Lush Tropical Beachside Oasis

Landscape designer Craig Reynolds took a beachside resort from neglected to lush. The grounds are now covered with beautiful plants, which provide privacy and surround amenities including a swimming pool and oceanfront fire pit.

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Tropical Outdoor Fire Pit

Wooden Adirondack chairs surround a stone fire pit on this dreamy beachside patio. Built-in stone benches with orange cushions provide extra seating and a pop of color.

Boardwalk View of Beach

The boardwalk at this ocean-front resort boasts 180 degrees view of white sand beaches and turquoise water. Palm trees and beach grass line the walkway to paradise.

Outdoor Tropical Dining Area

Teak dining chairs and tables sit underneath towering palm trees on a private patio. Palm trees and banana leaf plants surround the dining area, creating privacy and beautiful natural landscaping.

Topical Swimming Pool With Stone Deck

Palm trees surround this serene pool deck with stone pavers. A cabana sits nearby for shaded lounging.

Tropical Garden With Stone Slab Pathway

The view from a room at the resort looks out to this tropical garden, overflowing with palm plants, elephant's ear and other tropical plants.

Tropical Landscaping

Elephant ear plants and various types of palms create a lush, tropical landscape at this beach resort.

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