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Four Twenty South

Diani Beach Road, Galu Beach 80401 Kenya
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#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Galu Beach
The "New Normal" will not compromise your holiday here. Four Twenty South comprises six colonial cottages set in three acres of beautiful tropical gardens bordered by an unspoilt dazzling powder white beach lapped by the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The houses are right on the sea overlooking a sandy lagoon where swimming is safe at any tide and a breeze gently cools the heat of the day. The business opened its doors in 1958 and has been run by the same family since the 1960s. The chef and housekeeper are included in the price as is collection at Ukunda/Diani airstrip and pre-stocking the house with provisions if required. Fresh fish and seafood come to the door as do a selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables. There are supermarkets within a 5 - 10 minute car ride and basics available a 5 minute walk away. Our driver can take you shopping by appointment or the chef can go for you if you would rather relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Plunge pool
Fitness classes
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Golf course
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Alastair Paul wrote a review Nov 2020
Nairobi, Kenya10 contributions
Our first taste of Diani beach was at the foot of the steps at the foot of the grass which led up to our luxury cottage. Everything about our stay was faultless. John was an exemplary host, regardful yet discreet.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
GILL C wrote a review Mar 2020
Chichester, United Kingdom31 contributions4 helpful votes
We recently spent 2 weeks here, partly with friends and the second week on our own. The accommodation was very comfortable and we were superbly looked after by our chef David and our housekeeper Veronica. David created delicious menus for us using wonderful local seafood and ultra fresh local fruit and veggies delivered by bicycle on a daily basis, not to mention the delicious fresh line juice!. We enjoyed a beautiful view from our house and the beach itself and Indian Ocean horizon are out of this world. The property is very well located, as it is on a quiet part of the beach and there is very little presence of the beach boys seen further along nearer to the big hotels, just pristine white sand for what looks like miles! There are a number of delightful beach restaurants and bars nearby so we were spoilt for choice. Highly recommended and we sincerely hope we can revisit soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Choose one fo the houses at the front of the plot for best views.
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Response from FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South
Responded 01 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this lovely review. We are very flattered when people tell us that they want to keep us a secret but it is wonderful to have some exposure, especially in the current difficult circumstances. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and we very much hope that you will come back and see us again soon. With all good wishes, Hilary and John
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NikkiGR88 wrote a review Aug 2019
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution
We just got home from a wonderful 12 days at Four Twenty South on Galu Beach. This was not our first visit to Four Twenty, nor will it be our last. This is just the perfect beach escape for families - beautiful huge lawns rolling out onto the white sand beach. Our young children thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of running around with endless space - it is no doubt Diani consistently wins the title of "best beach in the world". Our beach cottage was comfortable and clean at all times, and David and Rebena, our chef and housekeeper, soon felt like part of the family. We went out to many of the best restaurants in Diani during our holiday, but by far the best meals we had were prepared by the Four Twenty Chefs. Gorgeous location, lovely accommodation, delicious food, relaxed atmosphere and simply the best stretch of beach...what more could one want!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South
Responded 19 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful holiday - it is such a pleasure sharing this beautiful spot - and we really look forward to seeing you next time.
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jjhorses wrote a review Mar 2018
Oslo, Norway9 contributions
We stayed one week in Feb 2018 at Four Twenty South, and we loved it. The place has a "rustic" charm and privacy that we love. It´s location is perfect. And the beach in front is heaven. We have stayed many nice places at Diani beach, but this is one of our favorites. Our chef in the house Kefah did a great job. He did our shoping and was in super control of our needs from the Kitchen. Binty kept the house clean and beautiful with fresh flowers and a good atmosphere. Four Twenty South felt very safe and I think it would be perfect to bring children there as well. We are also very pleased with all the help we got from Jane in the office and Hilary the owner. This is for sure a place we want to recommend and come back to. There are many possibilities for small and big groups of people at this place. Can´t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Response from FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South
Responded 05 Mar 2018
Thank you for taking the time to give us this lovely review. It makes us so happy to know that people love this beautiful place as much as we do and that we have succeeded in making your holiday special. We really look forward to seeing you again. With best wishes, Hilary, John, Jane and all the team
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Steve P wrote a review Jan 2018
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia48 contributions26 helpful votes
The accommodation was fantastic, beautifully decorated houses with plenty of space and privacy. There is no air conditioning but there were fans in every room and the sea breeze helped too. The beach is beautiful and you couldn’t be much closer to it. The staff were superb and very friendly. The food was some of the best we experienced in our time in Kenya and Zanzibar. I would recommend staying at Diani Beach, and specifically at 420 South, to anyone planning a visit to Kenya.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from FourTwentySouth, Owner at Four Twenty South
Responded 13 Jan 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to review Four Twenty South. We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves and hope you will come back and see us again soon. With best wishes, John, Hilary, Jane and our wonderful team.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Four Twenty South
Which popular attractions are close to Four Twenty South?
Nearby attractions include Diani Beach (7.1 km), Colobus Conservation (7.5 km), and Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Four Twenty South?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Four Twenty South?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Four Twenty South?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Four Twenty South?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Four Twenty South?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, Tiki Bar, and Nomad Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Four Twenty South?
Yes, guests have access to fitness classes and a plunge pool during their stay.
Does Four Twenty South have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Four Twenty South offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Four Twenty South have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Four Twenty South accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.