Wonderful cottages spread out amongst the Forest, making you feel like you've got the place to yourself. We went as two couples, in separate cottages (bed and bath) with a shared central living area and kitchen hut. We hired a local chef, who turned out to be amazing, with French and Italian training. He sourced our food and made bread and cakes every day. We bought fish daily from the beach and ate crab, lobster, prawns and all sorts of wonderful fish. The pool is a good size and was quiet. We spent some time on the beach but it's not the best location if you want to be on the beach in two minutes. We also had a car to tour around. Recommend a marine safari down in Malindi, so much fun. Ideal place for couples to relax, but would also take a large family group there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Forest Dream, a special (family) resort of luxury villas and cottages(7) sits in 25 acres of subtropical forest,3 swimming pools, water slide, bar and restaurant, located in Diani beach on the south coast of Kenya. With the white sandy beach at only a 10 minutes walk, free beach shuttle,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 with or without AC. 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 well 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 at the back of the resort. Some of the villas have their own private pools and are fully staffed. Free "tennis court in the shade of palm trees" ... more less