Within minutes of arrival I’d forgotten that I’d only just met owners Ida and Philip and that I wasn’t an old family friend returned home for a holiday. Shown to my 2-room suite in the house, filled with African artwork, carvings, furniture, textiles, tropical flowers, luscious natural soaps, it was as if they remembered everything I love about Africa and brought it here for my stay. Even the completely private wrap around upper level porch, with views of flowering treetops and expanses of the sea,were perfect for my daily meditations and writing. As a solo traveler, I felt surrounded by friends in the staff who were genuinely friendly and engaging in conversation while respectful of privacy always. The contributions the owners are making to the community in the way of respectful employment, medical clinic, school, and more are a testament to their good hearted approach to being part of their “hometown” in Kenya. They are engaging travelers of the world who have the means to stay in such lovely places in putting their money where it truly makes a difference for local people. Nice. I’ll be dreaming of the time I can return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kinondo Kwetu is often described as a ‘home away from home’ - a paradise for those wanting a more personal experience on the Kenyan coast. Located on a tranquil private Galu beach on the south coast of Kenya.An all-inclusive boutique hotel - with room for no more than 38 guests, you will always find your own private spot at Kinondo Kwetu, which makes it a very special hideaway for honeymooners. It is also the perfect place to gather family or friends for a private celebration or wedding. In addition to relaxing in the sun and swimming in the Indian Ocean, Kinondo Kwetu offers an impressive selection of exciting activities – ranging from watersports such as Kite Surfing, Kayaking, Deep sea fishing and Scuba Diving, to land activities such as Game Drives, Horse Riding and Yoga weeks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kinondo Kwetu Hotel Ukunda