The Papaya Garden·is a luxury retreat ideal for families, couples and singles alike. It is perfect if you’re looking for an affordable, exotic beach holiday, away from Kenya’s over-crowded cities and hotels. Our Diani villas have a private swimming pool, in luscious surroundings where you’re free to pick papayas, bananas and passion fruit straight from the trees.
Cottages ideally situated, minutes from Diani’s sugar-white sands, crystal-clear waters and other resort amenities. You can experience Kenya your way, and enjoy a unique vacation that’s whatever you want it to be...whether that's relaxation and indulgence,or excitement and adventure.
Our villas are located at Diani Beach in Kenya. The position is ideally suited for those who would like a tropical beach holiday in a lush location. The luxurious cottages are a 10 minute walk from the powdery white sands and shallow shores of the Indian Ocean. And just 5 mins from taxis and matatu transport. Far away from overcrowded hotel scene, you can enjoy a relaxing, private stay in your own piece of paradise.
The chalet grounds are a tropical paradise. The well-maintained gardens contain many species of exotic, fragrant flora and fauna. You’re free to sample bananas, papayas and passion fruits straight from the trees. The entire acre plot is surrounded by a beautiful, bougainvillea-covered wall.
At the centre of the gardens is an 11 x 7m private swimming pool, exclusively for the use of guests. Unlike chemical pools, it is kept clean with a salt-water system. This has many advantages, the water feels soft and pleasant, plus you avoid the eye irritation caused by chlorine.
Safety and Security
We are proud to have the only fenced, gated pool in Diani Beach, making the Papaya Gardens ideal for families with young children. You can relax in the knowledge that your family are in a safe, secure environment.
The villa complex is walled, gated and alarmed. While the area around Diani beach is safe for tourists, for your complete security we employ a Samburu Masai warrior guard, on a 24 hour basis.
We offer 2 fully furnished villas in Diani Beach, named after the owners’ daughter’s favourite cartoons characters - Dora and Holly.
Both cottages are built in local Swahili style with coral stone and a Makuti (palm thatched) roof. The traditional architecture makes use of the sea breeze for pleasant temperatures all day long.
Each villa can sleep up to 6 people comfortably and are available on a nightly or weekly basis (minimum stays apply). Rental includes a daily maid service, linen and towels.
On the lower floor are two rooms with king sized beds, one has an en-suite bathroom. The upper floor has two bedrooms with a king sized bed and single ones with a baby cot. All of the beds have mosquito nets and silent ceiling fans.
Villas have two bathrooms (one is en-suite), both have a walk-in shower, which makes them fully wheelchair accessible.
Lounge - dining
There is a spacious living room for those that want to relax indoors, with a single sofa bed. A covered outdoor terrace dining area overlooks the swimming pool. All rooms, including the veranda are equipped with ceiling fans for your comfort. All windows have mosquito nets.
The fully equipped kitchen has a gas cooker, oven, refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. Sufficient utensils are available.
There are some small shops in the vicinity. Several big supermarkets with standard European items are just a 10 minute drive away. The housekeeper can also be hired to go into town and shop for you, small daily charge applies.
Every step is taken to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. When you first arrive, we can arrange for you to have a stocked fridge, full of cool refreshing drinks so you can relax by the pool. Simply supply us of what you need and will supply the rest.
While Papaya Garden staff officially work from 8 to 5 pm, assistance can be arranged if you require something extra special during your stay. Our housekeeper, pool attendant and gardener, remain on-site in separate lodgings 24 hours a day, so are available to assist you with anything you need.
A chef can be contracted at reasonable rate of £7 per day. Our cook will be happy to prepare delicious meals and take care of your shopping. Depending on the season you can buy lobsters, prawns, crabs, red snapper and many other assorted fish direct from the fishermen. It’s also possible to arrange to have fresh seafood brought straight to your door.
An assortment of African game meat is available such as Impala, Ostrich and crocodile that can be bought in the nearby town of Mombasa. Your personal chef can source and prepare African game meals for you upon request.
We can organise excursions to Shimba Hills, Shimoni caves, Wasini island mangroves, and the Kisite - Mpunguti National Park.
Wireless 3G internet connection is available.
If you are looking for an affordable, exotic holiday, in a place that offers much more than your average (run of the mill) accommodation...Papaya Garden is for you.