Sometimes it depends on purpose, Interest or Budget whether to book a Hotel or Villas and Cottages in Diani, Kenya.
Whenever I am on a tight budget Villas/Cottages are always my kind of thing to go about since I can limit my budget especially with what I take in terms of food and drinks.
There are several affordable villas and cottages with swimming pools, some a bit distant from the beach while others are beachfront. It depends on what you`re looking for. Some might not be bothered by budget but privacy.
Without much ado, here are my top Villas and Cottages in Diani, Kenya.
21.) Doric Cottages.
I Loved their swimming pool, which is usually naturally warm at night. The privacy is on another level. The beach is just 7 minutes’ walk. Diani shopping Centre is 800 Meters and a walking distance to a nearby Super Market.
There were no restrictions in swimming at the pool even in the middle of the night you can still soak your stress in the naturally warm pool.
The rooms are neat and well maintained, with instant hot showers, plenty of water and free secure parking. Doric is one of the Villas and Cottages in Diani Kenya sought after by budget travellers.
It is ideal for group gateway, family (Kids can occupy one room while you do the other one since they come in two Bedrooms.
Their Kitchen is well equipped you will enjoy making your meals. Only time will make you check out, otherwise, you can stay here forever.
20.) Pendo Villas.
Roughly 16 Minutes walk from the Diani beach. These 12 two-bedroom villas are ideal for family, couples and group bookings.
They have a naturally warm private swimming pool and ample secure parking area. All the rooms are ensuite with instant hot showers.
The Kitchenette is fully equipped and waiting for your arrival. Wifi is provided and a chef can be provided on request.
If you don’t want the populated hotels in Diani, this is your one-stop. Not only affordable but also impeccably a clean facility.
19.) Diani Villa.
Tucked in South Coast in Mombasa, boasting of an enchanting outdoor swimming pool and unbeatable prices for one of a kind Villas and cottages in Diani.
Ideal for couples, friends or family. It has an incredibly enchanting lawn lush green garden and BBQ Facilities to spice up your stay.
It is a 4 minutes’ walk from Diani Beach. Free Wi-Fi and secure parking. They have room service and non-smoking rooms.
The kitchen is fully equipped and all the rooms have satellite Tv Stations. The villas feature a 6 bedroom and 5 bathrooms with a shared lounge.
A washing machine is in place and a chef can be provided upon request.
Located in Diani, less than a Kilometer from the beach. Diani Paradise Villas full fills the name Paradise. Free Wi-Fi and secure parking. This villa has a beautiful outdoor pool and Terrance.
You will have an ala carte breakfast or Italian. All rooms have private bathrooms and A.c enabled. Rooms come in one-bedrooms and ideal for couples looking for a romantic affordable getaway.
The kitchen is fully furnished with modern facilities. A chef can be provided upon request.
17.) Morning Star Diani.
A 5 Minute to the award-winning white sand beach, Diani. Morning star villas come in 1 Bedroom setup and provide a buffet breakfast every morning.
They have a well-equipped kitchen and all rooms are fitted with Flat Screen TVs. Boasting of a turquoise large pool where you can soak in all day.
Their restaurants serve both local and international cuisine, so you really don’t need to cook. Free Wi-Fi and secure parking are provided.
16.) Mbili Kuwili Studio Suites.
Another 5 minutes walk to the beach, Mbili Kuwili studio suites are equipped with modern kitchen facilities. It has a beautiful outdoor pool at your disposal.
It is set up in 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom making it ideal for a couple of romantic getaway to Diani. The rooms are fitted with flat screens TV’s and are A.C enabled to keep you cool.
The terraces come in handy since the southern coast is ever hot most of the time.
15.) The Diani Pearl.
Diani Beach is only 7 minutes walk from this Apartments are tucked in Ukunda Diani and give you a breath-taking aerial view of the ocean.
Diani Pearls boast of having two turquoise rectangular outdoor swimming pools making them one of the few cottages and villas in Diani with double pools.
