First of all Thanks to Ricardo and Valentina.....the owners who live at Waterlovers Beach Resort Diani Mombasa in the resort with the guests who established a small eco resort with a great attention to every detail in the room and outside like ipod dock on a piece of wood, water lovers stickers on the toilet paper, fresh flowers every day on the towels just to mention a few...
At breakfast you get fresh brewed Italian coffee, the best in Kenya from our experience and at afternoon they serve you homemade cookies besides tea or coffee. The dinner you can have at the beach including candlelight...
Included are a canou and snorkeling equipment to paddle to the sandbank, which appears every day at low tide, the water there is brilliant and snorkeling at the riff makes a lot of fun!
Rama, an employee, fulfills nearly every wish: carrying the canou to the beach, turning your sunbed to the sun or bringing you fresh fruit platters...
The resort is 10 minutes from the tiny airport and just so easy to get to, we flew in direct to from the Maasai Mara going via Nairobi's domestic Wilson airport.
Riccardo, Valentina and all their staff were all extremely helpful and pleasant during our stay, and you can really see that so much thought and detail has gone into their creation of an idyllic beach resort (flower petals, woven beach bag in the room, departure gift).
It is wonderful
that it’s so small, 4 thatched roof houses, an upstairs and downstairs suite in
each. All with large balconies (the upstairs ones are lovely, you feel like
you’re up in the trees with the monkeys!)
There are more loungers (and shaded beach beds with big cushions!
Great for snoozing the day away) than people and a lovely pool – it’s not unusual to be the only people there, as other guests went off snorkling or in the kayak or on a day trip to the reef.
We hardly left the place, but when we did descend the half dozen steps to the
actual beach, it had the softest white sand and lovely warm ocean.
The fresh juices and bread (watch out for the occasional crafty monkey, who surprised us one day and stole a bread roll from us!) were lovely and the tempura prawns are my absolute favourite.
at the lunchtime snack bar are huge and good value too, and yes all the food is
freshly cooked to order which meant the pace of our meals felt just lovely and
I was surprised and pleased that there was a breeze from the ocean so it never got overbearingly hot and there weren’t any mosquitos that I saw either. Although of course we slept under nets in the rooms.
All in all a lovely place. Happy to recommend it to anyone.