Sunsets You Can't Miss
This former medieval abbey, built in 1146 and teeming with history, sits among lavender fields, olive groves and pastures. Sundown is a particular visual treat, gracing the land with a dreamlike purple-wheat-sage haze.
Immersed in the most genuine of Puglian countryside, here is a pair of modern structures built around a classic trullo, with a dramatic pool that stretches between the olive trees and plenty of lounge space for taking in the sky's daily light show.
A favorite after-dinner guest activity at Saddle Peak is kicking back in one of the orange acapulco chairs, watching the mirror of a pool swirl with pinks and violets. (That said, the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and the mountain terrain are pretty fabulous too.)
Verdant green grass and golden sand form the setting for this clean-lined luxury villa. Normally bone white, the facade fades to bronze and amber as the sun descends behind a row of palm trees and the sea beyond.
It's easy to see how this villa was named after the Italian phrase, "mirror of the ocean." Placid and aqua, it even has a sandy-colored shoulder that picks up flecks of lemon-yellow just before night takes over. Pour an aperitif and toast to another beautiful day.
Wouldn't it be nice to wind down your day with a glass of local wine, while fully immersed in the best of the wild Corsican landscape? Imagine tucking yourself in, shortly after the sun does, and rising with it again in the morning; no alarm clock necessary.
A true once-in-a-lifetime place, Greek Island Retreat situates you on your very own private island of 900 acres. Dip your feet in the water and watch the glitter trail of light introduce the day's final act.
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