I find it quite sad that i review has been written on compalining of the lack of 'charms' of The Cove. No there isnt shower gel in the bathroom or robes and slippers but theres is abutler on hand (thank you William) for your every care. No they dont sell suncream at the resort but you also dont have any beach boys to contend with every day because The Cove is completely secluded and maybe the towels are a little crispy but the private jacuzzi you had before you need them more than makes up for it.
Having spent the second week of our honeymoon at The Cove I cant rave about it enough. Its isnt the cheapest place to stay on Diani Beach but the intimate attention and service is worth every penny. We enjoyed breakfast on our private deck everyday and a huge choice of options for lunch. Dinner was often quite traditional african food which we were more than happy with, so much so Joshua gave me the recipe for his Swahili fish which I will be trying soon.
The pool is kept clean and I loved the in pool bar stools :)
Theres plenty to do around the resort with local guys ofering fishing, snorkelling, mangroves tours and village trips.
If you can a trip to Sable Valley is a must too. we didnt think the service could be any better until we had our own private butler and chef. Sleeping under the stars was amazing and is something i will never forget.
So David, William, Joshua and the rest of the team at The Cove thank you. You made our honeymoon and will forever be in our hearts for making our time in Diani unforgettable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 6 gorgeous little villas built into the trees on the edge of a tropical beach. No tv, no wi-fi, no distractions! All you need to do is unwind and plug back into nature's pace on this beautiful, forest-lined stretch of coast. Our small, intimate lodge is nestled in its own private cove, just 12kms from Diani Beach Town - but well away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. The Cove offers guests exclusivity, excellent service, and the peace and quiet of a magical retreat! Here, time doesn't matter, and our team will work around your schedule. Your long, lazy beach walks will be uninterrupted, and the only sounds you will hear are the wish-wash of the tide, the cry of distant fish eagles and the rustling of the Baobab and Coconut tree leaves. The Cove has only six ocean-facing villa treehouses, with their own private decks. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the East African coastline dotted with pretty Ngalawas (Swahili boats). The Cove is a romantic retreat and is perfect for honeymooners. If your dream is to have a Kenyan beach wedding then you have just found the perfect place for it. Diani Beach has been voted Africa's Top Beach Destination 3 years in a row (beating Mozambique, Sharm El Sheikh, Zanzibar and Cape Town!), and is everything you'd expect from a tropical beach get-away: a gentle breeze whispering across powdery white beaches fringed by coconut trees and lapped by the warm Indian Ocean. Diani is on the Kenyan South Coast, a scenic forty-five minute drive from Mombasa. Like any good beach destination - Diani Beach is not short of activities. We can organise kite surfing, diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and so much more while you stay with us..... Or you could choose to indulge in absolute relaxation during your stay with us. ... more less