Judging by the number of hotels I’ve visited in my lifetime, you would think that I’ve been everywhere, but there’s actually quite a few places left on my bucket list and Kenya is one of them. Of course faves like Giraffe Manor are on my wish list, but much to my surprise, the accommodations of my Kenyan dreams is not a hotel at all.
Not your traditional hotel, but certainly not short on amenities, Forodhani House on the island of Lamu off the east coast of Kenya is definitely a luxe moment.
Located on Shela Beach, Forodhani House is perfect for a romantic rendezvous, a family getaway or a squad adventure, and holds between 10-13 people.
Similar in feel to its not so distant neighbor, Zanzibar, the serene whitewashed Swahili style villa features five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and an adjoining terrace. There’s also a pool, garden, open air dining area and sweeping views of the beach and Indian Ocean.
Your every need is met at Forodhani House as well since your stay includes five staff members eager to make your experience memorable and carefree by doing everything from grocery shopping, preparing meals, organizing daily excursions and maintaining the villa to providing in house spa treatments, assisting with capturing those IG worthy moments and simply taking care of you.
And the best part, with rates that start around $475 a night for the entire home (including staff!), Forodhani House Lamu is one luxe dream that can easily become a reality…and I can’t wait!
Tel: +254 718 407480