Alfajiri Cliff Villa

Alfajiri Cliff Villa

Diani Beach, Kenya

At a Glance

  • Delicious Italian food with an African twist

  • Relax by the swimming pool over looking the Indian Ocean

  • Walk for miles on Galu Beach

  • Go on a sea safari by jet ski

  • The most fantastic staff - where nothing is too much trouble

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Best time to Visit

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The rainy season on the Kenyan Coast is generally during May and June. So from July onward the weather is gradually getting hotter and dryer until March/April when it reaches the high 90's (over40 degrees C). Christmas/New Year is generally considered the peak season and the weather is lovely then with constant sunshine and gentle off shore breezes. If you want clear seas for diving then make your trip after August/Sept.

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Insider's View

The food is absolutely incredible. I would highly recommend the crab ravioli or the fresh tuna steaks!

Have a relaxing massage in the sala while listening to the birds and the in Indian ocean in the distance

The discreet butler at each villa looks after your every need. They also have amazing nannies to help look after children if needed.

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Alfajiri Cliff Villa is a gorgeous four bedroom luxurious villa on Diani Beach. Perched on the cliff edge it offers superb sea views and a lovely private pool. Equipped with your own butler and chef, the emphasis is on flexibility and first class service.

The superb setting of Cliff Villa is breathtaking. Set over the gorgeous white sand Diani Beach on Kenya's south coast, this stunning villa is spacious and stylish. The villa has four large bedrooms, a garden, a private pool and plenty of relaxing and cosy areas to relax and unwind; it is the perfect place for a family or groups or friends.

The villa is owned and run by an Italian family who are passionate about food which is reflected in the sumptuous dishes served up. Fresh fish is caught and delivered to the villa daily; the varying array of delicious dishes is exhilarating!

Everything is included at Alfajiri, not only all the amazing food and wide selection of wines and spirits, but also daily massages, boat trips, snorkelling excursions, picnic trips to nearby islands, golf, yoga, and there is also a car at your disposal to explore the area to name a few. Service at the villa is second to none and attention to detail is key in making your stay as enjoyable and as memorable as possible.

For those with children, a babysitter can be on hand to help look after the children to give parents some time out.

The exclusivity and flexibility of Cliff Villa is the key to the villa. It is an incredible experience with outstanding service.

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Eight guests can be accommodated in four bedrooms. All the bedrooms are en-suite. In the villa there is a dining room, kitchen, lounge and a large veranda over looking the Indian Ocean. All rooms are air conditioned with mosquito nets. There are two double bedrooms, one twin room and one triple room in the villa.


Alfajiri Cliff Villa has two ayahs (nannies), who both speak English and are available 24 hours a day. There are plenty of games available as well as a TV and video if needed.

Alfajiri is the perfect place for families with small children that are looking for a relaxing time and to be in the knowledge that their children will be in safe hands and having lots of fun too.


Discreet service from 25 experienced staff as and when required. Alfajiri won the 2002 Harpers and Queen award for the private villa for providing the best service worldwide.


Guests at Alfajiri Cliff Villa have exclusive use of the villa and the pool. No other guest, belonging to another group, will be booked in at the same time.


From the Villa, you can enjoy some snorkelling in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. You can arrange to play tennis, squash or golf and also book a relaxing massage or reflexology. It is also possible to arrange scuba diving, deep sea fishing, kite-surfing, jet skiing and Dhow excursions to Kisite Marine Park.



Louisa Ross-Taylor (Staff)

Alajiri Cliff villa perched on a cliff top with wonderful views over the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the only word to describe it is heaven. You walk in and instantly feel at home (and wonder if there is any way you can stay on a permanent basis). Jofi our fabulous butler wafted about in the shadows making sure our stay was seamless. Every morning we chatted about the possible ideas for lunch and dinner so each meal was designed for us and was utterly delicious often with an Italian/African twist.

 Nothing is too much trouble and so many activities are included in the rates you are spoilt for choice. They can also arrange activities in the area from golf, to snorkelling and jet ski safaris. You have a driver on hand to take you to all the best beaches in the area.


Dr Stanley Rom (Guest)

The tranquility, hospitality and attention to detail of the Molinaro Operation was superb. How they do it I don't know:- But guess Management and loyalty to each other on the side of both management & employees.

It was just perfect with perfect attention to what matters, namely detail. OK it was a little unreal, but it was what we were paying for, and we got it in spades. And in context, amazing. You could not do it like that in the Swiss Alps. In fact it is a model of what Africa could be, with the right management and people-skills.

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Sarah Clegg (Staff)

The Alfajiri Villas are at the heart of Diani, however, despite this central location, they are a fantastic and exclusive option for a stay on the Kenyan coast.

Cliff Villa towers above Diani Beach with great views out over the Indian Ocean. The suites are luxurious and have great views. The penthouse suite was chosen by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for their stay here. I'd choose it too! There's a great pool and a large garden, complete with private massage pavilion, with loads of space to spread out and relax. Owner, Fabrizio, has been here for nearly 30 years but is Italian, and as to be expected has a passion for food. At Alfajiri it is top notch and the wine list carefully selected and delicious. The service is also of the highest standard.

The villa has direct access to the beach, it is a public beach and is flanked by large resorts, however, members of staff will stop beach boys from bothering you if you are keen for a walk. A better option is to make use of the air conditioned 4x4s available to be taken to a much quieter beach along the coast to walk, swim or go snorkelling. There's a very good quality golf course nearby, and Fabrizio is a mad keen kite-surfer, able can recommend qualified instructors nearby for the more adventurous.

For a family or group of friends, the villas at Alfajiri are a great option. You really will be spoilt rotten and be sad to leave.

Important to note that during the windy season of April/May, Cliff Villa is not the best option of the three. We would not recommend it at this time of year, Fabrizio would not allow us to!


Camilla Smith (Staff)

I spent two nights here in October 2009 and did not want to leave. I was like a child leaving wanting to kick and scream! It was the most magical couple of days of complete luxury and being totally spoilt. Cliff Villa is absolutely gorgeous, the location and views are magical, but it is the staff, service and food which is so completely overwhelming. When people say the staff bend over backwards to look after you, these staff members are practically doing head stands!! They are wonderful, constantly offering you the next drink, snack or tray of exquisite fresh seafood.

It would be wrong to suggest otherwise, the beach in front of the hotel is busy with other large hotels nearby and hawkers trying to chat you up on the beach, but the staff at Alfajiri can walk with you to get the hawkers away, or alternatively take you to a private beach away from everyone. Alternatively, the villa, the private pool and garden you have with Cliff Villa is completely private and pester-free!

You can have unlimited massages free of charge which is wonderfully relaxing, head off with your private driver free of charge to nearby shops, bars, beaches etc.

Cliff Villa really is the ultimate in exclusivity and is a fantastic place to go with a group or family.

Location & directions

Diani Beach, Kenya

Alfajiri Villas are set over the gorgeous white sand Diani Beach on Kenya's south. Overlook the Indian Ocean the elevated positions ensure privacy and stunning views.

How to get there

1-hour from Mombasa Airport with 10 daily scheduled services from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta (8-hour 30-minute flight from London). Direct flights from England in to Mombasa are also available (9-hour flight). 5-minutes from Ukunda Airstrip, for private charters and a daily service to an from the Maasai Mara and Samburu National park and Nairobi Wilson airport.

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