Alfajiri Beach Villa
Diani Beach Rd., Kenya
Built of stone and thatch, these luxurious double-story villas are elegantly furnished with the wit and style you would expect of owner and host Marika Molinaro, one of Kenya's top interior designers. You can choose between the Garden Villa, the Cliff Villa, or the Beach Villa (book months in advance for the latter) where Marika has put together handmade furniture—made on the property—and comfortable beds, chairs, and sofas that complement her husband Fabricio's global collection of fascinating artifacts. Each villa has four en-suite bedrooms with extra rooms for the kids, wide balconies and verandas, and a geometric-shape pool that borders the Indian Ocean. The service is superb and so is the à la carte Mediterranean cuisine, served either alfresco or in your villa. Go for a safari, enjoy all the beach and water activities, or leave the kids with a nanny and be alone for a while. Each villa sleeps eight, and even if there are only two of you you need to book the entire villa.
- daily menus are tailored to your preferences
- villas have private pools
- the beach next to the hotel is not great for swimming
- you may find you don't use all the included activities, such as golf, gym, and yoga
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