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Alfajiri Villas
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“Experience of a Lifetime!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

I could not have asked to have stayed at a better place than Alfajiri! You could not ask for a better location - the villas are right on the beach where you can go snorkel and the white sandy beaches surrounding Alfajiri are the best I have ever seen. The services offered are amazing - anything you can think of whether it is a daily massage, trips around the area or safari. The villas are gorgeous, each one with their own design and impeccably done. We spent most of our time around the cliff villa, which has a cliff view of the beach which was gorgeous. My favorite however was the beach villa and the garden villa was also very nice. Everything is well maintained, the villa was very clean and they constantly sprayed for bugs and I always had a good nights sleep in my wonderfully decorated and comfy bedroom. There were always staff around when we needed something and everything was done in a timely manner. The staff were amazing and the food was out of this world. The cooks can make you anything you desire and all of it is freshly made on site. The fish and the pasta were delicious. The safari trip was the highlight, we saw every kind of animal and the Galdessa camp where we stayed is based right on the water and so every day you see other animals coming to drink water and you get to observe all the nature at its best. The staff there were also brilliant and the same standards at Alfajiri were maintained also at Galdessa. Each tent had its own toilet and shower and the beds were very comfy and overall the best safari experience I have ever been on. The guides were so knowledgeable and I learnt so much from them and I always felt safe. Overall I could not recommend a place more, If I ever go back to Kenya I wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else other than Alfajiri!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

Alfajiri was more than we could have asked for. The location was beautiful, the cliff villa was awesome, the service was exceptional and the food was to die for. Our butler Jefrey ensured that everything was perfect and always provided a service with a smile. The special touch to the experience was provided by the host Fabrizio who met us daily to discuss the daily menu and added surprises which we really enjoyed. Food was fresh and if you like mediterrean cuisine in Kenya, this is the place to be.

The villa was spotless and the views were exceptional. To sum it all up this is the place to be if you want to relax and be pampered. We will certainly be back.

Thanks to Fabrizio and his team

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

Coming from the Masai Mara by airplane, we had no idea that we would land so close from Diani beach (had in mind that we would land in Mombasa). Knowing this it makes the place very well located to enjoy most of the parks in Kenya. It is quite close from Tsavo and even closer from Shimba Hills where one can see the magnificent sable antelope!

Having said that, we have more than enjoyed our 4 nights stay in the beach villa. We have met a remarkable person: Geoffrey our butler! He really highly contributed to make our stay unforgettable by his kindness and attentions.

We also liked the villa quite much, it was a truly peaceful place with a real "indian ocean" touch.

We are not so big on beach but I must say you can really do a lot around Diani beach. I had some excellent snorkelling at low tide, 100 meters close to the villa, a lot of different fishes are hanging around in the some natural pools.

We are completely sure to come-back someday! Thanks for all!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

It is difficult to describe what this is but whatever you would call it it's the best of class. We stayed at the Beachhouse in which we where looked after by Zuma your private butler. He is someone everybody would like to bring home.
The house is, your house, the service is outstanding and location top. During our stay the beach in front of the house is not the best, but close enough there is white sand.
This, of course expensive house is the best end of a great Safari.
We will be back with our children and grandchildren.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

This being our 3rd trip to Kenya we had the oppurtunity to get a reservation at Alfijiri DianiBeach on the South coast. I find it difficult to relay the wonderful experience my wife and i had. We stayed at the Cliff Villa "Turret Suite". Food, accomadations, grounds staff, atmosphere were outstanding. Beyond the villa is a fabulous 18 hole golf course full of wildlife and challenges, pristine coastline with fine white sands and great watersport activities. Managed to learn kitesurfing and do some diving. We thoroughly recommend Alfijiri. We are returning in 2012!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

We spent 4 days here at the end of our honeymoon (the first part of our trip was spent on safari). The service here was incredible and the setting is amazing. We stayed in the beach villa which was gorgeous. We had the entire villa to ourselves, which included a huge pool overlooking the beach. The food was amazing as well and the owner (Fabrizio) and our butler (Zuma) made our stay that much better. We hope to return one day!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2011

This has been our third visit to Al Fajiri. Every time we think it can't be as good as the previous time... but it is!!
The setting and decor is stunning. Every morning our hosts Fabrizio and Marika would visit to make sure everything was good and also to decide on the menu and activities for the day. The food is to die for, activities could range from kite surfing to walks on deserted and stunning beaches.
I could go on and on, but can't recommend it more to anyone who wants an outstanding and elegant holiday.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alfajiri Villas
Address: Beach Plot 996, Diani Beach, Ukunda 454-80400, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Diani Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stylish collection of private villas considered the most exclusive hideaway on the East African coast. Three individually-styled villas enjoy secluded locations, perched on coral cliffs that overlook the white sands of Diani beach and the Indian Ocean. The decor reflects the local heritage and Asian influences, with bright, flowing fabrics, high Makuti roofs, wooden beams and carved Lamu doors. The award-winning service includes personal butlers chefs, masseuses and nannies. At Alfajiri the concept is as you please! Private dining is a la carte, served al fresco or in your villa - your choice, as too is the cuisine - local, natural, organic, daily fresh seafood and fish and even homemade pastas. Just tell your personal chef what suits your taste. Feeling energetic? Alfajiri boasts a range of activities; golf at a nearby 18 hole Golf course, Kite surfing, snorkeling, diving, safaris - even docile whale sharks in the ocean and the elephants in the hills are there for the asking. A vehicle is available for trips within Diani beach. For those with children, a selection of toys and friendly nannies on duty 24 hours ensures that the little ones are taken care of. No matter which villa you choose they all have one thing in common, total seclusion in the very best of Kenyan natural luxury. ... more   less 
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