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Malindi offers the best boutique resort in Africa

Are you shopping for an exquisite holiday experience this season? The famous coastal retreat, comprised of the Billionaire Resort with its 24 luxury apartments and the suggestive Lion in the Sun, a Billionaire Retreat with its 16 exquisite rooms, has once again secured a prestigious accolade.

In a recent gala award ceremony held in Dubai for the World Travel Awards, often dubbed the Oscars of the travel industry, the Malindi-based destination clinched the title of the Best Boutique Resort in Africa for 2023.

This marks the second consecutive year of victory, following its initial triumph in 2022, the first year after its reopening as a hotel for the general public.

Owned by the renowned global entrepreneur Flavio Briatore, the property is managed by Babylon Hospitality, a company that has recently expanded its operations with the establishment of a Nairobi office and team.

Kenyan Riviera

The Billionaire Resort’s recent reconversion stands as a testament to the ongoing effort to requalify the coast of Kilifi under the public-private initiative known as the Kenyan Riviera.

A sought-after haven for celebrities and travelers worldwide, the resort offers an array of lavish accommodations, including luxury apartments, rooms, and suites. Additionally, guests can indulge in a series of rich gastronomic experiences.

Meanwhile, the Lion in the Sun, a Billionaire Retreat, is discreetly tucked away in a secluded location 400 meters from the beach, renowned for its world-class spa and wellness program. In contrast, the Billionaire Resort provides a breathtaking and unique beachfront experience with views of the Marine Park. Recent upgrades to the beach facilities, including new Gazebos and sunbeds, have further enhanced the guest experience.

A comprehensive range of activities, such as Dhow rides and visits to Marafa, ensures that guests at Billionaire Resort & Retreat are pampered throughout their stay. Serving as the perfect base to discover or rediscover Malindi and the entirety of Kilifi, the resort has become a focal point for luxury and relaxation in the region.

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Value-added services

In celebration of its consecutive wins, the resort has launched a month-long campaign to express gratitude to the Kenyan travel trade market that has warmly welcomed and supported the establishment since its reopening in late 2021.

The campaign encompasses a series of perks, value-added services, and discounts, including complimentary upgrades and free airport transfers. This celebration coincides with the conclusion of the immensely popular One Life Rally, which chose the Billionaire Resort in Malindi as the venue for its closing party this year.

The resort’s consistent recognition and popularity underscore its status as a premier destination for those seeking an unparalleled luxury experience on the Kenyan coast.

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