We had an amazing time at Diani Sea Resort in Ukunda Diani Mombasa.
On arrival we were greeted with cocktails and lei's.
Our room was decorated with and a bowl of fresh fruit was thoughtful and welcome.
Originally we were booked in a basic room but upgraded to a bahari room when we came back off safari.
Both rooms were spotless and comfortable but we upgraded for a sea view and mini bar and fridge.
(it cost about 23,000K$ for 11 nights - about £150). The rooms are cleaned everyday and the towels changed twice a day if needed as well as someone coming in to turn the bed down and let down the mosquito net.
The staff were all friendly and always greeted you with a jambo and a how are you.
The food was excellent and varied throughout our stay; the salads were especially good as well as the fresh fruit.
Another favourite was the pasta station but we were spoilt for choice and my husband who is a fussy eater commented on this food being better than other hotels we've stayed in.
The drinks are good, the wine drinkable and the staff will make you your favourite cocktail if you tell them the ingredients - you do have to sign for drinks but this became 2nd nature to us and we were able to get upto 4 drinks at once. Just beware of Bernard's specials in the pool bar!!!
The grounds of the hotel are gorgeous and so colourful and well kept - the gardeners work so hard!!
The monkey's are fascinating to watch but watch your drinks around the pool as they will knock them over and drink them!!!
The beach is gorgeous as it the sea but you do get hassled by the beach boys although security do chase them if they surround you.
I just kept my head down to and from the sea! Beware if you tell them your name as they will remember it!!
The entertainment was hit and miss but this could be because it was so quiet when we where there (57 guests).
The masai tribes, acrobats and a group Hakuna Matata were very good to watch and the Colobus staff do work hard and try their best.
They don't hassle you to join in and will stop for a chat and say jambo!
Be prepared to queue for the ferry into Mombasa!!