Architecture

Like the traditional cunucu houses on the island, the villas are designed to benefit from the wind. This ensures that it is cooled in a natural way. Shutters temper the wind, which allows for the ultimate enjoyment of the outdoor life.

Although they were designed individually at the whim of a Dutch master craftsman the sophisticated villas at Piet Boon Bonaire share many of the same elegant design traits. Slender pillars flank the wide entranceways, and clean stone lines run parallel to the shoreline, partially separating bedrooms and kitchens from the sundrenched terraces outside. Natural materials and subdued shades also help to ensure a sense of continuity between the villas, the private gardens and their thatched gazebos, which have unforgettable views over the sparkling Caribbean Sea.

Architecture

Interior Design

Piet Boon is known for his subtlety: in the materials he chooses, in the colors he uses, and in the elegance of his craftsmanship. Piet Boon Bonaire, the tropical collection of villas he created in the Caribbean, is a case in point. With the help of creative director Karin Meyn -an internationally renowned interior designer and stylist- and an expert team of interior architects of the design studio, Piet Boon created private residences that manage to impress with high levels of luxury and authenticity, without ever going overboard. In each of the villas at Piet Boon Bonaire, space rules. Shards of warm sunlight flood in through wide, slatted windows and partitions made of bone-colored pebbles, but lofty ceilings and dark stone floors ensure a sense of cool, barefoot style. The palette is subdued, and makes frequent use of the cactus and aloe vera colors found naturally on the island. Occasional bursts of brightness – from yellow scatter cushions to shocking pink mosquito nets – add just the right amount of Caribbean spice.

Style

All nine villas have a different physical layout, giving guests at each a completely different experience. Helping to enhance this effect are specially commissioned pieces of art, unique to each villa. Many of these artworks were handmade by members of Karin’s styling team at Piet Boon’s head office in Amsterdam, or shaped out of sun-bleached driftwood by skilled local islanders. Whichever villa guests choose to stay in, handpicked furnishings make the influence of Piet Boon obvious, even the beds carry the brand’s signature.