Diamonds Resorts Triumphs in Kenya with Three Prestigious Awards at the 30th World Travel Awards

(IN SHORT) At the 30th World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Dubai, Kenya was recognized as ‘Africa’s Leading Destination.’ Additionally, Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort in Diani received two awards, winning ‘Africa’s Leading Resort’ and ‘Kenya’s Leading Resort’ for 2023. Diamonds Dream of Africa in Malindi was voted ‘Africa’s Leading All-inclusive Resort’ for the fourth time. These awards highlight the excellence of these Kenyan resorts and the country as a top travel destination.

(PRESS RELEASE) NAIROBI, Kenya, 2023-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya was named ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’ at the 30th World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony held in Dubai in mid-October making it the continent’s best place to visit.

But it was Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf resort in Diani ( that came away with two awards for Africa’s leading resort and Kenya’s leading resort for 2023.  Malindi’s Diamonds Dream of Africa was voted Africa’s leading All-inclusive resort for the fourth time, having first won it in 2016 and from 2021 to date.  It won Africa’s Leading Beach hotel in 2012.

Each year, the very best travel, tourism, and hospitality brands in Africa and the Indian Ocean in 2023 are unveiled by the World Travel Awards.

Nestled amidst the breathtaking coastal beauty of Diani Beach in Kenya, Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort offers a sanctuary of unparalleled hospitality and lifestyle from pristine beaches to top-tier amenities and exhilarating experiences, we promise an escape like no other. Indulge in exquisite culinary journeys in our many dining venues, and enjoy the magnificent 18-hole golf course, a haven for enthusiasts and novices alike.

Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort has been under Planhotel Hospitality group management for a year now, and its President, Mrs Sara Rosso Cipolini was delighted with this recognition.

“We are honored to win Kenya’s Leading Resort and crowned as Africa’s Leading Resort, a testament to our unwavering dedication to excellence. It’s a result of the vision and investments of the owners and these renowned awards stand as a tribute to the passion and hard work of our exceptional team”

No stranger to all-inclusive sophistication, Diamonds Dream of Africa ( in Malindi has refined this experience and recently introduced an elevated Premium All-inclusive service that has risen the guest experience to unprecedented levels. The culinary offerings present a voyage of exquisite flavors and artful presentations, from global inspirations to local delicacies.

“At the core of our triumph lies impeccable service. Our devoted team crafts moments of sheer bliss, ensuring every guest feels not only welcomed but deeply valued,” says Mrs Sara Rosso Cipolini.

Voting online by verified travel industry professionals as well as the general public decides the winners. The nominee gaining the most votes in a category is named the winner.  Established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry, the WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.

Founded in 1997 in Lugano, Switzerland site of the Group’s headquarters, Planhotel Hospitality Group has been operating in the tourism sector for over 25 years as a leading hotel management company for resorts and hotels in the Indian Ocean.

Planhotel is renowned worldwide for its unique combination of local tradition and Italian style in both its design and guest services, without forgetting its exemplary all-inclusive formula. They manage properties in Malindi and Diani Beach, Kenya, Zanzibar, Maldives, Lugano, Switzerland; and Cortona, Italy.

Its founder, the late Franco Rosso, a Malindi tourism pioneer passed away in March 2023.