Southern Palms Beach Resort

4.0 star property
Upmarket beachfront resort with pool bar, near Diani Beach

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Southern Palms Beach Resort

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Property grounds
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, free WiFi
Food and drink
Shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Southern Palms Beach Resort

8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, 80400
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 5 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness centre
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Room service
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Ocean Front Deluxe Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Deluxe Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Superior Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Ocean Front Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Diani Beach - 9 min walk
  • Nyali Beach - 85 min drive
  • Bamburi Beach - 91 min drive

Getting around

  • Ukunda (UKA) - 10 min drive
  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 82 min drive
  • Airport pickup service


  • Leonardo's Italian Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • African Pot - 2 min drive
  • Coast Dishes - 6 min drive
  • Piri Pirie's - 7 min drive
  • Aniello's Italian Restaurant - 2 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 on a sunlounger, plus you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Diani Beach. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages and manicures and pedicures. Main, one of 5 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket resort include 4 bars/lounges, a poolside bar and a fitness centre.


All-inclusive room rates at Southern Palms Beach Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


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 sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 298 units


  • Check-in time from noon until 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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours a day)*

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

Travelling with children

  • Playground

What to do

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

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference centre


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Outdoor tennis court


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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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 specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
El Nomad – This restaurant specialises in Middle Eastern cuisine and only serves dinner. 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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Southern Palms Beach Resort Diani Beach
Southern Palms Beach Resort
Southern Palms Beach Diani Beach
Southern Palms Beach
Southern Palms Beach Hotel Diani
Southern Palms Beach Diani
Southern Palms Resort Diani
Southern Palms Beach Resort Resort
Southern Palms Beach Resort Diani Beach
Southern Palms Beach Resort Resort Diani Beach

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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitiser. 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, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an 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 on-site activities such as windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba-diving and improve your game at the on-site tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site 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 centre. Southern Palms Beach Resort also has an arcade and a garden, as well as access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Southern Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, there are 5 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining and Italian cuisine.
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 9-minute walk from Diani Beach and 13 minutes' walk from Kongo Mosque.



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8/10 Very good

we enjoyed our stay not the first time . unfortunately they don't provide slippers/ food was ok but no nyama choma. we where restricted to whatever was available.
Nicodemus, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Eden, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Elvis, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Huduma Murwa, Hoteli Safi, wafanyakazi wapole na wenye heshima tu, mandhari kemkem. Kweli lazima tena nije Diani kwa ajili ya uzuri wa hoteli hii!!!
Arnold Chitwa, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was a beautiful resort. The pools and grounds were well maintained. There was abundant staff and all were welcoming. We felt very safe at this resort and well taken care of. The food selection was good and they had many different options available. The only thing I didn't care for was the people asking to buy products while relaxing on the beach. There likely isnt much the resort can do about this and there was security around, but it didnt feel relaxing to be asked to go shop when you just wanted to listen to the ocean waves. Just noting for others to be aware of this. I would highly recommend this resort and the ocean front room was beautiful!
MELISSA, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

- Wifi was unreliable - had to ask for fresh towels for my room. Otherwise I assume the expect you to reuse the same one. -Appearance of the bedroom was a bit deceptive compared to pictures on websites. - Friendly staff they were awesome, helpful and trustworthy. - Not a good location for a young couple (35/48 we found the entertainment Boring and like child’s play) Good location for those with children. -Stained bed sheets were disturbed, pen marks, dried blood etc. -Food was good but redundant. -No iron in the bedrooms, staff will assist you with ironing for a fee. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t book again. It just wasn’t a fin time for me.
Sandy, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Property is on beach itself and has 2 huge pools. Well maintained and helpful staff. Highly recommended for vegetarians
Hitesh, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was amazing. There was a variety in food and it was very relaxing
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10/10 Exceptional

Property, staff, food were all great.
Gord, 4-night trip
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