Actually 4.2 degrees South of the equator, hence the name, these lovely cottages nestled on Diani beach are just a heavenly place for a holiday. We have been here 3 times now, taking a different cottage each time- there is a choice of sizes and prices depending on your needs, and it just gets better every year.
I have mixed feelings about reviewing it as it is really a secret I want to keep all to myself. It is at the quieter, more relaxed end of Diani beach but everything is within easy walk. The fisherman bring their catches in next door and can come over to the houses if you wish to buy the freshest fish and seafood you can imagine. Fresh fruit and veg also arrives this way if you ask. The cottages come with adorable staff who will cook and shop for you and keep the house clean and tidy. Even when it is very hot there is always a breeze and the rooms have lots of fans to keep you comfortable at night.
Hilary, the owner, arranged Yoga for us everyday and we kite-surfed a little further up the beach. We have also had weeks here where we have done little but read and relax and swim in the ocean at your feet. It's up to you but one thing is for certain 420 South is very special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four Twenty South comprises six colonial cottages surrounded by three acres of beautiful tropical gardens bordered by an unspoilt dazzling white beach lapped by the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The houses are right on the sea overlooking a sandy lagoon where swimming is safe at any tide and a breeze gently cools the heat of the day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 420 South Beach Cottages
- Four Twenty South Beach Cottages Hotel Galu