Sirai Beach

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Sirai Beach

Kilifi Plantation, Kilifi, Kenya

A magnificent private retreat designed and built in contemporary Swahili style, Sirai Beach is unmatched on the Kenyan coast.   Sophisticated, serene, secluded and set high on a coral clifftop overlooking the Indian Ocean, it offers exceptional standards of design and comfort along with superb gastronomy and service. 

Sirai Beach accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 bedroom suites.

“The ultimate place to relax and the perfect
way to either begin or finish your Kenyan trip.” 

A glamorous private sanctuary set in five peaceful oceanfront acres, Sirai Beach, completed in 2018, epitomises luxury and exclusivity.  Its interiors and styling are cool, cosmopolitan and harmonious – combining traditional Lamu plasterwork and woodwork crafted by local artisans with gorgeous decorative pieces, artworks and sculptures sourced from Kenya, Morocco, India, South Africa and beyond.

The imposing Main House is arranged around a dramatic double-height entrance atrium and beautiful open veranda, flanked by a sumptuous drawing room on one side and a light and airy dining room on the other.  Dine here indoors or outside on the terrace under the canopy of a giant baobab tree – or alfresco anywhere else in the grounds – the choice is yours.

The palatial Master Suite stretches across the entire first floor of the Main House.  As well as bedroom, bathroom and dressing room, it contains a sitting room and private study, two covered terraces and an elevated veranda with sweeping views of the dramatic infinity pool and the sparkling ocean beyond. Stairs lead up to a further private roof terrace on the second floor.

The five further bedroom suites are housed in three separate guest cottages.  All have lovely garden and sea views, breezy verandas and makuti-thatched private roof terraces with inviting day beds.  Every suite is air-conditioned, has silent ceiling fans and beds dressed in 400-thread Egyptian cotton sourced directly from the Nile Valley.  Each bathroom has a polished concrete bath, twin basins and indoor and outdoor showers.

The 25-metre swimming pool is framed by ancient baobabs and coconut palms, and the pool area features a fully-stocked bar, shady and relaxing day beds and sun loungers.  A spiral staircase cut down through the coral cliff leads to the seashore via the house’s own private access tunnel.

Every aspect of Sirai Beach is exceptionally well thought-out and the property is beautifully appointed, furnished, decorated and finished throughout. Among the facilities for guests are a spa, fully-equipped gym, floodlit Astro-turf tennis court, media room, extensive wine cellar, boutique, guest kitchen and state-of-the-art communications and entertainment systems.


“Sirai Beach is a home.  Not a hotel, nor a lodge, nor a resort.  It’s a six-bedroom, exclusive-use home that boasts an impressive set of facilities and exudes luxury.  The grounds are vast, the views are stunning and there is an abundance of space.  Then they back it up with extremely attentive service, excellent food and an atmosphere of sheer tranquility.”

The World of Sirai Beach

The Sirai Beach team are welcoming, assiduous, discreet and attentive – they make a point of understanding and anticipating guests’ preferences and requirements.

Healthy eating is central to Sirai Beach. Mouth-watering meals are conjured up from locally- sourced ingredients and line-caught fish plucked straight from the ocean by trusted local fisherman who follow responsible fishing practices. Head Chef Thoya specialises in fusing Mediterranean influences with his love of Kenyan ingredients and creates dishes to suit guests’ specific tastes. Don’t miss his signature lobster ravioli with saffron butter and legendary tuna carpaccio.

In addition to the main professional house kitchen, where guests will find Chef and his team working their magic, there is a front kitchen where drinks and snacks are always available. Fresh juices and smoothies can be whizzed up whenever guests require and Chef is happy to give cookery lessons too.

The cellar houses a collection of fine wines and champagnes, stored on purpose-designed hardwood racks.  In addition to the excellent selection of ‘house’ wines and champagne – personally selected by the owners and included in the tariff – guests can also discover vintages from many of the world’s most famous wine estates.

The well-equipped gym features free weights, cardiovascular machines and yoga and Pilates accessories. At the spa, a therapist is available for treatments on request throughout the day and Pilates and yoga sessions with experienced instructors can be arranged. The Astroturf tennis court is floodlit and can be enjoyed in the cool of the evening as well as during the day, and tennis coaching can be arranged upon request.

Scuba-diving, dhow cruises, sailing, kite surfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, jet skiing and windsurfing can be enjoyed from a small beach just a stone’s throw away from the house at the tip of Kilifi Creek.

Sirai Sea, a powerful, luxurious and superbly-equipped 38-foot bill fishing boat is available for private charters and ocean safaris. One of the world’s top destinations for game fishing, Kenya’s coastal waters hold large numbers of Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Broadbill and Sailfish.

Every year between July and September hundreds of Humpback Whales migrate from the Antarctic to Kenyan waters to congregate, give birth and mate – viewing these giants of the ocean can be spectacular and rewarding. Bottlenose, Spinner and Humpback Dolphins can all be seen year-round, with the clearest water and best viewing from November to April.



