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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

5.0 star property
Beachfront resort in Diani Beach with spa and beach bar

8,8/10 Fabulous

120 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Coast Province, 80401

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Ukunda (UKA) - 9 min drive
  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 93 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • 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

At Swahili Beach Resort, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, volleyball, and beachside drinks, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving and snorkeling. 9 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and facials. Dining choices include 5 restaurants and the 2 bars/lounges are great places to grab a cold drink. Other highlights at this luxurious resort include a poolside bar, a health club, and a fitness center. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 125 units
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 6 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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
  • 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

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 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's games

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach club (surcharge)
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 20 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2011
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • 9 outdoor pools
  • Designer stores on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


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


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water
  • Highchair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Swahili Spa has 6 treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Swahili 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 Swahili Beach Resort?
As of 30 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Swahili Beach Resort on 01 March 2023 start from R4 034, 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 Swahili Beach Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, 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 Swahili Beach Resort?
Yes, there are 9 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Swahili Beach Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Swahili Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Swahili Beach Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Swahili Beach Resort?
You can check in from 1 PM - 6 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Swahili Beach Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like snorkeling, volleyball, and scuba diving. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 9 outdoor swimming pools. Swahili Beach Resort also has 2 bars and a health club, as well as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Swahili Beach Resort?
Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Qua Bruce Restaurant (3-min walk), Leonardo's restaurant (6-min walk), and Coast Dishes Resturant (7-min walk).
Does Swahili Beach Resort have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Swahili Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Swahili Beach Resort like?
Swahili Beach Resort is a short 9-minute drive from Ukunda (UKA) and 3 minutes' walk from Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve. Travelers give top marks for the resort's prime location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Bobby, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Antonio, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bridgette, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Just Book It, Seriously The Swahili Experience. I spent 7 full days at this amazing resort. It was the best Diani has to offer. EVERYTHING is better than the pictures. The rooms are spacious, the pools a large and many, the food choices are plenty, and the spa is a must! I'm going to name drop because it was that good I had to keep a list. This is not to say other staff aren't amazing, but these are the staff that made my experience one for the books! The F&B Staff led by Junas: Daizy, Paul, Twahir, Sila, Clemence, and Hoka never missed a beat from breakfast to lunch to dinner. The Spa - there is not need to name drop, every single person in the Spa is !!!!!!! You must book the Swahili Experience at the Spa. The entire pool staff were thee keepers of the vibe! They keep the pool clean and ready! Morris is guest relation is a whole vibe! He literally is there to make sure you are living it up!! I don't have kids, I was there on a solocation, however, the entertainment staff......they were AMAZING! They kept the kids busy, allowing me to chat with cools moms! The music, the activities, the friendliness, and the safety! The accountant and cashier, Francis is always one to know. He keeps very good records, there was no funny business with the billing! He literally keeps everything running smooth! Such a pleasure at check out. The Owners - I love them! They are couple goals! They pay attention to maintenance, and they listen! I will be back!
Ashley, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful resort!
Hope, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hope, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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
Kenneth D, 6-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The room and hotel were both beautiful but the service and management is more like that of a 3 star hotel. Even the wifi was weak and unstable which is not acceptble for. 5 star hotel.
2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
Ranika, 5-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

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.
claudio, 9-night trip
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