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Which hotel???

zakynthos,greece
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Which hotel???

Am trying to make a final decision as to whether to book the Diani Sea Resort or the Papilloon Reef. Since we are in tourist business, we'd prefer the more relaxed one of the two, not too much going on, able to meet local people but not to be completely isolated. I know there is a shopping centre near DSR but whats near to Papilloon. How far apart are they from each other? Any advice on deep sea fishing trips would be welcome..husband is a greek fishing fanatic!!!

Any info welcome as this is first holiday in years and want to make right choice.

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leics
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1. Re: Which hotel???

Just been to DSR.

They have a fairly active animation team - so lots of activities going on, y'know the sort of thing: volleyball on the beach, water polo, boules, table tennis etc etc. Some of the Kenya v Europe matches get quite excitable. They do, however, arrange walks to local schools etc too.

You ose the each at high tide, bu tbeing Kenya it isn't used much due to local salesmen. The hotel security try to keep them to the sides but they are a persistent bunch.

The DSR runs a fishing boat for game fishing. I'm not convinced they are great fisherfolk - just head off towards feeding gulls in the hope there is bigger stuff beneath.

Also glass bottom boats and watersports available.

It's easy to wander out of the hotel along the main road in Diani - you soon meet local people (usually selling carvings or safaris!). Just a few hundred yards to the shopping centres (one in either direction).

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hi juliemill we have used diani sea resort for the past 5 years and are going back on 27 dec we can not fault the hotel/staff/food pm us if you need more info we also have a friend who has his own taxi in diani skipman. ps alan if gulls are feeding on small fish there is a good chance that bigger fish are also feeding on them it is normally a good indication and noah is a good skipper and knows the reefs like the back of his hand skipman

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Two trips out - one fish caught...

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Thanks for your comments. Am booking today....off in March...hope fish are biting otherwise it will be sipping cocktails and sunbathing!!!

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It'll be good for that...

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toby tucker (sorry ujanja) oh joy you are back skipman ps if you want to insult me do it by pm so as not to waste time on ta when posters want information

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