Kanani was exactly what we needed between one safari and the other.
Here we have learned a special lesson: the less you have the more you relax!
It's hard to describe how relaxing this place can be, how well the staff and Elvis (a great cook) can take care of yourself, how you can forget about the rest of the world and simply relax!
The freedom you feel in Kanani is probably one of the main reasons it makes it so peaceful: you are completely immersed in its nature, open to its wind and charming sound of the sea. But it is, at the same time, full of comforts.
That's how we learned to relax:
lesson n.1 - forget about phones, internet or tv
lesson n.2 - feel the nature and let yourself be transported in it
lesson n.3 - give your body the time to rest (in each bed/sofa you can find around the structure!)
lesson n.4 - simply put yourself in Elvis' hands and enjoy his meals!
We simply loved it and can't wait to be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kanani House is set on six acres on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. We have 3 double bedrooms, which can be rented individually, or the whole house can be rented on an exclusive basis. Kanani is fully staffed, with a great chef and two house stewards so our guests can relax completely.Kanani House was designed and built by an English couple with a passion for Kenya - we wanted to give guests a real taste of Africa at the coast. We have a strong environmental commitment, local and sustainable materials are used wherever possible and almost everything is handmade by local workers. We were inspired by the upcountry private safari lodges as well as the local architecture to build a house more like an African Village than a conventional western house. Each bedroom is a private cottage with en-suite bathroom set in the landscaped indigenous garden. The rooms are screened for privacy but open to the sea breezes. Kanani is a Robinson Crusoe experience - we have no landline, TV or computers, so you can get away from the stresses of modern life and unwind. Access to a small private beach is at low tide through our tunnel - hand carved through the fossilized coral rock, and securely gated, or you can walk or take a tuk tuk to the public beaches. If you're feeling less adventurous, you can just laze by our infinity pool overlooking the ocean. There are lots of great things to do in and near Watamu: snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching or sailing in the Watamu Marine Park; walks in the Arabuko Sokoke forest and the Gede Ruins, canoe trips, fishing, horse riding and windsurfing can all be arranged. We hope you can come and stay at Kanani House soon! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kanani House Hotel Watamu