Papillon Lagoon Reef
This popular hotel is fantastic value, and it's a very relaxing place to spend a week after the thrills of a safari. The centrepiece of the resort is the lovely freeform swimming pool, complete with the all-essential swim-up bar. Surrounding it are colourful tropical gardens that lead to the famous Diani Beach, considered to be one of the best along the Mombasa coast. Why not watch the sun go down with a drink from the beach bar which is open until late.
- Swimming Pool
- Babysitting service
- Evening Entertainment
- Internet Access
- Beachfront location
- Scuba Diving
Where is itOn Diani Beach, south Mombasa. Transfer time from Mombasa Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.
110 garden, 16 family and 24 beachfront rooms. All with balcony/patio, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, safe*, hairdryer and mosquito nets. Family Rooms with garden views, sleep maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Local alcoholic drinks including beer, spirits and house wine, soft drinks and selected cocktails served by the glass (there is a charge for premium wines, spirits and à la carte meals). Tennis, plus a free pool scuba demonstration and regular evening entertainment.
Garden Rooms are en-suite with shower only, 1 double bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Beachfront Rooms are closer to the sea with lovely views, 4-poster bed, TV, stocked mini-fridge, kettle, shower and bath, sleeping maximum 2 adults.
Bistro Bar & Restaurant (poolside restaurant offering buffet breakfast, lunch and evening barbecues), Baobab Restaurant (open for buffet dinner). Pool bar and beach bar. Freshwater swimming pool and separate kids' pool. 2 tennis courts. Beach volleyball. PADI dive centre*. Evening entertainment. Indoor kids' play area. Ngutuni overnight safari excursion available*. Laundry service*. Babysitting*. WiFi is availabile in the lobby and guest lounge.
3 nights at all times.
* Denotes local charge.
Ngutuni Excursion option - price from £150 pp.
Day 1: After an early breakfast at Papillon Lagoon Reef you will be collected by your safari guide and set out for Ngutuni Lodge located in a 10,000 acre private game sanctuary beside Tsavo East (210 km / 4 hrs). Check in to the lodge and time to relax before lunch. Later we will set out on an exciting game drive in the Ngutuni Game Sanctuary, home to large herds of elephant and buffalo as well as lion, giraffe, zebra and much more. Around dusk we will return to the lodge for dinner. During the evening we hope to see more elephant gathering at the illuminated water hole in front of the Lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngutuni Lodge. (B/L/D)
Day 2: After a hot drink and light pastry we will set out on an early morning game drive in the Sanctuary. This is the best time to see animals foraging for food before the heat of the day sets in. Return to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast overlooking the water hole and then set out for Mombasa. (175km / 3 hrs). Continue to Papillon Lagoon Reef arriving in time for lunch. .
Dress code: smart casual for dinner. Men must wear collared shirts, long trousers or smart shoes and shoes in the evening. Breakfast and lunch is casual but modestly covered. Sleeveless t-shirts, vests and swim wear may not be worn, however please feel free to wear t-shirts (with sleeves), shorts and beach wraps.