Located on a tranquil private shore south of ten-mile Diani Beach, and secluded from residential neighbours by rocky cliffs, Kinondo Kwetu’s 16-acre plot is part of a protected area thanks to its surrounding kaya forests and sacred land.

Although this boutique lodge is the ideal place for simply doing nothing at all, it also offers exciting possibilities for adventurers big and small across the whole spectrum – everything from peaceful yoga to adrenaline-filled sky-diving. Note that some activities are seasonal, being dependent on winds or tides.

Furnished and decorated with Swahili cultural handicrafts or artefacts, every room and cottage has its own individual charm.

  • Founded the Kinondo Kwetu Health Center, a medical clinic for Kinondo’s This award-winning centre caters to over 100.000 annual patients, with an estimated 1,700 babies typically conceived each year
  • The owners support Kinondo village’s primary school, and created a bursary programme for secondary-school children
  • They are also sponsors of the Shark Trust and members of Colobus Conservation
There are five sea-view cottages: three with double bedrooms, another for small families whose double bedroom connects to a single room, and a bigger family cottage with connected double and single rooms downstairs plus an additional double upstairs. All face the ocean
The en-suite bathrooms have hot showers and flushing toilets
Enjoy private or communal dining by the beach, in the dining room, or elsewhere. Although there are set lunch and dinner menus, the kitchen is happy to accommodate alternative requests
Swimming pool and Simple sea-view gym
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Families, couples, single travellers or small groups



  • Horse-riding
  • Scuba-diving (ranging from first PADI lesson to advanced reef dives and international diving ‘passport’ provision)
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Kitesurfing (courses are only available off-site, but close by)
  • Windsurfing
  • Water-skiing
  • Sailing or canoeing
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Game drives within the Shimba Hills National Reserve
  • Cultural visits to Kinondo village & Kinondo Kwetu’s various community works
  • Shopping/sightseeing trips to Ukunda or Mombasa
  • Boat excursions to ‘Paradise Lost’ island
  • Wood-fired Sauna
  • Yoga & exercise classes daily or on request – personal trainers can be booked