“Secure and paparazzi proof, if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it.”
Oh, yeah baby, this is what we’re talking about. The edge is all that and more as far as we are concerned, and we were a very happy couple to be able to experience it: massive, versatile and staffed to the hilt. Guests can remain as horizontal as the horizon – lazing on sunbeds with to-die-for views by day and hunkering down in one of the eight leather lay-z-boy chairs in the home cinema with rolling surround-sound and a stack of your favourite blockbusters by night.
Facilities? We’ll give you facilities. Apart from the home cinema, there’s a cigar smoking area in the wine cellar, a huge dedicated spa, a flat-screen TV in every room and, just quietly, a bowling alley is in the planning. It doesn’t stop there though; the three and five-bedroom villas have two pools each in addition to the communal pool. Kids will be in heaven with their dedicated playroom, which has slides, murals, games, books and not one but two games systems with a TV for each – could this concept of ‘no sharing’ perhaps be the secret to successful parenting?
The views and the abject luxury rate pretty highly by international standards. There is nothing here that you could possibly want for and nothing is too much trouble. The home cinema is exceptional.
We are hard pressed to find anything to complain about at The edge. Still, the price is high by anybody’s standards. This is a villa for people who have so much cash that it doesn’t matter…or someone else is paying. We do need to issue a warning about the monkeys that inhabit the cliff sides. They are nothing to be afraid of and they don’t visit often, it’s just that they are a little mischievous and will have your sunglasses or iPod in a flash if you’re not watching out. But not to worry, they can usually be coaxed back with the promise of a banana.