Wow what to say about this place... My new husband summed it up nicely when he said if he was shooting a movie called Paradise then the opening scene would be Waterlovers! We just had a three night stay after a weeks safari in Kenya and have now come on to mauritios. Where we are staying now is a very luxury 5 star resort with an incredible huge suite however I sit here missing Waterlovers and wish we were still there, especially for Christmas! The place is so comfortable and homely, you are made to feel that nothing is too much to ask, it is intimate and perfect. The view from our sitting area outside our cottage was breathtaking. The beach is so clean with gorgeous sand and clear waters.
I loved our room, the whole place is proper luxury but with the rustic feel that I love. It is beautiful without being pretentious. A lot of time and care has been taken by Riccardo and Valentina the wonderful owners who live in one of the villas there. They are very welcoming and the personal touches were very much appreciated. The staff were all wonderful and the overall experience was as perfect as it could be.
I see other reviews mention not having a lot to do. Yes you can very easily stare into the ocean all day but there is lots on offer to do and information in the room shows you the options if you want them. There is a fabulous lady in the hotel next door who does massages and beauty treatments in her salon hut where you hear the ocean whilst being pampered!
People also have put in their reviews about the beach boys hassling them. This is not at fault of Waterlovers and should be written in reviews of Diani beach rather than of the hotel! A very firm 'no we are not looking to buy today' will get rid of them but if you let them they will follow you down the beach making conversation before then showing you what they are selling. Having dinner at the Alibaba is a must do when staying here it is a gorgeous cave restaurant!
I can write all day about how much I loved this hotel but stay for yourself and see it for yourself and you will understand!!!
- 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