The highlights of our stay were the amazing butler service from Joffery and Martin - wonderful people and easy discrete service. Such a luxury.

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Diani Beach, Kenya

Alfajiri Cliff Villa

  • Its elevated position ensures security, privacy and unforgettable views
  • Fully staffed, exclusive villa ensures ultimate relaxation
  • Private infinity pool, snorkelling, fishing and many more activities

Facilities include

WIFI Air-conditioning Private overflowing swimming pool Kite surfing and kite courses

Activities include

  • Golf
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Kitesurfing
  • Day Safaris
  • Dhow Excursions
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Quad Bike Excursion
  • Visits to the local village
  • Gym, sauna and steam room in property nearby
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About Alfajiri Cliff Villa

Sheltered on a coral cliff, above the talcum sands of Diani Beach, this stylish private retreat is perfect for exclusive lazy days, fine food and panoramic views. Bright and breezy, flowing fabrics and East African artefacts, carved Lamu doors and wooden beams reflect the regions link with Asia. Most of the furniture is made on the property.

Considered by many as the finest Villa on the East Africa coast, the Cliff Villa overlooks the Indian Ocean and its elevated position ensures privacy and a stunning view on to Diani Beach, one of the best in Kenya, where it is possible to walk for 5 miles to the north and 5 miles to the south. One large veranda with huge hand carved sofas with cushions dominates the front of the villa, a stretch swimming pool sits on the edge of a small cliff merging into the sea and the horizon. The concept is as you please! Private dining is a la carte, served al fresco or in your villa - your choice, as too is the cuisine. All meals are included served daily at each villa, and all drinks including local and imported brands of alcohol.

Eight guests can be accommodated in four bedrooms all en-suite, dining room, kitchen, lounge and a large veranda over looking the Indian Ocean. All rooms are air conditioned with mosquito nets. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. (3 double rooms + 1 twin room). Two extra double rooms can be provided in a separate villa, facing the same garden where Cliff Villa is located, where the interior decoration and the style are the same like the rooms in Cliff Villa, the 2 rooms have slip unit A/C.

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

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

Fresh seafood is brought daily to order from the beach and includes some of the best crabs, prawns, lobsters, octopus and sea fish available. The menus have a Mediterranean influence, olive oils, parma ham and some cheeses are flown in weekly from Europe. The salads and fresh vegetables come daily from local farms and the fruit is hand picked from trees and bushes around Diani. The Molinaro’s will adapt menus to suit the guests. There is a wide choice of good quality South African wine available. The butlers speak English, French and Italian and are unobtrusive.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Cliff Villa is located just off Diani Beach, which is the most beautiful beach in Kenya. The villa is totally private but very close to many different options for activities such as snorkelling, divings, sailing, mini golf, tennis and many more.

How to get there

BY AIR:
Alfajiri Cliff Villa is about 90 minutes from Mombasa Airport.
Ten daily scheduled services from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Direct flights from England, Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy also available
Private charters can fly to Ukunda Airstrip (5-minute drive)
One daily service to and from the Maasai Mara and Nairobi Wilson airport

BY CAR:
Alfajiri Beach Villa is 90 minutes from Mombasa Airport
Alfajiri Beach Villa is a 5-minute drive from Ukunda Airstrip

NB. All prices and times are subject to change.

When to go

The Cliff Villa is open all year round.

Alfajiri Cliff Villa has an excellent climate with little humidity from September to March. There is a continuous off or onshore breeze. During the period from May to July the weather could be windy and you could experience rainy days.

Important Information

The East African coast is a malarial area and prophylactics are recommended. A doctor is on 24-hour call and well-equipped private hospital is less than a kilometre away. As with all destinations in Africa clear medical advice is required from your doctor & comprehensive medical insurance is strongly advised.

Children

Travelling with children

This villa is hired out on an exclusive basis so children of all ages are welcome.

You hosts, the Molinaro's have lived with their two daughters for fourteen years at Alfajiri and the villas have been designed with children in mind. Two ayahs (nannies), who both speak English, are available 24 hours a day. Plenty of games are available and a TV and video if needed. Alfajiri Cliff Villa is the perfect place for families with small children who are looking for a relaxing time and to have their children well looked after, all in absolute privacy.

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