Swahili Beach Hotel, an innovative ﬁve star resort development, is centrally located on the famous Diani Beach of Kenya’s south coast.
This unique hotel offers a harmonious blend of the architectural inﬂuences from the East African coast, Arabia, India, and Zanzibar that have fused over millennia to create the vibrant Swahili culture.
Offering an air of sophistication unseen on the Kenya coast, Swahili Beach has been designed with state-of-the-art technologies to ensure minimum short & long term ecological impact, while delivering unparalleled comfort to its guests.
In line with efforts to cut the carbon footprint of the resort, the lush tropical greenery, which is synonymous with the Kenyan Coast, has been maintained, and supplemented with exotic and indigenous trees, shrubs and tropical palms.
Standard rooms have picturesque views across the gardens or cascading pools and are situated in the main building. The rooms admit plenty of light and open onto wide verandahs. The rooms feature extensively carved niches and are exquisitely furnished with Swahili furniture and decor. Latest hospitality amenities including flat screen TVs, mini bars, electronic safes, wireless internet, coffee/tea-making stations and air conditioning. The en-suite bathrooms have rain showers, bidets and double basins.
The Superior rooms are situated on the upper floors and open fabulous views of the ocean. In addition to the Swahili décor and spacious verandas, all Superiors have an extended sitting room area and larger closet space. They feature the latest hospitality amenities and spacious bathrooms with bath tubs, rain showers, bidets and double basins.
The expansive Executive Suites have sweeping vistas across the Indian Ocean and gardens below. All suites have a connected lounge, dining veranda and private kitchen.·Several suites have shared access to a rooftop sun terrace and open-air lounge.
The Spa and Fitness Centre sits by the ocean front with its own cove and pool. Guests will be pampered in six luxurious treatment rooms each with individual showers. The two double Deluxe treatment rooms each boast a hydrobath/Jacuzzi tub. Additionally one can relax or splash in the pool of the private cove area. The spa has awide array of treatments using a renowned product line and administered hands of skilled therapists who are professionally trained and certified.
The gymnasium is equipped with cardiovascular machines, isotonic equipment and free weights.
Hair and beauty salon
Swahili Beach guests can still enjoy their routine beauty care whilst on holiday. The salon offers hair, facial, manicure and pedicure services for both ladies and men.
Swahili Beach aims to keep the youngest guests well entertained. An exciting menu of activities and animation will be on offer daily, together with baby-sitting services at no extra charge.
The water sports centre offers a full range of beach and ocean activities including scuba diving (PADI).
Two state-of-the-art conference rooms with a capacity of 50-150 delegates
- The boutique show-casesexceptional products from Kenya and beyond. Many pieces are one-of-a-kind creations and the selection makes reference to the vibrant Swahiliand coastal cultures.
- The jewellery store offers a wide range of unique pieces, many incorporating precious gems from East Africa, such as the Tanzanite and Tsavorite.
- The magazine and newspaper shop also stocks toiletries and confectionary.
Swahili Beach offers a gourmet selection of smart and casual dining:
Meaning ‘meeting or gathering’ place and this is the main buffet restaurant. The décor features with limited edition black and white photographs Swahili people & architecture perfectly enhances the cultural ambience of the restaurant.
A fusion of Indian/Swahili Fusion this cuisine unmatched anywhere else in Kenya The restaurant features a shisha bar area and low baquette seating, and is themed with a very modern take on “Indian” style. Artworks are abstract. Furniture is minimalist but upholstered in rich leathers and velvets which give nod to both Indian and Swahili cultures.
The Champagne & Oyster Bar
An alà carte seafood restaurant raised 40 ft above the beach, it’s the first of its kind in Kenya. Seated along thehuge dark-wood long bar one can enjoy a range of champagnes and fresh local oysters. The rest of the restaurant comprisesa classic seating arrangement in plantation/colonial style, with dark-wood floors, louvered shutters and woven rattan seats. Guests can enjoy daily ‘catch-of-the-day’ while enjoy amazing sea views and a constant, cool onshore breeze.
Meaning ‘ocean’, Baharini is situated right on the beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. Ostensibly a beach bar & Italian restaurant, it has been fitted out entirely in reclaimed dhow wood furniture. Palm fibre lamps and local carvings add highly decorative detailing to the decor. Guest can relax in low sofas converted from local canoes and filled with fluffy, white cushions. It will be the top sundowner spot on Diani Beach.
An Arabian-style coffee shop serving aromatic coffees from around the world, light snacks and confectionery.
A vibrant mix of bars including:
Baraza Bar which is the main cocktail bar
Palm Bar, a contemporary bar; barefoot beach bar and a swim-up, poolside bar.