Kenya Hotel and African Beach -Hotel Diani Mombasa Kenya
The African safari beaches of Diani Kenya. Diani Kenya Hotel Beach inspires mixed feelings among the visitors as a principal package resort on the southern coast. The setting as a whole is definitely more exotic than your average Mediterranean holiday strip.
The Mombasa Kenya inland national parks and the Kenyan southern islands are within easy reach and number of activities on offer enough to keep even the most active visitor from grumbling.
One thing that Diani Kenya doesn't apologise for is being good and straightforward fun. You will definitely knock yourself out whether you decide to do water sports and simply relax with the high standard local beer.
If you are part of a large group, simply look at the signs besides the road to secure yourself a good Kenya vacation rental at the Kenya Beach in the form of a cottage, campsite, Kenya holidays hotel, apartment, Kenya Beach villa etc.
The town of Ukunda Kenya is on the main highway Mombasa-Tanzania. It is the turn off point for Diani Kenya Beach. In the small town you will find a post office, a bank and several shops, as well as a number of basic lodging houses and restaurants.
A tarmac road from the T-junction runs for 2.5 km where again another T-Junction at the Kenya Beach road that takes you to the southern or northern Diani Kenya Beach resorts.
Mid level accommodation -Hotel Mombasa Kenya
Kijiji Kenya Beach cottages
These unique Kijiji Kenya Beach cottages sleep up to 5 people per cottage and are set along walkways in their own garden complex that gives them an exclusive feel. Kijiji Kenya Beach cottages have sea-facing balconies and tilted floors that give them a nice touch.
The Kijiji Beach cottages have a secluded Kenya Beach front that ensures that it's free of Beach boys. The rates of the Beach cottages range from Kshs 5000-7000.
Warandale Kenya Beach cottages
The Warandale Beach cottages are next to the Kijiji Beach cottages. This is a similarly nice selection of one-three bedroom bungalows. The rates here range from Kshs 2500-10000 in low and high season respectively and of course depending on the size of the Beach cottages hired.
Coral Kenya Beach cottages
The coral Kenya Beach cottages are located a few meters north of the junction. They have large well appointed Beach cottages set in a well manicured garden. The Beach cottages have a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. The African pot restaurant is at the entrance gate. The rates of the coral Kenya Beach cottages range from Kshs 4000-1000 depending on the season and on the size of the Beach cottages hired.
Diani Marine Village
The Diani Marine is primarily a dive resort. The huge rooms are very airy and appealing and fitted with fans, stone floors and four poster beds with mosquito nets. The Diani Marine village Beach cottages are not self catering and rates are inclusive of breakfast and other meals are also available. The range of these Kenya Beach cottages is from Euro 25-35 in the low and high season.
Vindigo Kenya Beach cottages
The Vindigo Kenya Beach cottages are a rather tasteful in its collection of orange coloured units. The Beach cottages slope downwards to the sea and each can take up to eight people. They have provided no fans but the sea breeze ensures you are cool and all Kenya Beach cottages are fitted with nets.
The unique names of the Beach cottages add to the charm. The price ranges in Vindigo Beach cottages are Kshs 1500-4000 depending on the season and on the size of the Beach cottages hired.
Sands at Nomads
The Sands at Nomads is a relaxed and informal place right at the Kenya Beach. The sands at the nomads cater mainly for the divers and water sports fans. It is made of concrete Kenya Beach cottages. The Kenya Beach cottages can take up to four people and the thatched twin-bed bandas on the edge of the Kenya Beach.
The palms in the compound provide a welcome shade to the Kenya Beach cottages. The Kenya Beach inn, bar and restaurant is a local favourite. Unusually, there are no Kitchen facilities for the guests here. The rates at the sands at Nomads range from US $ 100 for a room and euro 35 for a cottage.
Diani Kenya Beachalets
The Diani Kenya Beachalets is an old Kenya Beach accommodation facility located in the southern end of the Kenya Diani Kenya Beach strip. There is however plenty of space in the compound and rooms. The Kenya Beach accommodation options vary widely from 2 person bandas with shared facilities to four bedroom seafront Beach cottages with a kitchen.
As well as marauding monkeys, a resident force of cats. The rates of the Diani Kenya Beachalets are bandas at Kshs 550 per person, Beach cottages at Kshs 900 to 3400 in the low and high season respectively.
Kennaway Kenya Beach house- Kenya House per excellence
This is one of the few private Kenya Beach houses in Diani Kenya Beach area offering rental accommodation for visitors. The Kenya Beach house has a space of 10 people in attractive rooms. The owners of the Kenya Diani Kenya Beach house are well knowledged about the local scene. The rates for exclusive hire range from Kshs 15,000.
Wayside Kenya Beach apartments
The wayside Kenya Beach apartments is a well run complex of smart and modern apartments for longer stay visitors. The Kenya Beach apartments are located directly opposite the trade winds hotel. Prices here include transfers from Mombasa, bed and breakfast, half board and all inclusive rates are also available. The price range for the Wayside Kenya Beach apartments is Euro 176 per person per week.
