Mayan Island located in Belize is amongst the Caribbean Sea shorelines and the dense jungles. The concept of the design lies entirely in its location. The project creates a seamless distinction from the interior and exterior spaces to allow visitors to experience the tropical paradise.
Global Design & Architecture Design Awards 2019
Second Award | Category: Hospitality (Concept)
Studio: Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design Inc
Architect: Kobi Karp
Country: United States
The hotel includes serval villas with one, two, and three-bedroom keys along the shoreline as well as a convention center, an amenity club, a commissary building with offices, reception area, a spa with a grand gym and extensive treatment facility, and restaurants.
The pool area is situated in a courtyard shape with cabanas to the sides and a full bar in the middle to maximize views to both the grand pool the Caribbean Sea. All suites sit along the water and have a dramatic balcony with a private, elegant swimming pool to indulge in the sea breeze and jungle views.
The villas are positioned in such a way that they allow the maximum amount of fresh air while still maintaining privacy, the overhanging roofs allow for both shade and privacy in the villas. The exterior materials used throughout the project are uniquely designed with white concrete and wooden details to achieve a serene atmosphere that genuinely complements the setting.
There is continuity within the hotel suites, the convention center, the spa, and the amenity club to achieve a cohesive, minimalistic, and elegant resort experience.