If you consider yourself a world traveler, here’s a place that’s totally off-grid. By all accounts, it’s the most beautiful hotel in the world. Sometimes, luxury hotel means spot-on amenities and rich interior design. Other times, the hotel doesn’t have to do much because the surroundings are so stunning. Even for the best-traveled, one can’t help but feel transformed when in this place, which happens to be the Sirai hotels in Kenya. This is as off-grid and exotic as it gets.
Three Properties, One Lifetime Experience
The Sirai is made up of three properties: House, Beach and Stud Farm. Sirai House sits at the foot of Mount Kenya on a gorgeous, completely unspoiled plot of protected acreage with incredible mountain views. The high-altitude location boasts a perfect malaria-free climate of warm, summery days and cozy, comfortable, autumn-like nights.
The hotel sleeps just a few in its six private and secluded cottages. Not only do they feature stunning reclaimed Kenyan furnishings, but they also have master bath tubs that look out across the conservation land. The family-owned hotel was created to celebrate the special land and honor the Kenyan way.
We’re pitching this as the most beautiful hotel you’ve ever seen, which isn’t something we take lightly. Sirai Beach, in particular, is something of another conversation. First of all, besides having the means to stay here, guests also essentially must apply to do so. Guests’ style, hobbies, taste and reputation all must be up to par. Of course, only the best-suited people stay in the Main House, while others stay in the surrounding cottages.
It isn’t just that the beach is beautiful and the locally crafted interiors exude glamour. It’s the clever details that you won’t find anywhere else. Even if you dine in the midday heat, your wine will stay cool in the custom ice bed inlay running through the center of the table. All suites have open verandas and staircases running up to the pool deck. But it’s really the jaw-dropping, scarcely visited lands that truly make the hotel an oasis for the .01%. The picture-perfect sunshine and offshore reef rival any tropical island.
The gym and spa open onto the gardens. For activities, clear-bottom boat rides are just some of the options that orient guests’ attention toward the non-manmade features of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.