I am fairly new to TripAdvisor and so pleased to find this entry for ManFridays at Mida Cove. My daughter and I stayed there for Christmas, when the family had overflowed at the beach house and Grandma needed a real bed! We each had a room overlooking the cove, very private. Four poster bed with mosquito gauze, large open window spaces for the breezes to flow through and each our own bathroom. Lulled to sleep by the lapping tide just 15 ft away. Exquisite view along the beach (for the most part, deserted) and out to sea. The weather was hot but we had our own sitting area under a thatch canopy, where an early morning tray of tea arrived and a gazebo on the coral point for sumptuous breakfast with a lot of fresh local fruits, anything we wanted cooked and wonderful coffee. It was sheer heaven.
I didn't meet Papu but Sonja was an attentive hostess and even arranged to have special wooden steps built so that Grandma could get down onto the beach easily. She provided us with a magnificent Christmas Eve dinner for our whole family of eight, under the stars by the pool, along with British Christmas crackers. The unspoilt solitude of the place was so rare yet there is plenty to do. Children will love it. ManFridays is unique and wonderful. Busy or lazy, its your choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a pristine stretch of Kenya's Indian ocean beachfront, Manfriday's Mida Cove offers four individually designed Beach Villas. Located just off Mida Creek -a world bio-heritage site- a Marine National Park and a bird watcher's paradise, Manfriday's is something new and very different in luxury beach destinations. Manfriday´s combines all the convenience of a hotel - from full-board food & bar service to house-keeping and recreation - with the personal intimacy of private villas. ... more less