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Diani Beach Rd, Diani Beach, Ukunda 41171-80100 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/05/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/05/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 98 Speciality lodging in Diani Beach
Away from the crowds of large resorts, Villa Kalista is an exclusive collection of 6 private Presidential Luxury Villas for the most discerning travellers who seek total privacy. Located in Diani Beach at Galu Kinondo, 40 kms South of Mombasa, Villa Kalista is nestled between the quiet shores of the Indian Ocean and the mythical Kaya Kinondo tropical forest. Each luxury villa embraces a contemporary style with African flavour and luxurious living. The villas are built to five star luxury standards and each villa offers a panoramic view of the inviting Indian Ocean, to provide the ultimate in private escapes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Public wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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pghaghada wrote a review 24 Oct
Kampala, Uganda2 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip at villa kalista. From the property and service to the meals, all aspects were superb. The sea facing views from our villa were breathtaking! Faiza the owner made us feel at home and ensured we were well taken care of. We tried different cuisines from the menu and all were splendid! Paul the pastry chef surprised us daily with amazing desserts! We will definitely revisit!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Alpesh S wrote a review Dec 2020
Nairobi, Kenya14 contributions7 helpful votes
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The host, Faiza is also the owner and lives on property. She has made it her personal mission to ensure that guests have an excellent and comfortable stay. The villas are situated about 20 mins drive from Diani airport on a dirt road. To get cabs and other local transport is difficult here. However the management will try and provide transfer at a fee. We visited the place during Christmas unfortunately we couldn't swim in the sea as the beach was rocky. Have been told that the situation changes in Feb when the sand comes back. The villas are all very clean and comfortable. The master bedroom have jacuzzi and 2 showers and sinks !!!. wow. The A/C worked very well, which is a big plus as most other places A/C are always an issue. They provide meals which to say the least are truly delicious. Faiza catered to all our requests exceptionally well. Freshly baked doughnuts, croissants, etc were excellent. Excellent large portions of sea food that was yummy. The pool is good but if there was shade on one side than it will be better, also need some lights in the pool and a better pool bar fridge. I would recommend this place highly and I would definitely visit this place again
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: villa 2 and 3 have better view of the oceans
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Ruhina Aboo wrote a review 22 Oct
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For years i have wanted my kids to experience the magic of a home on the beach, waking up to a gorgeous sunrise, beach combing for shells, watching the sea urchins, jelly fish and different little fish darting about in the little pools when the tide goes out, hearing the waves crash at full tide...oooh the childhood memories Villa Kalista brought back. We have loved every moment, a million new memories to look back upon, thank you for making it possible...a home away from home. The pool was an added bonus, food was amazing, service was excellent and the owner's presence was the cherry on top 🥰 Hope to see you soon again. Ruhina abdulhamid aboo.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Suraj wrote a review 14 Oct
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We had the most amazing time at Villa Kalista, great food (and Vegetarian food, and some of the best Salads at in Coast as well), great service, swimming pool was close to all the villas, the villas are spacious and am looking forward to visiting them again very soon.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Njeeri G wrote a review Sep 2021
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The stay was absolutely amazing. It had the most stunning views at sunrise. The villa is exactly as is on the website, staff were extremely generous and ready and willing to help. Much thanks to especially Jonathan and Clint. The whole team helped us surprise the birthday girl and it was spectacular. The food ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 15/10…. You must try the lobster! This is not a place to visit once. Home away from home 👌🏿
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
KenyaCoast ProvinceUkundaDiani Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Kalista
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Kalista?
Nearby attractions include Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest (0.1 km) and Bora Bora Widlife Park (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Kalista?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Kalista?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Kalista?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Kalista?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Kalista?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, Nomad Restaurant, and Colobus Shade.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Kalista?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Kalista have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Kalista offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Kalista have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Kalista offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Kalista?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Villa Kalista have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.