Top end Kenya Beach accommodation
If you have a larger budget, Diani is amply supplied with top of the range facilities. There are at least 13 top end complexes spread out along the Kenya Diani Kenya Beach. The tourism hotel cater for European package visitors and offer restaurants, bars, discos, pools, water sports and animations. Evening entertainment is in the form of African themed dances.
Diani Reef Kenya Beach Resort
Diani Reef Kenya Beach resort is one of the trendiest resorts in the Kenyan southern coast. Diani reef boasts excellent facilities including an Asian restaurant, health club, casino, water slide, six bars, three presidential suites, an open-air disco and even a weeding island in the pool.
The rooms are nicely laid out in the expansive compound. They have spotless bathrooms and Ethernet connections and there is a good disabled access. Diani Reef Kenya Beach resort is reputed to have the coolest floor in the Kenyan coast at the hotels reception area. The price range here is from 160-250 USD in low and high season respectively.
Indian Ocean Kenya Beach Club-Kenya Beach Bay Resort
This is a tasteful but low key hotel built in a Moorish style, near the mouth of river Mwachema and the Congo Mosque. The Indian Ocean Kenya Beach Club is sensitively designed and consists of 100 well spaced cottage-style rooms with some nice wicker features and Swahili touches.
Rooms have been provided with minibar and baths; some are specially equipped for disabled guests. Prices at the Indian Ocean Kenya Beach club range from Usd 96-200 in the low and high seasons.
Leopard Kenya Beach Resort-Kenya's Hotel Romantic
The leopard Kenya Beach resort is perched on a small cliff above the ocean. Leopards Kenya Beach compound of low makuti-thatched buildings, divided by ponds and pools, is tipped by locals as one of Diani Kenya Beaches top choices.
Their slogan"where leopards meet lobsters" is likely one of the most bizarre slogans on the Diani Kenya Beach strip and must score then market points. The price range of leopard Kenya Beach resort is from USD 60-150 in low and high season.
Leisure lodge Beach Resort
This is an expansive complex that will need you to travel with your sense of direction. Even the staff has to consult the handy path side maps to confirm where they are going. The Leisure lodge Beach Resort is so vast its practically a small town in its own right.
The sports facilities are particularly good and include an 18-hole golf course across the road. The Leisure lodge Beach resort price ranges from euro 64-144 in low and high seasons.
Shaanti Holistic Health Retreat
This is a brand new Ayurvedic sanctuary and is the antithesis of the usual resort blocks, appealing to new agers and pleasure seekers alike.
There are just eight rooms, designed and decorated in an Indian-influenced sandstone style, plus a tower restaurant offering excellent vegetarian food, a relaxation room with enticing divans, a yoga platform, a Jacuzzi with sea view and several massage bandas right on the beach.
Rates at this facility include a full day's yoga spa program; other packages are available, non-guests can also visit for the classes and treatments. It's enough to make even the most hardened skeptic melt in the hand. If you don't have any hippy in you, get some fast. Price range here starts from Kshs 7,000-13,300 for a single in low and a double from Kshs 12,200 to 22,300
Forest Dream cottages
The forest cottages are set in an actual forest reserve and are a fantastic luxury choice. The six thatched houses are set up to an excellent standard, sleeping between four and 12 people.
There is even an amazing sultan's palace building for a taste of the regal life. Koi ponds, Jacuzzis and fully fitted kitchens are some of the spoils of the forest dream cottages. The price range here starts from Euro 124-290.
Pine wood Village beach resort-The Beach Hotel House
Located on Galu beach down past the far end of the Diani Beach strip, this tasteful, comprehensively equipped beach villa resort is run by Southern Cross safaris. The fancy suites come with personal chefs, so you can dictate your own meal plan and times.
They have a resident water-sports centre called the Aqualand, one of the best in Diani Kenya Beach. Price ranges here start from Usd 79 for a single and Usd 112 for a double.
Neptune Paradise Village - the coast hotel Lodge
The Neptune is located at the Galu end of the Diani Beach. The Neptune village has rooms in two storey makuti-thatched huts spread over two adjoining sites. They have several large pools, restaurants and bars down at the beach front. Superior rooms are more spacious and generally more luxurious. The price range here starts from Kshs 5,000-9000 for a single, high and low season.
Africana Sea Lodge-The Hotel Lodge
This is arguably the best of the three beach hotels owned by Alliance group of Hotels here. None of them however are exactly sloppy and they give Africana Sea lodge a run for its perceived premier position. Price ranges here start from euro 174-210 for a double.
Diani Sea resort-The Village Beach Hotel
This is an attractive red tilled place tucked away behind a shopping arcade. There are nicely stepped gardens and the atmosphere is peaceful and unhurried. The other two Alliance properties operate on a half board basis and are Jadini Beach Hotel single from Euro 77 and Safari Beach Hotel from Euro 99.
Robert is decreed in Tourism management and has authored over 500 Kenya east Africa travel articles. For more free information on Mombasa beach and Mombasa Kenya travel see: http://www.landmarksafaris.com/tours/beach.php
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