Msambweni House


Picture a blindingly white sand beach kissed by the Indian Ocean’s blue infinity. Picture friendly people saying hello with a smile, blossoming gardens, a delightful cuisine and absolute privacy whenever desired amidst the breathtakingly beautiful landscape of Msambweni. Welcome to the luxurious Msambweni House Diani Beach located on Kenya’s charming southern coast.


Set atop the cliffs, the Msambweni Beach House and Private Villas offer a personal and easy-going flair in addition to its state-of-the-art read more » comforts. The fascinating and slightly eclectic architecture incorporates antique elements and the local Lamu traditions.


The design is charming, no doubt. And then there is the 25 metres long infinity pool complete with a sweeping sundeck that is just perfect for a long and leisurely sundowner. No bright lights, no noise interrupt the tranquillity. Savour the warmth of the setting sun and listen to the waves rolling up onto the beach below.


Settle down for a delicious meal in your private dining room or down by the beach. The first bite is all you need to understand why the Msambweni Beach House’s cuisine has received such abundant praise.


An attentive tongue might notice a European influence: It was a Belgian master chef that trained the Msambweni’s dedicated kitchen team. Healthy and substantial, breakfast, lunch and dinner are quite something to look forward to.


At night, the focus lies on fresh seafood prepared in a style that fused the local with the French cuisine. Superb French and South African wines complement the fine treat. And afterwards, settle down at the bar in the open lounge for a stiff digestive or exotic cocktail.


Supremely exclusive, the fine house offers only three large rooms, an Ocean Suite as well as three private villas in addition to the main building. Individually decorated, the luxurious accommodation units all include either a private terrace or balcony commanding a fantastic view out over the turquoise ocean stretching for the horizon.


The service is superb! No matter which of the refined accommodation units you choose, a personal chef, maid and chauffeur are available around the clock. Moreover, every day you may request a professional massage. Pure bliss!


Water is a precious resource in Kenya. In order to provide you with fresh and clean drinking water, the Msambweni House has invested into extensive infrastructure that includes several pumps.


There is more to the story: Having made the investment into the hotel’s water system, the owners, family Vanderhoeven, expanded the project to include the neighbouring villages. Thez have effectively set up a private, local potable water distribution system. With your visit, you directly contribute to this social commitment!


Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life far behind. Kick off your shoes and crush the warm sand between your naked toes. Welcome to Kenya, welcome to the Msambweni House Diani Beach! « show less


The luxurious Msambweni Beach House and Private Villas are set in a uniquely idyllic spot right on a pristine beach surrounded by 28 hectares of private wilderness. No more than 12 guests can be accommodated read more » at any one time. You may choose between three rooms, the Ocean Suite in the large Msambweni Main House and three private villas.


The three ensuite Master Rooms are located in the main house and include a large, private terrace each. The elegant bathrooms feature a vast bathtub as well as a spacious shower. High ceilings and white washed walls create an airy flair radiating cool, elegant chic.


The Master Rooms I and II offer large bedrooms that command breathtaking views out over the turquoise ocean. The Master Room III overlooks both the Indian Ocean as well as the surrounding bushland. All of the Master Rooms feature white baldachins, providing elegant insect protection, as well as air-conditioning. The three units share a common lounge and a dining room.


Just in the eventuality that the main house is completely booked out or that guests travelling with family and friends need some extra space, two cosy and private suites, the Makuti I and II are located just beneath the roof. They share a common lounge and a tastefully furnished shower bathroom.


Set atop a timber deck at some fifty metres distance from the main house, the generous Ocean Suite offers top-of-the-range luxuries: Caressed by a soft ocean breeze, the outstanding luxury suite boasts vast 900 square metres for you to spread out.


Designed in the style of a luxury tent, the Ocean Suite features a large king-sized bed and two bathrooms. You may choose to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with the other guests over at the Main House or in the quiet privacy of your luxury suite.


However, there is more to look forward to: The Private Villa I offers a thirty metres long private swimming pool as well as a Jacuzzi set into the terrace commanding a breathtaking view of the beach and the ocean beyond.


The Private Villa I includes two bedrooms: The first has been furnished with comfortable double bed and features air-conditioning, the second offers a double bed and an additional single bed. A ceiling van provides a refreshing breeze at the touch of a button.


The Private Villa II offers almost identical comforts. The swimming pool merely measures in slightly smaller with ten metres. However, the smaller pool is compensated by the villa’s delightful sundowner area set against the backdrop of a 500 years old Baobab tree.


Additional perks at the Private Villa II include a superbly equipped lounge complete with a 42-inch flat screen TV, DVD player and designer furniture. The lounge opens directly onto the terrace with your private infinity pool glittering in the sun. Just perfect! « show less


Mombasa’s southern coast is rightfully acclaimed as a tropical paradise: palm-fringed, white sand beaches are met by clear, turquoise water protected by vibrant coral reefs. Msambweni is perfectly suited read more » for the finishing touch to a Kenya holiday!


Kick back and enjoy life on the blindingly white sand at Diani Beach or explore the colourful underwater world on a snorkelling expedition. In addition to the many diverse coral fish, you may even spot turtles or dolphins. Other popular activities include deep-sea fishing, wind and kite surfing.


Should you ever become tired of the easy life on the beach, just set off to explore the hinterland: The coastline is bordered by lush, green rainforest – home to hundreds of bird species and mammals like baboons, colobus monkeys and even leopards. Tie up your hiking boots or hop atop a mountain bike! And for those that would like to take a swing: A mere twenty minutes’ drive takes you to the 18-hole Championship Leisure Lodge Golf Club.


Mombasa is one of Kenya’s largest cities and certainly worth a visit: In many parts it offers a surprisingly modern lifestyle. And then, of course, there is the historic old town with its many protected monuments.


Keep heading inland from Mombasa and you will discover a myriad of small villages inhabited by the ancient tribes Wakamba, Digo and Duruma. It is here that you can really put your finger on the pulse of Kenya’s old traditions and culture. Observe the locals going about their centuries old way of life and taste the regional specialities.


A last, hot recommendation is a day trip south to the mysterious coastal caves near the fishing village Shimoni. Opening to the ocean, the caves lead deep into the jungle. It is a historic fact that they were readily used by Arabian slave traders and early explorers. « show less