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Funzi Island, Kenya
Prices From: $220
Tucked away on an unspoilt island in the Indian Ocean, only 15 minutes flying time from Mombasa, The Funzi Keys' unique appeal is its luxurious seclusion and beautiful natural scenery. Surrounded by water and superbly located on a west-facing beach with glorious views of the African sunset, this remote and exclusive hideaway is the perfect place to escape from the outside world in style.
Designed to blend unobtrusively with its idyllic beachfront setting and to reflect the influence of the local culture and coastal architecture, the accommodation consists of nine spacious cottages set along the high-water line and constructed of stone and thatch with large netted windows open to the balmy sea breezes.
Each of the individually designed rooms has a hand carved king-sized four-poster bed and is furnished with local wooden artefacts and colourful fabrics plus a Jacuzzi with spectacular sea views. All cottages are provided with fans, safes and beach accessories in the oversized bathroom. In front of each cottage is a private sitting area where guests can enjoy a drink and watch the sun go down in total privacy.
Life at The Funzi Keys is relaxed and many guests do little more than unwind on the wooden deck of the 45m free-form pool with a drink while watching the local fishing dhows sail by. But for more energetic guests, it is possible to enjoy sailing, creekfishing, windsurfing and canoeing or perhaps take a boat trip up the Ramisi River or Funzi Creek for an unforgettable glimpse of kingfishers, crocodiles and even dolphins. The hotel is also an excellent base for deep-sea fishing and scuba diving in the Pemba Channel, which can be arranged and paid for locally.
Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern
Nearest Airport: NBO
Rates include: Full breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the dining room; house drinks; visits to the sand bank; return transfers from the Funzi airstrip or boat transfers from Bodo. (Rates exclude: all activities; cellar wines and premium brand spirit/liqueurs; transfers to/from Mombasa; laundry; tips; items of a personal nature)
There is a late check out charge
Minimum 4 nights stay applies between 23 Dec 2007 and 06 Jan 2008 inclusive
- 10% non-refundable / non-transferable deposit on confirmation of booking
- Before 60 days prior to arrival=Loss of Deposit
- 60-35 days=25%
- 34-15 days=50%
- Within 14-days=100%