The swing bed underneath the pergola provides views of the resort-style backyard. Annual planters offer seasonal color nearby. Lighting around the yard ties the space together to create an at-home resort getaway.
A resort inspired backyard is perfect for entertaining lots of family and friends in this tropical vacation home right on the beach. Summers are well spent sitting on the patio sipping drinks and swimming in the pool.
As night falls at this breathtaking Mediterranean estate, outdoor lighting fully illuminates the resort-style backyard. Guests can relax on the spacious pavilion or take a dip in the luxurious infinity pool.
This luxury home in Florida is a tropical oasis, complete with lake and golf course views. The five-bedroom estate features a resort-like pool and spa, lush landscaping and meticulous details and finishes. A west-facing lanai offers easy access to the pool, fountains and outdoor kitchen and bar.
The backyard pool at this luxury Texas estate is landscaped and outfitted to resemble a lush resort. The rounded, open poolhouse structure echos the rounded lines of the home's own castle-like architecture. The two-acre property enjoys multiple outdoor conversation areas, with two outdoor fireplaces in addition to the hot tub and pool.
Ample lighting in and around the custom pool creates a beautiful outdoor space that's usable at all hours of the day and night. This secluded Hawaiian estate, located in Omao, on the south side of Kauai, sits of 26 acres of dense, tropical foliage.
Lush landscaping and dramatic lighting turn this backyard pool and hot tub into a resort-like luxury retreat. The curved lines of the pool mirror the curves in the Gothic-inspired architecture. The luxury retreat enjoy multiple outdoor entertainment areas.
Blending Mediterranean and contemporary styles, large windows and a balcony look out over an expansive outdoor space, utilizing covered areas close by for more intimate gatherings while the vastness around the pool creates a resort-like atmosphere.
With gas prices and travel expenses rising, the backyard is becoming vital when it comes to leisure, says Scott Cohen, landscape artist of The Green Scene in Canoga Park, Calif. Taking vacations at home means designing your backyard like a resort with all the amenities. Waterproof plasma flat-screen TVs and swim-up bars are all fair game.