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Diani Beach Road Opposite Chandarana Supermarket, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Waterlovers Beach Resort
Updated 08/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 35 hotels in Diani Beach
Travelers' Choice
Waterlovers is a small eco-friendly resort in the centre of Diani, directly on the beach. All our rooms (only 8 suites, 1 villa and the ocean penthouse) 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 iPads available on request, with pre-loaded music, movies and apps, complimentary cellphone with local line, private security 24/7, etc... The boutique hotel features also a spa, a small art shop, and a beach house for the watersports. Come as a client...leave as a friend!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Full body massage
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more


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45Car recommended
Grade: 45 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
600Reviews16Q+A81Room tips
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Danielle L wrote a review Sep 2020
Whitehaven, United Kingdom80 contributions8 helpful votes
We ended up having to change our plans last minute because of flight cancellations and we are so happy we did as we never would have found this place!! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like part of the Waterlover’s family. All the staff are so helpful and friendly and really are a credit to the place. The visit was for our honeymoon and the staff went over and above to decorate our suite and make our stay so special for us. It was perfect, we stayed on a Half Board basis and both the breakfast and evening meals were delicious, freshly prepared and cooked. We did not have a bad meal the whole time we were there. The suites and grounds are well looked after, so clean and tidy and you can tell the staff are all passionate about their jobs. Unfortunately due to covid, like all hotels it has been quiet during the last few months and there was a staff rota in place so no one was paid off which I thought was a brilliant idea. Everything about this place is incredible, the location, the grounds, the general atmosphere around the place but overall the staff really made our honeymoon for us. From such a warm welcome from Valentina and Kevin to Albert’s legendary mojitos and smoothies!! We kindly thank Khamisi for looking after us and being so attentive. Saidi, Richard, Hassan, Abdullah and all the kitchen staff gate staff, security and cleaners for making this truly an experience to cherish. We will most certainly be back at some point...so please keep the mojitos on ice ready for us Albert!! If anyone is concerned about travelling in the current climate...please don’t be! We felt so safe the whole time we were there. All staff wear masks, sanitiser is available and temperature checks were done daily on all staff and guests. There is so much space to social distance , we never felt uneasy about any of the covid measures...that was the same for everywhere we visited in Kenya, they are so well organised. So please book your next trip here...you won’t regret it!! Take care all...Danielle and Stephen xx
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed in the Hippo suite which was amazing but there are only 8 suites so any would be perfect
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Response from Riccardo Valentina, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Dear Danielle and Stephen, thanks for your preference for your special trip. Mojitos on ice always ready for you here! A honeymoon is an unforgettable experience, and we feel lucky that you decided to stay with us for this special moment. Glad to see that you bring good memories of all our staff and that they were close to you, to make sure your comfort was the king. Hope to see you again and we all wish you a happy life together. The entire WL team
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HGohil wrote a review Sep 2020
Mombasa, Kenya1 contribution
My family & I’ve had such an amazing weekend, especially my daughter who had to be carried out in tears! Everything was perfect - the villa, the hygiene, the hospitality, the food. The staff were excellent, starting from Valentina who went above and beyond to meet our requests & make sure we were always comfortable. Veronica, Hamisi, Grace, and all the others (I didn’t catch all their names) were fantastic, so hard working & attentive! We first visited the resort 5 years ago & fell in love with it then. The little touches such as the rope swing, surf table, hammock, slack line, swing bed & games are much appreciated! The nature around & local wooden decor is amazing!! Thank you once again for hosting us & leaving us with a memorable weekend! We’ve decided that the resort is our favourite getaway in Diani! We hope to see you again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Riccardo Valentina, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Thanks a lot Mr and Mrs Gohil for this fantastic review! To offer us the possibility to host you for the second time it's been the biggest compliment you could do to us ! We've been very glad to share some more lovely time with you and with your beautiful family . We're happy to be a child-friendly property All the best The WL team
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Josh82 wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions
A surprise after the other, and the incredible attention to the details and friendly service pushed this small hotel on the beach on top of the list of our preferred places ever. Thanks to Valentina and all the Waterlovers team for looking after us in such a caring manner. Hope to be able to come back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Riccardo Valentina, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Hi Josh, thanks for sharing your experience , what a pleasure to meet you and host you here with us. You'll always be welcome! All the best from The WL "tribe"
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bugvoyage wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom13 contributions7 helpful votes
One word: amazing :) Amazing location and friendly staff! The food is also very good with a lot of attention to details and if you love water sports, then look no further! We will be back as soon as we can!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Riccardo Valentina, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Thanks a lot for taking the time to post this beautiful review. Already shared with the staff. We're all grateful and look forward to host you soon again! All the best. The WL team
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RMannfield wrote a review Jun 2020
Sweden3 contributions
Lovely small boutique hotel right on the best beach in Diani. We had an amazing time with the team , the food, the surprising services and features in the property. We recommend a treat at the Spa and the lunch at the Surf Table. The passion of the place emerge from any corner and from every service! We ll be back as soon as possible! Robert and Filippa
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Riccardo Valentina, Proprietario at Waterlovers Beach Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Wooowwww! Dear Robert and Filippa, it's been an honor to meet you and to host you here with us! It was lovely to see you enjoying every step of your special holiday. You and your friends will be always welcome here and we really hope to be able to host you again. All the best The entire WL team sends a big hug to you!
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$279 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterlovers Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Waterlovers Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tandori (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterlovers Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Waterlovers Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Waterlovers Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterlovers Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterlovers Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiki Bar, Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant, and Kokkos Cafe Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterlovers Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Waterlovers Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Waterlovers Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waterlovers Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waterlovers Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Swahili.
Does Waterlovers Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.