Overview of Southern Palms Beach Resort

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
2 outdoor pools, open 7:30 AM to 6 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:30 AM to 6 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:30 AM to 6 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Air Conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDiani Beach2 min walk
    Popular LocationTiwi Beach14 min walk
    Popular LocationKaya Kinondo Sacred Forest23 min drive
    AirportMombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.)47 min drive

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  • Superior Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Deluxe Room
  • Ocean Front Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Ocean Front Room

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsOcean Front Room
  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room

About this area

Diani Beach

Located in Diani Beach, Southern Palms Beach Resort is in the business district and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Diani Beach and Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Diani Beach - 2 min walk
  • Tiwi Beach - 14 min walk
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 23 min drive
  • Chale Beach - 30 min drive
  • Mombasa Marine National Park - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportMombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 47 min drive


  • Main — 1 min walk
  • Manyatta — 1 min walk
  • Morning Star Resort — 14 min walk
  • Diani Bay Resort — 14 min walk
  • Diani reef — 14 min walk

About this property

Southern Palms Beach Resort

Upscale resort on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
At Southern Palms Beach Resort, hit the beach, dine onsite at Main, or enjoy a drink at one of the resort's 4 bars/lounges. All 298 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include furnished balconies or patios, room service, and rainfall showerheads.
Southern Palms Beach Resort offers 298 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Premium satellite television is provided.

Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Diani Beach resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Southern Palms Beach Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible
  • 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • 5 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges, 1 swim-up bar and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business center
  • Conference center


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 40-inch TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from noon - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: KES 10000 per vehicle
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: KES 10000 (from 2 to 12 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 6 PM
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Southern Palms Beach Resort Ukunda
Southern Palms Beach Ukunda
Southern Palms Beach Diani
Southern Palms Beach Hotel Diani
Southern Palms Beach Resort Diani Beach
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Southern Palms Beach Diani Beach
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Southern Palms Beach Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Southern Palms Beach Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Southern Palms Beach Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
As of Dec 3, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Southern Palms Beach Resort on Dec 11, 2020 start from $269, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Southern Palms Beach Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools. Pool access is from 7:30 AM–6 PM.
Is Southern Palms Beach Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Check-in is from noon - anytime.
What time is check-out at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does Southern Palms Beach Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of KES 10000 per vehicle applies.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Some rate plans available at this resort are all-inclusive.
Where is Southern Palms Beach Resort located?
Located in Diani Beach, this beachfront resort is in a shopping district and within a 5-minute walk of Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve and Diani Beach. Tiwi Beach is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away.
Very Good
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3 - Okay
2 - Poor
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Renovated rooms are a big improvement although it’s little things like dripping air conditioners, hard to open patio doors and duvets that are one size too small that detract from the effort. Front desk staff were excellent, as were the rest of staff generally. Although, on both evenings I saw restaurant supervisors and staff engage in bickering/ confrontation on the service floor - not a good look. Buffet is really ordinary in terms of range and quality of food and the house wine is poor, it tasted like it had been watered down. Outdoor pools and facilities are great.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The swimming pools were very well kept and maintained every day. All of the hotel staff were very accommodating, friendly and professional.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2019

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Nice secure location, beautiful pool and amazing beach. Dated property - needs to be renovated. Displays a variety of cuisine, but could do better with its quality. After three days you will see the same items served again. Thanks to Ester, Defence, Sarah, Wambua and Saidi. They made our stay worth it!
Stayed 6 nights in Apr 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The WiFi was poor, the gym was not well equiped, the drinks list for all-inclusive were of poor quality, and the pools were being closed way too early!
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2019

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Generic older hotel which targets a specific market. Positives - Located on a great beach Negatives/Particular issues we found - Old malfunctioning fixtures - rusty showerhead, shower knobs dislodging. - Wide variety of food but didnt taste very good - Loud music from beach bar thats disruptive till late at night
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

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