A great resort is one that truly creates a journey experience from place to place, that is about moments of minor and pleasurable discoveries along the way, building one up to the wow destination.
Created through vistas, repetition, allure of light or views, directional axis or sense of destination.
A focal point always helps.
Meandering forces one to focus on the journey.
Bring nature inside if you can.
Using natural light to create a rhythmic procession.
Feeling protected, not exposed.
Asian resorts can do it well because they have climates where landscape grows like crazy.
The stair that makes a statement.
A sense of privacy on arrival.
A hint of something beyond view.
Crossing water is very symbolic of leaving the world outside.
Simple materials palette, strong forms and water to reflect it all again.