Cap Karoso, Sumba, Indonesia

Top 10 – Cap Karoso

Cap Karoso is a Brutalist beachfront eco-retreat set amongst a reimagined Sumbanese village dating back to the Bronze Age. Nestled amongst Indonesia’s blue lagoons and agricultural planes, Cap Karoso comprises a series of spacious, modern structures with plant-based roofs that blend into the island’s landscape, surrounded by organic agricultural lands that keep the resort’s two on-site restaurants freshly stocked. Judges praised the property as “made with love,” featuring “modernist architecture, sensitive landscaping and an inherent sense of place that engages the local community” and “puts the island on the map” – “simply breathtaking.”