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Medina Palms

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Find your inner peace and experience one of the world’s best beaches at the tranquil Medina Palms Watamu. This exclusive resort sits on the beautiful Kenyan coast within the protected National Marine Reserve at Watamu, Kenya, home to a magnificent array of sea creatures, stunning coral gardens, and pristine white sands.

Unwind as you lie in the sun on the beach of Medina Palms Watamu or hit the waves and experience windsurfing, deep-sea fishing and snorkeling away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

Relax in your own private villa at Medina Palms and enjoy the Moroccan-inspired interiors and modern Swahili architectural style, or stay in a suite overlooking the breathtaking beaches and lush tropical gardens. Wander along the coast or through the lush forest alive with birds in one of the coast’s most natural and undeveloped areas.

The small peninsula that Watamu sits upon is flush with small coves, bays, and lagoons for you to explore and view local wildlife. You can follow the strip of water from Medina Palms Watamu down to the beach to lay back and relax on the pristine sands or take a trip through the village to learn about the rich culture and history of the area.

Choose from an array of rooms from one to three-bedroom suites complete with kitchens and living rooms, or luxurious three to four-bedroom villas that give you plenty of room to breathe.

Spice up your stay at Medina Palms Watamu by booking one of the penthouses that come with rooftop terraces and private plunge pools. Medina Palms guarantees the ultimate relaxation and Luxury. Just what you need when you come to Watamu.

Activities at Medina Palms in Watamu

  • Water Sports
  • Safaris
  • World Class Big Game Fishing
  • Sunset Dhow Cruises
  • Championship Golf
  • Gede Ruins
  • Watamu Turtle Sanctuary
  • Mountain Biking

Getting to Medina Palms

Medina Palms is just 20 minutes from Malindi Airport and approximately 2 hours from Mombasa. There are a number of daily flights from Nairobi, as well as direct flights from the Mara (subject to minimum 4 passengers). Flying times from Europe to Nairobi is approximately 8 hours and just 4 hours from Southern Africa. Daily international flights are available to Nairobi with Kenya Airways, British Airways, Emirates, KLM, SAA and Qatar among others.

Medina Palms offers a personalized holiday experience in a range of luxury accommodation including suites, penthouses, and villas. Set within tropical gardens with mature indigenous trees, there are three swimming pools with interconnecting water channels, cascades, and waterfalls. Many of our premium properties have rooftop plunge pools for your personal relaxation.

All accommodation is provided with en-suite bathroom, separate kitchen, private lounge, verandah, WiFi and international TV channels. The stunning all-suite accommodation sets a new benchmark for luxury, providing more space to breathe than conventional hotels or resorts, and making it one of the most stylish and luxurious destinations on the Indian Ocean coast.

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  • Stunning Beachfront Location
  • Luxury Apartments and Villas
  • PentHouses with Plunge Pools
  • Watersport activities
  • Spa and Fitness Center
  • Dinning Options and Resturants

What are the 2023 Prices for Medina Palms?

Here are Medina Palms Resident Rates:

Medina Palms Rates

Per Suite / Per Night Per Suite / Per Night
Bed and Breakfast Medina Suite
1 Bedroom Suite
(2 Pax Max)
Medina Deluxe
2 Bedroom Suite
(4 Pax Max)
Medina Penthouse
2 Bedroom Suite
(4 Pax Max)
Medina Ocean Lodges
Luxury 3 Bedroom Suite
(6 Pax Max)
1st Sep 2023 – 19th Dec 2023 KES 17,820/- KES 32,040/- KES 42,720/- KES 50,820/-
20th Dec 2023 – 26th Dec 2023
Min: 5 Nights
KES 26,160/- KES 38,320/- KES 50,680/- KES 64,080/-
27th Dec 2023 – 5th Jan 2024
Min: 5 Nights
KES 45,780/- KES 66,280/- KES 86,280/- KES 109,980/-

Medina Palms Watamu Rates are in KES, Per Room(Suite) on Bed and Breakfast, Per Night
Maximum Occupancy: As indicated / Per Suite

Room types at Medina Palms Watamu:

Medina Palms Watamu Suite – 1 Bedroom Suite
Sleeps up to 2 Guests
1 Super King Double
Separate Living Area + Kitchen

Medina Palms Watamu Deluxe – 2 Bedroom Suite
Sleeps up to 4 Guests
1 Super King Double + 1 Twin room
Separate Living Area + Kitchen

Medina Palms Watamu Penthouse – 2 Bedroom Suite
Sleeps up to 4 Guests
1 Super King Double + 1 Twin Room
Separate Living Area + Kitchen + Roof Top Terrace with Plunge Pool

Medina Palms Watamu Ocean Lodges – Luxury 3 Bedroom Suite
Sleeps up to 6 Guests
2 Super King Doubles + 1 Twin Room
Separate Living Area + Kitchen + Roof Top Terrace with Plunge Pool

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What Hotel Facilities are available at Medina Palms?

