Alfajiri Cliff Villa sits perched on a small cliff above the white sands of Diani Beach. Sleeping up to eight guests comfortably, this gorgeous 4-bedroom home has been the hideaway for a list of celebrities including Sting, Michael Caine, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. It’s where those in the know go to get away from it all; to enjoy lazy days, fine food and don’t-lift-a-finger service.
Cliff Villa is owned and graciously hosted by Italian husband-and-wife team Fabrizio and Marika Molinaro. Marika is a successful interior designer, and her attention to detail can be seen in the light and airy spaces, handcrafted furniture, soft flowing fabrics and carefully chosen artefacts collected during the couple’s world travels.
The house is built over three levels, on the top level is the master bedroom where floor-to-ceiling windows let in the azure views of the Indian Ocean. The lower level has a dining area and large lounge, its side open to those captivating views. Pick one of the plump couches and shaded daybeds, or top up your tan stretched out alongside the magnificent swimming pool.
The service at Alfajiri Cliff Villa can’t be faulted. Butlers anticipate your every need, and Marika drops by to help plan your day’s activities and menu: ocean-fresh seafood and Italian-influenced dishes whipped up by your personal chef. There’s a massage tent in the garden, and everything from massages and snorkelling, to your amazing meals and imported wine is all included in the price.