The Cove

Villa Diani Galu, Galu Kinondo Beach
Excellent from 40 reviews
95% of guests recommend


Our small intimate retreat is nestled in its own private cove 12kms from Diani Beach Town well away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourist hotels. The Cove offers guests exclusivity, pampered service, and the peace and quiet of a magical retreat! Here time is at a standstill and our staff will work around your schedule. While staying at the cove you will be spoilt with uniterrupted beach walks and the only sounds you will hear will be the wishwash of the tide, the cry of a distant fish eagle and the rustling of the Baobab and Coconut tree leaves. Add to this the startling color of a vivid Green forest beneath the etched Blue of a tropical sky, the glazed White beach and aquamarine of the slip of the ocean before the crests of waves on the coral reef.

" The Cove experience is a truly magical holiday experience "

The cove has only six ocean facing treehouses with their own private decks that enjoy panoramic vistas of the East African coastline dotted with 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 our place might be the perfect place for it.


  • 6 Ocean View Double Cottages
    6 Ocean View Double Cottages
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    Room description

    6 double cottages


    Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Attached pool
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining area
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Fan
  • Garden
  • Mosquito net
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Pool view
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Sofa
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels
  • WiFi
  • There is a mobile internet that can be used by the guests when required

Villa policies

Cancellation / Prepayment
  • To book this property full prepayment is required
Children and extra beds
  • Children stay for free when sharing rooms with their parents.
  • Pets of any kind are not recommended
Accepted credit cards
  • visa
  • mastercard
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Accommodation review scores and score breakdown

10 / 10

Based on 40 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at The Cove.

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Guest reviews

  • James

    A place worth visiting. With the staff and host, it definitely surpass dignitary status. The rooms were amazing and the company was the staff and chief was beyond reproach. My friend had a great time and wanted a day or two more to enjoy the beautiful relax time with nature and some few friendly nature’s finest (monkeys). Entire scenery was full of excitement and being that most people work many days/hours, it was amazing to see that our human instincts are still there when you are force to relax and develop interactive things without internet connectivity. Don’t plan on coming to work or school. This is strictly a vacation getaway and I loved it. Planning on going back and taking more friends with a diverse mindset.

  • Gbolade

    I’m a repeat customer and on our most recent trip brought along another group of friends. This place never fails to be perfect! If you are reading this review, just go for it! You will be glad you did.

  • Ugochi

    I stayed with a large group, and we all really enjoyed our time. The private beach and the pool were great. The pool is not fenced for little ones but Stephanie and the rest of the staff were able to organize someone to watch the kids while they were in the pool. The scenery is beautiful but hospitality from the staff, including the cooks, servers, and cleaners was the highlight of the trip.

    The only downside to this place is that the location is a bit remote from the center of town. It is also located on an unpaved road so it's difficult to find transportation to the main parts of town.

  • Robert

    If you're looking for a comfortable, self-catering place to stay at the Kenyan south coast, far away from tourist crowds, with an isolated beach and pool all to yourselves, with excellent chef and amenities, then The Cove tree house chalets property is for you!

    The property is a good 20 minutes drive on rough road from the nearest grocery and does not have WiFi.

  • Phoebe
    United Kingdom (UK)

    The Cove was a beautiful spot to get away with friends for a four day weekend. Stephanie and the team were very accommodating of our schedule and needs, and even cooked us a thanksgiving meal of lobster and turkey! The pool area is fantastic, looking right over the ocean, and all the rooms were clean and cool. Thanks for a fabulous stay.