“We have totally fallen in love with Kinondo Kwetu.  We love its understated elegance, its attention to detail and its ability to offer total relaxation. The staff are the best and the food is wonderful.  We will be back.”

Lucy and Ben, UK

“We found heaven on earth and spent a week in total transcendence with the sea, the soft breeze and the loveliest staff – we couldn’t have been more relaxed and happy.  Our family created fantastic memories thanks to Kinondo.  We will never forget this and really hope to come back.”

Josephie, Norway

“We came back to Kinondo Kwetu for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. We stayed in Cottage 5 with a spectacular view of the sunrise over the ocean from our bed and wonderful sea breezes in a very comfortable and beautifully-decorated bedroom. The resort looks as beautiful as ever, with a laid-back luxury feel. All staff were very friendly and attentive but not at all overbearing. The resort is large and well laid-out so we never felt too close to other guests. The food was delicious – very fresh and with creative use of the local ingredients and flavours.  We had a romantic walk along the deserted beach to look for shells at sunset, enjoyed massages by the sea cliff, an evening sauna and a beautiful morning lounging in the shade by the pool.  It’s such a special place and, while we’ve enjoyed it with our kids in the past, it was also very nice to just be there as a couple. I highly recommend a visit to Kinondo Kwetu for families, couples or singles. There are a range of options for activities or for relaxing and you will feel pampered in just the right way. It’s a unique place which manages to feel highly luxurious and casual at the same time.” 

Amanda, Nairobi

“We have spent most unbelievable few days in what can only be described as paradise.  Kinondo Kwetu is the ultimate place to unwind and forget about the pace of real life – in fact I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to get back to speed!  The team are exceptional – nothing is ever too much trouble and their friendly, professional and caring natures are a huge part of what makes this place so very special.   I really hope in the future we can come back and do it all over again – this has been the best ever start to married life.”  

Charlie and Francesca, UK

“I’ve been to Kinondo Kwetu twice now – once with my husband and young son, and then again with our family and my mother and sister.  It is sublime – the property is stunning and decorated with tremendous taste – striking the perfect balance between considered, artful, luxurious and relaxed, warm and delightful.  All the rooms our family stayed in were wonderful, each unique, full of charm and beautifully appointed.  The meals are incredible! The freshest, most interesting menus, including options for any allergies and children, accompanied by great wines or inventive cocktails. For lunches and dinners, different locations are set each day which gives you a terrific experience of the entire property. The owners and the staff couldn’t be kinder or more accessible and professional. They offer a great array of activities and the boutique onsite is fantastic.  I adore Kinondo Kwetu and will literally return every chance I get!”

Hilary, Nairobi

  • Intimate, hospitable, atmospheric, authentic, unpackaged
  • Designed and decorated in classic and characterful Swahili style
  • Delicious fresh inventive cuisine and excellent service
  • Two swimming pools, pool house and bar, 16 acres of uncrowded grounds
  • Horse riding, tennis, yoga, sauna, gym, massage & beauty treatments
  • Water sports include sailing, SUP, diving, kayaking, water-skiing, wake-boarding, fishing
  • Accommodates up to 34 guests in a variety of air-conditioned bedrooms and cottages
  • Rates from Ksh 16,500 per resident adult ‘half board’ and Ksh 18,500 ‘full board’

Accommodation

  • Reception area
  • Bar, airy lounge area, breakfast terraces
  • Library, boutique, guest office

Cottages (5)

  • 3 double bedroom cottages
  • 1 cottage with 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom.
  • 1 family cottage with 2 double bedrooms (1 upstairs and 1 downstairs) and 1 single bedroom (downstairs)
  • All cottages are ocean-facing and ocean view
  • All cottages have ensuite bathrooms and private verandas
  • All cottage bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Mama Taa Villa

  • Flexible accommodation suitable for couples or families alike
  • Lofty central living room and dining terraces
  • 1 honeymoon suite
  • 1 family suite
  • 4 family inter-connecting bedrooms
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • All have ensuite bathrooms, veranda or balcony
  • All bedrooms are air-conditioned
  • All rooms are independent and available separately.

Mama Tina Villa

  • Slightly lower-budget accommodation – ideal for teenagers sharing
  • 1 double bedroom – air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom
  • 2 bedrooms with interconnecting bathroom and ceiling fans

Facilities and Activities

Please contact us to confirm which facilities and activities are included in your stay, which are available at additional cost, and which are on-site or off-site

Kinondo Kwetu sits in a secluded and shady 16-acre plot on the quiet southern portion of Galu Beach, around 12 kilometres south of central Diani and the Diani/Ukunda airstrip and 40 kilometres south of Mombasa Island.  The property has no immediate neighbours and enjoys direct access to 250 metres of virtually private beach as well as endless adjoining sandy beaches stretching northwards and southwards, all protected by the extensive offshore reef.  Kinondo Kwetu is classified as a ‘Kaya’ area (protected by the National Museums of Kenya) due to its surrounding holy forests and sacred land.

