Elewana AfroChic Diani Beach
Elewana AfroChic Diani Beach lies south of Mombassa, Kenya, on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is certainly one of Africa’s best kept secrets: a marriage of romance, African style and all that is best in East African hospitality.
Its location has it enjoying beach-front ocean views and delicious sea breezes, on a quieter, more secluded section of Diani Beach. The crystal clear fresh water pool laps up against the terrace where guests have the option of dining or relaxing with the view of the ocean. The hotel has earned itself a reputation for a “home away from home” atmosphere, with excellent seafood and warm, friendly staff.
This exclusively intimate hotel has only 10 highly individual guest rooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, balcony and sun-loungers. There are 3 luxury garden-facing double rooms, 5 luxury ocean-facing double rooms, 1 Junior ocean-facing suite and 1 Executive ocean-facing suite.
Why we like it here
Voted as one of the top 25 beaches in the world (Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards), Diani Beach is the ultimate holiday destination with a wide variety of activities and excursions to offer guests. With a coral reef 600 m offshore, and the area a breeding-ground for green turtles, and on the migrating route for humpback whales, the beach can be as infused with wildlife as the bush!
There is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course within three minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Diani Beach is known for its colourful sea life which can be enjoyed by snorkelling, scuba diving or on a glass bottom boat.
Activities include water sports, deep-sea fishing, sailing, day trips to Shimba Hills National Reserve and Mombassa City. And of course there is always the favourite coastal pastime of relaxing and soaking up the sun.
Elewana AfroChic Diani has a turtle hatchery, which was started in order to help protect turtles and their natural habitats, thereby conserving the rapidly declining population of these magnificent creatures.
Elewana Collection supports the Colobus Conservation, which promotes awareness for the threatened Angolan Colobus monkey. The centre has a vet and a clinic, which was established to improve the health of the primates. The organisation was established in 1997 in response to an outcry from local residents about the high number of deaths of Colobus monkeys on the Diani Beach road.
Things to be aware of
The Junior and Executive suites are suitable for families.