The Indian Ocean Beach Club overlooks the powder white sands of Diani Beach and the Tiwi river estuary, situated at the site of the 16th century Kongo mosque, 40km south of Kenya’s old Arab seaport of Mombasa.

Prompt, personal service is available at all times, with impressive attention to detail. Quality is evident everywhere, reminiscent of the opulence of rich Sultans from a bygone era.

A choice of three superb restaurants and themed bars, plus a free form pool and several plunge pools are among some of the excellent facilities on offer. Windsurfing, catamaran sailing and pedalos are free. Deep-sea fishing in the famed Pemba Channel is extra and you can qualify on a PADI or SSI course in four days at the hotel’s resident diving school.