Diani Beach, Kenya
AfroChic Retreat is a boutique hotel on Diani Beach, 25 miles south of Mombasa, offering just 10 charmingly presented rooms and suites.
Kenya's south coast, one of her most popular beach holiday destinations, offers clear blue sea, marine parks, excellent water sports, coral reefs, monsoon winds, numerous hotels and beach resorts, family vacations, sun n sand, cultural and beach travel and more. Close to Mombasa, it is also within easy reach of Malindi, Lamu, Diani and many other popular Kenya safari resort hotels.
Location and seasons
The resort is on Diani Beach - 25 miles south of Mombasa. Kenya's stunning coastline (485 km from Nairobi) runs 700 km between the Tanzanian and Somali borders and is renowned for its silken white sandy beaches, coconut palms, sheltered lagoons, pellucid blue waters, remote islands, uncharted mangrove swamps and mysterious Arab and Swahili ruins, many of which date back to the 8th Century AD. An idyllic climate cooled by the monsoon, the Swahili coast offers a daily average of 8 hours of sunshine, and the hot steamy climate is tempered by the monsoon winds: the south-easterly Kusi , which blows from April to October; and the north-easterly Kaskazi which blows from November to March.
Kenya's pristine and well-developed coral reef extends virtually without break from Shimoni in the south to Malindi in the north, some 230 km in total. The reef is broken only in a few places by river mouths and creeks; and of these the deepest and most sheltered safe channels through the reef are those that lie on either side of Mombasa Island.
AfroChic Boutique Retreat has 10 beautifully decorated rooms, most with a view of the pristine Diani Beach and Indian Ocean, which can be enjoyed from your private balcony. The Queen of Sheeba Suite overlooks the lush garden and fishpond, and enjoys a quiet tranquility. The Zanzibar Junior Suite, and the Punda Milia Executive Suite are both fitted with extra beds, and offer luxurious and private accommodation.
Family Friendly - children over the age of 10 years are welcome.
What to do and see
The retreat offers its own beach, pool and wellness spa (massage, reflexology and d-tox). Also offered are: kite-surfing and wind-surfing lessons, scuba-diving and horse riding . The activities on offer include swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, diving, water sports, dhow trips, glass-bottom boat trips, nature trails, butterfly farms, places of historic interest, visits to the nearby Shimba Hills (a coastal national park with plentiful elephant) or to the world-famous Arabuko Sokoke Forest, one of the last of the rainforests.
Diani Beach itself offers just about everything the visitor could wish for: restaurants, shops, golf course and night spots plus; the Colobus Trust, an area of indigenous forest that provides a sanctuary for the areas many colobus monkeys and the Kaya Kinondo, a cultural centre built around a sacred Kaya (grove) of the Digo people.
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