I have just returned from 2 weeks at this hotel it was my first time in Kenya. I have to say I really enjoyed my stay and loved every second of the trip! Being a solo traveller I was nervous about visting a country such as Africa. But I have to say I felt safe and secure the majority of the time, use your common sense and you cannot go wrong really!!! I was ill during the 2 weeks, but I am not going to blame the hotel as it could have been anything, I mean come on I was in a 3rd world country for christ sakes! The staff are lovely (Bernard & Titus!!) and they do not pester you to do anything you do not want to do, however I would personally reccommend playing beach bowles with the legend that is Safari! The activities that the animation team do are brilliant and help to pass the day along! Try water arobics, you will not regret it!!
I went on Safari while I was there, I booked it with the Beach Boys (Called Bob) he worked for WT. Safari which is just across the road. They where fab and we got a good deal as 5 of us went. I would advise if you are travelling alone try to make friends, as it is easier to get and book trips this way and alot safer! We saw alot of animals even though we went in May. I stayed at Saltlick lodge, which is lovely and the food was the nicest I had seen the whole trip despite not being able to eat it!! I also went to Shimba Hills, booked this with Joseph under the tree and went to the bar across the road to pay and book with him. I would say do this for a day trip you do not need anymore than that! I went on a glass bottom boat to snorkel, see coral. I booked this with Dr. Kiloe(Think that was his name) He walks around the hotel anyway so no doubt you will find him! It was great saw lots of fish and held some funky sea creatures I won't spoil the suprise!
The food in the hotel is pretty standard, I did not particular eat any with being ill, but it was all okay even though there where some weird mixes! But I put that down to being the Kenyan way of cooking! I did not really like the desserts, but I think it depends what you like! I will say that the soups where always nice and you can not go wrong with soup when you are ill, so stick with them if all else fails!! It is worth the all inclusive just for the drinks that you consume whilst you are there, as you do not want to be dehydrated! They will even fill you water bottles which is a great help! I enjoyed having my eyebrows done, and a few braids in my hair! Give the girls a tip they work extra hard! I gave all my sweets and bits and bobs to people at the hotel as they look after you so well, plus it is nice to see your stuff go to people that you have had an impact on for your stay and plus it makes you feel good to see it help them out also! It is all part of the experience! I would love to go again, I met some great people and had a great time and the sun shined despite it being rainy season! Basically get involved and you will fit right in!! Great start to my travelling journal I cannot ask for anything more wonderful than this great trip to Kenya!!
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- Situated right on the white sand beach of the Indian Ocean, Diani Sea Lodge, an all-inclusive 3+ resort, is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. ... more less
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