Crystal clear oceans, spectacular nature and a magical atmosphere are the main characteristics of the Planhotel Hospitality Group’s resorts in the destinations of Kenya, Mozambique and Zanzibar.
Malindi Dream Garden is located just three kilometres from the centre of Malindi, in the protected natural area near to one of the most beautiful beaches along this stretch of coast. Inaugurated a month ago, it introduces a new concept dedicated to independent travellers. A Bed and Breakfast formula allows the freedom to choose with the option of using the services of the two adjacent all inclusive resorts belonging to the Planhotel Hospitality Group, the exclusive Diamonds Dream of Africa, affiliated to Small Luxury Hotel of the World, and the Sandies Tropical Village. This boutique hotel set in lush gardens with a central swimming pool, is the ideal base from which to depart on a trip to explore this part of Kenya. Safaris can be organized through the resort to visit the Tsavo East National Park, with it’s unique landscapes, offering close encounters with lions, antelopes and gazelles, the Amboseli National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve to watch the migration of wildebeests and zebras. Book an excursion to the Garoda-Turtle Bay beach in March where sea turtles lay their eggs, visit the fascinating cities of Malindi, Mombasa and Kifli to get to know the history and the daily life of the country or walk through the suggestive ruins of Gede, to see the remains of an ancient Swahili settlement.
Zanzibar, the pearl of the Indian Ocean, is famous for the beauty of its beaches, its fine white sand, its crystal-clear ocean, its natural surroundings and its unique traditions, influenced by the cultures of the many different populations that have passed through the island over the centuries. On the north-western tip of the island, in a privileged area that is not subject to tides, lies the exclusive five-star hotel, Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, winner of Africa’s Leading Beach Resort and Leading All Inclusive Resort 2017 at the World Travel Awards. The sea is a key element of a holiday in Zanzibar. Water sports lovers can try windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing or sailing along the coast in a catamaran to view of the island from a different perspective and the diving centre is properly equipped to accompany the more adventurous to explore the depths and wonders of the coral reefs. Swahili and African dance lessons are just some of the many activities that the resort offers, aimed at discovering more about the local culture.
Mozambique is a new and exclusive destination perfect for travellers wanting to discover a land that is uncontaminated. Here, nature is abundant in all its beauty with unexplored reserves, timeless archipelagos and endless stretches of sand that plunge into the blue Indian Ocean. Located on an untouched dream beach in the Pemba area, lies the Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort, the latest addition to Diamonds Hotels and Resorts. A holiday in this resort combines absolute privacy and complete relaxation with the opportunity to discover the treasures of the territory. Experience the thrill of an excursion by boat in the company of a marine biologist to discover the secrets of the rich underwater life – a magical experience that in August and September may witness the passage of whales along the coast. Try some exciting water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing or the adrenaline seeking kite surfing or ride horses along the wild deserted beach.
A perfect location also for couples or honeymooners looking for a bit of romance after for example, a safari in the famous Gorongosa National Park with its lions, elephants and giraffes, or after an excursion to the Quirimbas Archipelago with its coastal forests, coral reefs and sea turtles.