My now husband and i went to this destination for our honeymoon June 2009 for 2wks. The resort was lovely and right beside the beach.
Safari was awesome! defo recommend JT Safari's!!
Things we liked:
The resort was clean and people friendly.
The swim pool and entertainment/games throughout the day were good. Plenty of sunbeds and clean towels everyday!
It was very relaxed and the monkey's provided entertainment throughout the day.
Good security onsite
Good variety of food , altho we were looking forward to having plain food when we got bk home, for those with a sweet tooth....desserts may not be to your liking!
There were shows every night at 9.30, it was the one thing to look forward to in the evening as there was nothing else to do or nowhere else to go unless you had a local accompany you to the local pub or go with a group of people from the resort. but the shows only lasted 1hour and people tended to go straight to bed after! we couldn't understand it!
The variety of cocktails were good altho bar was only all inclusive up until 11pm and would not let you stock up on drinks and in some cases (some)staff turned nasty about it!
We were on honeymoon and we not upgraded while others who were not but argued enough with management got their way.
Staff were lovely to start with but towards the end (some staff) were not so courteous and were pushing for tips!
Everyone felt ill and tired on the resort.....we put it down to the malaria tablets....but chemist was well equipt for the usual complaints.
You were constantly expected to give tips and they would ask you for tips and when you would tip they would ask for more!
You were not able to lie on the beach as the beach was owned by the gov. and the beach boys would pester you........towards the end of the trip we sussed how to go for a walk on the beach and into the sea...by ignoring them completely....avoid saying "jambo"!!! (meaning hello/welcome)
Nothing really to do outside resort.....apart from go on the tours....there were no markets to go shopping or no clothes to buy ....so make sure and pack enough clothes!! i was caught out thinking i could buy stuff when i got there for buttons- not the case.
Do not book your safari through Thompsons....you can book a much cheaper safari through a private Tour operator called JT Safari's....just ask security for Julius when you arrive there and they'll phone him for you. He'll well known! They have a website too....so look him up!We went to Tsavo east seen all the cat family, elephants, buffalo, giraffa's, monkey's, birds, water hog, etc.....we didn't go to west due to the time it takes to get you there so we didn't see the hippo and rhino...but anyone who did go to west that we met didn't see the rhino, thus we just opted for east. Safari was fab and the resort we stayed at while on safari was also lovely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the world famous Diani Beach. The resort comprises three luxurious properties – The Baobab, The Maridadi and Kole Kole, offering a unique selection of exquisite accommodation and facilities spread across the resort grounds. Guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide paramount comfort and luxury for all our clients. Guests may utilise leisure facilities across the resort including 3 swimming pools, dining areas and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Baobab - Baobab Beach Hotel Ukunda
- The Baobab - Baobab Beach Resort And Spa
- Baobab Beach Hotel Diani