Almanara Boutique Hotel
Diani, Lamu and the coast, Kenya
At a Glance
Set on the stunning Diani beach on an unbeatable stretch of Kenyan coastline.
Every room has a beautiful ocean view from which guests can enjoy from a private balcony.
Enjoy kite and windsurfing from the beach
Sails Restaurant is one of the most sought after eateries along the Kenyan coast
The health & beauty spa offers a range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments during a stay
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 (over 40 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.
To start planning your holiday to Almanara Boutique Hotel
Set on the beautiful white Diani Beach in southern Mombasa is Almanara Boutique Hotel. Nestled within lush gardens, Almanara offers a beautifully tranquil stay in one of the most stunning areas of the Kenyan coast.
Almanara Boutique Hotel is an exclusive private home offering incredible access to the white sands of Diani Beach and clear blue seas of the Indian Ocean. Perfect for those after total seclusion, Almanara comprises of just three ocean view rooms and two ocean suites to provide guests with an exclusive feel within a spacious hotel. The dramatic entrance of the hotel starts with a gorgeous glass walkway positioned across the Koi pond to welcome guests into the beautiful property.
With excellent access to the beach guests staying at Almanara have the choice of a range of activities, from relaxing on the unspoilt beach to a range of watersports on the ocean. Strong coastal winds and low tides provide excellent kite and windsurfing opportunities while a colourful coral reef home to a myriad of marine life serves up numerous dive sites, including a purpose sunk plane wreck. The hotel can also organise snorkelling trips along with dolphin and whale shark spotting from onboard a local dhow.
Guests staying at Almanara should also make full use of the Health & Beauty Spa. Offering a variety of massage and beauty treatments along with yoga, pilates and meditation classes, there are plenty of opportunities for utter relaxation.
Almanara Boutique Hotel offers five rooms in total. Three fully appointed deluxe ocean view rooms and two deluxe ocean suites are air-conditioned and come complete with en-suite bathrooms and a changing area. Ocean view rooms come with a super king-sized bed and a spacious walk-in wardrobe along with a private veranda which offers incredible views across the Indian Ocean and hotel infinity pool. Ocean suites are a little larger and are perfect for honeymooners and couples alike. The bedroom comes complete with a spacious seating area and dressing table while the en-suite offers his and hers vanity units as well as a separate shower and jacuzzi-style bath. Ocean view suites also come with a large private balcony with ocean views.
Facilities exclusive to Almanara Boutique Hotel include an ocean view jacuzzi, a beautifully large infinity swimming pool that overlooks the beach, as well as a games room and gym. With plenty of outdoor and indoor space, guests won't feel overcrowded and will have space to relax. Located just on the beach front is Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant. With the same owners as Almanara, this restaurant is one of the most sought after along the Kenyan coast. Sweeping sails give the restaurant its name and create a relaxing ambience in a beautiful setting. Cuisine is cooked using fresh ingredients, with a focus on seafood along with organic vegetable to create a range of delicious dishes.
With close proximity to Diani beach and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Almanara offers a range of activities for all. From a health and beauty spa which offers a range of relaxing treatments such as massages and facials, along with yoga, pilates and meditation facilities. Kite and windsurfing is also available off the beach, as well as diving, snorkelling, and dhow trips to find dolphins and whale sharks.
Louisa Ross-Taylor (Staff)
My stay Almanara was wonderful, the staff were very attentive. Sitting on my balcony soaking up the view of the pristine white sand and the turquoise Indian Ocean was dreamy after a long flight.
After a busy afternoon relaxing on the hotels private area of the beach I was very spoilt and had the most incredible massage by the hotels very talented masseuse.
It is great to have a choice of dinning options at the hotel as you can chose to eat on the terrace at the hotel and they also have their restaraunt 'Sails' which is down by the beach, so I loved having dinner listening to the waves lapping on the beach.
The rooms and suites at Almanara Boutique Hotel are vast and very comfortable and all the rooms are sea facing. They have cleverly put darkened glass on the windows for privacy when you are in your room.
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Diani, Lamu and the coast, Kenya
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