Kenya Coast

Top 29 beach lodges and resorts on Kenya coast

There is a large variety of accommodations on the Kenyan Coast. Listed below are our recommendations for nice places to stay. Ask us for more details of what's where, and what's likely to suit you best!

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Pinewood Beach Resort

Pinewood Beach Resort

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This Mediterranean-style resort hotel is on the quiet Galu Beach – a stretch of beach south of the main Diani Beach area. It ...More about Pinewood Beach Resort

Good  87%
(9 reviews)

Here again we were all delighted with the overall experience --and the sum of the parts was much bigger than the individual parts scored. Bit of a bumpy ride down an unmade ... Pinewood Beach Resort reviews...

Diani Blue

Diani Blue

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Diani Blue, formerly Asha Cottage, is a small, owner-managed, guesthouse with just six rooms, all of which face onto the small, ...More about Diani Blue

Excellent  93%
(6 reviews)

The staff were waiting to welcome us with a drink and a short talk about Diani Blue. We were shown our room, which was spacious with plenty of storage space. Very comfortable ... Diani Blue reviews...

Kinondo Kwetu

Kinondo Kwetu

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Located at the southern end of Kenya’s Diani Beach coastline, Kinondo Kwetu is a secluded Swedish-owned all-inclusive luxury ...More about Kinondo Kwetu

Excellent  100%
(5 reviews)

This hotel is a little gem! After a great safari it is lovely to take time to relax completely. We were warmly welcomed by Ana who explained everything to us and took ... Kinondo Kwetu reviews...

Driftwood Beach Club

Driftwood Beach Club

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First opened in 1963 the Driftwood Beach Club is a family-friendly, owner-managed, bungalow-style beach hotel set on Silversands ...More about Driftwood Beach Club

Good  87%
(3 reviews)

I had stayed at Driftwood with my wife in 1992. To my relief it has remained totally unchanged with the exception of IT and Air Con in the lodges! For me a perfect set up... Driftwood Beach Club reviews...

The Sands At Nomad

The Sands At Nomad

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A long standing popular resort, The Sands At Nomad has a lovely location set within 26 acres of coastal forest. Looking out onto ...More about The Sands At Nomad

Good  80%
(3 reviews)

Really lovely hotel - we stayed in a superior Ocean View room which was really clean, and looked after. The beds were a little hard, but that is the only thing I could fault! ... The Sands At Nomad reviews...

Alfajiri Villas

Alfajiri Villas

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Located on low cliffs above the northern stretch of Diani Beach, Alfajiri is a small property consisting of three villas, each ...More about Alfajiri Villas

Excellent  100%
(2 reviews)

An amazing end of safari experience - we'd been before and knew what to expect in terms of 10 star luxury, privacy, food, service and sunshine. Well worth checking ... Alfajiri Villas reviews...

Ocean Sports

Ocean Sports

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The long-established Ocean Sports is a small mid-range resort on Watamu Beach, a couple of hours drive north of Mombasa. It is ...More about Ocean Sports

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

I cannot tell my wife about this stay, or she'd think I wasn't roughing it. It is on the beach. Ocean waves are visible very near the dining facility. The place is more ... Ocean Sports reviews...

AfroChic

AfroChic

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A recent addition to the properties on the north side of Diani Beach, AfroChic is a modern, boutique hotel, part of the Elewana ...More about AfroChic

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

This is a lovely relatively small hotel on northern part of Diani beach. Staff very kind, a lovely pool, right on the beach which would also be quite nice: if only you could ... AfroChic reviews...

Hemingways Watamu

Hemingways Watamu

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On Turtle Bay beach at Watamu, two hours’ drive north of Mombasa, Hemingways Watamu is a mid-sized game-fishing base and resort ...More about Hemingways Watamu

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

Oh dear, this is very sad Hemingways has long been one of my favourite hotels anywhere and this I think was my 7th visit over the years since it opened in 1988. The travesty ... Hemingways Watamu reviews...

