Waterlovers Beach Resort Beach Extension

From the moment you arrive at the Waterlovers resort in Diani on Kenya’s south coast you will realise that you have found your own little slice of heaven.

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From the moment you arrive at the Waterlovers resort in Diani on Kenya’s south coast you will realise that you have found your own little slice of heaven.

With bathtub warm waters, cool, soft white sand and exceptional service as standard, a stay at Waterlovers is the perfect setting for forming amazing memories that will last a lifetime. You'll be staying in a delightful small cottage, just a shell's throw from the Indian Ocean. Add this tour on as an extension to your safari holiday, or simply enjoy it as a standalone mini break on its own.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Diani BeachMeals: D
Your beach break at the stylish Waterlovers resort starts at Nairobi’s domestic Wilson Airport, where you’ll check in for your early afternoon flight. Make sure to get a window seat as the hour and half long flight will afford amazing views of Tsavo West National Park, and if you are lucky, the snow capped peak of Kilimanjaro to your right. As you come in to land you will get a clear look at the crashing surf and white beaches of Kenya’s beautiful tropical coast. When the doors open and you step out into the humid heat and sea breeze your holiday truly starts. Waterlovers beach resort is a small luxury property that is Italian owned and hosted by the lovely Riccardo and Valentina. The ‘suites’ are all equipped with everything you will need for your stay and feature a wide veranda facing the sea, en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. As you might expect, the décor is a lovely fusion of Swahili and Mediterranean styles and the owners have included lots of little extras to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including such details as iPhone docking stations and WiFi. After you have put your bags down you will no doubt want to head out on the first of many swims in the Indian Ocean. Drying off in the sun you can consider what you might like to eat during your stay. Waterlovers serves up top cuisine which is mostly organic, rustic and Italian with a slight Swahili twist. The restaurant is called Tides, and it is set beside the pool overlooking the sea. If pumpkin ravioli, crab fagottini with avocado and lime sauce, followed by passion fruit mousse and white chocolate and washed down with a chilled bottle of white wine sounds good to you then you’ll love the food at Waterl overs.

Accommodation: Waterlovers Beach Resort
Day 2 - Diani BeachMeals: B D
What better way to start the day than waking up to the sounds of the waves and the smell of freshly baked bread? After a lovely breakfast and a walk along the beach you could consider what you might like to do for the rest of the day. Many people choose to just relax by the pool or on the beach, but Waterlovers also offers several other activities. Kitesurfing, fishing and trips to the reef can all be arranged, however if watersports aren’t your thing then there is plenty to explore in Diani itself. The beach stretches for miles and there are plenty of great restaurants and friendly beach bars all the way along the waterfront. A perfect evening drink can be had at the local favourite, the 40 Thieves Beach Bar. This place comes alive at the end of the day and all the local kite surfers use this stretch of beach to show off their moves as the sun goes down. Make sure you have a glass of chilled wine or a cold glass of tropical fruit juice to hand!

Accommodation: Waterlovers Beach Resort
Day 3 - Diani BeachMeals: B D
Peace and tranquility can be found today on the reef. Waterlovers can arrange for you to hire a boat and sail to the reef to do some snorkeling or scuba diving. The reef along the Kenyan coast is the perfect place to look for all kinds of marine life and there is a great diversity of marine life to marvel at. Otherwise you can continue to chill out at the resort, relaxing by the pool and sampling delicious nibbles from the kitchen. As it’s your last evening on the coast, dinner on the beach is just the perfect way to end a great three days.

Accommodation: Waterlovers Beach Resort
Day 4 - Diani Beach - NairobiMeals: B
With your scheduled flight back to Nairobi not taking off until 4pm you have most of the day to enjoy the last of the sun and sea and a last fabulous meal at the in-house restaurant. If you haven’t had your fill of Kenya yet then our Nairobi office will be more than happy to help you plan a safari or help you book even some more time on the beach. Just contact us and tell us what you fancy!
Included
  • Half board accommodation
  • Domestic airfare: Nairobi - Ukunda - Nairobi
  • Transfers to and from the airstrip
  • All goverment taxes
Excluded
  • International airfares
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel staff and porters
  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Medical expenses
  • Excursions
  • Personal expenses

Expected group size:

On regular group tours the expected total group size is between 2 and 10 travellers.

