LEOPARD BEACH HOTEL

Raised on palm-fringed coral cliffs overlooking the endless blue horizons of famous Diani Beach, the five-star, New Leopard Beach Hotel is the epitome of Swahili style and world-class luxury.

Set amidst 30 acres of lush tropical gardens, extensively and newly-renovated, it offers 114 standard rooms and 46 Suites and Superior Rooms most of which enjoy panoramic ocean vistas from their own private terraces or balconies and all of which are exquisitely interior designed and offer air-conditioning, mini bars, radios, satellite TV and first-class service. The 6 Master and Honeymoon Suites also offer such additional luxuries as power-showers-for-two and sunken Jacuzzis with uninterrupted views out over the blue swathes of one of the most stunning beaches in Kenya.

The terraced public areas, adorned with polished brass lamps, traditional masks and ornate Swahili carvings, are sumptuously furnished with antique dhow-wood furniture, gauze-draped Lamu beds and jewel-coloured cushions.