We stayed at Spice of the Coast for 10 days and all I can say is, that it really made our vacation in Kenya.
First we weren't sure because the cottages where not directly located at the beach front but soon after we arrived, we where convinced that we made the right choice.
Each single cottage is beautifully decorated and thoughtfully set up - you can see how every single detail has been taken care of. Tom and Wanjiru - a lovely and warmhearted Dutch-Kenyan family are the owners of this place and take care of their guest just as they are old friends visiting from abroad.
The food (breakfast is served all day) is delicious - no wonder since Tom has been a former Chef in the Netherlands. Also, if you are lucky and get to eat their dinners, it's the most delicious food (high quality, fresh and clean) in Diani. We where lucky since there was a french group who caught fresh fish and had the opportunity to enjoy in-house dinner for a couple of evenings - which really saved us from the hassle of looking for a place to eat out in the evenings.
Going to the beach has never been a problem. Tom would quickly drive us there or calling a cab for a quick ride (3-5 EUR per ride) was always easy.
Whatever we wanted to do - diving, safari, kitesurfing or just nice dinner out - Tom always offered us good advice and perfectly took care of it.
If you are looking for a lovely, local place to stay away from big beach-front hotel complexes, Spice of the Coast is the perfect place to be (it is remote without being remote).
We had a great Kenya experience and our stay at Spice of the Coast contributed a major part to it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spice of the Coast is a small family run hotel.Four cottages/suites each designed for two.One apartment that sleeps four. All is set in a 9000 sq.m. forestial garden, with a centre swimming pool. So lots of space and privacy.We serve lunch and dinner at the terrace by the main house on reservationOur menu is a blend of African and European cuisine."if such a place exists where one leaves younger than one came it must be here" ... more less
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