Our villa is beautifully set in private gardens and is of traditional Swahili design. I have lovingly decorated it with a blend of local and international artefacts. We have a lovely pool exclusively for your use, you can enjoy dining in the gazebo which is beautifully set under an ancient baobab tree. Enjoy the fully appointed kitchen, internet access and satellite tv. We love to welcome families. I will personally look after you and extend to you true Kenyan hospitality. Ask about a Chef.
Diani is an amazing part of Kenya and the coastal way of life will enthral you. We enjoy lovely weather but do check the weather website for full details for the time you intend to come. We are a luxury 5 star property and we treat every guest individually. So please just ask us if anything is unclear or there is something special we can do for you. We want to do everything we can to make your stay as magical as possible.
You will have access to all parts of the villa except one private small office at the back.
I am Anita and I will be your host throughout. I will pick you up at Ukunda Airport on arrival and then introduce you to our villa. I will be on hand everyday as needs be. We include daily housekeeping and can arrange a local Chef (approximate cost US$20.00 per day).
Here is a guest review from one of our 2015 guests:
My wife and I took a long awaited break to Diani and chose to stay at Villa Raymond. It was an excellent choice. The ambience was perfect - wonderful and homely, while at the same time relaxing and pampering. The beauty of the Villa is breath-taking, with open interconnecting spaces making one feel at one with nature: the streaming water fountain gurgling away in the background as a backdrop to intimate conversations; the choice of materials and quality of finish binding with the outside space for a seamless experience. Our spacious and well appointed room was always cleaned and well supplied, the fridge restocked with all the necessities. Our host was always friendly, welcoming us in and helping us settle in. She was always helpful with recommendations of fun and interesting things to do in the Diani area. The staff also do deserve special mention. The Chef who was available on demand did an excellent job of teasing our palates, and a pleasant cleaning lady always on hand when required.
I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Raymond to any family or couple looking for a superior choice in accommodation when in Diani.
I am Kenyan and have worked in the hospitality industry all my life. I love the work and I have sought to create Villa Raymond in a style and ambience I believe our guests will truly appreciate and enjoy.
I personally helped in designing the property and planned all the interior design myself. I sought to achieve a blend of local African artefacts alongside unique international items. So you will find in our villa items from Kenya (reflecting the local culture), South Africa (beautiful hand made furniture made from old railway sleeper wood) and from India (unique lights rescued from old ships).
Most important I will personally host each guest and do my utmost to ensure you leave Villa Raymond and Diani with truly happy memories.
We look forward to welcoming you.