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About Medina Palms

Medina Palms is an inspired destination created to redefine your ultimate holiday experience. This exclusive destination enjoys a beachfront setting on the powder white sands and crystal clear waters of one of the world’s top 10 beaches on the Indian Ocean. Designed to redefine your holiday experience, Medina Palms is an all-suite hospitality destination inspired by the architecture of the ancient seafarers who visited this coastline in the 12th century. We call this contemporary Swahili design, since the elegant interiors include all the essentials for modern living. Our stunning accommodation sets a new benchmark for luxury, providing more space to breathe than conventional hotels or resorts.

We feature elegant Medina suites with views over tropical gardens, tree top-level penthouses with inner courtyards, magnificent beach villas with superb spaces. Towards the beach we have oceanfront villas with panoramic sea views and stylish plunge pools on every roof terrace. These all combine to create a unique Medina lifestyle unparalleled on this Indian Ocean coast.

All accommodation is provided with an en-suite bathroom, separate kitchen, private lounge, veranda, Wi-Fi and international TV channels. Our eco credentials feature the best of green technology. High quality fixtures and fittings and distinctive Moorish features are tastefully coupled with the best of European chic.

Set within tropical gardens with mature indigenous trees, Medina Palms has four swimming pools with interconnecting water channels, cascades and waterfalls.

Start your day with a delicious breakfast from our Amandina restaurant or take pleasure in coffee and pastries available on our shaded garden terrace. Refreshments are served throughout the day. Lunchtime aperitifs, mocktails and health drinks can be enjoyed with a variety of light bites and tapas. Afternoon tea and cakes are also available to help replenish your energy levels. In the late afternoon, the Amandina Long Bar is a great place to meet the big game fishermen and hear tales of the monster fish that got away. Why not mingle with sophisticated city dwellers or adventure seeking safari travellers. Delight in alfresco evenings on the terrace, try shisha in our star lounge or enjoy creative cocktails under the equatorial sky. We also provide private dining for those times when you want the privacy of dining on your own, call for our home dining menu or book the services of one of our private chefs. Poolside Picnics are also available for sun lovers. We have poolside picnics designed for easy eating, a great way for you to snack and relax.

Spa: Sakina Ocean Spa, our rooftop spa, is where you can escape the cares of everyday life with inspired luxury treatments.

Conference Venues: The Medina Palms conference professionals specialize in pairing ideal meeting venues with impeccable service. From exclusive board meetings to incentive trips we ensure all your events are executed flawlessly.

  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Resort
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Full payment due 45 days prior to arrival. Transfers are available on request.

Rates Include:
• Accommodation;
• Daily Housekeeping;
• Satellite TV and Wi-Fi;
• All Government Taxes and Levies.

All rates exclude:
• Flights;
• Meals;
• Insurance;
• Drinks;
• Gratuities;
• All Activities.

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Medina Palms is 1.9km from the centre of Watamu , the nearest airport 18.3km (Malindi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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