Into the blue

Diani Blue is a charmingly small, intimate and exclusive beach lodge, lapped by the waters of the Indian Ocean. Ideally located on Diani Beach, which was recently voted the ‘Best Beach in Africa’ by the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry: The 21st Annual Travel Awards, Diani Blue features just six spacious Swahili-styled rooms (all with AC) clustered around a central pool and overlooking the silver-white sands of Diani Beach.

Immediately adjacent to all the many amenities of Diani, Diani Blue is accessed via a bridge over a lily pond and stands amid exquisite tropical gardens, which are home to our own troop of Colobus monkeys. Ecologically sensitive, Diani Blue is committed to wilderness preservation, energy conservation, recycling and to ‘giving back’ to and supporting the local community that surrounds it.

Exclusive in concept but relaxed in ambiance, Diani Blue has been designed to echo the spacious elegance of the colonially styled Swahili villa it once was, while guaranteeing all the amenities of the internationally-profiled hotel it has now become.

Diani Blue offers an al fresco dining terrace, a resident’s lounge with private bar, an airy veranda with views over the pool, a dedicated beach health spa and a palm-shaded beach restaurant – The Edge, which looks out over Africa’s most famous bay. Romantic escape, intimate family rendezvous, stylish party setting, exclusive weekend-away venue,
exquisite wedding option, energizing business retreat.

Diani Blue… a beach of your own

Diani Blue has a sister destination, Lion’s Bluff, which is an equally intimate safari lodge located in the Tsavo West ecosystem beside the Taita Hills, some four hours hour’s drive north of the coast.

Designed to guarantee a symmetry of style, warmth and philosophy, ‘The Bluff’ and ‘The Blue’ offer a duo of complementary and alternative experiences, which can be enjoyed as stand-alone destinations or as part of a seamless ‘Beach and Bush’ experience.

Both destinations guarantee the excellence of cuisine, uniqueness of accommodation, variety of experience, Kenyan distinction and warmth of ambiance for which we are already known.


‘The Blue’  and ‘The Bluff’, for bespoke beach and bush

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