The kitchenette is furnished with modern facilities. The rooms have A.C and a shared lounge. They come in 1 bedroom set up and ideal for couples.
The beautifully lawn lush green compound is welcoming and creates a serene environment.
14.) Aqua Resort.
Located on Beach Road next to the White House, these Apartments has a balcony with a great ocean view. The rooms are A.C enabled.
Boasting of an enchanting pool that you can soak in all day. The beach is just nearby and their food is mouthwatering.
The rooms are fairly large with a sitting area fitted with satellite TV’s stations. Free Wi-Fi and secure parking.
13.) Amber Villa.
Nestled along beach road Diani. Amber Villa is just a 6-minute walk to the Beach. The rooms have flat-screen with enabled satellite channels. The A.C will keep your room cool. Some rooms come with outside private bathrooms and others with a bathtub where you can soak in all day.
Boasting of a rectangular turquoise private pool surrounded by palm trees. It is 2 bedroomed villas making it ideal for family or friends. 4pax.
It has a modern kitchenette ready to be used if you book them today for your vacay in the coast.
12.) Palm Tree Nest Villa.
A 10-minute walk to the Diani beach, 4.5 Kms to Diani Shopping Centre and a 5 KMS FROM Ukunda Airstrip.
This 4bedroom luxury villa has a private pool and secure parking. Instant Hot Showers and is one of the few Villas and Cottages in Diani Kenya that can host up to 10 Pax. Quite affordable for its class.
Flat Screens are plugged in these ensuite rooms, the kitchen is also well equipped to Come to unwind and reconnect with the simpler things in life.
11.) Villa Raymond Diani Beach.
This two-bedroom villa is about 15 minutes walk to the beach. It has a private Swimming pool and parking.
If you`re two couples or just a family you will have the swimming pool for yourselves since it is a two bedroomed Swahili Villa.
The Kitchen is equipped well, with a flat-screen Tv at the lounge. Each bedroom is ensuite.
When it is hot of which most of the times in Mombasa is ever hot Day and night. There`s is a running A.C.
It has a beautiful Gazebo under a Baobab Tree where you can relax day or night. Did I mention the swimming pool is surrounded by sun Terrence?
A more than a home away from home. What are you waiting for? Book Now.
10.) Oasis Diani Beach Villas.
Oasis is one of the few Villas and Cottages in Diani Kenya less than 500 meters from the White Sandy Diani Beach. The facility has four spacious cottages namely.
- The yellow Villa 3bed rooms
- Red Villa 3bedrooms
- White villa 2bedrooms
- Green Villa 2bedrooms
All the Cottages are facing a beautiful blue naturally warm pool surrounded by lush greenery. A Perfect place for Honey Mooners, family or A group of friends.
The rooms have been designed in a coastal manner, the kitchen is fully equipped including a fridge and all the needed cooking facilities.
All rooms are ensuite and have a large resting lounge. Some of the cottages have extra bathrooms upstairs.
A 13 Minute walk to Diani Beach, this German but Swahili themed villa has an incredible pool surrounded by lush greenery and a sun Terrance.
It is only 1.2 Kilometers from Colobus Conservation and has a kid playground to keep them busy. Making it ideal for a family.
The kitchen is well equipped from Fridge to toasters. You will get a continental or Ala Carte Breakfast. Free Wi-Fi and Airport Transfers on request.
8.) Shalom Cottages Diani.
A 5 minutes walk to the white sandy famous Diani Beach. Two bedroomed cottages have a beautifully laid in lush greenery garden Swimming pool.
You will get free Wi-Fi flat-screen TVs and Sun Terrence. Ideal for Family, couples or friends. The Kitchen is well equipped waiting for you to utilize.
They have instant Hot Private Showers and a resting lounge.
They are also near the world-famous and everybody`s dream to go to Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant.
7.) Sheba Cottages.
Just 850 Meters from Diani Beach, these 1 Bed Room cottages are well known for water sports activities such as windsurfing, Snorkeling and Diving.
They are also known for horse riding and water sports equipment can be hired at affordable prices to the indoor guests. The private parking is secure.
