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Poolside blues at Zaya Nurai Island

The water transfer to Zaya Nurai was the perfect way to decompress ready to enjoy the promised relaxation, delicious meals and sunny shores.  We were greeted on the jetty by a few of the team and on our way to our room we were given a tour of all the key places to return to once we were all settled in.

Our first stop was the main pool (we also had our own one infront of our room) and just look at these gorgeous gardens and blue upholstery accents to reflect the water around us.

The designer of the poolside  area has done a beautiful job creating different areas for guests to relax – whether it be tucked up in a cocoon-like cabana to being outstretched on a sun lounger.  The landscaping was well thought through and provided a lush frame to the whole area. The injection of decorative pieces like the large clay pots within the gardens and solid timber tables provides simple accents that continues to build an easy to care for but dramatic backdrop for guests to enjoy the pool and view.

My Favourite Design Element: Making steps interesting can be tricky especially as the dimensions need to be sensible in size (and often in line with local codes) and slip resistant which limits the materials that you can use.  There has been a trend across the last few years to be more creative on the risers of the steps using vintage tiling or, as in this case, relief work to provide a decorative touch.  Very clever detailing and being backlit is stunning.

If you like the look of this area, and you have a pool or yard that needs a little bit of resort injected into it click here for some ideas that might just help you do this.

 

 

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