Medina Palms

Hotel Off Turtle Bay Rd, Watamu
Excellent from 113 reviews
90% of guests recommend


Our stunning Swahili style accommodation sets a new benchmark for chic luxury ocean residences, providing more space to breathe than any conventional hotels or resorts.

We feature elegant suites with extended views across tropical gardens, tree top penthouses with inner courtyards and high-vaulted ceilings, as well as magnificent beach villas with superb, unique spaces.

Towards the beach, we have ocean front villas with panoramic sea views coupled with stylish plunge pools on every roof terrace.

There is nothing remotely similar to the Medina lifestyle anywhere on the Indian Ocean coast. Choose your accommodation from the diverse range in our Medina or Palmerie areas.


  • Medina Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite
    Medina Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite
    • 78
    • × 3
    • × 4
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description

    Room1: 1king size, Room2: 2single beds


    Room amenities
  • Medina Luxury Three Bedroom Suite
    Medina Luxury Three Bedroom Suite
    • 160
    • × 4
    • × 6
    • × 2
    + more info
    Room description

    Two Super King Doubles, one Twin room, roof top terrace with plunge pool


    Room amenities
  • Medina One Bedroom Suite
    Medina One Bedroom Suite
    • 65
    • × 1
    • × 2
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description


    Room amenities
  • Medina Penthouse Two Bedroom Suite
    Medina Penthouse Two Bedroom Suite
    • 120
    • × 1
    • × 4
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description

    1 king size, 2 twin size, Roof Top Terrace with Plunge Pool


    Room amenities
  • Ocean Luxury Four Bedroom Villa
    Ocean Luxury Four Bedroom Villa
    • 320
    • × 1
    • × 8
    • × 3
    + more info
    Room description

    One Super King Double + three Twin rooms: separate living area + kitchen+ roof top terrace with plunge pool


    Room amenities
  • Palmerie Luxury Three Bedroom Villa
    Palmerie Luxury Three Bedroom Villa
    • 220
    • × 1
    • × 6
    • × 2
    + more info
    Room description

    Two Super King Doubles + one Twin room: separate living area + kitchen+ roof top terrace with plunge pool


    Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Attached pool
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Business centre
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining area
  • Electric kettle
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Family rooms
  • Fan
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden view
  • Laundry
  • Mosquito net
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Pool view
  • Restaurant
  • Seating area
  • Secured parking
  • Shower
  • Sofa
  • Swimming pool
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wedding venue
  • WiFi

On Site Facilities

  • Fitness Studio
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre
  • Sakina Ocean Spa
  • Nemo’s Cave (Kids Club)
  • Conference and Meeting Rooms
  • A’ la Carte Amandina Restaurant
  • Bar and Coffee Garden Snack Menu
  • Water Sports Centre: Windsurfing,
  • Bodyboarding and Kayaking

Off Site Facilities

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Dhow Cruises
  • Safari Excursions
  • Kite surfing and paddle boarding
  • Big Game Fishing (Tag and Release) 
  • WiFi is available ti our guests for free within the premises
  • Secure parking is available to our guests for free

Hotel policies

Cancellation / Prepayment

To book this property full prepayment is required.

Children and extra beds
  • Children below 3 years of age stay for free when sharing room with parents
  • Children between 3 years and 11 years of age pay 50%
  • No pets of any kind are allowed within the hotel
Accepted credit cards
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
Check-in time


Check-out time


Accommodation review scores and score breakdown

9 / 10

Based on 113 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Medina Palms.

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Guest reviews

  • Ann

    Les équipements de la piscine, restaurant au bord de mer, resto intérieur au toit et bar...petit déjeuner au bord du jardin... gym...attention du personnel de la surveillance de la piscine, Patrick et ... personnel sympathique, manager Food & Beverage, Victor... excellente restauration et directrice Ressources Humaines, Amina, bon accueil réception et excellente sejour. Envie d'y retourner.

    Le prix pourrait être plus abordable pouvoir rester plus longs temps et plus attention du personnel.

  • Gian

    Just one word can describe it - Excellent! From the staff to the service to the very tasteful designed & equipped rooms / apartments. Nice breakfast and delicious dinner in their garden. The place to stay!

  • Bertrand

    Well equipped apartments (even if the kitchen is not really needed) Many swimming pools and beautiful vegetation Superb view on the sea

    Food can be improved AC in the room only. Would have expected to be in living room as well

  • Amos

    Loved the place. The staff were very pleasant and food was excellent. The ambiance was very good and would definitely go back there. Rooms were very spacious and comfortable. Thanks.

    Not sure what the arrangement is but felt the beach needed to be more open (from a view perspective) from the hotel unlike where you have to pass through an guarded entrance with a thick fence blocking the view.

  • Paul

    The hotel villas are nice with very comfortable bed. It is very clean and the staff are very courteous, beautiful pools and nice bathrooms and well appointed room interiors. It is an amazing place and just love everything, very good and tasty food.