Diani Reef’s blissful location is the stunning white sands of southern Kenya, where lilting trees and thatched awnings offer shade from the midday sun. Unfurled over 35 acres of prime beachfront, the resort is never far from nature – not just the seemingly endless Indian Ocean but also the safari sanctuaries of this east African treasure. On one hand, the coral reefs and capes offer more than just sea and sand; while on the other, a glimpse into this country of world-renowned wildlife parks will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Offering the best in reflexology, aroma therapy, hydro treatments, hot stone massages and more, the Maya Spa has earnt itself a fine reputation. Leave yourself in the staff’s capable – and strong – hands and treat yourself to a day of soothing and revitalising treatments. A steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi bath are the perfect way to get started, then choose from the extensive menu of rituals to leave you looking and feeling your best.
You may be away from it all, but that’s no reason to forgo modern comforts, and Diani Reef has plenty to make you feel welcome during your stay. All rooms come with satellite TV and internet connections, air-conditioning and mini-bars. You’ll also find complimentary extras from the toiletries to mineral water. Breath in the fresh sea air out on the veranda, or snuggle up on the large comfy beds. Deluxe rooms come with their own Jacuzzi, while the penthouse suites have a spacious terrace with wide open views and super-stylish interiors.
Dancing, swimming and even singing are part of the culture-packed range of activities you can partake in during your stay. Tribal dance shows, acrobats and cabaret acts show off their skills, while you’re sure to be impressed by the traditional dress and local customs. Theme nights include an Out of Africa experience, which is not to be missed. Those who crave an action-packed stay will want to check out the array of watersports on offer, from snorkelling to wind-surfing and scuba-diving. A gym, spa, tennis court and snooker facilities are all on offer too.
Tuck into superb international cuisine at Coral Rock Café, which overlooks the pool and beach; a sumptuous buffet is joined by live cooking so you can watch the chefs cook up a feast. For a change of scene, try Sake Oriental Restaurant, which serves up pan-Asian dishes to delight the senses. The à la carte menu features the likes of Japanese, Indian and teppanyaki that will keep you coming back for more. With a cool breeze and epic views, the Fins Seafood Grill is the place to get your fishy fix. A romantic candle-lit dinner awaits.
P O Box UkundaP.O.Box 40433MombasaKenya