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Southern Palms Beach Resort

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Property grounds
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

Overview of Southern Palms Beach Resort

Southern Palms Beach Resort

4.0 star property
Diani Beach beachfront resort with 5 restaurants and pool bar

7,8/10 Good

67 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Map
Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, 80400

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Diani Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Ukunda (UKA) - 10 min drive
  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 95 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

Restaurants

  • Morning Star Resort - 14 min walk
  • Diani Bay Resort - 14 min walk
  • African Pot Coral - 5 min drive
  • Leonardo's restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Qua Bruce Restaurant - 5 min drive

About this property

Southern Palms Beach Resort

At Southern Palms Beach Resort, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages and mani/pedis. Main, one of 5 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale resort include 4 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and a fitness center. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.

All-inclusive

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).

Languages

English, French, German

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 298 units

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from noon - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • 5 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Volleyball
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor tennis court

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All-inclusive

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).

Dining

Main - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Manyatta - This restaurant is located by the pool. Open daily.
Boriti Snack Bar - This restaurant serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.
La Via Romana - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
El Nomad - This restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of KES 10000 per vehicle

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for KES 112.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle service for children between the ages of 2 and 12 costs KES 10000

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 6 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Southern Palms Beach Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Southern Palms Beach Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
As of 01 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Southern Palms Beach Resort on 02 December 2022 start from R5 492, including 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 7:30 AM to 6 PM.
Are pets allowed at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is KES 10000 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Southern Palms Beach Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash and volleyball. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the resort's other amenities, which include 4 bars and a fitness center. Southern Palms Beach Resort also has a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and Italian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Morning Star Resort (14-min walk), Diani Bay Resort (14-min walk), and Coast Dishes Resturant (2 mi).
Does Southern Palms Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Southern Palms Beach Resort like?
Southern Palms Beach Resort is a short 2-minute walk from Diani Beach and 14 minutes' walk from Tiwi Beach. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings

7,8

Good

8,0/10

Cleanliness

8,0/10

Staff & service

8,1/10

Amenities

7,7/10

Property conditions & facilities

8,0/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

The gym was not operating. Loud music from 9pm to 11pm. You are not able to relax after dinner in your room due to noise. TVs not connected to Internet or all channels available to watch when chilling.
Usha, 8-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The resort being next to the beach made going to the beach a lot easier. Staff were freindly and very helpful. The resort and beach were absolutely amazing, the experience overall was beautiful.
Theo, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent resort all around. Amazing facilities, amenities and food. Best hotel experience ever. A big thank you to all the amazing staff as well.
Falcon, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place to vacation
Brian K, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel with responsive staff members
6-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Paul, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

They gave us our room and then told us to pack again as they made a mistake of giving us the wrong room. We had already unpacked and expected us to repack and move again, which we said we were not prepared. They did not give us Water in our room for the 1st two days. They then gave us botted water but did not have openers to open the bottle. so was not able to drink water. We had to go to the Bar to get water and put it our own bottle. The 2nd day we did not get any towel in our room till 4pm. how do we go the the Beach or swimming pool with these towels. to add to insult the next day they brought torn towel for us to us. The phone in the room never worked, so what ever we needed we had to go all the way to the reception to request for it. This was very inconvenient.
JAI, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Room cleanliness not satisfactory
Staff are friendly but seem to be overwhelmed. Instead of availing gloves at serving stations for guests to serve themselves, they insisted on staff serving each guest which resulted in longer queues at serving stations and this could also be the reason why they were fewer chefs manning cooking stations which also resulted in longer queues. They seem to prioritise vegetarian food and hence variety for no vegetarian is poor. On getting to our room we found stained pillow cases and the bed and pillows had hair despite waiting for more than an hour for the room to be ready. The bathroom walls had grime, meaning they are not scubbed regularly. and our room floor was always grainy and had hair even after cleaning by the room service staff.
FRANCIS, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place, kind and helpful staff.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Lea, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review