Several restaurants and bars around Medina Palms offer plenty of options for enjoying a variety of fresh seafood, local and fusion cuisine. Visit the rooftop terrace for a spectacular view and refreshing cocktails or head to the Long Bar for a delicious section of tapas to fill your stomach while you relax and enjoy the natural beauty.

For the ultimate in pampering, the Medina Palms Sakina Ocean Spa offers lush treatments on the rooftop that will have you relaxed and ready for a day in the sun, or sit by the outdoor pool and take a nap under the warm sun as you listen to gently lapping waves from nearby.

Medina Palms On-Site Facilities

  • A’ la Carte Amandina Restaurant and Bar
  • Sakina Ocean Spa
  • Water Sports Centre: Kite Surfing, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
  • Fitness Studio
  • Room Service
  • Kid’s Club
  • Concierge Service: Safari Excursions, Big Game Fishing, Dhow Cruises
  • Conference and Function Rooms

Which Rooms Types are in Medina Palms?

Suites and Villas

The stunning Swahili style accommodation sets a new benchmark for chic luxury ocean residences, providing more space to breathe than any conventional hotels or resorts.

Medina Palms Suite – One Bedroom Suite (sleeps up to 2 guests)
One Super King Double: separate living area + kitchen

Medina Palms Deluxe – Two Bedroom Suite (sleeps up to 4 guests)
One Super King Double + one Twin room: separate living area + kitchen

Medina Palms Penthouse – Two Bedroom Suite (sleeps up to 4 guests)
One Super King Double + one Twin room: separate living area + Kitchen + roof top terrace with plunge pool

Medina Palms Ocean Lodges – Luxury Three Bedroom Suite (sleeps up to 6 guests)
Two Super King Doubles + one Twin room: separate living area + kitchen + roof top terrace with plunge pool

Medina Palms Palmerie Beach Villa – Luxury Three Bedroom Villa (sleeps up to 6 guests)
Two Super King Doubles + one Twin room: separate living area + kitchen+ roof top terrace with plunge pool

Medina Palms Ocean Villa – Luxury Four Bedroom Villa (sleeps up to 8 guests)
One Super King Double + three Twin rooms: separate living area + kitchen+ roof top terrace with plunge pool

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Medina Palms?

Head up for rooftop dining at the spectacular Medina Palms Amandine restaurant to enjoy a fusion of North African and Asian cuisine with a menu chock full of seafood options.

For lighter alternatives, Medina Palms offers a tapas bar and a treetop lounge to sip cocktails and take in the glorious view of the Indian Ocean.

Experienced bartenders provide fresh and original cocktails invented just for guests of Medina Palms Watamu. Seven dining locations from the coffee garden to ensuite dining will provide you with perfect stomach-filling delights.

Medina Palms Meal Supplements – Rates

  • Breakfast per Adult Kes 1,400
  • Breakfast per Child Kes 800
  • Half Board (breakfast & dinner) – Adult Kes 4,000
  • Half Board (breakfast & dinner) – Child Kes 2,000
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) – Kes Adult 5,800
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) – Kes Child 2,900

Coffee and pastries are available on our shaded garden terrace or enjoy a full breakfast served in our Amandina Restaurant. Refreshments are served throughout the day and lunchtime aperitifs, mocktails, and healthy drinks are served, along with a variety of light bites and tapas from our Long Bar.

Medina Palms Star Lounge high on the roof tower is the perfect sundowner spot, while our Amandina rooftop restaurant offers fine dining featuring an array of fresh local produce including seafood straight from the ocean. Our team of talented chefs is trained to create superb cuisine fused with flavors from North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Medina Palms?

An exceptional range of sporting activities is provided by Medina Palms Water sports Centre, including snorkeling, windsurfing, and paddleboarding. Other activities include scuba diving, kite surfing, dhow cruises and big game fishing (tag and release).

Watamu is recognized as one of the finest destinations in the world for these activities. Our concierge service can help you book a range of activities including safaris in nearby Tsavo, around 2 hours away, as well as golfing on a nearby championship golf course.

The nearby Tribe Watersports Center caters to active vacationers with inspiring outdoor activities like kayaking and bodyboarding, as well as deep-sea fishing trips with local experts who know all the best spots. Take a short boat ride from Medina Palms and jump into the water for an amazing snorkeling trip to see turtles and shimmering fish along the coral reef.

Opt for wildlife watching opportunities at nearby Gede at the Kipepeo Butterfly Project or experience one of Watamu’s hidden treasures at Mida Creek, a Broadwater tidal creek that stretches inland into the Arabuko Sokoke Forest and is flush with mangroves and palms.

What Extra Services does Medina Palms offer?

Medina Palms Watamu is a premier destination for guests who want to escape the hustle and bustle and relax. What better way to relieve stress than being pampered at the rooftop spa while enjoying one of the hotel’s signature organic body treatments from Africology. Medina also offers a full fitness gym with access to your very own instructor for a personalized workout to keep you fit while you stay.

If you’re traveling with children, they’ll love Medina Palms Nemo’s Cave, the hotel’s private children’s club for little ones ages two to eight years old. Experienced nannies create a fun place for your child to paint, do arts and crafts and run around in the specially padded play area.

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