Absolute relaxation, beach bliss and casual luxury make Kinondo Kwetu Hotel the perfect place to unwind after an exhilarating African safari. This beautiful family-owned resort south of Kenya’s Diani Beach provides a home from home atmosphere where guests can relax to the sound of the waves, chill at the clifftop yoga space, go horse-riding on the beach or snorkelling along the coral reef at a laid-back pace. Ideal both for families and honeymooners, there are no crowds or loud music, just peace, privacy and natural beauty, with two swimming pools and a private stretch of beach, where you feel safe and secure.

Barefoot luxury with a bohemian feel is the keynote of the cottages and villas, sleeping a maximum of 38 guests and decorated with local artefacts, carving and rich woven fabrics. Beautiful carved wooden fourposter beds are draped in mosquito netting and a traditional ceiling fan cools the air, so you can sleep with windows and doors open to the sea breeze and the sound of waves washing on the beach just 30m from your verandah, and wake up to watch the endangered colobus monkeys playing in the trees. Choose between five individual cottages or the various rooms and suites in the two main villas, where there are interleading family rooms, and a honeymoon suite with air-conditioning.

Wonderful fresh produce features at every meal, where a fixed menu is devised around delicious seafood, sometimes caught by guests on deep sea fishing trips, vegetables from the hotels organic garden and excellent South African wine. Dinner is served in a different spot each evening by the cheerfully attentive staff who go out of their way to offer personal service and make you feel at home: a home where the beach is on your doorstep, where deciding between scuba diving, tennis, yoga, kayaking or horse-riding is the hardest task of the day; where there is a sacred Kaya forest to explore, community projects supported and a down-to earth, environmentally friendly approach.

A wonderful beach getaway for those who love their luxury real, laid-back and personal, Kinondo Kwetu is all about unpretentious relaxation and charm.