Fire pits are a very popular feature in Phoenix landscape projects. Homeowners love the ambiance and connection to nature that these somewhat rustic fire features offer. It’s just so simple to walk out after a long day and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of a fire. It’s a time to clear your mind and relax after a long and hectic day. You can enhance your UNIQUE fire pit experience even more borrowing a few ideas from the fire pits found at some world class resorts.

Sandals LaSource Grenada chose to place their fire pit in the center of one of their largest swimming pools. This beautiful sunken fire pit is surrounded by built in bench seating which is topped with luxurious cushions and colorful throw pillows. At night the pool lights set the tone for the entire area. It is a serene location which conjures up images of a quiet lagoon with a breathtaking fire pit as its focal point.

Brasada Ranch in Oregon created a sunken fire pit area that can seat up to 20 guests but still provides an intimate feeling. Adirondack chairs surround this massive stone fire pit and add a splash of bright red to the otherwise natural setting of stone and fire. One of the featured events at this resort is gathering at the fire pit to enjoy sunrise and celebrate the beginning of a new day. Most homeowners only think of a fire pit at night but an early morning fire and a cup of hot coffee is a great way to start your day outdoors. Having a gas fire pit eliminated the hassle and time involved in building a fire, just turn the key and light the gas and your fire pit is ablaze.

Not to be outdone, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya located their fire pit on a rooftop terrace. The circular fire pit is surrounded by a circular built in bench and custom cushion. There are very few other lights on the rooftop so as not to distract from the amazing stars overhead but that can make it difficult to traverse safely to the fire pit. However, the designer thought of everything and included a deep purple neon lighting system along the base of the bench seating. It provides a soft glow and enough light to navigate the rooftop. Pillows can be arranged in any way that you choose to take in the amazing 360 degree views. Many homeowners are requesting sunken fire pits, but if you have the ability to elevate your fire pit, you will create a whole new experience. Amazing views at night and in the early morning make this glamorous fire pit the place to be.  

Don’t feel as though you have to just settle for a round fire pit off to the side of your outdoor living area. Ask your UNIQUE designer how you can add glamour, interest and intrigue to your fire pit.