Luxury Hotels & Lodges on the Kenya Coast

A string of properties are scattered down the coast - each laid-back, charming and terribly chic - and among them our favourites have to be the gorgeous Majlis and the discreet retreats of Kinondo Kwetu and Funzi Keys.

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Location: Kenya Coast | Kenya

If you want some buzz on your Kenyan beach holiday, but don't want to be in busy Mombasa, then the gloriously long stretch of sand at Diani is perfect. Staying in one of seven stylish Almanara villas, you'll also be just a short drive from a sleepy little town.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Village Life, Beach

Hemingways Watamu

Location: Kenya Coast | Kenya

Lining the idyllic white sands of Watamu Marine National Park, Hemingways Watamu is a chic, boutique resort on Kenya's exotic coast. As well as having incredible wildlife and picture-perfect beaches right on the doorstep, it is the ideal place to stay for thrilling activities like diving and kite surfing.

Best for: Beach, Snorkelling & Diving, Village Life, Eco-tourism

Kinondo Kwetu

Location: Kenya Coast | Kenya

The Kenyan coast has long been lacking a perfect little family beach hotel. Kinondo Kwetu fits this niche perfectly. Small enough to keep the sense of intimacy and personal hosting that the Kenyans are famed for, but offering plenty to keep children of all generations entertained. It’s an ideal stop for anyone who wants a glorious beach, a peaceful setting, and a friendly atmosphere.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Beach

Medina Palms

Location: Kenya Coast | Kenya

Hugging the Indian Ocean on Kenya’s gorgeous east coast, the Medina Palms offers a dash of beach bliss to round off your luxury holiday in Kenya. Located in Watamu along a stretch of beach listed among the Indian Ocean’s top 10, spend your days nestled among tropical gardens, pools and waterfalls, or kitesurfing along the turquoise waters.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Beach, Peace & Quiet

Msambweni House

Location: Kenya Coast | Kenya

Msambweni House is located on a quiet, unspoilt private beach along four miles of tropical, palm-fringed coastline. This undiscovered gem is an all-inclusive villa that has just six rooms and a beautiful infinity pool.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Lodge, Beach


Location: Kenya Coast | Kenya

Perched on the southern tip of Lamu Island, Peponi is an East African legend. In spite of a reputation for attracting off-duty rock stars and royalty, you shouldn’t travel there expecting glitzy 5* luxury. The draw of Peponi is in its uniquely Swahili charm. Dhows float back and forth in front of the terrace, donkeys carry coconuts through the nearby streets, and firm friendships are made each evening in the hotel bar.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Village Life

The Funzi Keys

Location: Kenya Coast | Kenya

Relax and unwind at this remote and exclusive island hideaway. With just a handful of rustic, private cottages and no clocks or TVs, The Funzi Keys is the epitome of barefoot luxury; the perfect place to escape from the outside world.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Lodge, Beach

The Majlis

Location: Kenya Coast | Kenya

Designed with stylish flair, The Majlis is a privately owned beach hotel that combines an exotic mix of ancient Swahili and Omani architecture with the ambience, comfort and intimacy of a private home.

Best for: Honeymoon, Private Groups, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel


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