One of the truly unique aspects of Nikoi is the use of driftwood in the building of the accommodation, bars and dining areas. It took years to collect this wood and involved a huge effort to recover these logs from beaches on surrounding islands. Some pieces such as our two 9m long dining room tables are truly magnificent.
Another unique feature of the design is the fact that the rooms are naturally ventilated and there are no air conditioners in the rooms. With the master bedrooms raised 3m off the ground and a vaulted ceiling the natural horizontal and vertical ventilation helps keeps the rooms at a comfortable temperature. Fans have been incorporated inside the mosquito nets to help keep guests cool at night.
As much as possible there has been minimal use of cement, plastic, paint, glass and other man made materials. Solar hot water systems are used to provide hot water and LED lighting has been used throughout.
All of our furniture and the carpentry you will see on Nikoi has been made on site and some of it from the driftwood we have collected. Wherever practical we leave the wood unfinished or finished with natural oils and waxes. You will therefore find very few painted or varnished surfaces.
External consultants were engaged to advise on how to minimise and where necessary help protect and restore the environment. Those same consultants continue to carry our surveys on the island and help us protect the local flora and fauna.