Among the lawns, towering coconut palms and flowering trees and shrubs of Villa Sabana’s delightful garden, alongside the inviting 18-metre swimming pool, is a spacious open-sided living pavilion furnished with deeply cushioned rattan couches. The room is equipped with ceiling fans to stir the tropical breezes, a 42-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player and an iPod docking station. At the opposite end of the pool, a shady balé presents a cushioned corner for rest and relaxation, while six teak loungers are poised for sun worship on a stone terrace that faces the pool, river and rice fields.
In a separate pavilion, the family room provides a big, comfortable, overstuffed sofa to curl up on in front of the 47-inch TV or listen to music. This is the perfect place to escape to with a good book, watch some TV or entertain the children in air-conditioned comfort. A specially made children’s-size table and chairs and a toy box filled with a great selection of games and books complete the picture (see families page for more).
At the heart of the main house is the bright, elegant and very spacious dining room, which seats up to 12 guests. Sliding doors open on three sides to create a semi-alfresco ambiance overlooking the garden and pool. For a tropical outdoor breakfast or poolside lunch, an eight-seater teakwood table shaded by an umbrella, lies just beyond the dining room.