With a maximum capacity for 20 guests, it's no wonder the on-site facilities are limited, even if the essentials are there. Past the small reception area, you'll come across the yoga deck and Jacuzzi, both commanding splendid ocean views. Across the lawns, a lone hammock sways in the breeze, while at the water's edge, the "star baths" offer the ultimate indulgence. When night falls, the baths are filled with hot sudsy water, sprinkled with fresh flowers and accompanied by a bottle of chilled sparkling wine - to savour a deux of course!
Past the coconut palms and frangipani trees is a small gazebo where private, beachfront dinners are held on the first floor and mud bath treatments take place on the ground floor (obviously not at the same time!). A small BBQ area is nearby for when the hunger for some nyama choma (Kenyan barbequeued meats) strikes.
Also taking advantage of the prime waterfront location is Galu's bar and restaurant, in a makuti-thatched roof gazebo, shaded beneath a magnificent baobab tree. With a deck floor and simple wooden furnishings, the dining area sits on the first floor, while the bar and casual lounge is found on the ground floor. The open-air structure means that guests benefit from sweeping beach views, whether at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Nestled in the untamed gardens (where it isn't uncommon to see the beautiful but endangered Colobus monkey), the pool is next to a pair of gazebos where a range of massage treatments are given. While the location is a bit more secluded (behind the rooms and further away from the beach), it's a shame that the pool does not benefit from the same views as the restaurant.