Elewana Afro Chic sits on Diani Beach, in a beautifully landscaped garden on the shores of Kenya's Indian Ocean.
The gardens have a lovely pool with jacuzzi and 9 of the 10 rooms have balconies with views to the ocean, the 10th room 'queen of Sheba' has views of the gardens and fish pond. All of the bathrooms have large showers and two rooms also have bath tubs.
Activities on offer include diving and snorkelling, wind surfing, kite surfing, jet skis, dolphin boat trips, mangrove bird watching, deep sea fishing, island excursions, trips to Shimba Hills and Mwalugunje Elephant Sanctuary. Tennis, squash, gym and spa activities can be booked at neighbouring properties.
Dining here is a sumptuous affair with experienced chefs providing a mix of culinary styles including Indian, Swahili, Mediterranean and Italian. Guests can choose to eat what they want, when they want, where they want, dining is very flexible!
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Open: Elewana Afro Chic is open all year.
Location: Afro Chic is on Diani Beach, 1 hour drive south of Mombasa. Alternatively, Ukunda airstrip is just a 12 minute drive from the hotel.
Rooms: There are 10 guest rooms, all en-suite, and with private balconies with sun loungers for secluded relaxation. Rooms are equipped with telephone, TV and DVD player, iPod dock, minibar, tea and coffee station and digital safe. There are 4 categories of room: garden view deluxe room, ocean view deluxe room, junior suite and executive suite.
Activities: You may not wish to do more than sunbathe on the beach, stroll through the grounds and take a dip in the pool, but there are other options should you want them. Staff can arrange water-based activities including PADI diving courses can be done here - and snorkelling, jet skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking, body boarding, deep sea fishing and cruises to watch dolphins. On land there is a golf course nearby and various excursions can be organised including visits to local craft markets, Shimba Hills Reserve and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary. The hotel has a spa where you can enjoy a range of health and beauty treatments and there is a gym in the vicinity which guests are welcome to use.
Facilities: Afro Chic has indoor and outdoor lounges, a bar and a choice of dining areas including by the pool, on the sunny terrace and in the gardens. There is an attractive swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. Guest are welcome to browse through and borrow their choice from the selection of books and DVDs, and there is free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are served at individual tables, indoors or outdoors as you prefer. Private dining on your own terrace can be arranged.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome, although there are no specific facilities for children. Babysitting can be arranged.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas.
Notes: The hotel accepts major credit cards.
Enjoy rest and relaxation on the beautiful Kenyan coast.
"Superlative. Nothing negative to say. Superb facilities and service as you would expect from such an upmarket establishment. "