Asha Cottages are located on beautiful Diani Beach, Kenya within easy reach of all its many facilities. White-walled and thatch-roofed, the house stands on an exclusive stretch of private beach front, and offers five bedrooms, a private pool and a terraced seating area.
Dining at Asha Cottages
The rooms at Asha Cottages are offered on a bed and breakfast basis only. Lunch and dinner are available at the cottage's dedicated restaurant, The Ledge, which overlooks the beach and offers a wide range of local and international choices (Italian, Swahili, Indian). Seafood is a particular speciality
‘The Ledge' dining and bar area of Asha Cottages offers breakfast (included in the cost of the room) and lunch and dinner. Primarily buffet selections include local, international (particularly Italian) choices and seafood. The well-stocked bar offers a wide range of local and international choices. The cottage also has its own spa area, which offers a range of treatments, and an air-conditioned snooker room and library.
Kenya's north coast, one of her most popular beach holiday destinations, offers clear blue sea, marine parks, excellent water sports, coral reefs, monsoon winds, numerous hotels and beach resorts, family vacations, sun n sand, cultural and beach travel and more. Close to Mombasa, it is also within easy reach of Malindi, Lamu, Diani and many other popular Kenya safari resort hotels.
Location and seasons
Diani beach, where we find Asha Cottages, is 25 miles south of Mombasa. Kenya's stunning coastline (485 km from Nairobi) runs 700 km between the Tanzanian and Somali borders and is renowned for its silken white sandy beaches, coconut palms, sheltered lagoons, pellucid blue waters, remote islands, uncharted mangrove swamps and mysterious Arab and Swahili ruins, many of which date back to the 8th Century AD. An idyllic climate cooled by the monsoon, the Swahili coast offers a daily average of 8 hours of sunshine, and the hot steamy climate is tempered by the monsoon winds: the south-easterly Kusi, which blows from April to October; and the north-easterly Kaskazi which blows from November to March.
Kenya's pristine and well-developed coral reef extends virtually without break from Shimoni in the south to Malindi in the north, some 230 Km in total. The reef is broken only in a few places by river mouths and creeks; and of these the deepest and most sheltered safe channels through the reef are those that lie on either side of Mombasa Island.
Asha Cottages Accommodation
Asha Cottages offers five guest rooms (approximately 25 m2 each) tastefully decorated with a combination of African fabrics and artwork, Afghan rugs, European art, Swahili style Lamu ceilings, terra cotta floor tiles and solid mvuli carpentry work. All rooms have king-sized beds with mosquito nets and their own spacious bathroom, air conditioning and ceiling fans, and mosquito netting on all windows.
Children are welcome.