heart of SANTA TERESA
It was love at first sight when Tami and Ran visited Santa Teresa for the first time 6 years ago. They found themselves enchanted by the area’s tranquil beaches, vibrant community spirit, and small town charm that made it feel like a secluded paradise. Most meaningful to them was the surfing and yoga lifestyle that allowed connection between people and nature. In that moment, they knew Santa Teresa was home.
Eager to fully immerse themselves in the Santa Teresa lifestyle, Tami and Ran began building their dream sustainable home on a mountainside overlooking the ocean. They envisioned Villa Nof Yam as a luxurious yet eco-friendly villa that would allow guests to experience the serenity of the surrounding jungle while enjoying modern comforts and breathtaking views.
After a year of thoughtful construction using natural materials, Villa Nof Yam opened its doors in 2022 as one of Santa Teresa’s most impressive boutique hotels. The villa blends seamlessly into its surroundings with features like an infinity saltwater pool, outdoor lounge spaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows in every minimalist-chic suite showcasing the lush landscape.
Tami and Ran invite visitors to disconnect from stress and reconnect with themselves through Villa Nof Yam’s personalized wellness retreats integrating yoga, surfing, hiking, nutrition and more. By immersing guests into nature’s healing elements, the villa provides a sanctuary for relaxation, self-discovery and embracing the pura vida lifestyle that originally captured Tami and Ran’s hearts.
Where sustainable luxury and the healing elements of nature unite to nourish your mind, body and spirit in paradise.
Frequently asked questions
Our luxury villa features a saltwater pool, deluxe BBQ facilities, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor lounge areas, and adventure activities like hiking, fishing, yoga, surfing, and more. Each room has air conditioning, free WiFi, and gorgeous ocean views.
We are located on a hillside overlooking Playa Santa Teresa, just a 5-10 minute walk or short drive into town and down to the beach. The villa provides shuttle service as well.
We welcome both adults-only groups as well as families. Please note we allow children over the age of 6.
Sustainable features include purified well water, solar power, a greywater system, open-air ventilation, preservation of the jungle, and natural building materials.
Most guests fly into Tambor Airport (TMU) then take a 25-minute taxi or rental car to the villa. We provide detailed directions upon booking.