Sirai Beach enjoys a peaceful cliff top location overlooking the Indian Ocean in Kilifi, a coastal town situated 56km north east of Mombasa, situated on the southern side of Kilifi Creek where the Goshi River reaches the Indian Ocean.
Kilifi is a two-hour drive from Mombasa and a one-hour drive from Malindi.
There are daily scheduled flights by Safarilink and Air Kenya from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Vipingo Ridge Golf Estate, a 30-minute drive away, from where we’ll collect you.
Alternatively, you can fly by private charter to the airstrip in Kilifi Town, a 5-minute drive away. Private charters can either be booked out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Wilson airport, Nairobi’s domestic airfield. Our team will collect guests on arrival and can arrange transfers to facilitate travel between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson airport if required. Charters are also available from Borana Airstrip from Sirai Beach’s sister property in Laikipia, Sirai House.
With a helipad within the grounds, we can arrange helicopter transfers direct to the door.
A Coastal Home
Sirai Beach was built to complement Sirai Housein the Borana Conservancy in the Laikipia region of Kenya, creating an unbeatable private beach-bush combination, the same exceptional standards of contemporary design, style, comfort and superb gastronomy characterising both houses.
Having found a peaceful, elevated ocean plot, the house has been designed in contemporary Swahili coastal style. Building commenced in 2016 and Sirai Beach was completed in 2018.
Sirai Beach is available to rent on an exclusive occupancy basis. The minimum stay is three nights and is available for booking all year round.
The house sleeps 12 guests in six individual suites dotted across within the 4.5 acre grounds, all with sea views. There is also a pilot’s room if additional accommodation is required.
Most of our team hail from the coastal region, many from Kilifi town itself. Several of the team have moved from the cooler highlands climate of Sirai House in Laikipia to the beautifully warm coast to join us at Sirai Beach. All our staff speak excellent English.
Matt & Jess - House Managers
Matt was born and raised in Durban, South Africa and has always had a love for the ocean, spending his free time fishing, paddling and diving. This led him to purse a career overseas in the super yacht industry where he met Jess, who is from the UK. For the past 10 years they have worked together on Super Yachts all over the world. Matt and Jess share a love for Africa and have travelled extensively, their wealth of skills enabling them to create magical experiences for our guests.
Newton - Head Butler
Newton was born in 1978 in Laikipia East, Ngare Ndare, just a stone’s throw from Sirai House in Borana, where he started work in 2011, initially training as a waiter. Newton saw the ocean for the first time when he visited Sirai Beach in December 2017, and it was love at first sight – prompting his move from Sirai House to Sirai Beach. Newton is married with five children, the youngest born in Kilifi during that fateful visit! He has a beautiful singing voice and is the leader of the Sirai Choir.
THOYA – HEAD CHEF
Thoya has honed his culinary skills over many years in Nairobi’s most refined restaurants. Born in nearby Malindi, as a small boy he was introduced to cooking by his father, a chef in a private house. Thoya began his career in 2003, developing his own culinary style, fusing Mediterranean influences with his love of Kenyan ingredients. He worked under George at Sirai House before moving back to his beloved coast as Head Chef at Sirai Beach.
BAHATI - HEAD OF HOUSEKEEPING
Born in Kilifi in 1963, Bahati has worked in the housekeeping department for many hotels in Malindi, working her way up from room steward to supervisor before becoming head of housekeeping at Kola Beach, before being recommended to us for not only for her housekeeping skills and sense of responsibility, but also her beaming smile and warm personality. Bahati has four grown up children, who all live nearby in Kilifi.
MIKE – HEAD GARDENER
Born just outside of Kilifi in 1968, Mike began his career working with the gardening guru, Colleen Street. He worked on the landscaping of Sirai Beach alongside Colleen, involving the planting of 100 indigenous trees, frangipani, bougainvillea, bamboos and palms. The magnificent ancient baobabs were protected, preserved and incorporated into the buildings to prevent any damage, while the 4.5 acres of lawn were planted – literally – blade by blade.