If you read my last post ”From watamu with Love’ by now you know I had sworn not to go by bus any journey over 300km unless am driving me there hehe…Well I just did use a bus to Diani last weekend ooh to Mombasa ….well with such a convincing crew I was made to believe I shall be in first class with Mash Cool Bus 0f 2200hrs …its Via whatsapp guys so I can sue you lol! yes you LEO!…you promised more leg Room, wide spacious seats, wifi, sockets to charge your phone……well none of this happened coz when we arrived our bus was the old model a KBT wasnt as cool as the name and the Buses sandwiching us were all cool and fancy and gorgeous and……none of the sockets worked…and heloo I wasn’t even on First class either– shock on us lollest…I wasn’t amused of this but the guy we sent to buy tickets figured since all executive seats were sold out he would rather book any seat for the sake of travelling pamoja like United Kenyans we are, he will explain when we board hehe! Anyway we departed on time and had a slow smooth ride…..bila #LAWAMA…Thanks God it was a oneway Ticket…..
It was a journey we had planned for like three weeks before it came to be as our availability seemed not in-sync I guess we had amended our hotel booking to a point we couldn’t do it anymore we had to go with who-ever was available….and we safely Landed in Mombasa at 0700hrs and it was raining, we decided to hire transport but our Swahili sold us out and this guys started charging us ridiculous prices to south coast until an empty Matt [shot of matatu- public transport vans] showed up and just like that we were saved from contributing 600shillings each one of us to 180shillings each, yaa-hoo!! that meant more milk for some of us hehe..but it wasn’t going to be smooth as we had to alright then catch a ferry from Mombasa Island to the other side [likoni and south coast] we went through check point b4 boarding a ferry and then getting our transport to Tiwi Beach on the other side…
we arrived at Amani Tiwi at 0930hrs, we were welcomed with a cold towel and the eucalyptus scent made the skin soo relaxed…….some cold juice..Briefing..the we had breakfast before retiring to the rooms for a few hrs but the weather just demanded you be in water all day, you basically turn into a fish…
Amani Tiwi beach Resort is on Tiwi beach Kwale county just before you get to Ukunda. the resort has A total of 209 air-conditioned including 110 interconnecting rooms, 4 rooms specially designed to be wheelchair accessible. All rooms enjoy Split unit Air Conditioning, LCD Satellite TV, High speed Wifi internet connectivity, Telephone, Mini-fridge, in-room safes, Tea / Coffee making facilities, Hairdryer, Mosquito net and balcony. Amani Room – Overlooking the swimming pool, with 1 double queen and single bed. 4 of the Amani rooms are specially designed to be wheelchair friendly.
Amani Deluxe Rooms – King Size/ twin bed, 16 with Jacuzzi bathtubs and 10 with rain shower and customized African interiors. Amani Executive Suites – For the business traveller. All rooms have a king size bed and rain showers. Amani Royal Suites – King-size beds, personal valet on call 7am to 11pm, with separate living room and dining room. Complimentary Wi-Fi, house wine bottle per stay. Amani Grand Suites – Ultimate in luxury, King beds, Ocean facing. Complimentary Wi-Fi, airport transfers, head and shoulders massage for a couple once per stay. The resort has a huge pool measuring 167metres long with 3islands. the resorts has 4bars and % restaurants each catering for various cosmopolitan cuisines available. they have different Meal Plans but my advise is the All Inclusive package would favor guests more.
Our two Nights stay here was great very personalized service with a few complains here and there but they were acted upon immediately. The animation Team was on point too got us engaged through out our free time, my hands still aching from Beach volleyball, zumba, water polo etc. the food was good and the buffet was well supplied with enough varieties……in the evenings they also have different themes and shows that end around 2300hrs it wasnt enough for us and we decided to do our own Karaoke which was fun with our own Karaoke Queen Phoebe lol we had fun…on the last nigh they did a beach party and dance and a few guests were suprised with cakes as it was their birthdays we danced the night away and i didn’t get to see the proverbial mermaids or ghost crossing the sea at midnight besides a giant crab that decided it could join in the party….hehe if have seen this let me know and it could just be on my bucketlist.
there is quite a number of activities you can do here e,g watersports, tours to the nearby attractions and parks……we checked out at 1500hrs and headed back to Mombasa getting there at around 1740hrs the traffic at Likoni caught up with us however we got at Coast Bus on time to pay for our tickets for 2230hrs Bus then decided to have diner and watch some football at Bellavista Restaurant…after ordering diner showed up at 2200hrs and not as requested we had to do with whatever they brought in a hurry and headed back to Coast Air bus quite hopeful that at KES1600 we will have the best to compensate our previous experience and guess what the only diff is the bus wasnt full so we used two seat each one of us but the seats arent as comfy, and the bus is soundproof , on aircon through out which might not be friendly for asthmatic persons and Kids, the bus had no wifi and no sockets but you do get snacks water and soft drinks….. My Take; Buscar and Horizon buslines are still my most top rated so far untill I try another busline……..
If you would ever want to stay at Amani Tiwi beach Resort contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Text, Call, whatsapp at 0736 365 886
watch out for our tales from Diani beach…..next at Leopard Beach resort. But Before then
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