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The Funzi Keys

If you can dream it, you can do it. There is a place where you can live the perfect moment. Like an incomparable jewel, The Funzi Keys nestles peacefully in the private white sands of its own peninsula. With a special kind of hospitality it welcomes guests into a garden paradise of friendly calm and natural luxury.

Situated on an unspoilt island in the Indian Ocean, yet only 15 minutes flying time from Mombasa, The Funzi Keys' unique appeal is its seclusion and beautiful natural scenery. Surrounded by water and located on a west-facing beach with 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 beachfront setting and to reflect the influence of the local culture and coastal architecture, the accommodation consists of nine spacious sea front cottages set along the high-water line and eight sea view cottages, all 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. Beachfront cottages additionally have a Jacuzzi with spectacular sea view. All cottages are provided with fans, safes and beach accessories in the 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.

At the heart of The Funzi Keys is the informal main building, where guests can relax and enjoy drinks served from the dhow-shaped bar or sample delicious island fare featuring freshly caught seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables in the upper-level restaurant that overlooks the water.

Life at The Funzi Keys is relaxed and many guests do little more than unwind on the stone deck of the 45m free-form pool with a drink while watching the local fishing dhows sail by. For more energetic guests it is possible to enjoy sailing, creek fishing, windsurfing and canoeing, or take a boat trip up the Ramisi River or Funzi Creek for a glimpse of kingfishers, crocodiles and even dolphins. The hotel is an excellent base for deep-sea fishing and scuba diving in the Pemba Channel, which can be arranged and paid for locally.

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