Robinson Crusoe, shabby chic environment. Three very comfortable separate bandas, and one communual banda, all linked by paths to the wonderfully positioned pool that sits on top of the 20ft cliff looking out to sea. Great views, access to beach via tunnel, very private. Good position 2km from centre of Watamu. Staff wonderful, especially main guy Elvis who is a great chef.
We took 2 children, 4yo and 2yo, and they loved it. Paths between rooms have the odd stone for stubbing toes, and pool needs a gate to stop them getting access alone, but other than these small point good for kids too.
Not ideal for those wanting air conditioned sealed rooms, but perfect for those wanting a relaxing beach-style restful place cooled by the sea breeze. Would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kanani House is set on six acres on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. We have 3 double bedrooms, which can be rented individually, or the whole house can be rented on an exclusive basis. Kanani is fully staffed, with a great chef and two house stewards so our guests can relax completely.Kanani House was designed and built by an English couple with a passion for Kenya - we wanted to give guests a real taste of Africa at the coast. We have a strong environmental commitment, local and sustainable materials are used wherever possible and almost everything is handmade by local workers. We were inspired by the upcountry private safari lodges as well as the local architecture to build a house more like an African Village than a conventional western house. Each bedroom is a private cottage with en-suite bathroom set in the landscaped indigenous garden. The rooms are screened for privacy but open to the sea breezes. Kanani is a Robinson Crusoe experience - we have no landline, TV or computers, so you can get away from the stresses of modern life and unwind. Access to a small private beach is at low tide through our tunnel - hand carved through the fossilized coral rock, and securely gated, or you can walk or take a tuk tuk to the public beaches. If you're feeling less adventurous, you can just laze by our infinity pool overlooking the ocean. There are lots of great things to do in and near Watamu: snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching or sailing in the Watamu Marine Park; walks in the Arabuko Sokoke forest and the Gede Ruins, canoe trips, fishing, horse riding and windsurfing can all be arranged. We hope you can come and stay at Kanani House soon! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kanani House Hotel Watamu
- Kanani House Kenya/Watamu