Villa Moon comprises a charming single-storey building with a thatched roof, fronted by a six-metre swimming pool. The living and dining area is open to the sea breezes under the shelter of the roof and is furnished with built-in seating around a circular dining table for four, as well as a pair of low, comfy, squashy armchairs. The area is flanked by a simple, open-plan kitchenette, which can be provided with the facilities that guests need for self-catering, although most guests opt to have their meals be prepared by the villa’s competent cook.
Behind the living area, double doors showcasing Timorese carvings open to the bedroom. Characterised by polished concrete walls, this room is air-conditioned and furnished with a double bed draped in soft muslin netting, a wardrobe, a long built-in wooden desk with two wicker chairs and views over the ocean, and a daybed (with a substantial mattress) that serves as an extra bed for a child (at extra cost). The ensuite garden bathroom is gorgeous: surrounded by tumbled-marble-tiled walls for privacy, it has a pebbled floor bordered with shrubs, and is equipped with a standing rain shower under the sky, a toilet, and a rough hewn marble washbasin. Decorative features include a carved wooden vanity under a stone carved frieze depicting some fanciful fish.
The garden presents a smooth lawn wrapped around the swimming pool and dotted with palms and shrubs. A low garden wall on three sides provides privacy but allows guests to relish the view. At the front, the garden safely extends all the way to the cliffside and from here, a steep set of stone steps leads directly down to the beach.