After 3 nights in Nairobi followed by 10 nights in tented camps, we were extremely happy to find ourselves at one of the most beautiful locations on earth - Waterlovers Beach Resort. The rooms are lovely, the view is unbeatable, but most important the staff and owners are attentive and helpful. Put all of this together and you have an ideal beach resort. We ate breakfast and lunch at the resort but ventured out for dinner every night. The owners gave us dinner recommendations while the manager made reservations and ordered a taxi for our group of 6. I gave the resort 5 stars but I would increase the rating to 7 stars if the rooms had a small frig and a hot pot for coffee/tea.
TIP: Get up early and enjoy the sunrise - it was stunning.
I want to address a couple of the concerns that other reviewers have voiced. One reviewer said that there was "nothing to do". We found lots to do - people watching, reading a great novel, kayaking, swimming, long walks, talking to other guests from around the world, cocktails by the pool, and wonderful meals.
Regarding the beach boys and venders - we did not have any problems. We went for long walks every morning starting at sunrise. We saw a few venders on the beach at that hour but most just said Jambo. One morning I walked by myself and was approached by a couple of beach boys. I said hello, told them I was exercising and that I wanted to walk alone. Everybody was friendly and everyone let me walk alone without any harassment. We were friendly and courteous to the venders but told them that we aren't shoppers and didn't intend to buy anything. They said hello as we went to the beach but nothing more. We spend time at many beaches in developing countries and beach venders are everywhere - Diani Beach actually had relatively few venders.
Good job Ricardo and Valentina - you have a wonderful resort with fabulous staff and we hope we have the opportunity to visit again in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waterlovers is a small eco-friendly resort in the centre of Diani, directly on the beach. All our rooms (only 8 suites and 1 Villa) are ocean front and luxury equipped, with air conditioning, king size Swahili bed, double washbasin, stone shower, private veranda, complimentary wi-fi, I-Pod, I-Phone and Mp3 docking station, complimentary I-Pads available on request, with pre-loaded music, movies and apps, complimentary cellphone and local line, private security 24/7 etc... The boutique hotel fitures also a Spa, a small artcraft shop, and a beach house for the watersports. Come as a client...Leave as a friend! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waterlovers Beach Hotel Diani