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Spectacular beauty at Diani’s luxury resort

By | November 5th 2009

By a Correspondent

The lavish Almanara luxury resort is located in Diani (South Coast) and rests at the foot of the waters of the Indian Ocean, which add to its already outstanding beauty.

Six villas and a presidential suite are sandwiched between manicured patches of grass, stone pathways and a calming atmosphere. And you can get straight to the resort via SafariLink Airline, which recently introduced daily flights to Diani thus saving visitors a long road trip from the Likoni ferry.

The swimming pool.  A view of Almanara luxury resort. [PHOTOS: Martin mukangu/Standard]

Once at Almanara, you will appreciate the artistic marriage between contemporary architecture and local dÈcor. Space is abundant in all the villas setting a carefree mood at the resort.

Colour seems to dominate everywhere including a spectacular underground fishpond with similarly brightly coloured fish.

Stunning look

The stunning look at Almanara is the result of passionate teamwork by family members — two sisters and a brother. The creative paintings and hangings spread around the resort are the inventive work of Nadia, one of the sisters. She is a bubbly and friendly artist and her work adds to the lavish look of the place.

The family’s Italian roots are evident in the choice of furniture and accessories. A table embellished with coastal shells welcomes visitors to the lounge. Beyond is a warm sitting area with an age-old wall cabinet decorated with modern adornments.

The rooms are distinguished by their sizes and dÈcor. Each room boasts larger than life beds, side couches and plenty of Persian carpets that are strewn all over. The word cosy suitably describes the villas. Unique chandeliers and flowers complete the overall feel of the place.

Fully booked

The Sails bar and restaurant is the perfect spot to view the ocean. Its unique seating arrangement gives the impression that nature has a hand in placing palm trees between seats.

At night, live bands and local performances entertain guests. Occasionally, movies are watched under the well-lit luxury tents.

No wonder, then, that the resort is often fully booked all year round.

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