At the heart of the Swahili coast...
On the southern tip of the Kenya coast, on the edge of the Pemba Channel, north of Zanzibar, lies Kenya's own remote Swahili archipelago. Hidden islands, reefs teeming with fish and dolphins and a living vestige of the 1,000 year old monsoon Dhow trading culture, still plying the islands.
Come taste the original Swahili coast.
Dhows, the traditional Swahili vessel, are still the best way to experience the archipelago around Shimoni. Our dhows offer comfort with tradition and refreshments on board allowing you to spend as much time as you like discovering the area.
After visiting the islands, walking across Wasini and visiting the slave caves of Shimoni, it's time to head for Shimba hills and see the elephants, only an hour away.
Perched on the edge of the Wasini channel, with commanding views of the Tanzanian Usambara mountain range you'll enjoy cool ocean breezes while covered by a canopy of tropical trees visited by monkeys, bush babies and birds. Your palm-thatched cottage becomes your hide-away.
For a memorable romantic stay, reserve our private roof-top suite with views across the Wasini Channel.
With almost 4 decades of dedicated service to adventurous ocean lovers looking for the best in diving, snorkelling, fishing, sailing and ocean discovery, without compromising comfort and cuisine, we remain passionate about this incredible hidden gem on the southern Kenyan coast.