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Swahili Beach Resort

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
9 outdoor pools
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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Swahili Beach Resort

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Swahili Beach Resort

5-star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Coast Province, 80401

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDiani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve3 min walk
  • Popular LocationDiani Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationTiwi Beach5 min drive
  • AirportUkunda (UKA)9 min drive

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About this area

Diani Beach

Located in Diani Beach, Swahili Beach Resort is near the airport and on the beach. Fort Jesus is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Shimba Hills National Reserve and Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve - 3 min walk
  • Diani Beach - 5 min walk
  • Tiwi Beach - 5 min drive
  • Galu Kinondo - 15 min drive
  • Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Ukunda (UKA) - 9 min drive


  • Qua Bruce Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Leonardo's restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Coast Dishes Resturant - 7 min walk
  • African Pot Coral - 7 min walk
  • Sizzlers Steak House and Pub - 9 min walk

About this property

Swahili Beach Resort

5-star luxury resort by the ocean
Consider a stay at Swahili Beach Resort and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. Indulge in a hot stone massage, a detox wrap, and a body treatment at Swahili Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 5 onsite restaurants. Aerobics classes are offered at the health club; other things to do include snorkeling, scuba diving, and beach volleyball. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a terrace and designer stores on site.
You'll also find perks like:
  • 9 outdoor pools and a children's pool
  • Free self parking
  • A beach club on site, free newspapers, and luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a front desk safe, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the location
Room features
All 125 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches like pillow menus and air conditioning. Guests reviews give good marks for the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Highchairs and free infant beds
  • Rainfall showers, deep soaking tubs, and bidets
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Furnished balconies or patios, separate sitting areas, and electric kettles


English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
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
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 5 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges, 1 beach bar and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 9 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Beach club (surcharge)
  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Designer stores
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Private picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 9 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Highchair
  • Laundry facilities
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service


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


  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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81% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 1 PM - 6 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 50 per vehicle (one way)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Swahili Beach Resort Diani Beach
Swahili Beach Diani Beach
Swahili Beach
Swahili Beach Resort Resort
Swahili Beach Resort Diani Beach
Swahili Beach Resort Resort Diani Beach

Frequently asked questions

Does Swahili Beach Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has 9 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Pool access is from 7:00 AM–6:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Swahili Beach Resort?

As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Swahili Beach Resort on Nov 3, 2022 start from $198.9, 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.

Is Swahili Beach Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Swahili Beach Resort?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Swahili Beach Resort?

Check-in is from 1 PM - 6 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Swahili Beach Resort?

Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary).

Does Swahili Beach Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 50 per vehicle applies.

Where is Swahili Beach Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Diani Beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve and Diani Beach. Tiwi Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 65 out of 113 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 30 out of 113 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 113 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 113 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 113 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful resort!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Kenneth D
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved everything about the resort the staff was nice and catered to all of our needs the only thing i didn't understand was we paid for full board which means food and drinks were suppose to be included only to find out that you had to pay for drinks and if you had your own you have to pay a fee for drinking it. I think that should have been specified when booking
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The aesthetic of the property is on point. I didn't like that I paid full board but it wasn't clearly explained that I would still have to pay for water. I can understand alcohol, but water... Also their gym is lacking with only one treadmill, one bike, one elliptical. The pools were great and the food was amazing. The beach was beautiful BUT as soon as you walk on the beach, there are people trying to sell you something. It made it where I didn't want to walk on the beach alone and just enjoy.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The property is self was very nice, but when you got into the room I expected more. In my room the lamps did not work. the mattress was horrible for that type of resort. I expected better. The worst problem was the drains would back up via the bath tub and caused a horrible smell in the room. It happened almost daily. I did complain, but I don't know if anyone ever came. When the water finally would go down, I would flush the tub with hot soap and water to kill the smell. At 200 plus American green backs, it was not worth the price. I want be going back unless they refund me some of my money. They should also be ashamed for what they pay the workers there too. I was told they got paid about 400 KSH per day.
Stayed 9 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness
I like the fact that it had multiple pools and the dining near the beach. It does not have a good beach front
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
What I loved: 1. Friendly staff, especially the lady making cocktails at the pool bar, and the chefs in the kitchen were very good and welcoming to customers. 2. The food was amazing, did not manage to try the other restaurants as my stay was short, but the buffet did not disappoint during breakfast and dinner. 3. The SPA Services are amazing and the staff is professional, the pool is limited to SPA clients was a plus. What I disliked: 1. The beach wasn't clean with a lot of sea weeds that are lying on the shore. 2. There are a lot of flies around when food is served, am sure a hotel of such standard can do something to resolve this as I did not like competing with flies for my food. 3. The water pressure in the room was not adequate, not sure why, but spoke to some friends who were also guests at the same time and their room had the same issue.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Nice place
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Worth visiting!
The hotel is really beautiful and very well maintained. The room was very clean and comfortable. However the bed mattress was too soft and the service in the restaurant a bit too slow. The spa is really nice too, excellent massage.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Came as a solo female traveller and didn’t feel lonely for one single bit. Will definitely come back
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022