They have an outdoor swimming pool which is naturally warm, thanks to the high temperatures at Diani. Ala Carte or Continental breakfast is provided.
6.) Shambani Cottages.
Just 300 Meters to one of the world’s most beautiful white Sandy Beaches and about 3 Kilometers to the shopping Centre. Shambani has 8 Cottages with a set-up of 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms. Whether your solo traveller, a couple of families or a group all is catered for.
The kitchen is well equipped with modern facilities and they provide a professional chef upon request. Their private swimming pool will keep you company as you unwind your city hustle and bustle.
Tucked in a tropical garden near Mwachema River, Shambani is your to-go cottage in Diani Beach for comfort and tranquillity a rare combination.
5.) Golden Sand Resort Diani Beach (Beach Front).
Located along Diani Beach Road. Golden Sand is one of the few cottages and villas in Diani beach which are beachfront Aparthotels.
The two-bedroomed resort is ideal for a family. It has modern kitchen equipment ready to be used during Beach vacation in Diani.
It has free Wi-Fi and Secure parking. Well, lawn lush green gardens and the rooms are fitted with satellite TV’s channels. Golden Sand Resort Diani boast a swimming pool that overlooks the beach in a stone throw distance.
4.) Kivulini Beach Villas.
A Three Minutes’ walk to Diani beach and less than 2 Kilometers to the Shopping Centre. Kivulini is one of the most booked villas and cottages in Diani, Kenya. Their outdoor swimming pool which faces the ocean makes the villa Stand out.
It is also well known for hosting events like beach weddings. The sea view from the sun Terrence will blur your city memories and soak you in the world of peace of mind.
The beauty about these villas and cottages can host from a solo traveller to 30 plus pax at a go.
All rooms are ensuite with instant hot showers and plugged in Flat screen TV’s and A.C`S shared lounge and fully equipped kitchen.
3.) Kitu Kidogo Cottages.
Can we call this a beachfront? Just less than 200 meters from Diani Beach. These two-bedroomed villas are ideal for family, couples or friends. Having a private path to access the beach makes it even cooler than most Villas and Cottages in Diani Kenya.
Combed with sun Terrance, fully equipped kitchen and an outside entertainment area with a barbecue Grill Gas. The rooms are well taken care of and are A.c Enabled with instant hot showers.
They will give you a bottle of complimentary water every day. Cool huh?
2.) Kusini Beach Cottages.
Looking for a Beach Front? It is one of the few Villas and Cottages in Diani Kenya where you will get such proximity to the beach.
It is managed by a Spanish by the name Pepo with more than 20 years’ experience. Your comfort is kind of a big deal here.
It has 12 Ensuite Bedrooms which are A.C Enabled and have a direct sea view from the comfort of your big Verandah.
They have a sea-facing Swimming pool and an entertainment area which has BBQ facilities.
They are 5Cottages namely in Swahili,
- Pepo (Wind)
- Mashariki (East)
- Magharibi (West)
- Kusini (South)
- Kaskazi (North)
Kusini Beach Cottages is tucked in Galu Beach which is referred to as a virgin beach with fewer hotels and less explored.
It only connects with Diani beach when the tide is low. For maximum privacy, this is the most ideal place to hide.
1.) Bahari Dhow Beach Villas
Another Beach Front, just 100 Meters away from the clean turquoise Beach. Bahari Dhow Beach Villas qualifies to be a hotel at the same time as a villa.
It is one of the few Villas and Cottages in Diani Kenya. Where you can book a Bed and Breakfast, Half or full board. It will all depend on your flavour.
Each villa has a shared kitchen and a lounge. The rooms are ensuite with flat-screen televisions.
They have like 3 Swimming pools for you to choose including a baby pool. If you decide to take their food, they have a good reputation when it comes to their cuisine.
It is well lit, for late-night swimmers like me. Did I mention their beach is spotlessly clean?
This is a definition of a home away from home worth every single dime you spend on. We only live once, press that book button and enjoy life but responsibly.
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