By Air

Kinondo Kwetu is just 25 minutes’ drive from Diani/Ukunda Airstrip which has several scheduled flights each day to and from Nairobi. Airlines serving Diani/Ukunda and Nairobi include: –

By Road

Driving time from Mombasa Island via the Likoni Ferry is around 1.5 hours and from Moi International Airport, Mombasa around 2 hours.  From Nairobi the drive takes 8-9 hours.

“We have totally fallen in love with Kinondo Kwetu.  We love its understated elegance, its attention to detail and its ability to offer total relaxation. The staff are the best and the food is wonderful.  We will be back.”

Lucy and Ben, UK

“We found heaven on earth and spent a week in total transcendence with the sea, the soft breeze and the loveliest staff – we couldn’t have been more relaxed and happy.  Our family created fantastic memories thanks to Kinondo.  We will never forget this and really hope to come back.”

Josephie, Norway

“We came back to Kinondo Kwetu for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. We stayed in Cottage 5 with a spectacular view of the sunrise over the ocean from our bed and wonderful sea breezes in a very comfortable and beautifully-decorated bedroom. The resort looks as beautiful as ever, with a laid-back luxury feel. All staff were very friendly and attentive but not at all overbearing. The resort is large and well laid-out so we never felt too close to other guests. The food was delicious – very fresh and with creative use of the local ingredients and flavours.  We had a romantic walk along the deserted beach to look for shells at sunset, enjoyed massages by the sea cliff, an evening sauna and a beautiful morning lounging in the shade by the pool.  It’s such a special place and, while we’ve enjoyed it with our kids in the past, it was also very nice to just be there as a couple. I highly recommend a visit to Kinondo Kwetu for families, couples or singles. There are a range of options for activities or for relaxing and you will feel pampered in just the right way. It’s a unique place which manages to feel highly luxurious and casual at the same time.” 

Amanda, Nairobi

“We have spent most unbelievable few days in what can only be described as paradise.  Kinondo Kwetu is the ultimate place to unwind and forget about the pace of real life – in fact I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to get back to speed!  The team are exceptional – nothing is ever too much trouble and their friendly, professional and caring natures are a huge part of what makes this place so very special.   I really hope in the future we can come back and do it all over again – this has been the best ever start to married life.”  

Charlie and Francesca, UK

“I’ve been to Kinondo Kwetu twice now – once with my husband and young son, and then again with our family and my mother and sister.  It is sublime – the property is stunning and decorated with tremendous taste – striking the perfect balance between considered, artful, luxurious and relaxed, warm and delightful.  All the rooms our family stayed in were wonderful, each unique, full of charm and beautifully appointed.  The meals are incredible! The freshest, most interesting menus, including options for any allergies and children, accompanied by great wines or inventive cocktails. For lunches and dinners, different locations are set each day which gives you a terrific experience of the entire property. The owners and the staff couldn’t be kinder or more accessible and professional. They offer a great array of activities and the boutique onsite is fantastic.  I adore Kinondo Kwetu and will literally return every chance I get!”

Hilary, Nairobi

Standard Rates

  • Minimum stay – 2 nights

Cottages and Mama Taa Villa – ocean view rooms

Adult guest sharing

  • Half board – ksh 17,500
  • Full board – ksh 19,500
  • Fully inclusive – ksh 25,000

Children 5-17 years

  • Half board – ksh 7,800
  • Full board – ksh 10,800
  • Fully inclusive – ksh 13,200

Adult single occupancy

  • Half board – ksh 22,500
  • Full board – ksh 24,500
  • Fully inclusive – ksh 30,000

Mama Tina Villa – garden rooms

Adult guest sharing or single occupancy

  • Half board – ksh 16,500
  • Full board – ksh 18,500

Child 5-17 years

  • Half board – ksh 6,500
  • Full board – ksh 8,400
  • A child 0-4 years in its parents’ bedroom is free of charge
  • A child 0-4 years in an interconnecting family bedroom will be charged child rate
  • A child 0-4 years in its own separate bedroom will the charged adult single room rate

Christmas and New Year rates – 20th December to 6th January – fully inclusive only

  • Adult sharing – ksh 38,500
  • Child 5-17 – ksh 19,500
  • Minimum stay over Christmas and New Year – 4 nights
  • Half board rates include breakfast, three course lunch or dinner, bottled water, coffee and tea
  • Full board rates include breakfast, three course lunch and dinner, bottled water, coffee and tea
  • All inclusive rates include breakfast, three course lunch and dinner, bottled water, coffee and tea, soft drinks, beer, house wines & spirits (excluding champagne)
  • Included in all rates – canoeing, snorkelling gear, tennis court, sauna, gym, yoga equipment, wi-fi (in the main lounge, bar and guest office area)
  • Available at additional cost – airport transfers, PADI diving activities, kiteboard and windsurfing activities, deep sea fishing, horse riding, motor boat excursions, yoga, massage & beauty treatments, safari excursions – please contact us for rates for these activities.

There are various different accommodation options at Kinondo Kwetu. Please contact us for availabilities.