Giriama Residence is a superior quality, family run self catering, Guest House set in beautiful shady tropical gardens just a few minutes stroll to the white coral unspoiled beaches of the world famous Watamu National Marine Park. Indulge yourself in our warm highly personal service offering versatile accommodation to suit the individual requirements of families, couples and independent travellers alike.
For those wanting the best of both worlds we have recently opened a new self contained Apartment offering more privacy but enjoying use of all amenities.
Set in its own gardens the apartment has one large bedroom, shower room /WC, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The dining room easily converts into a second bedroom for larger parties or families. Both rooms lead onto a large furnished veranda ideal for al fresco eating or simply relaxing.
This is the ideal location for those not wanting the restrictions imposed by larger hotels. For those looking for adventure we offer overnight stays at our beautiful working farm in the bush at Msoloni experience one, two or more nights in a traditional Giriama 'shamba' we promise you an experience to remember! Stilted or local mud and thatch accommodation, crystal water drawn from a pristine well, meals cooked on wood fire. A clear view of the night sky with a hurricane lamp or two what more could you want? Our aim is to provide an African experience for all of our guests to enjoy! We have four double bedrooms and two family rooms all en suite with showers, built in the traditional white Coastal style these airy rooms remain pleasantly cool even in the heat of the sub Saharan day. All of our rooms feature King size hand carved four poster beds with mosquito nets, fitted wardrobes and ceiling fans.
Our downstairs rooms have large furnished verandas leading to spacious tropical gardens and terraces. Wheelchair access can be provided to downstairs rooms on request.Upstairs rooms, two double and two family rooms have large balconies facing either the Indian Ocean or our beautiful gardens All rooms are cleaned daily with fresh bed linen and towels alternate days. Washing lines are provided for drying of beach towels and swimwear or for a small tip your Room Steward will be willing to wash and iron larger items for you.
Terraces and gardens surround this property leading to our large grill / BBQ and shared; kitchen fully equipped with fridge, freezer, gas/ electric hob, electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, blender, toaster, kettle, saucepans, serving dishes, and much more. We are only a stone's throw from the beach and first stop for local fishermen who bring their catches straight from the Indian Ocean so why not try your hand at Swahili cuisine or we will BBQ for you using produce straight from local farms. Eat you meals under the stars and relax with a drink from the licensed bar on our garden TV lounge veranda with a large selection of DVD's, CD's, Books, Games etc. the perfect place to chill out and catch the breeze drifting in from the Indian Ocean.