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Leisure Lodge Beach and Golf Resort - Diani, Kenya

Diani Beach - South Coast of Mombasa, Kenya

Leisure Lodge Beach and Golf Resort stands on the cliffs above Diani Beach with broad views and its own beachfront area. It is the only hotel on the south coast to offer a championship golf course (18-hole 72 par, driving range, chipping green, bunker practice, golf professionals and Pro Shop and club house). A large and popular hotel, the lodge offers 156 rooms, a casino, four swimming pools, a dive school, windsurfing school, tennis courts, and numerous water sports activities.

Kenya coast
Kenya's north 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
Diani beach is 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.

The background
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.

Accommodation
The lodge offers 156 rooms: 36 standard rooms (twin beds, balcony, AC), 104 superior rooms (King-sized beds or twins, sea facing balcony, satellite TV, mini bar and safe) and 16 Oasis Villas (60m sq, with patios and private swimming pools for each cluster of 6 or 4 villas All rooms with large en-suite bath, shower & toilet with dressing area and hair dryer Air-conditioning, 240v square-pin plug power supply. Satellite TV, telephone, mini bar and safe Comfortable sitting area). Four suites are also offered (larger room sizes but same facilities as villas).

Dining and bars
The lodge offers a main dining room, several bars (beach and grounds) plus a number of a la carte outlets. Cuisine is international (buffet) and local: themed events also staged.

Conference and event facilities
The Conference facilities are all fully air conditioned and our fine facilities guarantee the success of even the most prestigious functions, however small or large. Below are our facilities:
• Oasis Villa size 31.3 m sq. board room style (12-15 guests) - total privacy and tranquility
• Leisure Villa size 34.5 m sq. boardroom style (24 guests) - breath-taking view, overlooking a pool an aligned with the Indian Ocean.
• Leisure Board Room size 47.76m sq. boardroom style (20 guests)
• Pango Room size 134 m sq (100-150 guests).
• Dr Meister Hall size 576 m sq. (500-700 guests)

Banqueting services
Outdoors
• Bustani Gardens - 800 guests
• Bahari Terrace - 400 guests(evening only)
• Baobab lawn - 250 guests (evening only)
• Coconut Cove - beach BBQ party - 200 guests +
• Club House, Leisure Golf Club - 500 guests
• Overlooking Lake Wilhelm, Golf Club - 200

Indoors
• Diani Dining room will hold up to 400
• Panorama and Likunda Restaurants- 200
• Dr Meister Conference & Banqueting Hall up to 600

Child-friendly
The lodge welcomes children.

What to see and do
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.

Other attractions
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.

Health Club

Sports
• 4 large pools
• Diving School (Diving the crab)
• Deep-Sea Fishing and Dolphin Safaris by arrangement
• 2 Floodlit Clay Tennis Courts
• Windsurfing School
• Beach Volleyball, Water Polo, Table Tennis

The Casino
With an area of 213 sq metres it provides
• 3 Roulette tables
• 2 Black Jack
• 1 poker
• 1 pontoon
• 29 Wheel machines (slot machines)
• 6 Poker slot machines
• 10 multi games

The Golf Course

The golf course offers an 18-Hole Championship Golf Course, Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf carts.
The challenging 18 hole, Par 72, Championship course measures 6,084 metres (6,632 yards) and is a venue for top international golf tournaments.

Leisure Golf Club hosted the Africa Zone VI Golf Tournament with nine participating countries. Among the officials attending the tournament were committee members from Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, and the vice president of South Africa Golf Union, who gave the course a top rating with the vice president giving the course a "gold" rating comparative with the courses in South Africa, where the top ten are rated "platinum".

The full size driving range has a chipping green and bunker for practice. Golf professionals have a well-stocked Pro Shop and the Club House has all facilities including food, beverages, and changing rooms.
The golf Course if open to the public and green fees are very reasonable and non members may play in most of our tournaments. Club night, held every Wednesday, is a fun afternoon / evening when golfers are also reminded of forthcoming events.


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