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Leopard Beach Resort and Spa in Ukunda is Africa’s Leading Spa Resort for the third time, Kenya’s leading Resort for the sixth time, and Kenya’s leading Spa Resort for the second time.




A stylish and cosmopolitan resort situated on world famous Diani Beach on Kenya’s idyllic southern coast, undoubtedly Kenya’s finest beach destination. The resort is built atop a coral cliff and surrounded by lush, tropical gardens which drop onto the white sandy shores of the Indian Ocean below.

Leopard Beach Resort and Spa in Ukunda is Africa’s Leading Spa Resort for the third time, Kenya’s leading Resort for the sixth time, and Kenya’s leading Spa Resort for the second time. This reflects their commitment to the quality and the passion of their staff.

Choose from suites, rooms, cottages, and luxurious private villas at The Residences. They are all designed to accommodate every need of the business or leisure traveller. What stands out most is the staff’s genuine hospitality and attentiveness.

The deluxe room accommodations include wonderful dining options and an alfresco bar with a beautiful ocean view. The resort gives you a relaxing opportunity to enjoy a variety of therapies and treatments. For the business traveller, there are full service, state of the art business and conference facilities in the resort. These facilities allow you to combine business and the pleasure of extraordinary accommodations, as you enjoy a gorgeous 25 acres of lush, tropical grounds dotted with welcoming and comfortable rooms and villas, with access to the rich environment of Kenya, with its expansive savannas, exotic game, gorgeous mountains, and incredible culture.

This resort is the perfect place to indulge yourself in luxury and enjoy all that Kenya has to offer. Snorkel the beautiful coral reef, enjoy lunch by the pool and dinner in the bush. The staff is awaiting your visit and welcome you with both hands.

But what most people remember about Leopard Beach Resort is the attentive service and genuine hospitality at the resort. Throughout the resort’s 25 acres, there are 158 comfortable rooms. These are Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Chui Class Cottages, Suites, Private Villas, and The Residences. The Residences at Leopard Beach Resort feature two or three-bedroom villas with private pools, security, and their own restaurant.

All rooms and suites have been recently renovated, are well designed and offer outstanding views:

  • 70 standard and 48 sea-facing superior rooms due to lush vegetation, sea views may be obstructed
  • 20 tropical garden-view superior rooms
  • 10 Chui Class Cottages, 7 Suites, and 3 Villas all with stunning views over the Indian Ocean including two-bedroomed and honeymoon suites as well as executive suites and villas
  • Leopard Beach Resort Villas

The stunning Uzuri Spa and Fitness Forest is where guests are pampered with massages, facials, wraps and therapeutic treatments of all kinds. A nurturing and highly trained staff, soothing surroundings and lovely aromas combine to create an unforgettable experience of tranquillity. The resort’s sparkling pool was designed with children in mind, with multiple layers and depths.

Chui Cottages

The Leopard Beach Resort Chui Class Cottages offer a larger bedroom with writing desk and adjoining sitting area. The cottages all offer a private garden or patio and have magnificent ocean views. Each has been fitted out with quality rattan furniture and fine furnishings. Bathrooms feature twin rain showers looking into a ‘secret garden’.

Superior Rooms

Superior rooms at Leopard Beach Resort are situated at ground level with small patios and sun loungers and are either ocean facing (views can be obstructed by the tropical gardens and plants) or garden facing–overlooking tropical plants, trees and ponds. Superior rooms offer larger living areas and distinctive rattan furnishings and décor. All rooms offer satellite TV with additional TV channels, a writing desk and all have large sliding windows leading to patios. Bathrooms have all been recently upgraded and feature eco-friendly rain showers, hand held showers and bidettes.

Standard rooms

Standard rooms, which mostly have balconies, are located on the upper floor and are garden or sea facing. All rooms offer satellite TV, a writing desk and all have large sliding windows with mosquito screens.

The ultimate in luxury and privacy, Leopard Beach has three private villas each situated on a coral outcrop overlooking the Indian Ocean. The villas feature large four-poster beds, a lounge area and a luxury bathroom with spacious walk-in rain-shower and Jacuzzi for two. The villas each boast an extensive terrace area with sun loungers and facilities for outdoor dining.

