We have recently returned from Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa after having a wonderful wedding and honeymoon. It was beyond anything we could have dreamed of and were so happy that the hotel and it's staff made such an effort to make our special day so perfect.
Upon arriving our families, 14 people in total, were greeted with smiles, a shower of rose petals, cold towels and a refreshing pineapple juice drink whilst they sort out all the details of checking us in for us. Minutes later we were escorted through the beautiful hotel and in to our relaxing hotel room. The view was perfect in giving us an idea of the general beach and pool area. It wasn't long before we were greeted by some small monkeys on the tree outside our balcony which was a lot of fun for us. There are two swimming pools at this resort. The main pool was perfect for us to do some splashing about and getting afternoon drinks in the pool bar. Everyday there were activities in the main pool which are run by the Animation Team. The Animation staff are a friendly happy bunch who are eager for everyone to have fun. We spent most of our daytimes between the pool and the café Fins area by the sea which always had a refreshing breeze flowing through it. The food served at Fins cafe was delicious and I personally was always looking forward to a lunchtime pizza. In the evenings dinner was presented as a buffet that had a different theme each day. All of the food was of a high quality and well presented. There were many selections of pre-cooked dishes as well as several “live stations” were food is cooked to order. The only problem we had was that we often too full to be able to try everything. Staff like Albert and Doreen always made sure that we had tables put together for all 14 of us and we managed to have a table outside.
All the staff were so friendly and we were always met with a big smile and Jambo which made our stay even more special.
Leading up to the day of our wedding we were visited by Noela our wedding planner who helped us chose the different aspects our special day. We were able to choose the location for the wedding and the meal in the evening afterward. Our preference had always been a beach wedding and we were lucky enough to have clear skies on the day. My wife was escorted to the beach by Maasai which made for some exciting wedding photographs. The ceremony was enjoyed by everyone and once completed my new wife and I were taken off to have some more pictures taken in some more beautiful locations around the hotel. The evening meal had been setup at Fins restaurant which we had all to ourselves. The table was set up on the decking overlooking the beach which was stunning. We chose the Italian menu and this was served as a buffet along with food cooked to order. The food was amazing with so much choice. We’d like to say a big thank you to chef Kislay and the rest of the staff for making our wedding reception so amazing and one that we will never forget. The whole day was a wonderful success, an absolutely perfect day which was beyond anything we could have dreamed of and our families agreed that the wedding had been a fantastic week.
We didn’t want the day to end but the following morning we had a delicious champagne breakfast brought to our room and was asked if we would like an upgrade to a suite, how could we say no? So within the hour we were sat on the balcony of our suite enjoying a glass of champagne celebrating the start of our marriage.
We would like to say a big thank you to Aditya Mata, the general manager, for making our time spent at Diani so perfect, to Noela and Avin for making our day a relaxing and magical day and to all the staff for being themselves, so happy and so friendly and we cannot wait to come back and see you all next year to celebrate our 1st year anniversary.
Thanks to the hotel staff and Kenya we have been given an extraordinary start to our marriage.
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- Also Known As:
- Diani Reef Beach Hotel Ukunda
- Diani Reef Beach Resort And Spa
- Diani Reef Grand Ukunda