The Lion in the Sun was the famous Malindi dwelling of Flavio Briatore, where he was used to accommodate friends, sport champions and personages of the show but since 2007 he has preferred to turn it into an exclusive retreat. The Lion in the Sun is made up of 16 large and luxurious rooms distributed in 4 splendid villas dipped in a beautiful tropical garden, interrupted with 4 swimming pools, where the hosts can enjoy the principle privacy and 60 staff in order to satisfy every wishes and desires. The 16 rooms are furnished in various styles and each has its own personality in order to transmit emotions and feelings. The eyes of the guest stop in every corner because no details have been left to the case. Lion in the sun is a boutique hotel where bookings can be directed in two options:1. Hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board, full board or2. Hotel with Detox cure included.The property is in fact one of only six exclusive Henri Chenot Detox centers around the world and the Chenot philosophy of wellbeing through diet and the body is fully integrated into the guest’s staying on cure.Starting with a personal consultation, therapists use specific massaging techniques according to age-old Chinese tradition, hydrotherapy and aesthetic treatments. A bio-light diet is devised along with a bio light alimentary regime which teaches the correct use of food. The menu consists of exceptional fresh and natural foods including fruit, fish and vegetables. The on-site staffs at Lion in the Sun is fully trained to use an array of treatments from hydrotherapy, phyto-mud therapy and hydro jet treatments to ease away toxins and leave the body feeling purified and relaxed. The retreat’s personal trainer complements the treatments with a variety of activities from yoga to cycling through the forest, swimming and using the fully equipped high tech gym. Amongst the famous names that have come to Detox at the Lion in the Sun’s Thala Spa are Naomi Campbell, Fernando Alonso, Roberto Cavalli, Bono and John Galliano, to name a few.After having treatments at the Thala SPA Henri Chenot or relaxing in the sunshine by one of the four seawater swimming pools, you can take a leisurely stroll to the retreat’s private beach located only 300 metres away in the Malindi Marine Park. The beach which has a fully serviced pool, cooling tents with luxurious sun beds and personal butler service are the perfect ingredients to complete the Lion in the Sun experience. On the 5th of October 2010 Thala Spa Henri Chenot was awarded by the prestigious UK magazine TATLER as the best SPA of the world for Life- changing.