Shwari | Watamu | Kenya

An outstanding family run beach front villa, close to where Charles Dance and Greta Scacchi eloped in the film White Mischief. Stunning ocean and infinity pool views as you enter the front of the villa. The rooms, styled beautifully with a mixture of colonial and contemporary and a favourite with my botanical past was the number of house plants in every room.

From a hotel photographer and plant enthusiasts view, The shower room on the top floor won for me, waved concrete walls inlaid with natural wood, where the open spaces were filled with hanging Boston Ferns diffusing the light and even reflected in the mirrors.

During the shoot it was a little hazy, though a disadvantage for photographing the pool and ocean views, it was a benefit to hotel Photographer as the interiors had lovely soft light to play with.