Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Africa's leading beach destination is also the home of Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa which is located a hundred meters after the golf course along the Diani strip on the South Coast.

Having arrived at the resort you meander through a lush garden dotted with pretty palms, flamboyant and frangipani trees which gives a real tropical coast vibe. The reason why you've come on holiday!

The reception was warm and welcoming from the staff who offered a refreshing drink and hand towel. Looking round the reception you can't help but notice the beautiful large baobab tree surrounded by a scenic pond that offers a cool respite from the hot coastal humidity. Ferns and palms surrounding the pond add to the cool atmosphere.

After inquiring with the receptionist, I was directed to my Deluxe room. Once I opened the door a welcoming cold lemon scented wave of cool air greeted me, and a view of the palm trees and beach. The double bed is comfortable and adorned with flowers and a flamingo made from a folded towel! A cosy bathroom with a shower comes with the room. I was also informed of the other rooms available at the resort, which ranged from the spacious and elaborately furnished Presidential and Penthouse suites with bathtubs and private balconies, to smaller but just as spacious Junior suites and Deluxe rooms.

I proceeded to Fins Seafood & grill, the a la carte restaurant situated by the beachfront. The diverse menu offers a variety of seafood including lobster thermidor, prawns and a seafood platter together with a mixture of sandwiches, burgers and wraps. If you're not a fan of seafood, there are several pasta dishes and pizza available too!

To start, I ordered a Fins special sea watchers' salad that consisted of delicious fish chunks, calamari and prawns on a bed of fresh lettuce, peppers, tomato and cucumber with a thousand island dressing. My main course was a mix of fish and chips and fillet steak! The steak was generously sized and tender, marinated in pepper, garlic and spices cooked to you're liking with mixed vegetables and chips. The fish was a beautifully cooked fillet of snapper, well- seasoned with a garlic butter sauce, crunchy sautéed vegetables and chips. Fins also has a wine list providing a broad variety of Argentinian, Chilean and South African