The beauty about travel is that it makes you realise that you know so little. There is SO much to see, learn and take in.
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Gustave Flaubert
There are very many beautiful places in Kenya and it is unfortunate that, at times, the closest that we’ll ever get to these places is the photo gallery slideshows on the interwebs. I am grateful I got to visit some of these places this week. I visited the Medina Palms Resort earlier this week and I am yet to get over the beauty of this place.
The website (which I honestly think does not do justice to the beauty of the place) says “Medina Palms is an inspired destination created to redefine your ultimate holiday experience.” No bluff there. Trust me!
This exotic resort located along Mida Creek Road, Watamu, is set on about 6 acres of land and features an on-site restaurant and bar, a water sports centre, a fitness studio and a rooftop spa offering a range of treatments.
The first thing that struck me was the modern feel that still incorporates Swahili & Morrocan architectural elements. Each and everything about this place just screams elegance.
The infinity lap pool which runs all the way along the property, floats above the scenic crystal blue Indian Ocean waters. It is evident that there was a lot of thought put into the landscaping and the interior design of each and every structure on the property.
Sophia, the very warm reservations manager was kind enough to take me around the property. I was awed! The property offers holiday rentals, private villas, and penthouses. These range from 2 – 5 bedroom rentals and are all fully furnished. If you happen to feel sufficiently philanthropic, feel free to get your very own villa.
The accommodation plan at Medina Palms is on a self-catering basis but those who cannot cook to save their lives can opt to dine at the rooftop restaurant Amandine which serves a fusion of North African and Asian cuisine.
From the washed-out wall look, to the engraved woodworks, to the Lamu beds and the scatter cushions, the rooms are tastefully decorated yet still very spacious.
I could go on and on about this place but I think it is best that you experience a taste of this paradise first-hand. After all seeing is believing. 🙂
- The infinity pool has smaller plunge pools which are ideal for children. Sit on the pool chairs and watch your little ones play.
- Local residents who want to book can drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the best resident rates.
- All villas have an en-suite nanny room which can sleep an extra person.
- You can cook your own meals at the villas.
- Make sure to try out the Tribe Water sports Centre when here.
- Looking for something to do? Visit the Gede Museum which is just a few minutes away.