Stayed three nights at Warandale Cottages Diani Mombasa, when it's low season. Only sounds I could hear were the waves and the wind.
Had a fantastic view of the ocean from the veranda of the Salama cottage where I stayed.
For what we paid, we got much more than we expected and the cottages were an amazing end to our Kenyan holiday.
We didn’t realise that the apartment included a chef, Swaleh, who was outstanding.
We agreed a cost for food for the length of our stay and he offered to shop for the produce and ingredients which were all locally brought and sourced.
Everyday, we woke up to a fantastic breakfast that he had freshly prepared.
He made delicious dishes from seafood that had been caught that day: crab, snapper, squid and baked bread and chapattis.
The evening meals were so good that we ended up eating in the apartment for our entire stay.
He was very flexible, so if we didn’t need lunch then he would
just cook in the evening and vice versa.
The location of the Cottages was another highlight. Our apartment had a balcony with chairs and a table that overlooked the stunning beach which was easily accessed from the garden below.
Although the area immediately below the cottages was rocky and not really good for sun bathing, a short walk down the beach lead to a beautiful strip with fine, almost white sand.
We hired sun loungers for the day from the resort next door to the cottages, which were right on the beach.
The cottages also have a pool which was clean and well maintained.