Beach Palazzo

Jacaranda Beach
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Beach Palazzo
Jacaranda Beach

“The Palazzo was wonderful, the scenery amazing, the beach so welcoming and the service impeccable!”

One of the most glamorous and exciting houses on the East African coast, a luxurious and expansive new private home set in three peaceful coastal acres between Malindi and Watamu, the Beach Palazzo features 75 acres of secluded beach frontage and a spectacular 40-metre elevated infinity pool.

The Beach Palazzo accommodates 18+ guests in 9 air-conditioned bedroom suites

All About Beach Palazzo

“Where do I start from?! The staff have been exceptional – the hospitality is 100% and they are super friendly! The Palazzo is so beautiful and unique – what you see online is what you get in real life. We loved our stay here.”

A dramatic, secluded and imposing new beach house, the Beach Palazzo really needs to be seen to be believed. It is designed with elegance and flair and decorated with taste, style and a lovely muted colour palette by its Italian owners. Imported European fabrics, bespoke furniture and Swahili antiques mingle with oriental rugs, striking black & white photographs and beautiful carved ‘niru’ plasterwork.

The two main ‘wings’ of the house, nearly symmetrical yet subtly different and distinctive, house nine air-conditioned bedroom suites, two double-height ‘atrium’ living rooms as well as several comfortable sitting and lounging areas, balconies and terraces.

The central linking colonnade houses both inside and outside living and dining areas – here there are billowing white curtains, panoramic ocean views, shady sofas, poolside sun beds and plenty of stylish and breezy spaces to eat, drink and relax, soak up the sun and socialise.

The dramatic centrepiece of the house is the beautiful and sinuous 40-metre infinity pool. Is this the longest private swimming pool in East Africa? We think so – and we’re quite certain that it’s one of the loveliest and most dramatic pools to be found anywhere on the continent.

Outside stairs lead down to 75 metres of green lawn bordered by lush plantings of tropical trees, shrubs and flowers – and then to 75 metres of palm-fringed ocean frontage.  Here guests will find half a dozen private pergolas complete with comfortable beach beds and chairs, along with a shady pavilion for beachfront dining.

The white sands of Jacaranda Beach stretch south from the house for around five kilometres – some distance from the house there are one or two quiet beach bars and restaurants, but the area remains remarkably peaceful and undeveloped.

The two separate and self-contained ‘wings’ of the house mean that the property is particularly suitable for two families or groups who may each prefer a little independence and privacy. The various terraces, verandas and lounging areas inside and out mean that every guest has the space to spread out and relax in comfort and seclusion.

Summary
  • A magnificent new beach house built and furnished in opulent Swahili-Italian style
  • Cool, refined, secluded, versatile and sophisticated accommodation
  • Ideal for a luxurious, away-from-it-all and self-contained break at the beach
  • Multiple living and lounging areas, verandas and roof terraces
  • Dazzling 40-metre swimming pool and panoramic ocean views
  • Accommodates 18+ guests in 9 bedroom suites – all air-conditioned
  • 75 metres of private beach frontage with pergolas and sunbeds
  • Excellent team of 10 staff including on-site manager and 2 chefs
  • Massages, beauty treatments, yoga, boat trips, excursions and events by arrangement
Destination – Kenya Coast

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Location - Jacaranda Beach

Jacaranda Beach is a peaceful stretch of coast approximately 10 kilometres south and 20 minutes’ drive from Malindi. Malindi airport has several scheduled flights each day to and from Nairobi, Mombasa and Lamu. There are one or two small beach bars within walking distance of the house, and the area is generally quiet and undeveloped. The resort village of Watamu is around 12 kilometres away to the south.

Part bustling coastal centre, part historic Swahili settlement and part laid-back beach resort, Malindi is Kenya’s second largest coastal town after Mombasa. Half way down the Kenyan coast, close to the mouth of the Sabaki River, it is 120 kilometres north of Mombasa and 130 kilometres south of Lamu.  Malindi is known for its large Italian population and has a number of excellent boutiques, delicatessens and places to eat. The narrow streets of the old town provide good shopping for colourful fabrics, Swahili antiques and traditional furniture.

Among Malindi’s main attractions are its beautiful white sand beaches and the Malindi Marine National Park & Reserve – the oldest marine park in Kenya, it covers 213 square kilometres of ocean and shore – with abundant brilliantly-colourful fish, organ-pipe coral, green sea-turtles and beds of Thalassia seagrass. Visitors can also enjoy glass-bottomed boat rides, snorkelling on the coral reef, surfing, PADI diving and other water sports. Malindi is also a centre for game fishing for marlin, sailfish, tuna and shark.

To the south of Malindi the Gedi Ruins are the ancient remains of a substantial Swahili Arab town dating back to the 12th Century. Once a thriving and well-planned community of at least 2500 people, with a magnificent palace, several  mosques and many large stone houses,  the people of Gedi  grew rich on trade with India, China and Europe, but the town was mysteriously abandoned in the 17th Century.

