Reviews of Diani Blue
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Asha Cottage review
The evening meals by candlelight around the pool area were fabulous.Read more about the whole beach holiday
Peaceful oasis at Asha Cottage
A lovely quiet place to relax after a hectic safari. The whole experience was fantastic. The staff were so professional and friendly.
The beach was beautiful and enjoyed swimming and snorkelling.
Asha Cottage review
Your road transfers (apart from Driftwood to Satao) were excellent - organisation first class.
Asha Cottage lovely.
Beach boys remained a problem - continual and never left alone, despite advice of befriending one or two!
Visited forest, monkey sanctuary - all interesting.
School on site - thus busman's holiday. Did go in for a morning and actually found it very interesting.
Location - beautifully landscaped, easy access to local shops, the dinkiest post office etc. Appreciated the shelf keeping a degree of separation from the beach proper. Enjoyed an evening watching daft film at 40 Thieves.
Rooms- stunning. We had the prime spot looking down at the sea.
Service- helpful, quietly confident and friendly which was welcome given we were the only guests for the first 3 or 4 days! Some lovely staff, showed us the stars (Mark the nightwatchman), taught us Swahili phrases (Godffrey the gardener). Gabrielle was in charge whilst John and Dominique were away. Stanley and Laurence always helpful. Eric the taxi driver really lovely, popped in with a CD of his favourite Kenyan music for us to take home after we'd been enjoying what he had on in the car.
Food - great and laid on loads of fish options when we showed enthusiasm for it. Lovley salad lunches.Head Chef was on leave but the doughty Beatrice was well up to the task. Prepared Jess a coconut to try.
Activities - Gabrielle organised Cpt Rama to take us snorkelling on the first day with clear sea, her treat. Also arranged us a day out at Shimba Hills via dmtours (driver Tommy Walker sings his own songs, quite a character) with lunch at the Shimba lodge, fish eagle overviewing us all. Day out in Mombassa, rain storms.
Relaxing Stay at Asha Cottage
We had a very enjoyable stay at Asha Cottage despite it being quiet in the Diani Beach area whilst we were there. The food was good and there was plenty of it and the 3 guys serving it all were very friendly. It is a very picturesque boutique location with a pool, a hammock and a beach front bar/dining area that is great for relaxing.
The only drawback whilst we were there was the number of beach boys trying to sell key rings etc. They are mostly polite and very chatty but when the beach is quiet as it was when we were there then it can get very annoying being hassled every time you want to walk along the beach or go into the sea.
The beach itself is stunning and it has a coral reef and Asha use a local boatman to organise snorkelling trips who seemed like he would be great fund although we didn't use that service as I am not keen on snorkelling.