Kenya Coast & Lamu Kenya
Tribes Style: Mid Range
- Relax by beautiful Diani Beach
- Gorgeous Swahili style cottages
- Diving, sailing and dhow cruises
- Beachside drinks and dining
- Swimming pool and spa
- Excellent eco credentials
Open: Diani Blue (formerly called Asha Cottage) is open all year.
Location: The lodge is on Diani Beach 30kms south of Mombasa. The nearest airstrip is Ukunda, just a 5 minute drive away, which has flights to and from Mombasa and Nairobi Wilson airports
Rooms: There are 6 guest rooms. These are individual chalets each with a king size bed with a mosquito net, ceiling fan, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, safe, mosquito-screened windows, and large en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, hairdryers and bathrobes. 5 of the rooms called Azure, Lapis, Cobalt, Teal and Sky have double doors opening to a private terrace which leads to the pool. The 6th, called Kingfisher, has a sitting room and secluded terrace in the gardens. All have loungers and parasols.
Activities: This area has some great diving sites and local dive centres offer excursions for experienced divers and novices, which can be arranged by lodge staff. Guests can use the lodge's dugout canoe which can take up to 4 adults and comes with snorkelling equipment. Catch and release fishing is popular, as are dhow trips to Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. On land you can visit Shimba Hills National Reserve and the neighbouring elephant sanctuary, have a guided tour of Kaya Kinondo sacred forest, and play golf on a 18 hole championship course. Diani Blue hosts cultural events including special themed dinners and art shows. During downtime at the lodge you can play cards, chess, backgammon and darts, and browse bookins in the library.
Facilities: The lodge has 2 lounges exclusive to guests, Blues Bar, dining terrace, large veranda, and The Edge, the beachfront bar. There is a swimming pool, open to residents only. The garden contains many trees, flowers and fish ponds and is home to colobus, blue sykes and black-faced vervet monkeys, bushbabies and a great many birds. Indigo Spa is located in a beach-facing chalet and offers massages, wraps, facials, scrubs, manicures, pedicures, reflexology and aromatherapy. There is a laundry service.
Dining: Most guests are booked on a bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast can be continental or a full cooked meal. Lunch and dinner are available on request. Lunches are simple and light, while dinner is a 3-course meal. Most meals are served outdoors on the terrace or by the pool, and lunch and dinner can be eaten at The Edge. The lodge has a cellar with a wide choice of South African wines. Free tea and biscuits are served at 4pm each day for guests.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Extra beds and cots can be provided. Children's meals and babysitting can be arranged if advised in advance.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.
Notes: There are many foreign exchange bureaux on Diani Beach.
Call: 01473 890499
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Client Rating for Kenya 5/5 from 58 reviews
It was good ,but we would do a bandb option,as there was a huge menu,but was not well stocked they didn't have half the things on it! Also service very slow! Staff were friendly though.
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