All the rooms come with ‘Chui Class’ service–such as a 24-hour room service menu, valet and laundry and baby-sitting services on request. Interconnecting rooms are also available on request.

Foods & drinks

Your palate will be completely satisfied with Leopard Beach Resort and Spa’s notable collection of restaurants and bars. The Horizon Restaurant has a diverse international buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Choose either full board or half board meal plans that will please everyone.

The Chui Grill at Leopard Beach Resort is where guests can enjoy al fresco dining on their two-tiered deck, with an extensive wine list and vegetarian options. Mario’s Bar is a sports bar where you can enjoy sporting events broadcast live on their big screen.

The Pool and Bistro Bar is a family favourite located poolside and overlooking the beach. It has a healthy kids menu, freshly caught seafood, and drinks for young and old. Pizza ‘n’ Pasta Tornati has home-baked pizza, fresh salads, and other Italian favourites enjoyed while watching the waves on the beach.

If you never want to leave the beach, there’s Coco Mchana, the barefoot lunch spot with tables right in the sand. Marco’s Bar is made of solid mahogany and overlooks the pool and the Indian Ocean. It is the ideal place to sip a perfectly shaken cocktail. The Kalani Coffee Lounge at Leopard Beach Resort has free internet access and freshly brewed coffee. The Nyama Choma Boma is an informal barbecue under the stars, with live music, socializing and delicious meats and fresh fish.

Hotel activities

At Leopard Beach Resort and Spa, you can do as much or as little as you desire. The Afya Gym offers everything you need to stay in shape or do yoga while you’re away with health and fitness equipment, an outdoor Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna.

At the pool, Leopard Beach Resort Animation Team organizes aerobics, water polo, beach volleyball and more daily. Aqualand Diani is the perfect service for adventure lovers, offering scuba diving, jet-skiing, kite surfing, deep-sea fishing, and so much more. Next door to the resort is the Leisure Lodge Golf Club with its 18-hole championship course.

There is on-site shopping at the Leopard Lovable’s gift shop with a beautiful selection of Kenyan arts and crafts, as well as daily necessities. Guests are provided with authentic Kenyan entertainment throughout their stay at the Horizon Restaurant and other venues on the resort. Kids have plenty to do and are the main focus at Leopard Beach. The Kids Club offers supervised play, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, and more with our trained and enthusiastic staff.

Extra services

Leopard Beach Resort and Spa has impressive business facilities. There are four different meeting rooms for conferences, and it’s a perfect place to combine business and pleasure. State of the art technology includes high-speed Wi-Fi, audio-visual equipment, projectors, PA systems, computers, telephone service, and more. Conference services include coffee and tea, mineral water, and a choice of dining options.

Leopard Beach Resort and Spa is also a wonderful location for a wedding. Imagine a wedding on the beach or in an open-air setting under the palms. Book the Honeymoon Suite with its private Jacuzzi and intimate private veranda for a complete experience that begins the moment you arrive.

Leopard Beach Resort offers full wedding planning services, which means the staff will take care of every detail of the wedding, ensuring you have an unforgettable experience.

Travelife sustainability

The current state of climate, natural, child and human challenges that face the future of our planet require immediate action. Leopard Beach Resort and Spa is actively working to be the change we wish to see in the world. The facility is proud to be the recipient of TravelLife Gold Certification Award

Awards & certifications

This resort takes pride in meeting and exceeding guests’ expectations; as a testament to this and the confidence the guests have, Leopard Beach Resort and Spa is home to internationally recognized awards.

Holidaymakers and business travellers alike enjoy a range of world class amenities and a high level of service and attention to detail. Come and experience Leopard Beach!


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Dr. Hanningtone Gaya

Dr. Hanningtone Gaya

Kenya’s Dr Hanningtone Gaya, holds a PhD in Commerce in Business Management from Nelson Mandela University (NMU), is viewed as an authority in country branding and is the founder chairman of the Brand Kenya Board.

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