Pristine white structures and immaculate gardens, seemed an oasis too good to be true after a stretch of bumpy road that eroded my patience.However all was worth the wait, as the villas have an a understated beauty with quality furnishings tailored to comfort in every minute detail.
Every room is air-conditioned with breath taking ocean views.The living room has a flat screen tv connected to satellite to keep children busy when they get tired, the bedrooms impressed probably more than the rest as these are better than most 5 star hotels that have stayed in with great baths, from the hot tub in the master bedroom one has unrestricted views of the beach and ocean, a really (in my opinion) fantastic idea one which have not seen duplicated in many occasions.
Outside one has total peace of mind as the property is well guarded with security personnel at the main gate and on the beach, the perimeter is walled in its entirety, except along the beach where a chain link fence ensures un-obstructed beach/sea views.
This ensured my peace of mind as far as my three children were concerned.
The infinity pool and the surrounding outside areas are furthermore a tribute the the good taste of the owner.
However all the above would have counted for nothing had it not been for the personal touch from Faiza who helped instructing her staff to help with even the most minor details, to the choice of menus from the chef and the the waiter supplying us with drinks by the pool.
Definitely a place to revisit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Away from the crowds of large resorts, Villa Kalista is an exclusive collection of 6 private Presidential Luxury Villas for the most discerning travellers who seek total privacy. Located in Diani Beach at Galu Kinondo, 40 kms South of Mombasa, Villa Kalista is nestled between the quiet shores of the Indian Ocean and the mythical Kaya Kinondo tropical forest. Each luxury villa embraces a contemporary style with African flavour and luxurious living. The villas are built to five star luxury standards and each villa offers a panoramic view of the inviting Indian Ocean, to provide the ultimate in private escapes. ... more less