Just north of Malindi and a few miles inland close to the village of Marafa is the picturesque  Hell’s Kitchen – Malindi’s answer to The Grand Canyon – a dramatic series of rock formations and gorges.  The 4,300-hectare Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve to the southwest of the town is the largest single block of indigenous coastal forest remaining in East Africa. It forms the centrepiece of a world-renowned habitat for rare and endangered birds and mammals including forest elephants.

In Detail

Accommodation

  • Entrance foyer & palm garden
  • Poolside veranda – with breathtaking views, sitting areas and dining area. 15 metres in length
  • Three internal sitting rooms
  • One internal dining room
  • Moroccan roof terrace – with a spectacular ocean view, lounging area, ideal for aperitifs and buffet dinners

Bedrooms

  • Master Suite 1 – first floor, with 2 bedrooms (one double, one twin) and a private bathroom with bathtub, private terrace. Ideal for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Master Suite 2 – first floor, with private foyer, 2 bedrooms (one double, one twin) and a private bathroom, private terrace. Ideal for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Suite 3 – pool level, private foyer, double bed, private bathroom with bathtub, private terrace
  • Suite 4 – pool level, private foyer, double bed, private bathroom with bathtub, private terrace
  • Suite 5 – garden floor with direct access to the garden and the beach, double bedroom, sitting area, private bathroom, private terrace
  • Suite 6 – garden floor with direct access to the garden and the beach, double bedroom, sitting area, private bathroom, private terrace
  • Suite 7 – pool floor with direct access to the pool; 2 single beds, sitting area, private bathroom, private internal garden
  • Suite 8 – pool floor with direct access to the pool; 2 single beds, sitting area, private bathroom, private internal garden
  • Room 9 – pool floor, adjacent to the sitting rooms, private foyer, double bed, private bathroom

Outside

  • 40-metre infinity pool
  • 1.5 acres of lawns and tropical gardens
  • 75 metres of frontage on to Jacaranda Beach
  • 6 beachfront pergolas with sun loungers and chairs
  • Shady beachfront dining area
Visitors' Book

“The Palazzo not only boasts stunning architecture but is also home to a remarkable team of individuals whose kindness and compassion radiate alongside its beauty. The Palazzo team possess hearts of gold, adding immeasurable value to this already enchanting place!”

“We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experience we and all our guests had at the Beach Palazzo. The property was marvellous and eloquently matched by the warm hospitality and grace of Sheikha and staff. Elisha and team were superb, and so was the chef who accommodated our complicated dietary requirements. Everyone was very accommodating, friendly and responsive.”

“I want to thank you and the whole team for hosting us superbly at the Beach Palazzo. We enjoyed our stay and it was beautiful in every sense. We must expressly mention the staff who were very kind, honest and dedicated. These memories we shall carry with us for many years to come. Our stay exceeded all our expectations. Hoping to see you all again soon.”

“Where do I start from?! The staff have been exceptional – the hospitality is 100% and they are super friendly! The Palazzo is so beautiful and unique – what you see online is what you get in real life. We loved our stay here.”

“We have had an absolutely amazing time during our four days here at the Palazzo. The place is gorgeous and the staff are absolutely amazing – they all made our stay so memorable. Thank you to all of you!”

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All About Beach Palazzo

“Where do I start from?! The staff have been exceptional – the hospitality is 100% and they are super friendly! The Palazzo is so beautiful and unique – what you see online is what you get in real life. We loved our stay here.”

All About Beach Palazzo

A dramatic, secluded and imposing new beach house, the Beach Palazzo really needs to be seen to be believed. It is designed with elegance and flair and decorated with taste, style and a lovely muted colour palette by its Italian owners. Imported European fabrics, bespoke furniture and Swahili antiques mingle with oriental rugs, striking black & white photographs and beautiful carved ‘niru’ plasterwork.

The two main ‘wings’ of the house, nearly symmetrical yet subtly different and distinctive, house nine air-conditioned bedroom suites, two double-height ‘atrium’ living rooms as well as several comfortable sitting and lounging areas, balconies and terraces.

The central linking colonnade houses both inside and outside living and dining areas – here there are billowing white curtains, panoramic ocean views, shady sofas, poolside sun beds and plenty of stylish and breezy spaces to eat, drink and relax, soak up the sun and socialise.

The dramatic centrepiece of the house is the beautiful and sinuous 40-metre infinity pool. Is this the longest private swimming pool in East Africa? We think so – and we’re quite certain that it’s one of the loveliest and most dramatic pools to be found anywhere on the continent.

Outside stairs lead down to 75 metres of green lawn bordered by lush plantings of tropical trees, shrubs and flowers – and then to 75 metres of palm-fringed ocean frontage.  Here guests will find half a dozen private pergolas complete with comfortable beach beds and chairs, along with a shady pavilion for beachfront dining.

The white sands of Jacaranda Beach stretch south from the house for around five kilometres – some distance from the house there are one or two quiet beach bars and restaurants, but the area remains remarkably peaceful and undeveloped.

The two separate and self-contained ‘wings’ of the house mean that the property is particularly suitable for two families or groups who may each prefer a little independence and privacy. The various terraces, verandas and lounging areas inside and out mean that every guest has the space to spread out and relax in comfort and seclusion.

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