It had been years since I had been to Watamu, I wish I hadn’t left it that long, it is honestly an amazing place to go and relax, enjoy amazing restaurants and un spoilt beaches including the marine park. While you are there, I highly recommend a visit to the Turtle Watch Project, the work they are doing is phenomenal.
We were staying at Medina Palms – a complex comprising of a mix of all en-suite 2 – 3 bedroom apartments, 1 bedroom suites and 3 – 4 bedroom villas. Each has its own self-contained kitchen and views over either swimming pools or the beach. All units have been furnished to the same standards, light and airy throughout, however for extra space and location (right next to the cascade of pools and few hundred meters from the beach) I would recommend going for the villa if budgets allow. They also have a roof deck equipped with a dining table, lounge seating and a private plunge pool.
Prior to going, I was apprehensive about a resort like this as like my privacy and felt that if it were busy you would be on top of each other as have seen others like this. I could not have been more wrong, this resort has been so well designed that you often feel you are alone! The property is constantly being kept clean, the staff all so friendly and willing to help at any point; due to the care that is being taken, this is a property which I believe will continue to uphold the high standards they have started with.
The cuisine was spectacular. One night we ate in the restaurant and another ordered room service, with both being of equal standard. However, if you prefer to eat out there are numerous restaurants in Watamu or you can have a chef cook for you in your unit (or cook yourself!). In addition to the great restaurant, Medina Palms’ Long Bar was rated in CNN’s top 10 bars in Kenya! Great to sip a cocktail while watching the sun set across the creek.
For a relaxing holiday where you can have the ‘best of both worlds’ with the option of self-catering or full board in a stunning resort where service is fantastic try Medina Palms. The set up works for a couple, group of friends or family.
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