Top 10 Best Beach Resorts in Kenya

Kenya boasts some of the finest beach resorts in East and Central Africa. A very high percentage of these resorts have great ratings on travel sites such as booking.com and TripAdvisor. These hotels have on several occasions been recognized as the best beach resorts in Kenya by the annual World Travel Awards.

Best Beach Resorts in Kenya

Below are the best beach resorts in Kenya based according to the World Travel Awards.

1. Leopard Beach Resort & Spa

This is arguably the best beach resort in Kenya at the moment. Some of the awards Leopard Beach Resort & Spa has received include:

  • Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort – 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Kenya’s Leading Spa Resort – 2014 and 2016
  • Kenya’s Leading Resort – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017
  • Africa’s Leading Spa Resort – 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • Africa’s Leading Family Resort – 2016, 2017 and 2018

Below are their contact details;

2. Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

The resort is located at Diani Beach and provides one of the most magical experiences anyone can ever ask for. The resort has been recognized multiple times, and among the awards they have won include:

  • World Travel Awards Winner Shield – 2015
  • Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort – 2015
  • Africa’s Leading Spa Resort – 2015
  • Outstanding Service Award – by Go Hotels
  • First Choice Gold Choice Award
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Winner – 2012

Below are their contact details;

3. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

The resort is a multi-award winning beach resort situated in Mombasa, one of the best islands in East Africa. Some of the awards won by Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa include:

  • World Luxury Hotels Award – 2017
  • World Luxury Spa Award – 2018
  • World Travel Awards Winner – 2014
  • Energy Management Award

Below are their contacts details;

4. Diamonds Dream of Africa

This is one of Kenya’s most exclusive beach resorts and has been featured in multiple international magazines for the quality of service they provide. Among the awards won by Diamond Dream of Africa include:

  • World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018 – Best Luxury Spa Resort in Africa
  • International Hotel Awards 2018 – Best Small Luxury Hotel Kenya

Below are their contact details;

5. Hemingways Watamu Resort

Hemingways Watamu Resort was named the 2007 and 2018 winner as Kenya’s Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards. It has also been nominated for this year’s Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort and Kenya’s Leading Resort. Hemingways Watamu Resort has only missed to be among the nominees for Kenya’s Leading Resorts or Beach Resorts once since 2005.

6. Baobab Beach Resort & Spa

The resort is located on Diani Beach and sits on an 80 acres of tropical gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. It’s shaded by indigenous coastal vegetation and exotic coconuts palms stretching over 500 metres o the golden beach front. It has been nominated for this year’s World Travel Awards as Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort.

7. Kinondo Kwetu

Kinondo Kwetu emerged the winner for Kenya’s Leading Resort in 2015 and has been nominated for this year’s Kenya’s Leading Resort and Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort. It is situated at Galu Beach to the South of Diani Beach. Galu Beach is located 2 km away from the nearest hotel, which makes it one of the most Private beaches along the Kenyan coast.

  • Website: Kinondo Kwetu
  • Email: info@kinondo-kwetu.com
  • Contacts: +254 710 898 030

8. PrideInn Paradise Beach Hotel

PrideInn Paradise Beach Hotel has been nominated for 2019 Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort and Kenya’s Leading Conference Hotel. It was awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017 and emerged the winner during the 2018 International Travel Awards.

9. Swahili Beach

Swahili Beach was named Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort in 2012 by the World Travel Awards during their annual awards. It has also been nominated in the same category for this year’s World Travel Awards.

  • Website: Swahili Beach
  • Email: reservation@swahilibeach.com
  • Contacts: +254 707 730753

10. The Majlis

Located on Manda Island in Lamu, The Majlis is a privately onwed resort that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the beautiful Ras Kitau Bay. It reflects Lamu’s traditional heritage with its subtle fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian architectural designs and is just 10 minutes ride away from Lamu. The resort has been nominated for this year’s World Travel Awards under two categories – Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort and Kenya’s Leading Boutique Hotel.

  • Website: The Majlis
  • Email: welcome@themajlisresorts.com
  • Contacts: +254 773 777066