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Kinondo Kwetu

Kinondo Kwetu

With a history dating back a thousand years to the maritime Arabian Spice Trade, the Kenyan coast forms a cultural melting pot of Middle Eastern, Asian, and African tradition. But today the region draws travelers with something else in mind: a chance to experience the splendor of a wild, tropical paradise while vacationing at an exclusive luxury villa. Kinondo Kwetu is such a haven, an intimate boutique hotel idyllically placed on thirteen acres of private beachfront property on Kenya’s South Coast.

Far from the typical tourist beaches, Kinondo Kwetu lives up the meaning of its name, “a home from home.” In the words of Connoisseur, “The calm, the personal environment, the fantastic service, and wonderful views make it impossible not to fall in love with Kinondo Kwetu.” Guests are encouraged to do as little or as much as they please, and suites decorated with collectable African art and home-cooked cuisine at the main villa invite guests to relax and be rejuvenated.

Unless otherwise specified, all suites and rooms feature expansive king-size, four-poster beds and draped mosquito netting. Two villas provide spacious accommodation with the Mama Taa Villa encompassing seven suites, each with en-suite bathroom and private sitting room. Ideal for those traveling with children, the Mama Tina Villa features one en-suite double room and two single rooms with queen-sized beds and shared bathrooms.

Four en-suite double cottages and the spacious Ubani Beach House provide additional options for a stay at Kinondo Kwetu. Two swimming pools, massage, sauna, and yoga ensure peace and tranquility.

Swaying palm trees and wide white beaches are the ideal backdrop for a beach holiday. Scuba diving and snorkeling are sure to be highlights of a stay at Kinondo Kwetu, and the reef is full of diverse marine life. First-class scuba diving facilities are suitable for beginning and experienced divers alike. As schools of angelfish, parrotfish, pipefish, and many more swim around, guests explore the reef and its intricate splendor. Dolphin, turtle, and whale shark (in season October to March) are also often sighted.

Deep sea fishing, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, and canoeing are popular watersports among visitors. On-site horse stables offer excursions on the beach or into the protected kaya forest. Other nearby activities include tennis, golf, kite surfing, and safari excursions to Shimba Hills Reserve.

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