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The Cove Treehouses
Ranked #34 of 77 Speciality Lodging in Ukunda
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We have taken groups to Cove though the years and have always gotten the best welcome every time. Staying at Cove is a marvellous experience. The staff is so nice and do there job perfectly, you feel at home there. It is amazing to stay in the romantic Tree houses and having dinner there under the African sky. The food is so delicious the breakfast in the cool dining area, lunch and dinner together with the group or private at you veranda. Having a private beach to your self is a privilege, swimming in the Indian Ocean and walk on the beach is the best stress relive you can get. At Cove you feel at home but much better. Thanks to Stephanie the manager who is an amazing host you don't want to leave.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed in the Cove Tree-houses for 6 days (3 couples) after 10 days traveling in the Samburu district and other places in Kenya. We all loved this place. It is private, relaxing, romantic and quiet. The rooms/ tree houses are beautifully decorated built in and around old Baobab trees and the ones we stayed in all had great ocean view. Service, meals, cleanness are of high standard. Thank you Stefanie and your friendly staff for making our stay so wonderful.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

we went to the cove to get married in July 2010 .We were married on the beach it was so romantic Its a little piece of paradise !! they made our wedding day so so special .. Charles, Phillip, William and the lovely Doris was just amazing nothing was too much trouble !! the tree houses was a dream come true so beautiful.The view is heavenly the sound of the Indian Ocean is magical .I could go on for ever !! I will go back for our 5 wedding anniversary hopefully .


the travel date was July 2010

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

We came down from our safari in the Mara, not knowing what to expect. We'd obviously researched through the internet, but nothing prepares one for the heavenly view that befalls one from the terrace of the treehouse - there's the Indian Ocean lapping up the beach, just metres away. And the lush vegetation, the sweet bird song, the exceptional service all add up to paradise.

We were pretty anti-social, and ate all our evening meals on our terrace. We took breakfast and lunch under the vast boma. There were other guests but no-one expects to socialise as we were all like-minded.

We spent 5 days here, and our thanks to Doris, Charles, William, Joshua and Rosie for making us feel as though we were part of their community. Not forgetting Boris and Seth for their friendliness and warmth.

If you are looking for privacy, good food, wonderful service and barefoot luxury, you've found it, but don't blame me if you can't get in; The Cove Retreat is a gem!

Room Tip: We had Tree House 1 and had absolutely no complaints
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

We stayed here in Aug 10 and after a week on safari it was the perfect way to recuperate! We specifally asked for treehouse 1 and were given it, as it's right on the beach, and also next to the pool so you can see when its empty etc. there are 6 treehouse but only 3 or 4 were in use when we were there, so its lovely and quite. Great service from the butlers, all very friendly and genuine. The treehouse has an amazing bed which needs steps to get onto, and the sun waking u up at 6am is just beautiful. Food was surprisingly lovely, i thought with so few guests they wouldnt make the effort but everything was cooked to order, and gorgeous! the sea food is freshly caught! if we could afford it we would holiday there all the time, it feels like you are on a private island! It really made our honeymoon out of this world!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2010

Booked with www.escapesworldwide.co.uk with Mark, who i have used several times and in a word-Fantastic, i agree entirely with the below comments, we stayed for 5 days in treehouse 3 after a fun packed Safari, this was so relaxing and what we wanted. The days consisted of a good breakfast, followed by a good read on the swinging bed, the chef then pop in to see what you want for lunch, what time and where, we had several meals on our balcony watching the ocean, amasing!.Special thanks to Philip, William, Joshua and the list goes on, the place is basic but somehow consume you to do nothing and RELAX with a high quality feel!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

We've just returned from a week at the Cove Retreat. It was fabulous- after a week on Safari and a long trip from the Maasi Mara we arrived really late and were met by staff, who had waited for us to prepare a meal.
The rooms are lovely- we had treehouse 2 which looked straight out to sea- it's only a few steps to the beach. We loveld the places to relax - as well as the pool there was a fabulous sofa area on the balcony, then a swinging bed under the tree house for when the sun got too much.
The service was excellent - William, Charles and Philip took care of our every need with a quiet understated manner. They quickly learned what you liked and even on one occasion, pointed out that the one of the meals ordered had pineapple in, as they had remembered that I had asked for no pineapple in my fruit platter that morning.
As well as these guys, all staff there made the stay special - Alphonse cleaned and looked our room, and added flowers regularly, nixon prepared the Jacuzzi splendidly (this involves a whole day of burning wood to heat water!) and the chefs did a fantastic job despite me being a fussy vegetarian!
Spend some time getting to know the local people on the beach. This is so remote there are no 'beach boys' to hassle you, but Boris, Seif and Bacari run trips and are alround good guys - we went fishing and snorkelling with them on their traditional boats which was a great experience.
The beach is not really suitable for swimming as it is an old coral bed, but you can walk around the cove at low tide to another area where you can swim. However, we had some excellent walks around at low tide, looking in rock pools and collecting spectacular shells.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank janetsuk
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Address: Diani beach Road | Galu Kinondo, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #34 of 77 Speciality Lodging in Ukunda
Price Range: £303 - £378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
COVE TREE HOUSES - DIANI BEACH, KENYA Our small intimate lodge is nestled in its own private cove, just 12kms from Diani Beach Town - but well away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. The Cove offers guests exclusivity, excellent service, and the peace and quiet of a magical retreat! Here, time doesn't matter, and our team will work around your schedule. Your long, lazy beach walks will be uninterrupted, and the only sounds you will hear are the wish-wash of the tide, the cry of distant fish eagles and the rustling of the Baobab and Coconut tree leaves. The Cove has only six ocean-facing villa treehouses, with their own private decks. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the East African coastline dotted with pretty Ngalawas (Swahili boats). The Cove is a romantic retreat and is perfect for honeymooners. If your dream is to have a Kenyan beach wedding then you have just found the perfect place for it. Diani Beach has been voted Africa's Top Beach Destination 3 years in a row (beating Mozambique, Sharm El Sheikh, Zanzibar and Cape Town!), and is everything you'd expect from a tropical beach get-away: a gentle breeze whispering across powdery white beaches fringed by coconut trees and lapped by the warm Indian Ocean. Diani is on the Kenyan South Coast, a scenic forty-five minute drive from Mombasa. Like any good beach destination - Diani Beach is not short of activities. We can organise kite surfing, diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and so much more while you stay with us..... Or you could choose to indulge in absolute relaxation during your stay with us. ... more   less 
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