Watamu Treehouse, a Harpers Bazaar World’s Best Treehouse Hotel, is what happens when someone called Paul Krystall travels the world, earns his global yoga and meditation teaching stripes, and then sets up a yoga retreat home on the Indian Ocean beaches of Kenya.
Your days at Watamu Treehouse will be gentle and energising, with the focus being on integrating with nature at all times. Whether that’s through meditation and yoga, which take place on the top floor of the treehouse, with its 360 views and cooling breeze, or at one of the pop-up venues, such as an exposed sand bar or on your paddleboard. Beach walks, moonlit floats on the creek, and sea kayaking are all on offer, encouraging you to slow you down, and tune into nature’s rhythm. You’ll stay in one of the treehouse’s two white-washed towers. Made with local materials and colourful recycled glass, they stand tall in the trees with coastline on one side and native forest and mangrove estuary on the other. All bedrooms are en-suite, inspiring and open-sided; air and light flows freely.
Having run their own retreats at Watamu Treehouse for several years, Paul and his partner have now opened the treehouse to groups with their own instructors. For yoga teachers looking to take clients out to experience somewhere as unique as Kenya’s coast, it’s the perfect space. Warm owner-run hosting, beautiful spaces, high vibration menu, outdoor activities and heartfelt gifts, everything at Watamu Treehouse is geared towards encouraging people to feel alive, happy and present.
Please note that Watamu Treehouse can be combined with Tsavo National Park for a short three-day safari, or for longer itineraries, with other wildlife areas in East Africa.