We have been living in Kenya for many years and our last visit to Forest Dream goes back to 2006. Recently we wanted to have a break at the coast, and decided to go back to Diani-beach, in particular to Forest Dream. The place has become a small paradise on the South Coast. Some 20 years ago many trees were planted and nurtured together with the existing trees. By now the place has become a tropical forest, consisting a perfect blend of indigenous trees and tropical palms from many parts of the world. This is the perfect hide-out for a relaxed holiday for nature lovers and eco tourists. You don’t imagine yourself in a tourist hotel, where u are merely a number.
The accommodation is absolute TOP. A unique experience of African design with a professional finishing touch (everything works!). After two days you actually feel at home.
Kitchen: Besides an a la carte menu, the restaurant serves a daily menu. We opted most of the time for the daily menu which was every day surprising and a very tasty. And if you feel like eating something which is off-menu, all you have to do is ask...
Because of its small scale you will get familiar with the staff within days. They are very friendly and talkative while maintaining appropriate distance.
Even for kids the place is superb. Our children (12 and 16 yrs) were the whole day occupied. Whether in or around the swimming pool (with a Jet-slide), tennis, volleyball, (free) bicycles, or playing on the pool table. Options enough. We met a Dutch couple with three small kids and they told me they never had such a relaxed holiday themselves without having to pay attention their kids every minute of the day.
When you want to spend some time on the white sandy beach it’s a 15 minute walk.
The resort has attracted all kinds of wildlife, such as the endangered Colobus Monkey. In the evening, as the Galagos (Bush-babies) wake up from their day-sleep they will come down from the trees waiting to be fed at their special “reserved” table just outside the restaurant.
All in all a place where u can really relax your mind and charge your batteries.
We will be back for the summer Holidays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Forest Dream, a special (family) resort of luxury villas and cottages(7) sits in 25 acres of subtropical forest,3 swimming pools, water slide, bar and restaurant, located in Diani beach on the south coast of Kenya. With the white sandy beach at only a 10 minutes walk, free beach shuttle,our guests have the unique combination of beach and forest. We offer a variety of eco-friendly accommodation like standard room, luxury rooms and suites but also complete cottages and villas with or without AC. All of our cottages and villas are set on its own 1 acre forest garden providing the most exclusive privacy. Best place on the coast to view the local wild-life. The owner of Forest Dream Resort is also the founder of the well know "Colobus trust Diani" and has designed the Colobus bridges over the Diani Road to save those endangered monkeys. We have a private nature reserve at the back of the resort. Some of the villas have their own private pools and are fully staffed. Free "tennis court in the shade of palm trees" ... more less
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