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 depart Papillon Lagoon Reef at 5:15am and drive to Tsavo East National Park. Enter at the Bachuma Gate and proceed on a game drive along the River Circuit to Ngutuni Game Reserve and Ngutuni Lodge. Lunch and then return to Tsavo East for an afternoon game-drive returning to the lodge at dusk. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngutuni Lodge. (B/L/D)
Day 2: Early morning game-drive in Ngutuni's private 10,000 acre game sanctuary. Return to the lodge for breakfast and then 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.