Mnarani Club

Mnarani Club

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Mnarani Club is a well established family hotel, set in 40 acres of landscaped gardens, on the cliffs above Kilifi Creek, 60km ...More about Mnarani Club

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

This is our second visit to Mnarani Club and it remains our favourite hotel anywhere. Perfectly situated, overlooking the beautiful Kilifi Creek, it has its own beach and ... Mnarani Club reviews...

Shimba Lodge

Shimba Lodge

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Built in 1986, Shimba Lodge is set on the edge of a large waterhole in a patch of dense forest in the Shimba Hills National Park, ...More about Shimba Lodge

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

We had variable and at times disappointing weather throughout our time in Kenya. Afternoon game drive (after our driver managed to locate guide - I did have to get a ... Shimba Lodge reviews...

Che Shale

Che Shale

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First opened in 1978, but re-invented a few years ago as a kitesurfing centre, Che Shale is a rustic beach lodge on a wide sandy ...More about Che Shale

Diamond Beach Village

Diamond Beach Village

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This rustic, eco-friendly beach lodge, owned and run by an English woman and her mother, nestles on the sands under shady acacias ...More about Diamond Beach Village

House on the Beach

House on the Beach

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A fully staffed, private home towards the southern end of Tiwi Beach, south of Mombasa, House on the Beach (formerly Olerai Beach ...More about House on the Beach

Kipungani Explorer

Kipungani Explorer

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Located on a peninsula on the sunset-facing west coast of Lamu island, this desert island-style complex consists of fourteen ...More about Kipungani Explorer

Kizingo

Kizingo

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On Lamu's extreme south-western tip, Kizingo (which means “point" in Swahili) is a simple beach lodge of palm matting and makuti ...More about Kizingo

Kutazama

Kutazama

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Perched on a steep scarp above the Manolo River, in the Shimba Hills, a 45-minute drive from the coast south of Mombasa, Kutazama ...More about Kutazama

Lamu House

Lamu House

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Lamu House is a fine, Belgian-owned conversion on the waterfront in Lamu town, based on two traditional houses, Salama and Azania...More about Lamu House

Manda Bay

Manda Bay

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Manda Bay is a luxury beach lodge located on Manda Island, 12km from Lamu airport. Formerly the Blue Safari Club, an exclusive ...More about Manda Bay

Manfriday’s Mida Cove

Manfriday’s Mida Cove

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Manfriday’s Mida Cove is one of the few owner-run properties that we feature on Kenya’s coast and its also currently one of the ...More about Manfridays Mida Cove

Msambweni Beach House

Msambweni Beach House

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Far to the south of Diani Beach, where the coast consists of cliffs above the beach, the secluded Msambweni Beach House looks ...More about Msambweni Beach Hse

Peponi

Peponi

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One of the oldest lodgings on Lamu island, Peponi is a stylish, beachfront hotel in the prime spot in Shela village overlooking ...More about Peponi

Serena Beach Resort

Serena Beach Resort

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Dating from the 1970s, this 164-room hotel is part of the international Serena Hotels group owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic ...More about Serena Beach Resort

Swahili Beach

Swahili Beach

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The huge Swahili Beach resort opened at the beginning of 2012 in a very central position on Diani Beach, south of Mombasa. The ...More about Swahili Beach

Tamarind Village

Tamarind Village

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Facing the old city of Mombasa across Tudor Creek, Tamarind Village is a modern complex of 58 serviced apartments in the suburb ...More about Tamarind Village

The Funzi Keys

The Funzi Keys

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The Funzi Keys is a family-run beach lodge located on a small sand spit of Funzi Island, just off the coast of southern Kenya...More about The Funzi Keys

The Majlis

The Majlis

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The Majlis, Manda island’s biggest-ever building project, opened in 2009. Privately owned by an Italian family with a long associa...More about The Majlis

The Sands at Chale Island

The Sands at Chale Island

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The Sands at Chale Island is a stylish and private beach resort located on the 900m by 300m Chale Island. Situated just a stone's ...More about The Sands at Chale Island

Tijara Beach

Tijara Beach

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With just four cottages, Tijara Beach is one of the smallest properties that we feature on Kenya’s cost. Opened in December 2007, ...More about Tijara Beach

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