- Fabulous beach location
- Spacious accommodation
- Wide range of activities
- Game safaris
WaterLovers Beach Resort is a small, owner-run resort situated on Diani Beach, 35km from Mombasa on the south coast of Kenya. Diani Beach spans 25km of palm-fringed, white sand lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The resort overlooks a coral reef frequented by sea turtles, dolphins and abundant colourful reef fish, and is set against a stunning backdrop of lush rainforest, home to the extremely rare Colobus monkey. With its pristine beach location, vast range of activities, and well-appointed accommodation, the resort offers recreation and relaxation in an idyllic setting.
Furnished in a contemporary blend of European and African style, communal areas include a restaurant with sea views and a beach bar, along with a stunning infinity pool overlooking the ocean, a spa, and a small boutique selling arts and crafts.
Numerous activities are offered, including kite surfing, windsurfing, diving, snorkelling, and fishing. Golf, tennis, cycling and spa treatments are also available. Guests can take an excursion on a traditional Arabic sailboat or ‘dhow’ to the stunning coral gardens of Kisite Marine National Park, to encounter dolphins in their natural habitat.
Game safaris of one to five days are possible in the main Kenyan National Parks, including the nearby Shimba Hills Reserve, where guests can view elephant, buffalo, leopard, monkey, and abundant birdlife. Further afield is Tsavo, Kenya’s largest national park, and home to the recently rehomed, endangered black rhino as well as elephant, lion, hippo and crocodile. Safaris to Amboseli National Park, famed for its fabulous views of Tanzania’s iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, and to the Masai Mara, known for big game viewing and for the July/September migration, are also possible.
The accommodation at WaterLovers includes eight upmarket and spacious suites, a penthouse apartment, and a self-contained villa, all with lovely design features and ocean views. Each suite sleeps a maximum of three guests in either double or triple formation. The suites have air conditioning, fans and mosquito nets, plus MP3 docking stations, Wi-Fi, and a safe. Outside is a private, ocean-facing veranda. The villa accommodates up to eight guests in three ensuite bedrooms and boasts a fully equipped kitchen, with a private chef available on request. The penthouse apartment accommodates up to eight guests in four double bedrooms with three bathrooms. Built over two floors, it comprises a gym, living area, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and ocean-facing veranda with barbeque.
Families are most welcome, with free accommodation for little ones up to two years of age, and reduced rates for under-fives.
- Stunning beachfront location
- High-end property, impeccable service
- Snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing
- Dhow excursions, quad biking
- Stunning ocean location
- Private beach
- Wide range of activities
- Flexible à la carte dining
- Characterful beachfront accommodation
- Swimming pool and tropical gardens
- Coral cave on site
-African Territories Portfolio
- Beach Hotel
- Good facilities
- Watersports Centre
- Tennis Courts
- Tranquil, oceanfront setting
- Spacious and flexible accommodation
- Wide variety of activities
- Spectacular ocean setting
- Spacious, comfortable accommodation
- Variety of activities
- Remote island setting
- Beautiful beach
- Diving, Snorkelling & sailing
- Family friendly
- Stunning beachfront location
- Excellent activities
- Large property with extensive faciities
- High-end ocean setting
- Fishing, whale watching, diving, kite surfing
- Tennis, gym, spa
- Good value camp
- Fantastic water-hole
- Proximity to Coast
- Low-key & relaxed
- Chic beach retreat
- Relaxed bare-foot ambience
- Pristine secluded beach
- Private Houses
- Fantastic Location
- Swahili architecture
- Shela Village
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
Dear Lisa, We are now back home and had a fantastic time. All the arrangements went seamlessly, transport and hotels were great. Laikipia was amazing, a very personal experience and they did all they could to accommodate everything we wanted to do. The river location was fantastic and ideal for the children as they got to swim in it. It is somewhere we would all like to return to. There might not have been the numbers that you get on the Masai Mara however we got to see lions with cubs, two black leopards, a golden leopard and the wild dogs as well as a huge number of other animals and birds. Thank you for suggesting to stay for 4 nights, it was just the right amount of time. The tamarin Hotel was a good choice as we were able to eat at the Carnivore restaurant which was an experience. Mauritius was lovely and relaxing, just what we needed after a very active time in Laikipia. Accommodation and service was great. Weather was good for most of the time, a few showers over the last couple of days. Thank you once again for organising it all. Sally
Sally M reviewing Laikipia Wilderness and Plains on 11 August 2023
It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
Kind regards, John
John B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022