The Ultimate Robinson Resort in Caribbean Island Tauheed Ahmad December 2, 2016 Travel & Places 734 Moonhole, is a resort nestled under a rocky arch surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean waters, boasts five quaint houses offering spectacular sea views now available for holidaymakers to rent. The ultimate unique cluster of stone houses was built by adventurous couple Tom and Gladdie Johnston in the 1960s actually a castaway at a Caribbean island hideaway built under a volcanic arch. It is an ideal place who likes to castaway and immerses themselves in nature. Therefore, travellers can explore the spectacular Bequia area by day, either by scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing or hiking round the striking landscape, and at night-time, visitors can relax overlooking the sea on the terraces dotted around the picturesque location. Well, so keep the natural things intact, its natural aesthetic, water for the resort is composed from rain, with solar and wind power used for energy. However, tourists are made contented by the 12 staff who works at Moonhole, including a cook and a housekeeper. They were quickly fell in love with the place and ended up buying the entire 30-acre plot bneath the natural arch of volcanic rock with the dream of building their ideal hideaway home. Both haven’t formal trained for an architect, but brilliant used plans sketched in the sand and trial and error approach to construction. Moreover, rainwater was collected from the roofs to use for washing and bathing, and rooms and stairways were built around trees rather than cutting them down. After that, they decided to register their company in 1964 (Moonhole Company Limited) and transferred the land titles to the company. As the time passes further 16 more houses were built, including a commissary and office as well as living quarters for the growing Moonhole staff. Therefore, when Tom was died in 2001 the houses conditions started to deteriorate with legal battles springing up regarding the ownership of the buildings. The prices for the houses falling in between ranged from £200,000 to £795,439, with 11 being sold after his death. Though, now the Moonhole Trust is dedicated to the upkeep of the five idyllic houses that remain, along with the protection of local marine life. Although the original house is not available to hire the other two to three bedroom villas nestled around it cost around £993 for the week As the tale of the fairytale existence became more widely known, requests were put in by the Johnston’s friends for houses of their own near the rock Guests can unwind on the resort’s beach enjoying their very own slice of paradise Guests can wake up to unparalleled sea views from the quaint rooms in the 1960s they ended up buying the entire 30-acre plot beneath the natural arch of volcanic rock with the dream of building their ideal hideaway home, which is now in need of restoration It is the ultimate Robinson Crusoe retreat – a secluded resort nestled under a rocky arch surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean waters Now the Moonhole Trust is dedicated to the upkeep of the five idyllic houses that remain, along with the protection of local marine life Perfect spot to watch the sun set Guest can kick back overlooking the stunning waters while swinging in a hammock rainwater was collected from roofs to use for washing and bathing, and rooms and stairways were constructed around trees rather than cutting them down The natural paradise is called Moonhole, which boasts five quaint houses that are available around the arch to rent The unique houses were constructed from native hardwoods and rocks from the site by Bequia masons and carpenters Tom and Gladdie formed Moonhole Company Limited in 1964 and transferred the land titles to the company. Now the site covers a 35-acre plot which are ran by the villas’ trust Travellers can explore the stunning area by day, either by scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing or hiking round the impressive landscape True to its nautical theme, the idyllic properties were built incorporating whalebone, driftwood and shells into the structure for a rustic feel Visitors are made as comfortable as possible by the 12 staff who work at Moonhole, including a cook and a housekeeper When Tom died in 2001 the conditions of the houses started to deteriorate with legal battles springing up regarding the ownership of the buildings With no formal training as an architect, Tom used plans sketched in the sand and a trial-and-error approach to construction Originally posted 2015-11-13 21:54:00. 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