After our holiday at Himaya House, we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. Stunning panoramic ocean views, wonderful Kenyan hospitality, being able to choose between swimming in the beautiful pool or the sea (the beach being accessed via the property's private pathway) all combine to make this an exceptional holiday home. The rooms are both large and sea-facing - and have verandas - so wherever you are on the property you are afforded a breathtaking vista. The garden with its palms, ferns, baobabs, desert roses, bougainvillea and hibiscus add to the magic and colour of this very special place. And we were so well looked after; the laundry, cleaning and cooking were all done for us, with Sam producing one absolutely delicious meal after another. Silas and Kombe - along with Sam - made sure everything was taken care of during our stay. They couldn't be nicer or more welcoming. Himaya benefits enormously from having Lissa, the owner, living in her own home on the property. She maintains the house, pool and garden to a very high standard but never intrudes on her guests' privacy. If you seek her help or advice she is more than happy to do whatever possible for you, and it is well worth asking her about where to go in Malindi. The town is a few minutes taxi or tuktuk ride away, and provides a bustling contrast to the tranquility of Himaya with a mix of grocery and fabric shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels side by side with stalls and market streets. The beaches offer watersports ( we only went goggling), glassbottom or old sailing boat trips, and we also really enjoyed a trip further afield to the historic site at Gede. We would unreservedly recommend Himaya House and can't wait to go back for what we are sure will be another perfect holiday.
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|Young singles||Friends getaway|
|A romantic getaway||Older travelers|
|Families with young children||Families with teenagers|