The setting is incredibly beautiful - the beach and turquoise waters provide an amazing back drop to what is a stunning development.
Our villa was perfect; super clean, comfortable and well equipped (wifi, digital tv etc). Very well designed throughout.
We enjoy good restaurants and were really surprised by just how good Medina's was. A clever menu with some truly excellent dishes. The Slow cooked octopus starter was beautifully spiced and a real winner. The fillet of local caught fish was sweet, buttery and cooked perfectly, really really good. The bar serves fresh juices (no carton stuff here), well made coffees and sangrias in the day time and some seriously good cocktails at night. Everything is made fresh - our bartender even cut some lemon grass from the garden for our drink! Try the Watamu Rum Punch made with honey roasted fresh pineapple.
There's a lot we didn't get round to doing during our week stay. The kite surfing, for example, is definitely getting done next time we go.
The people who work there are so so friendly, helpful and this really completes what was one of the most enjoyable travel experiences we've had.
Already booking in our next time at Medina
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Medina Palms is perfectly situated on the powder white sand beach of the Indian Ocean in Watamu, Kenya. This ground breaking hotel offers a range of luxury suites and villas, with views over tropical gardens and pools, tree top level penthouses with inner courtyards, and magnificent beach front villas. The hotel offers fine dining at our signature Amandina Restaurant, the sophisticated Long Bar and Star Lounge, as well as our tropical coffee garden. On site facilities includes Tribe Watersports Centre, a fitness studio, the luxury Sakina Ocean Spa offering 5 treatment rooms, state of the art conference facilities and a choice of exclusive spaces for meetings and weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Medina Palms Kenya/Watamu