Kinondo Kwetu is considered one of the best small hotels on the Kenyan coast. Renowned as a haven for those wishing to unwind, Kinondo Kwetu has an excellent reputation for wellness, with a Finnish sauna, spa treatments, yoga platform and a special meditation site at a nearby cliff. Activity seekers will find watersports from diving to paddle surfing and a tennis court. Local excursions include the Kaya Kinondo sacred forest, where a guided walk beneath the huge trees offers an extraordinary experience – and with the Shimba Hills Reserve just 45 minutes nearby, you can take in a safari. It mixes Scandinavian contemporary design with traditional Kenyan arts and textiles. The name means ‘Our Home at Kinondo’ in Swahili, and with its sense of true hospitality, you’ll see why Swedish-owners Ida and Filip Andersson chose it.