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This high-end beach resort with African- and Arabian-inspired architecture is a 12-minute walk from Diani Beach Art Gallery.




The huge Swahili Beach resort opened at the beginning of 2012 in a very central position on Diani Beach, south of Mombasa. The 140 rooms, with Mediterranean-style exteriors and Swahili chic interiors, are in two-storey clusters around the landscaped grounds.

This high-end beach resort with African- and Arabian-inspired architecture is a 12-minute walk from Diani Beach Art Gallery, 4 km from Kongo Mosque and 14 km from Maweni Beach.

The sophisticated rooms and suites with traditional Arab and Swahili decor feature Wi-Fi, private balconies and flat-screen TVs. All also offer mosquito nets, and 24/7 room service is available.

Breakfast is served. Dining options include a seafood eatery, as well as a buffet-style restaurant with international fare. There’s also an outdoor infinity pool with a bar. A spa features beauty treatments, an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

There are endless amenities and facilities, including seven infinity pools connected as a cascading pool, a Baobab pool bar, assorted watersports, a white sandy beach, a spa and fitness centre with its own cove and indoor pool, Jacuzzi and six treatment rooms.

Swahili Beach Resort is a very large resort in a central position on Diani Beach, built and designed more to combine luxury and modern decor, whilst ensuring it has a minimum ecological impact. Its Arabic architecture and local Swahili-influenced finish has created rooms and stylish suites with breath-taking views across the gardens, cascading pools or the Indian Ocean.

Along the stretch of beach in Diani, Southern Kenya, Swahili Beach Resort sits in a central and attractive area. Diani offers a range of watersports, kite surfing, sky diving, dhow trips, sundowner safaris, beach bars and many more. The only downside is that the beach at the front of the property is one of the narrower sections which is often covered at high tide.

As a resort of 140 rooms, the hotel grounds are very expansive! There are endless amenities and facilities, a white sandy beach, a spa and fitness centre with its own cove and indoor pool, Jacuzzi and six treatment rooms. And when it comes to dining, there are no limits at Swahili Beach, as the five restaurants specialise in spice, seafood, Kenyan and Swahili delicacies.

Swahili Beach Resort is where raw culture meets contemporary style; it’s a Swahili experience in an architectural wonder that boasts a seven-layer cascading pool, spacious and comfortable rooms all overlooking the vast Indian Ocean, service that, like the Swahili culture, is from the heart and dining experiences that bring out the true essence of culture and modern fusion.

Swahili Beach offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience and Swahili Beach resort is the destination for the new generation of travelers who thrive on culture but do it in style. Offering an air of sophistication unseen in Mombasa, Kenya.

Swahili Beach has been designed with state-of-the-art technologies to ensure minimum ecological impact while delivering unparalleled comfort to its guests.

In line with efforts to remain environmentally friendly, the lush tropical greenery, which is synonymous with the Kenyan coast, has been maintained and supplemented with exotic and indigenous trees, shrubs and tropical plants in this amazing Diani Beach hotel.

Find your escape at the Swahili Beach Resort. It’s a slice of paradise on Diani Beach that lets you indulge all of your senses. Swahili Beach Resort offers a mix of Swahili and Arab decor and tradition that makes you feel like you are in your own personal oasis.

Swahili Beach Diani soaring archways, carved niches, authentic rugs, and architectural details combine to create a one-of-a-kind resort in a tropical paradise. Luxurious rooms in a beautiful atmosphere await you on the sparkling beaches of Diani, Kenya.

Swahili Beach Resort Diani resort was intentionally designed to minimize its impact on the environment while maintaining a state-of-the-art technology. It seamlessly combines the roots of different cultural influences with modern style.

Guest at Swahili Beach Diani enjoys luxurious amenities, dining, and the gorgeous tropical climate all year. Swahili Beach Resort has large rooms that let you spread out and relax, and all feature a private balcony to take in the exquisite views.


The facilities at Swahili Beach Mombasa are impressive. The grandeur, beautiful archways, and handmade rugs of the rooms lets guests’ imaginations soar. There is free, fast internet service if you need to be in touch with the rest of the world. 24/7 room service means you can satisfy your hunger whenever you please.

Amenities at Swahili Beach Resort Diani also include the magnificent pool, which runs in cascading layers for 200 meters along the edge of the ocean. It is fed by spring water and natural salts, so it is great for your skin.

The Baobab Pool Bar is the perfect spot to swim up and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. The Swahili Beach Resort Spa and Fitness Center has an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, six treatment rooms and a team spa staff to relax your body, mind, and soul.

Rooms types

Swahili Beach Rooms and Suites

Pamper yourself in your own private oasis. With a mixture of traditional Arab and Swahili decor as well as a modern touch, each room offers breath taking views across the gardens, cascading pools or the Indian Ocean. With room service on call you will want for nothing on your next holiday.

Swahili Beach Resort accommodation has ensuite bathroom with rain showers, shallow sunken bathtubs (superior rooms and suites), two wash basins, WC and bidet in separate blocks spread over the site:

  • 14 Executive suites
  • 92 Superior Rooms
  • 16 Standard Rooms

Enjoy some of the finest food in Diani, with five different restaurants at the Swahili Beach Diani. The Bahraini Beach Restaurant and Bar offers delicious a la carte choices and a great menu for the kids. The Zanzibar Seafood Restaurant has two Teppanyaki tables and freshly caught Kenyan seafood.

The Spice Route Restaurant fuses Indian and Kenyan food in a creative, modern way. Majlis Restaurant is the main dining spot and features a variety of entrees and buffets daily. The Kahawa Coffee Lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of the freshest local brew.

Guests at the Swahili Beach Resort enjoy their “High Tide” welcoming party on the beach. Relax, get to know our beautiful grounds, and enjoy a free cocktail to say hello. There are also many beach games and water sports to exploring.


Swahili Beach Resort has two conference rooms all equipped with state-of-the-art facilities with a capacity range of 50-150 delegates.

Swahili Beach Diani conference rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which include a flat-screen TV, flip charts, whiteboard and markers, pens, writing pads, LCD projector, PA system, and WiFi.


At Swahili Beach Mombasa you will be offered the following services, yoga sessions, gym, business center, room service, swimming pool, wheelchair access, magazine and newspaper shops, and children’s club.

Swahili Beach is your slice of heaven specializing and very highly recommended for:

  • team building,
  • conferences
  • wedding
  • relaxation to reward yourself or your family after hard work or business venture success.


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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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