Start with Plants – Lots of Them!
A key component to capturing the feel of a lush and luxurious resort is to surround yourself with lots of greenery. Plant trees, shrubs, bushes, and foliage of all shapes, sizes, and variations of green for depth, dimension, and a “jungle-like” feel. Choose plants with large leaves for an exotic look and tall trees to provide shade. Layer plants from tall to small for visual appeal as well as to hide unsightly streets or neighboring houses. For touches of color, include plants with colorful leaves such as bromeliads, crotons, and the Hawaiian Ti plant.