We had to stay here for ten days. Due to a severe skin-burn I couldn't drive to another place for more than a week. On arrival the place seemed nice. It looked safe, showers (cold water only) and toilets were simple but ok, there was a cooking area with power and a fridge (!). Campsite is 5 minutes walk from the beach. They are growing trees but those are still small so little shade to put your tent. Price is 1000 KSh (10 euro) per person, regardless of being a Kenyan, EA-resident or foreigner. If everything would have been perfect I would have found the price on the higher side but acceptable.
Unfortunately things were not perfect. The staff makes sure only guests and staff are allowed on the campsite which is good, but when things still get stolen it means that the staff themselves are stealing. On top of that there are very annoying velvet monkeys around that grab food from your tent or even plate. At night a 'watch'dog is running around your tent because he (or she) is still a puppy. The guard likes to go through the fridge at night. One night we were the only guests on the campsite and in the morning we found a big bite out of our cheese, gross!! Another guard told us in the morning that we should keep our one year old son quiet at night, where did he get the guts to tell this to us!
When talking to the manager about all of this he couldn't believe it and just said that we were just making this up so we didn't have to pay the bill. We hadn't even mentioned anything about payments!
The owner finally came in and paid for our losses and apologized for the behavior of his 'manager'. As soon as I was able to drive we went to another campsite nearby in Tiwi beach. I have put a review about that one too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Diani’s Best Kept secret and beauty," a quote we cherish here at Diani Campsite, Winds Bar & Restaurant. Located in Diani Beach. Near The Post office, On your way to the Beach, Diani campsite Winds Bar & restaurant has its kept secret of beach location with ease in accessibility and nearness to the main Shopping Centres in Diani. The Campsite has both Three Bedroom Cottages, Two bedroom cottages, One room Suites and tents for Camping. There is an active bar and restaurant that will offer the extra entertainment communication and Relaxation. Availability of a Broadband wireless internet connection at a fee of kshs 5 per our Clients The very best connectivity for work and home communication. The New Campsite with great capacity and modern camping equipment. Bahari Conference : Good for Meetings and hosting of functions, Kaya Beauty Parlour & Massage, Winds Bar & Restaurant – and The Health Bar. ... more less