5 of the Best Hotels in Diani

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Kenya isn’t just the perfect place for safaris… its beaches are world-class. And amongst its 1,420 km or 882 miles of coastline, Diani Beach is considered Kenya’s most pristine swath of golden sand. Voted three times Africa’s finest beach, Diani is the ideal spot before or after your African safari.

At Africa Kenya Safaris we spend a fair amount of time in Diani and know its international scene well. Here are our picks for the most unique, unusual, and all-around special places to stay while you’re here.

Top Diani Beach Hotels

Neptune Palm Beach Boutique Resort & Spa

This is a stylish boutique hotel conceived and finished in the Swahili architectural style, reflecting the local East African culture. Set amongst tropical gardens with a beachfront location, the rooms are grouped in cottages, all displaying the traditional makuti roofed style. The main restaurant serves international dishes and they specialize in a variety of local cuisine offerings.

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Eleven Pearl Boutique Hotel and Spa

Sometimes known as “A Resort in a Jewel Box”, this compact boutique hotel is a fetching blend of comfort, design, and access to the beach. Each of their 20 bedrooms is unique in style, inviting guests with its own distinct atmosphere. Large nets cover the beds, creating a cozy feel but modern amenities aren’t overlooked. Flip on the A/C if you choose.

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The feel here is local, custom, and well-crafted. All the furniture is made from local wood and designed in the regional style. Step outside and you’ll be shaded by coconut palms and surrounded by exotic trees and flowers. You won’t have to look far to spot the active animal life here – many varieties of monkeys will entertain, leaping through the trees. The resort is committed to various community projects and giving back locally is an essential part of its mission.

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Waterlovers Beach Resort

This quaint beachside hotel comes with an equally charming origin story. Owners Riccardo and Valentina were drawn to Kenya by their love of nature and its wildlife. Discovering the stunning Kenya coast, they resolved to create a sea-based refuge where their guests would be immersed in authentic designs. They planned every detail of the hotel whose flair they call “Afro-chic”.

The resulting environment is a potpourri of Italian island style mixed with Caribbean influences and a touch of local materials completing this enchanting ethnic brew. And, each of Waterlovers’ eight rooms offers a private ocean-view veranda.

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Sands at Chale Island

The Sands is unique as it’s not located on the mainland side of the coast but set on a tiny island about 600 m, about 2,000 ft from the shores of Diani Beach. It’s the only island of its kind in Kenya, thick with a jungle-like forest, blanketing its small acreage.

The dense vegetation here gives way to soft white sand beaches, coral reefs alive with sea life, and an inland saltwater lake edging mangrove trees. The mood here can only be described as other-worldly island vibe.

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Aerial photo of Chale Island showing many trees and a sandy beach

Spend your days here gazing at the gently lapping waves of the turquoise Indian Ocean or discovering the island’s luscious flora. You can hang out at one of the Sands’ two swimming pools or go diving for discoveries amongst the ocean’s waves.

So come join us. All our picks for your coastal vacation resort are romantic, a bit magical, and unique as only Diani Beach can conjure. Our Africa awaits you.

Take advantage of all East Africa has to offer and we’ll make sure you have a magnificent and safe adventure!

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Kenya safaris from the beach resorts of Diani, Mombasa, Malindi, Watamu & Kilifi with drop-off at your Nairobi hotel or airport.

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