As other reviewers have stated this is a very neat property which is perfect as a getaway from the normal routine. What made this so perfect was having a private pool and attentive but discrete staff who took excellent care of us.
There are a couple minor problems. First, they don't accept credit cards so you must wire payment in full in advance. Next, trying to walk by yourself on the beach is impossible because of the local 'beach boys' who will hassle you for money. The villas do provide an escort to help ward this off but it is annoying to require a chaperone. Local police take bribes from the 'beach boys' to look the other way. Kenyan corruption at its finest! The travel from the main airport to the property requries a ferry ride and is a bit long - no water was provided by the driver/vehicle. Surely an ice chest with some cold water could be arranged?? Last, internet was difficult because we couldn't get a connection to the main router and the usb stick modem had to be borrowed from a friend of the owner and we felt guilty about the inconvience to them.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Alfajiri Villas Hotel Diani