilion houses an elegant living room, dining area, entertainment and lounge room, and three of the villa’s six bedrooms, each designed to a different style and all with bath en suite. True to its name, there are fresh orchid arrangements dispersed around the home and soothing textures of bamboo and teak throughout. Amanoka’s additional three bedrooms are located within the beautifully-appointed Annex, which connects to the main house via a landscaped interior courtyard. The Annex bedrooms are equally distinct and also have bath en suite. All open onto private balconies or terraces with lovely views of the gardens and bay.
A quick stroll through Amanoka’s landscaped exteriors, with unexpected meandering ponds and fountains, brings you to a private sandy beach with waterfront gazebo.
Photo Credit: David Massey