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THe 5 Best Diani Beach Honeymoon Resorts
Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is located 30 kilometres south of Mombasa, in the nearby Kwale County. It has been voted Africa's leading beach destination for the third time running since 2015.
The Sands At Chale Island
Situated on Chale Island along a white sandy beach, The Sands at Chale Island is surrounded by indigenous forest and offers magnificent sea views. The resort boasts 3 outdoor pools and a spa.
The rooms and suites at The Sands are elegantly decorated and reflect traditional architecture. Each is equipped with air conditioning, an en-suite bathroom and a Swahili-style bed. Guests can enjoy sea views from all rooms.
The resort's main restaurant serves Traditional Kenyan cuisine, mixed with both Italian and Oriental dishes. Katika Ziwa specialises in seafood. Cocktails and refreshments can be enjoyed at 2 bars.
Guests can unwind at the spa, which offers 9 open-air treatment rooms and a fitness room.
Other facilities at the resort include a gift shop, a tour desk, and a shared lounge. Ukunda Airstrip is 15 km away and airport shuttles can be arranged for a surcharge. Activities offered include diving, snorkelling and canoeing.
The resort is 12 km away from Diani Beach and 65 km from Moi Airport.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Chale Island! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Located by the world-renowned Diani beach over a sprawling and serene area of 34 acres, it is truly a paradise waiting for you with a magical experience. Offering world class hospitality standards, this beach resort is the perfect destination for beach holidays, corporate and social events and grand weddings. With multi-cuisine dining outlets, bars, well-appointed rooms and suites, swimming pool and spa, it promises nothing but the ultimate holiday experience. It will be one decision that you will never regret!
Swahili Beach Resort
Featuring a private beach area and water sports facilities, Swahili Beach is situated in Diani Beach, 200 m from Nakumatt Diani and an 11-minute walk from The Diani Beach Shopping Centre. Guests at the 5-star property can enjoy sea views in the rooms and access to a sauna. The resort features an outdoor swimming pool and evening entertainment.
All units in the resort are equipped with a flat-screen TV. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with free toiletries. All rooms at Swahili Beach have air conditioning and a desk.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the property. At the accommodation, you will find a restaurant serving local and seafood cuisine. Vegan, vegetarian and halal options can also be requested.
Swahili Beach offers a fitness center. You can play table tennis, billiards, and darts at the resort, and bike hire is available.
Guests can also take advantage of the business center and newspapers. Staff at the 24-hour front desk speak German, English, and French.
Neptune Palm Beach Boutique Resort & Spa
Situated at Diani Beach on the South Coast, the Neptune Palm Beach Resort & Spa offers a freshwater outdoor swimming pool. Mombasa is 40 km away.
Rooms are located in traditional cottages and feature a balcony with garden views, outdoor furniture, and air conditioning. The bathroom has a shower.
A buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Mnazi restaurant, which offers local cuisine. Alternatively, you can order refreshments at the poolside lounge bar, Mawimbi Deck. The resort also features 2 other bars.
Neptune Palm Beach Resort boasts a spa and entertainment staff. Guests have direct access to the neighboring resort facilities, featuring a water sports center, beach volleyball, aqua-gym, golf or tennis.
The resort is 45 km away from Moi International Airport in Mombasa. The Ukunda Airstrip is an 8 km drive from the property.
Voyager Beach Resort
Boasting an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, Voyager Beach Resort is set in Mombasa, 1.6 km from Nyali Beach. Offering a garden, the property is located within 1.7 km of Mamba Village Crocodile Farm. Haller Park is 1.9 km from the resort and Bombolulu Workshop is 2.2 km away.
At the resort, each room is equipped with a desk. Featuring a private bathroom, certain units at Voyager Beach Resort also boast a balcony. The rooms come with a seating area.
Breakfast is available every morning and includes continental and vegetarian options.
The accommodation offers a children's playground. You can play table tennis at Voyager Beach Resort.
Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide tips on the area.
Nyali Cinamex Movie Theatre is 3.7 km from the resort. The nearest airport is Moi International Airport, 14 km from Voyager Beach Resort.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Mombasa! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.
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Many travelers use the insecure means of transport to save a tiny amount of money from stinginess or to feel like "locals". You should really consider whether the risk is worth the small savings. Always before the start of the ride, the fare should be negotiated!
Minivans (Matatus): run up and down Diani Beach Road from early in the morning until late in the evening. They are best suited for longer distances, e.g. to Mombasa. They are cheap, mostly overcrowded, unsafe and uncomfortable
Tricycle taxi (Tuktuk): they are approved for 2 persons and are suitable for medium to short distances. They are more expensive than the Matatus, but cheaper than taxis and quite often involved in accidents.
Motorcycle taxi (Boda-boda): They are the cheapest means of transport for short distances, but also the most dangerous. If you are not poorly off, you should avoid them.
Regular taxis: Regular taxis are the most convenient and safest means of transport. In the night it is safest to take always a taxi.
Shuttle services: A cheaper alternative to regular taxis are the shuttle services Uber, Taxify, Little, Mondo Ride, MaraMoja, Hakuna Matatu Bus. You can get fares online and thereby avoid getting overcharged, as many taxi drivers like to do to tourists.
Rent a car is not recommended if you have no experience in the chaotic left-hand traffic of Kenya, unless, you hire a driver. You can also rent motorcycles, scooters, which is even more dangerous.