The Forest Dream Resort is a large forest with some cottages and rooms which makes it quite personal. We've been only a few people around so it felt even larger than it actually was, but even with more guests it is a good choice. It is a good place to spot monkeys, squirrels and other animals with all the trees around. Especially the pool is a nice place to spend the whole day.
We enjoyed the friendly and polite staff and waiters very much, it was always nice to talk to them and they were always very helpful. Especially our 'pool-bar-and-dinner-waiter' was amazing.
The standard room was very big and very clean and the lounge with TV and everything was even more spacious. We would not book a luxury room since you don't spend a lot of time in your room in this unique resort.
We were looking forward to every morning because of the great breakfast: Fresh juice, fresh fruits, eggs, pancakes, toast, coffee and tea, cornflakes - we got whatever we wanted. The food in general was very good. Just dinner is quite expensive especialle the soup and the dessert (a soup was around 5 euro and one little crepe was 4,5 euro which is really expensive). The good thing about the dinner is the cute bush baby which is fed during dinner time.
The beach is around 15 minutes away, but it's possible to walk and the guards always offered to come with us. Furthermore, there was a beach shuttle without charge 4 times a day to and from the beach which is a really good offer.
We were just surprised about the free bicycles. We asked for one to go the ATM, but the young owner answered that the bicycle won't make it to the ATM. This was surprising because the free bicycles even appear at the homepage of the resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Forest Dream, a special (family) resort of luxury villas and cottages sits in 25 acres of subtropical forest, located in Diani beach on the south coast of Kenya. With the white sandy beach at only a 10 minutes walk, our guests have the unique combination of beach and forest. We offer a variety of eco-friendly accommodation like standard room, luxury rooms and suites but also complete cottages and villas. All of our cottages and villas are set on its own 1 acre forest garden providing the most exclusive privacy. Best place on the coast to view the local wild-life. The owner of Forest Dream Resort is also the founder of the will know "Colobus trust Diani" and has designed the Colobus bridges over the Diani Road to save those endangered monkeys. We have a private nature reserve full of wildlife at the back of the resort. Some of the villas have their own private pools and are fully staffed. ... more less