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The Cove Treehouses
Ranked #32 of 71 Speciality Lodging in Ukunda
sheffield, england
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“paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2011

We stayed here in Aug 10 and after a week on safari it was the perfect way to recuperate! We specifally asked for treehouse 1 and were given it, as it's right on the beach, and also next to the pool so you can see when its empty etc. there are 6 treehouse but only 3 or 4 were in use when we were there, so its lovely and quite. Great service from the butlers, all very friendly and genuine. The treehouse has an amazing bed which needs steps to get onto, and the sun waking u up at 6am is just beautiful. Food was surprisingly lovely, i thought with so few guests they wouldnt make the effort but everything was cooked to order, and gorgeous! the sea food is freshly caught! if we could afford it we would holiday there all the time, it feels like you are on a private island! It really made our honeymoon out of this world!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2010

Booked with www.escapesworldwide.co.uk with Mark, who i have used several times and in a word-Fantastic, i agree entirely with the below comments, we stayed for 5 days in treehouse 3 after a fun packed Safari, this was so relaxing and what we wanted. The days consisted of a good breakfast, followed by a good read on the swinging bed, the chef then pop in to see what you want for lunch, what time and where, we had several meals on our balcony watching the ocean, amasing!.Special thanks to Philip, William, Joshua and the list goes on, the place is basic but somehow consume you to do nothing and RELAX with a high quality feel!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2010

We've just returned from a week at the Cove Retreat. It was fabulous- after a week on Safari and a long trip from the Maasi Mara we arrived really late and were met by staff, who had waited for us to prepare a meal.
The rooms are lovely- we had treehouse 2 which looked straight out to sea- it's only a few steps to the beach. We loveld the places to relax - as well as the pool there was a fabulous sofa area on the balcony, then a swinging bed under the tree house for when the sun got too much.
The service was excellent - William, Charles and Philip took care of our every need with a quiet understated manner. They quickly learned what you liked and even on one occasion, pointed out that the one of the meals ordered had pineapple in, as they had remembered that I had asked for no pineapple in my fruit platter that morning.
As well as these guys, all staff there made the stay special - Alphonse cleaned and looked our room, and added flowers regularly, nixon prepared the Jacuzzi splendidly (this involves a whole day of burning wood to heat water!) and the chefs did a fantastic job despite me being a fussy vegetarian!
Spend some time getting to know the local people on the beach. This is so remote there are no 'beach boys' to hassle you, but Boris, Seif and Bacari run trips and are alround good guys - we went fishing and snorkelling with them on their traditional boats which was a great experience.
The beach is not really suitable for swimming as it is an old coral bed, but you can walk around the cove at low tide to another area where you can swim. However, we had some excellent walks around at low tide, looking in rock pools and collecting spectacular shells.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2010

The cove is a beautiful, relaxing, rustic retreat. Its like your own desert island. We stayed for one week after a busy week on safari. Our treehouse (no.3) had a beautiful view and was fully equiped. Every morning we woke to the sounds of waves lapping at the beach below. The food was lovely and the mini bar was always stacked full of drinks. The staff were all very attentive (special mention to Charles, William and Phillip for their great cocktails) and nothing was too much trouble. Unlike the Diani beach resorts you will not be bothered by beach sellers. There are the local villagers who can organise local trips if you would like them to. We went fishing and to the local school, both great excusions.

We would love to revisit the cove in the future. Its just such a perfect place.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2010

Just returned from The Cove Luxury Tree Houses. After a week of Safaris and a long journey to get there you could not find a more relaxing place to stay. The staff could not do enough for us especially Charles and Phillip. The food the chefs prepared was all very good (samosas very good). Rooms very clean thanks to Rosie. The pool was very clean when we went and the sea is shallow and sheltered by the reef. Had a couple of trips with Boris and the boys on the beach and enjoyed getting to know the locals.
If you want a rest with peace and quiet you could do a lot worse than The Cove.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Cove Treehouses

Property: The Cove Treehouses
Address: Diani beach Road | Galu Kinondo, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 71 Speciality Lodging in Ukunda
Price range (per night): ₹ 19,783 - ₹ 22,683
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
COVE TREE HOUSES - DIANI BEACH, KENYA Our small intimate lodge is nestled in its own private cove, just 12kms from Diani Beach Town - but well away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism. The Cove offers guests exclusivity, excellent service, and the peace and quiet of a magical retreat! Here, time doesn't matter, and our team will work around your schedule. Your long, lazy beach walks will be uninterrupted, and the only sounds you will hear are the wish-wash of the tide, the cry of distant fish eagles and the rustling of the Baobab and Coconut tree leaves. The Cove has only six ocean-facing villa treehouses, with their own private decks. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the East African coastline dotted with pretty Ngalawas (Swahili boats). The Cove is a romantic retreat and is perfect for honeymooners. If your dream is to have a Kenyan beach wedding then you have just found the perfect place for it. Diani Beach has been voted Africa's Top Beach Destination 3 years in a row (beating Mozambique, Sharm El Sheikh, Zanzibar and Cape Town!), and is everything you'd expect from a tropical beach get-away: a gentle breeze whispering across powdery white beaches fringed by coconut trees and lapped by the warm Indian Ocean. Diani is on the Kenyan South Coast, a scenic forty-five minute drive from Mombasa. Like any good beach destination - Diani Beach is not short of activities. We can organise kite surfing, diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and so much more while you stay with us..... Or you could choose to indulge in absolute relaxation during your stay with us. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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