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The Cove Resort
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The Cove Resort
Ranked #27 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
Reviewed February 2, 2009

The Cove was our first glimpse of paradise and the attention to detail was
what made the visit extra special. While I often feel uncomfortable if I
feel people are running around after me, Rafael, Philip, Rosie, the Chef,
and the guy filling our jacussi made me believe that it was ok for us to
truly relax, and that we could do things on our own if we wished but that
they really were happy to cater for anything we wanted. Philip was
understandably called Radar by one of our co-visitors for his ability to
know what you wanted even before you did and I could not have agreed more;
in fact the staff at the Cove were the Radar Team!! We also felt looked
after by the guys at the village shop on the beach. Saif, despite no longer
being an official life guard, nevertheless took on this role brilliantly,
running over to warn us of the dangerous rip tides and keeping guard over
us, which was appreciated as it was not until I was in the sea that I
realised how strong the current was. We also
took the tour to the village and mangroves with Saif and Boris, which was
interesting and educational but also much fun as they were both great
characters. They had also ok'ed it with the teacher for us to stop by at the
school and I enjoyed sharing some songs with the children.

the owners of the cove also own the Sable treehouses about an hours drive away which was the highlight of the trip. The treehouse was spectacular, complete with
flower heart on the bed and the uninterrupted view over the whole of the
valley. It was truly the most romantic experience of my life, having a
bubble jaccusi with a bottle of bubbly, a beautifully prepared and served 4
course candle lit meal and then sleeping outside under the stars in our
four-poster bed. It didn't just take my breathe away it blew my mind and I
will never never forget it.

the owners (destination adventure) also organised safaris, a trip on a dhow in mombassa and a diving trip. Seriously recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Address: Diani Beach Road | Ukunda Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 29 Hotels in Diani Beach
Number of rooms: 6
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 

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