Type of vehicles used:

For transfers to and from the airport and long distance trips reliable and modern minibuses are used. Please note that we cannot guarantee air conditioning.

On safari drives open-topped jeeps are used.

Food and drink:

The food prepared at the lodges and/or hotels on this tour will be of an international nature and suited to a broad range of visitors. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance so that we can inform the lodges and hotels along the route. Alcoholic drinks, unless specifically mentioned in the itinerary, are not included in the price.

Baggage and what to bring:

Important note: If your itinerary includes a leg of the journey on a light aircraft then please be advised that the maximum TOTAL weight allowance including hand luggage is 15kg (approx 33lbs) and all luggage must be in a soft bag i.e. NOT a suitcase. 

We recommend that you do not forget to pack the following:

- Insect repellant cream/spray

- Camera and binoculars

- A torch (flashlight)

- A waterproof/dustproof bag

 

What to wear:

Although Kenya lies in the tropics it can get chilly in the evenings and early mornings. On this trip we recommend that you include the following in your baggage:

- A pair of sturdy lightweight shoes or boots

- Light coloured clothing with long sleeves and legs for the evenings and early mornings

- A hat to keep the strong sun off your head

Level of ability required:

Although there will be no special strength and fitness requirements, please note that safari lodges situated in remote areas are by their very nature lacking in many of the modern conveniences found in cities. For this reason please be prepared for uneven floors and sometimes challenging access.

You must be able-bodied and have the ability to move independently without help on this tour.

Health and vaccinations:

You should speak to your health provider about what vaccinations you will need for your trip to Kenya. In addition, most doctors recommend using anti malarial pills for your visit and taking measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitos, such as covering up exposed arms and legs. Lodges will provide mosquito nets over the beds.

If you take any medication, be sure to bring it with you, as well as details of your prescription. 

We advise all travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance before their trip.

While you are away:

If you are away on holiday with Albatros Travel in Kenya and someone needs to get in touch with you urgently, they can call our emergency number, which is +254 722 521686

Bringing Electronic Equipment:

If you are bringing electronic equipment to Kenya, such as a digital camera, laptop computer, smartphone etc. and need to plug it into a wall socket then you should consider buying a voltage surge protector. Voltage in Kenya is set to 220v. Most (modern) electronic equipment can switch automatically to this voltage, but it is best to check the label on the power supply. Most lodges provide electrical power by way of a generator, so to protect your equipment against voltage surges it is advisable to but a voltage surge protector. Plugs in Kenya are of the British 3 pin variety, so if you are coming from outside of the UK you will need to buy some adapters, which are readily available at airport stores.

Phones and Connectivity:

If you are planning on bringing your mobile phone and/or wifi enabled laptop to Kenya you should bear the following in mind. Kenya's phone system supports 3G, and this is how most telecommunications are managed. Furthermore, many safari lodges and hotels offer wifi to their guests, and there are numerous other hotspots around the country. If you want to stay in touch during your stay in Kenya the best course of action is to buy a credit-loaded sim card for your phone/mobile device in Nairobi, and then connect to the internet and make phone calls via this.

Getting to and from Kenya:

Many carriers fly directly to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and, to a lesser extent, Moi International Airport in Mombasa. If you arrive a day or two before the start of your tour, we can help you to arrange hotel accommodation and book excursions for you. Please note that the price of this tour does not include international airfares.

Tipping and Other Costs:

Tips are expected in Kenya by anyone who provides you with a service. This could range from porters and waiters to drivers and local people whose photo you would like to take. As a general rule, it is polite to provide driver/guides with about $10 per day if they give a good service. Tips should be in Kenyan Shillings, as staff will find it difficult to use foreign currency. Other than money for tips we advise you to bring extra money on your trip to buy drinks and handicrafts.

Insurance:

Please note that travel insurance is not included in the price of this tour. We suggest that you take out a comprehensive policy from a reputable provider. If you want the peace of mind of knowing that you have an air ambulance available during your trip you could consider taking out temporary membership of the Flying Doctors.

Visa requirements:

Depending on your nationality you will probably need a tourist visa to enter Kenya for this tour. The current cost of a single-entry tourist visa is USD 50 per person and these can be purchased on arrival, for most nationals, in all major currencies.

For more comprehensive information visit the Project Visa website. 

Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your trip for whatever reason, please get in touch with as soon as possible.

For more information about cancellations and refunds please refer to our general Terms & Conditions.

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