Dellis Cay Hotel, Turks & Caicos Islands
When it comes to places I’d love to visit but probably wont get the chance too, the rainforest ranks very high up the list. Visiting such areas weighs heavily on my environmental conscience, causing me to worry that my being there would have a highly detrimental affect on the eco system.
All that being said, if we are to continue to visit and occupy places within the naturally beautiful areas of our planet, then designs such as these from Chad Oppenheim for Mandarin Oriental would be preferable. Located in the beautiful Dellis Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean, the villas are in an area of immense natural importance, and as such are designed to complement the area rather than cause conflict.
The villas have been lifted up above the canopies of the trees to provide visitors and guests with what could be described as one of the best views in the world. Each of the villas incorporates as many green and sustainable means as possible to make sure the impact of their presence on the island is low.
I’m torn, but if there is to be development in places such as this, it is vital it follows a green and sustainable blueprint, so in that respect a hotel such as this is positive, and a great example for the future.