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Our lodge & hotel choices

From small scale boutique lodge to all inclusive resorts. We advise the perfect beach accommodation based on the activities you like to do, the people you travel with and personal taste.


Diani Beach, Kenya

The Sands at Nomad occupies an enviable position on the 25km long, dazzlingly white shores of Diani Beach, amidst a lush coastal rainforest.

The hotel is situated approximately 45km from Mombasa International Airport and only 2km from various shops in Diani. Diani Airport operates domestic flights around Kenya.

This exclusive boutique hotel features 29 spacious and luxurious rooms. In the center of the hotel complex sits a reception area (24 hrs), SAT-TV lounge with a small library and internet café (free to guests), the Riva’s Pool Bar (24 hrs) and the exclusive Riva’s Fine Dine Restaurant.


A stunning, 5m deep freshwater swimming pool is centrally located next to Riva’s Bar. In the nearby shade of the forest lies the exqusite spa retreat ‘Forest Breeze’, where guests can enjoy a relaxing and revitalising spa treatment. The famous Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant offers a superb selection of tropical cocktails, pizza, pasta, seafood and other international fine dining cuisine. A stunning wine cellar houses a premier range of Old and New World wines from around the world. Additional facilities include a diving school (PADI), a watersports center, a boutique gift shop, a gym and a yoga platform.


Zanzibar, Tanzania

Exclusive yet unpretentious, andBeyond Mnemba Island is an award-winning bare-foot beach paradise just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar. Be among just 20 guests at this romantic, private hideaway where ten beachside bandas overlook a pristine coral reef teeming with an abundance of tropical marine life. Drink a fruit cocktail or dine under thatch by the white sands. Romantic candlelit dinners can be served to you on the beach as waves lap at your feet. From snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming and kayaking to massages on the beach and simply doing nothing at all, andBeyond Mnemba has something for everyone.


St Lucia, South Africa

Experience the magic and wonder of unspoiled beaches, vast wetlands, game drives, and an unforgettable boat cruise on Lake St Lucia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This sacred family owned and run Lodge is situated on the western shores of Lake St Lucia, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal. You will get to experience the home to more than 1000 hippo and 1200 crocodile on our personalized adventure-filled safaris exploring this treasured park. Our passionate rangers take you on full-day safaris to explore the Wetlands, coastal dune forests, pristine beaches seeking out wildlife and over 500 bird species.


Vilanculos, Mozambique

Santorini Mozambique, commands panoramic bay views from its private, elevated position.

Vilanculos is serviced by daily flights, with the Villa a 20 minute drive from Vilanculos International Airport. The Main Villa offers five sea-fronting, air-conditioned, en suite bedrooms, each with a private patio. The living area, comprising a lounge, TV room, ocean facing deck with martini pool, secluded patios, wind-protected courtyard pool and dining spaces are available. The Chapel is a two bedroom villa, ideal for honeymoon couples. It is ocean facing with its own lounge, kitchen and dining room with a private pool and patio. Villa da Praia our three bedroom villa ideal for 3 couples sharing or families of 2 adults traveling with 4 children. It is ocean facing with its own lounge, kitchen and dining room.


A private host will be available throughout your stay. Santorini has a 38 ft Supercat Catamaran and a 27 foot fishing and leisure boat available for charters. Transfers to Vilanculos are included in the tariffs, and a range of water activates are cost inclusive. Local operators provide a range of additional activities and on-site Spa treatments available.