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Amani Tiwi Beach Resort
Ranked #11 of 32 Hotels in Ukunda
Certificate of Excellence
Bromsgrove UK
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“Superb holiday”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

What a wonderful place. My family ( two boys 13 & 12 years , my wife & myself ) stayed here for two weeks starting 4th August 2013. The accommodation , food , pool and beach-side environment were absolutely superb located near the village of Tiwi. Above all else what stood out here were the people. Each and every one of them were so friendly and totally committed to making sure we all had a fantastic time. It was almost overwhelming. After experiencing the drive through Mombasa from the airport we were only too aware of the general quality of life for the majority of the inhabitants here but despite the poverty they still wanted us well-off westerners to have a great and memorable time which we certainly did . After-dinner entertainment every night provided a brilliant insight into African culture and we all loved it.
Our boys found lots of organised games to take part in with other holidaymakers while we adults sipped all-inclusive cocktails ( excellent “swim-up” bar at the top end ) and just relaxed in the warm equatorial climate. Each day was just perfect. Did a superb trip out to Diani beach for some snorkelling which was organised by the on-site sea sports facility ( Barracuda ) and Amos , the windsurfing instructor gave some excellent tuition on Tiwi beach to my sons who were complete novices. Even a birthday cake turned up made by the catering staff at the resort and delivered by our very helpful Thomson rep , Stacey for my son while we were in the departure lounge at Mombasa airport ! A truly superb and unforgettable fortnight for all of us.
Get some cash for the departure tax before you travel home. No cards accepted at the airport. No ATM at the resort – nearest in Diani which is a shuttle bus or taxi journey of around twenty minutes. I left it to the last moment and the first two ATMs at the airport would not give me any. Luckily the third one did. All a bit stressful while you are checking in !

Room Tip: Top end quieter ( blocks 4 ,5 ,6 ish ).
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Food is good throughout i.e Breakfast, Lunch, Tea time at 4 pm with superb cakes and pancakes, and of course dinner. Animation team is excellent. Families with kids, this is the place for a nice holiday.The Hotel has an excellent spread and very open. The only thing not pleasant were the mosquito nets. They can do better by installing bigger size than what was there. My next coast holiday is definitely Amani Tiwi Beach Resort.

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms have good view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

I spent 5 days at Amani Tiwi with my 91 year old father and can only describe the experience as being spoilt by the staff. We were blown away by the beauty of the resort; the large pool spans almost the entire length of the resort! The staff accommodated our every whim, ensuring that my father was comfortable. The rooms were very clean and the staff ever smiling and friendly referring to us on a name basis. The food was great and varied. With three restaurants on the beach it was always a choice between great and great... though the sea-food restaurant 'The Dhow' was under-going renovations and we did not get a chance to sample food from it. There's free Wi-Fi and gym facilities.
It is a little secluded, so it will cost something extra to go out and explore if you're into that sort of thing (we did a game drive to Shimba Hills). But they make up for it by having shops, three restaurants, a café, a bar, games on site (pool, Ping-Pong and tennis) and an in house spa and beauty center. Had an excellent stay. Would definitely go back... Already missing the hammocks on the beach.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

After a journey across on the Likoni ferry and then a bus ride we arrived at the beautiful Amani Tiwi Beach Resort. It was stunning! The hotel spreads out over a vast area, it's has very well tended gardens, great food, excellent rooms, choice of bars and a spa. I had the best ever Pedicure there that I have ever had, despite having very ticklish feet and giggling all the way through it! The only downside was the overpowering animation team who could not or would not take no for an answer. We would go back though.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This trip was average as we had a great time but a few niggles. The room was ok but had thin mattresses. Also the bathroom was small and needed an update. The restaurant is good. Lots of food and choice. Service was excellent. The courtesy car to get into the town does cost !!!

Room Tip: Choose the rooms around 5210 near the pool bar as they are quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

My wife & I spent 4 nights at Amani TBR for our honeymoon and the experience was beyond our expectation!
Fantastic rooms, great dishes, huge pool, cheerful staff, beautiful beach... & all other nice adjectives you can think of! what more could we ask for.
We are planning on going back for our first year anniversary... hopefully same time, same room :).

Much can be said but until you go to Amani TBR you have not experienced Paradise Under the African Skies!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

I was here on holiday during the low season in May. Surprisingly the number of foreign tourists in Amani during this time was still high! That's how good the place is! :) I was not disappointed one bit... the beautiful resort setting, the sandy beaches (south coast has cleaner beaches than north coast), excellent hotel service, entertainment, great rooms, the best cuisines, the nice pool...
I would totally recommend Amani TBR!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Amani Tiwi Beach Resort
Address: PO Box 1877, Ukunda 80400, Kenya (Formerly Tiwi Beach Resort)
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ukunda
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Ukunda
#10 Luxury Hotel in Ukunda
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Ukunda
#14 Romantic Hotel in Ukunda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Amani Tiwi Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently up graded with an addition of another specialty restaurant-Sultan Dhow & Aqua wine bar overlooking the Indian Ocean with a wide choice of wine served by glass. Refurbished Floodlit Tennis Court. A dedicated 3D 84 inch screen facility, Ultra modern conferences in a separate hotel wing.New hotel boutiques, air conditioned rooms, Hi- speed WIFI Internet & 32'' LCD TV with Satellite feed in the rooms, Complimentary mini fridges, electronic safes, Tea & Coffee making facility, Hair dryers, Mosquito nets and superior guest toiletries Dedicated 24 hours in room dining menu. Upmarket Hair Salon Beauty & Wellness Center.Superior guest amenities. Weekly Complimentary traditional renewal of Wedding vows.3 Specialty restaurants and 4 bars including swim-up sunken bar in the a 167 Meter length free form swimming pool... ... more   less 
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