Sirai Beach sits quietly within Kilifi Plantation, an area of low-key dairy farming and sisal cultivation to the south of Kilifi Creek where the Goshi River reaches the Indian Ocean.  The small town of Kilifi sits on the northern shore of the creek, a kilometre or two away from the house.  The historic city of Mombasa, the ancient ruins at Gedi and the 11,000-acre Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve – all make interesting day trips and are within about an hour’s drive of the house.
The best golf course in the East African region, the PGA Baobab Course on Vipingo Ridge is just 30-minutes south of the house by car.  A wonderful setting for players of all abilities, the course is located high on the ridge allowing golfers to play in cooler conditions than on other courses at the Kenyan coast. It offers spectacular views, numerous water features and challenges even the best golfers. Riding is also available at Vipingo on excellent calibre horses.

In Detail

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Accommodation and Facilities

Main House – Downstairs

  • Double-height Entrance Hall
  • Dining Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Seaview Veranda
  • Outside Dining Area
  • Television Room – with widescreen TV and screening services – airconditioned
  • Kitchens and Front Guest Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Boutique

Main House – Upstairs

  • Master Bedroom Suite
  • Master Bedroom
  • Master Bathroom with polished concrete bath, twin basins and large open shower
  • Study with sofa and television
  • Two Covered Patios with connecting Veranda
  • Dressing Room
  • Private Terrace with outdoor shower
  • Stairs to Second Floor Private Terrace

Cottage 1

  • Contains Bedroom Suites 1 and 2
  • Each bedroom has its own garden-facing veranda
  • Each has a spacious bathroom with polished concrete bath, twin basins and indoor & outdoor showers.
  • Covered roof terrace with comfortable day beds

Cottage 2

  •  Contains Bedroom Suites 1 and 2
  • Each bedroom has its own garden-facing veranda
  • Each has a spacious bathroom with polished concrete bath, twin basins and indoor & outdoor showers
  • Covered roof terrace with comfortable day beds

Cottage 3

  • Contains Bedroom Suite 5
  • Private outdoor veranda
  • Spacious bathroom with polished concrete bath, twin hand basins, indoor and outdoor showers
  • Covered private roof terrace with swinging daybed.

All bedroom suites are air-conditioned and have silent ceiling fans.

Outside Spaces and Places

  • 5-acre plot with landscaped grounds and ancient baobab trees
  • Infinity Pool 20 x 6 metres, 1.8 metres at its deepest point
  • Pool Bar, shaded day beds, pool loungers
  • Gym and Spa – with free weights, cardio-vascular machines and yoga & Pilates accessories
  • Spa treatments and yoga and Pilates sessions on request
  • Tennis Court – Astro-turf, floodlit, tennis rackets and balls are supplied
  • Oceanfront sundowner terrace
  • Pizza oven
  • Helipad
  • Beach accessed by spiral staircase down through the cliff
  • Snorkelling equipment, reef shoes, 4 stand-up paddle boards
  • Surrounding electric fence and 10ft walls, security guard detail


Optional extra activities include – 

  • Water sports – including sailing, wake boarding, water skiing, wind surfing, jet skiing
  • Sunset Dhow Cruise on Kilifi Creek
  • Deep Sea fishing aboard Sirai Sea Dolphin and whale watching safaris aboard Sirai Sea
  • Golf at the PGA Baobab Course at Vipingo Ridge
  • Horse Riding at Vipingo Ridge
  • Excursions to historic Mombasa or the Arabuko Sokoke Forest


  • Fast 50Mbps wi-fi throughout the house and pool area
  • Backup internet system
  • Sonos is connected to every room and the pool area
  • Good cell phone signal

Management and Staff

Key members of the 25-strong Sirai Beach team include –

  •  Georgia – Manager and Host
  • Thoya – Head Chef
  • Newton – Head Waiter
  • Bahati – Head of Housekeeping
  • Mike – Head Gardener

How to get there

  • Daily scheduled flights are available from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the airstrip at Vipingo Ridge Golf Estate. The flight takes approximately 1.5 hours followed by a 30-minute drive to Sirai House.
  • Private planes and charter flights can land at the Kilifi Airstrip which is just 5 minutes from the house.
  • Helicopter charters can land at the helipad with the grounds
  • Charter Sirai Air, the property’s own Pilatus PC12 private aircraft, for a luxurious, comfortable and speedy trip.  Sirai Air accommodates 8 passengers and can fly from Nairobi to Kilifi Airstrip in around 70 minutes.  
  • Charters are also available to and from Sirai Beach’s sister property in Laikipia, Sirai House.  
  • Kilifi is a 1.5-hour drive from Mombasa and a 1-hour drive from Malindi.

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Rates from USD 2.99 per day for 6 pax.

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