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Medina Palms Hotel-Watamu Hotel

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Medina Palm Hotel in Watamu, has been voted No.1 hotel in Kenya 2015, by Travellers Choice. It is described as Serene, Pristine & Exquisite and certainly lives up to that description.

The Medina suites, penthouses and ocean lodges surround lush gardens and pools, many with sea views. The Palmerie has suites and villas overlooking the tropical gardens, nearly all with sea views,  pools and direct access to the private Medina beach.


The Medina has two bedroom suites, luxury two bedroom penthouses and luxury 3 bedroom ocean lodges.

Medina Two Bedroom Suite

Designed with luxury in mind , this richly appointed suite measures approximately 1,500 square feet creating a feeling of home with peaceful colour tones and chic decor. It features:

  • 2 large en-suite  bedrooms with king size/twin beds
  • open plan kitchen with dining area
  • spacious living areas opening on to tropical gardens and pools
  • balcony

Medina Luxury Two Bedroom Penthouse

An architecturally inspired holiday retreat, approximately 3,200 sq. feet, featuring an internal courtyard with a high vaulted ceiling. It features:

  • two large en-suite bedrooms with king size/twin beds on the first floor
  • open plan kitchen and dining area
  • a rooftop with a spacious lounge with terraces and a private plunge pool
  • balcony

Medina Luxury Three Bedroom Ocean Lodge

Set high at treetop level to catch the sea breeze, this lodge measures approximately 3,300 square feet offering lovely views of the ocean. It features:

  • three large en-suite bedrooms w
  • open plan kitchen and dining area
  • a rooftop with a spacious lounge with terraces and a private plunge pool
  • balcony

The Palmerie has a one bedroom suites, a luxury three bedroom villa, a luxury 4 bedroom villa and the Amani luxury five bedroom villa.

Palmerie One Bedroom Villa

This luxurious and elegant suite, approximately 1,000 square fee, has been designed for total comfort. It features:

  • a large en-suite  bedroom with a king size bed
  • open plan fully equipped kitchen with dining area
  • the living area has large glass balcony doors, opening on to tropical gardens and pools

Palmerie Luxury Three Bedroom Villa

A stunning and luxurious beach villa set amidst palm trees, measuring approximately 4,400 sq. feet, offering views of the ocean. With opulant  spaces throughout it features:

  • three en-suite bedrooms
  • chic ground floor living areas
  • a fully equipped kitchen
  • a dining area
  • the upper terrace has a relaxation lounge, another kitchen/bar
  • entertainment area
  • plunge pools

Palmerie Luxury Four Bedroom Villa 

A magnificent beach front villa of approximately 4,800 square feet overlooking the Indian Ocean. Enjoy this truly magnificent location with direct beach access. It features:

  • four large en-suite bedrooms with ocean views
  • well appointed kitchen
  • private roof terrace
  • generously spaced lounge area
  • deluxe plunge pool

Other Medina Palm Facilities:

  • The Amandina restuarant offers a wonderful range of Mediterranean, Moroccan and African dishes
  • The Coffee Garden situated in the heart of the Medina offers a variety of food and drink
  • The Long Bar is the stylish spot to unwind with a cool drink and share delicious hot and cold tapas with friends
  • The romantic rooftop Star Lounge is the highest point in Watamu
  • Ensuite dining available between 12 noon and 10 p.m.
  • A personalised chef is available for ensuite dining
  • Sakina Ocean Spa is a roof top haven made for pampering
  • Well equipped gym
  • Access to personal fitness instructor for tailored workout programmes
  • On-site shop selling high quality clothing and gifts
  • Exclusive coastal distributor of Patrick Mavros jewellery
  • Nemo’s Cave childrens club for 2-8 year olds
  • Personal nannies subject to 24 hour notice
  • Function rooms available for meetings
  • Ideal location for a dream wedding


  • If cancelled more than 120 days prior to arrival- Full refund of deposit
  • If cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival- Deposit forfeited
  • If cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival- 40% cancellation fee applies
  • If cancelled less than 10 days prior to arrival- 100% cancellation fee applies

Peak Season: if cancelled less than 21 days prior to arrival- 100% cancellation fee applies.



Nearest Locations

Bio-Ken Snake - 1.2 miles
Local Ocean Trust Marine Conservation Centre - 1.6 miles
Mida Creek - 2.5 miles
Watamu National Marine Park - 3.5 miles
Gedi Ruins - 3.7 miles
Arabuko Sokoke National Park - 7.4 miles
Malindi Marine National Park - 12 miles

Reception Services

  • Private check-in/check out
  • Concierge services
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Activities available from the Medina Palm Hotel

  • Culture visits e.g. local markets and villages
  • Turtle watching
  • Game fishing/ Deep sea fishing (tag and release)
  • Safaris
  • Shopping trips
  • Beach walks
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Wind surfing & kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Boat trips
  • Dolphin watching

Room facilities for all the suites and villas include:

  • Balcony
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditions
  • In-room safe
  • Express check in/ check out
  • Bathrobes in the Medina Palm rooms
  • Africology bathroom amenities

Nearby Accommodation

Hemingways Hotel less than 5 miles away

Kinondo Kwetu 70 miles away

Waterlovers Hotel 72 miles away

The Sand at Nomad 74 miles away

Almanara 75 miles away


Booking Terms and Conditions

  • A deposit of 40% is required to confirm reservation
  • Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival

Peak Season: Full payment due 60 days prior to arrival.

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