We stayed for 8 nights in the villa, and we had such a good time. We know Diani from previous trips, and have been staying in different villas, but Villa Raymond was for us definitly the best. It is very spacious, the rooms are realy huge, and the pool is the center of all the fun. The staff is very friendly, and the daily cleaning was done perfectly every morning, so in the afternoon we had the privacy we asked for.
It is a little bit far from the main road, but tuktuk or taxi is always available and not expensive. I don't know yet when .... but when we go back to Diani Beach we will choose for Villa Raymond again.
We booked Villa Raymond based on the photo's and previous reviews and it didn't disappoint! The garden is filled with flowers, birds, butterflies as well as a resident tortoise and a monkey that visited every day to sit in the Baobab tree. The rooms and surroundings are immaculate and we found different spots to sit in that caught a breeze and made it comfortable. The pool is great with a little ledge so you can sit and admire the view from the water. Salim - our housekeeper was wonderful and on hand for anything we needed and Boniface helped to arrange a trip to Kisite National Marine Park for snorkelling around Wasini Island. The information before our visit with Anita was prompt and accurate. The beach is a 10 minute taxi ride away but we found the beach sellers were in full swing so didn't go down often- not that we needed to as the Villa was perfect.
Our stay at Villa Raymond was incredible. The management had organized to pick us up from the SGR stop and we arrived just in time to watch the sun set. The place is magical – large, beautiful pool by the garden, the rooms are designed to just spoil you; we loved the luxurious design and the very cool bath tub in the master room. The unique experience to look forward to at Villa Raymond: You CAN enjoy a breathtaking swim at night, all night if you want, and enjoy movies outside while you watch the talented chef Ruwa prepare your dinner. The manager, Boniface, was a wonderful host- it was the time of our lives and we can’t wait to go back!
Villa Raymond is located in the serene Diani environment. I loved everything about it, the master suite is ridiculously spacious and I spent so much time admiring the decor around the place.
The sunset that sets over the pool is the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen, and i have seen a lot of sunsets.
They have nice fountains across the main area around the poool, serving up a relaxing atmospere.
They have an incredibly powerful bluetooth speaker for the party people.
Boniface, the manager is a quite friendly and humorous person. He took good care of us.
Peter and Karlson were our cooks and we were always too full to function after their meals. I highly recommend their oysters.
This place is great for two couples. One in the master. The other room, the guest room is on the other side of the pool. However, with the amount space and extra beds, Villa Raymond can comfortably accommodate 6-9 pax.
The beach is a tuktuk ride away. Boniface will gladly arrange for that.
All in all, i highly recommend anyone here to book at least three nights. You will be kicking yourself if you didnt. Which id exactly what I did (i stayed for only two nights)
I enjoyed my stay at villa raymond, the rooms are spacious,the food exceptional and great staff that know the true value of customer service