It is not only the hard-core bohemians who crave boho-chic style environments. Those who have an eye for the unconventional and the authentic are willing to travel far to enjoy them. Our friends at Form magazine scoured the globe to bring you these five living spaces that will surely satisfy the inner hippie in you.
SAN GIORGIO MYKONOS Greece
A short distance from world-famous Paradise Club in the Mykonos and the beaches of Paranga, San Giorgio occupies one of the most scenic spots on the island. Mykonos is famed for its nightlife, picturesque white houses set along quiet alleys and blue seas, and San Giorgio is the place to enjoy the simple pleasures of waking up to sea-views, sharing good food, and soaking up the energy of a crowd dancing under a starry sky.
Architecture & Interior Design: Michael Schickinger, Annabell Kutucu
HOTEL LA SEMILLA Mexico
Having lived in many different countries, Alexis Schärer and Angie Rodriguez have infused their nine-room property with global chic, and a dollop of Mexican flavor with vintage Mexican furniture and fine flea market finds from haciendas in the Yucatan region and elsewhere in Mexico. The establishment’s dominant white palette is also reminiscent of seaside retreats across the globe. Mismatched furniture in many lounging spaces gives the place a relaxed atmosphere. The owners even make or serve breakfast themselves at the Cocina Loft restaurant so that guests feel they’re staying at friends’ home.
Architecture: Angie Rodriguez, Alexis Schärer, and Jaime Ingelmo
Interior Design: Angie Rodriguez, Alexis Schärer, and Andres Ocejo
Home to a host of designer boutiques, trendy bars and beach clubs, Türkbükü has earned a reputation as the St. Tropez of Turkey. The opening of Maçakizi, which has become a jet-set mecca, has put the coastal town on the international map. Located on a hill with dense olive groves, the 74-room Maçakizi charms with panoramic sea views and understated luxury. Think travertine floors, open plan bathrooms, and rain showers. Facilities include an open-air restaurant, a private beach, swimming pool, fitness centre and spa with a traditional Turkish hammam. On cooler months, guests can dine at the Mediterraneo pavilion—a glass-enclosed area with a fireplace and a view of the bay.
Architecture: Ahmet Alatas
Interior Design: Ayla Emiroglu, Sahir Erozan
EL OTRO LADO Panama
From steamy rainforests to kaleidoscopic coral reefs, the rare is within reach at this remote 8-room, 110-hectare retreat. Relaxation is on generous offer, but exploration of the vicinity is a tantalizing alternative fishing, rainforest tours, and snorkeling are at their best, and highly accessible with one of the hotel’s four motor launches. Social activity centers on the hotel’s restaurant, bar and lounge, Gazebo, with its heady décor of carnival masks, and white couches littered with colorful cushions. The cuisine blends Caribbean ingredients and colonial flavors.
Architecture & Interior Design: Ecléctico
PAPAYA PLAYA PROJECT Mexico
With new casitas recently added at Papaya Playa guests have more options for accommodation. This destination 85-room resort hotel on the Caribbean coast of Tulum, Mexico offers access to both the inland jungle and the beach. Guests can dine on locally sourced specialities, and beachside refreshments are served until late. Spa treatments are offered along with yoga, tai chi and meditation sessions, but music is also a strong component of the Papaya experience. The world’s best DJs hold sessions here.
Communal areas—including an amphitheatre on the beach—are created for creative collaboration among guests, and have figured in performances and presentations of music, readings, lectures and more.
Architecture & Interior Design: Design Hotels™ Design Team