Livin’ On The Edge In A House Of Blues: The World’s Best Beachfront Homes

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Below are some of the world’s best beachfront homes where tranquil, turquoise waters are the backdrop to oceanfront luxury living. Think pale cerulean and aquamarine shallows fringed with pristine white-sand beaches and punctuated by luxurious estates seated by the water’s edge. And that’s just for starters!

At these private estates, inside and outside living have seamlessly merged together turning real estate fantasy into beachfront reality. Residing in one of these homes is akin to living inside a David Hockney painting: where modernity meets vibrant, variegated shades of blue, green or turquoise that boast beachside bliss.

Triton Villa, Turks And Caicos Islands

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Triton Villa, 203 Long Bay Beach Drive, Long Bay Hills, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.

This private and palatial estate sits on one of the world’s best beachfront sites as ranked by Conde Nast. Occupying over two acres of lush landscape and 155 feet of beach frontage, occupants experience a setting of natural beauty while soaking in breathtaking panoramic views of the turquoise Caribbean waters. Boasting 12,000 square feet of lavish beachfront living space, features include an outdoor movie theater with fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, a beach front yoga pavilion, a large glass front pool with an infinity edge hot tub, and private tennis court.

Triton Villa is as high-end as it gets, and this harmonious sanctuary fulfills every want imaginable. It’s location is one of the most sought-after, luxury residential locations in the Caribbean that offers an attractive investment, the best that architecture has to offer and a Kardashian-like lifestyle.

According to Ian Hurdle, exclusive agent representing the Turks and Caicos real estate market and member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network, “Turks and Caicos itself has adopted contemporary Caribbean chic as the architecture du jour – the use of glass, native stone and hard woods with crisp white walls and a mix of Bermuda roves and shingles tie organic materials with modern sensibilities, against the backdrop of crystal clear turquoise waters.” Triton Villa is at the forefront and the architectural contender as T&C’s latest and greatest in home design.

Villa La Sata, Playa Flamingo Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Villa La Sata, Playa Flamingo Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Real Estate.

This estate is carved out of the side of a hill with the multi-hued Pacific Ocean rolling below. Together, the main house, guesthouse and gatehouse span over 9,500 square feet of air-conditioned area, meticulously designed for sophisticated elegant living atop the cliffs of Playa Flamingo.

Villa La Sata has a contemporary Mediterranean vibe that blends old and new alike: elaborate folding glass wall systems allow the outdoors to blend seamlessly with the interior space that has been adorned with handcrafted cabinetry of rare Anigre and Mozambique hardwoods. A private staircase winds down to the coveted white-sand Flamingo Beach, amidst an abundance of tropical hibiscus and mangroves. And whether it is in the early morning, when mangrove trees cast shade over parts of beach and the morning waters boast fifty shades of blue . . . or it is at sunset, when the sun slowly descends converting the sky into a pomegranate red . . . Villa La Sata remains the ultimate living experience. The property’s location is ideal: a safe, stable country, fabulous climate, unspoiled beaches, welcoming people, and unparalleled biodiversity, including an abundance of sea life and some of the best deep sea fishing on the continent.

202 Kaikuono Place, Honolulu, Hawaii

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202 Kaikuono Place, Honolulu, HI. Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate.

This multi-level contemporary home boasts some of Honolulu’s finest views of an azure cove, coconut-lined white sand beaches, the surf and jaw-dropping sunsets. This grandiose, yet graciously intimate home, brings indoors the vibrant colors of outdoor tropical living. The home’s interior evokes a Hawaiian modern decor -glass walls, sleek dark woods and the bluest-of-blues wallpaper, the Pacific Ocean. This luxurious, secluded oasis also has private deeded beach access to one of Diamond Head’s finest beaches and is nearby to the shopping and restaurants of Kahala and Waikiki.

According to Susan Hayter, a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network who was again voted as Best In Real Estate, “Honolulu County offers some of Hawaii’s most breathtaking Oceanfront Estates . . . from quiet, off the beaten path exclusive enclaves, to tropical paradises nestled at the foot of Diamond Head.” Undoubtedly, 202 Kaikuono Place is one such tropical paradise.

6955 Isleview Road, Whytecliff, West Vancouver, British Columbia

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6955 Isleview Road, Whytecliff, West Vancouver, British Columbia. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.

Living in this cosmopolitan, contemporary waterfront residence -situated on a private bluff overlooking the most spectacular ocean and coastal views imaginable- leaves nothing to be desired. This breathtaking tri-level residence offers the most dramatic open floor plan, along with a fully gated estate that offers approximately 14,757 square feet of paradise – beautifully landscaped with tropical and exotic vegetation that lead to miles of private ocean.

Castillo Caribe South Sound Rd, Grand CaymanCayman Islands

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Castillo Caribe South Sound Rd, Cayman Islands. Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Real Estate.

It’s all here: lifestyle, luxury and location! Without a doubt, Castillo Caribe is one of the finest beachfront estate homes in the world offering every luxury for modern-day life. This property has too many amenities and features to list individually, but to name just a few: spa/hot tub; tennis court; helipad; fitness center; home theatre; wine grotto; 4-car garage.

Although the Cayman Islands enjoy year-round summer weather, magnificent diving and snorkeling, and scant crime, these benefits are eclipsed in most people’s eyes by the Island’s tax-free-haven status: no property tax, no income tax, no capital gains tax and no inheritance tax. Castillo Caribe offers the opportunity to combine such tax savings with the most luxurious of lifestyles on a pristine white sandy beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Top image Triton Villa, 203 Long Bay Beach Drive, Long Bay Hills, Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands. Courtesy of Ian Hurdle.

Suzanne Dooley

By Suzanne Dooley

Suzanne Dooley is a freelance writer, specializing in lifestyle, real estate, travel and wellness topics for a variety of online publications. Suzanne currently resides in Manhattan.

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