The design of the villas is kept clean and simple, with the focus being the framing of views while maintaining privacy. Timber roof rafters wrap around a simple living block to become vertical privacy screens, which shade and protect an open timber deck and seating areas. The environmental and cultural sensitivity of the island were carefully researched and understood prior to the conceptual design stages, so that an appropriate response to the site was implemented. Cultural integration has been a key consideration of the resort throughout both its construction and operational phases. Locally available resources, labour and materials have been used wherever possible.