Lion in the Sun

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Why we like it

  • Lion in the Sun is a stunning boutique property located in Malindi on Kenya's coast
  • The retreat's decor is a blend of African and Arabic influences with a touch of 'chic modern twists'
  • There is a fully equipped gym, watersports and tennis courts
  • Lion in the Sun offers both local and international cuisine, meals can be served beneath the stars or in a summer house
  • Lion in the Sun is one of only six exclusive Henri Chenot Detox centres around the world

A&K Top Tip

A dinner under the stars of freshly caught fish accompanied by local cuisine is a real treat and the perfect way to end a lovely day at this stunning part of Kenya.

Guest Testimonial

Our travel consultant Robin was excellent; he was able to answer all our questions and gave us valuable guidance on what to take on our trip. Our travel documents arrived well in advance of our trip and Robin kept in touch right until the time of our departure. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

- S.R London



This boutique retreat is the perfect place to relax in palatial surroundings on this stunning coastline. Once a private house, Lion in the Sun welcomes discerning travellers to rest and enjoy the various activities on offer. The private beach is located 300 metres away from the Malindi Marine Park where one can soak up the sun while enjoy cooling refreshments served by a personal butler. There is plenty to do for the active visitor, cycle through the nearby forest, explore the Malindi coastline by private boat, explore the town on foot and try your hand at haggling with the locals in the markets. At the retreat there is yoga and meditation available and a team of friendly and professional staff to look after your every need. Lion in the Sun is 10km from Malindi airport.


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Fly to

Nairobi or Mombasa

Flying time

8 hours 30 minutes non-stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October

Weather

Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.

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