An extremely friendly and well-run boutique beach resort located on a quiet stretch of coastline but within easy reach of multiple excursions and activities. Run by its Swedish owners it has a home-away-from-home feel accompanied by excellent service and attention to detail.
Kinondo Kwetu lies on quiet stretch of soft, sandy beach on the southern Kenyan coast to the south of the busier Diani area. There is direct access onto the beach and into the Indian Ocean from the resort making it a perfect place in which to relax after a safari.
One of the beauties of Kinondo Kwetu is that, although a small resort, it has a variety of room types to suit all requirements. Several of the rooms are individual cottages, perfect for couples seeking romance and privacy, while the larger Mama Taa House offers interconnecting double and twin rooms which are ideal for families. In fact Mama Taa can easily be taken in its entirety since the resort has two separate kitchens so catering can be made exclusive. Mama Tina House has a double en-suite bedroom plus two single rooms with shared bathroom making it a good choice for families with older children.
Each room is individually-decorated in traditional Swahili style with colourful fabrics and carved wooden furnishings and is no more than a few metres from the white sandy beach.
FOOD & DRINK
There is no fixed restaurant area for lunches and dinners, enabling you to make the most of being able to dine outdoors on the beach, in the water tower, by the boat house or in your own villa. Fish and seafood are permanent fixtures on the three-course menus and the wine list comprises a selection of South African vintages .Take advantage of the opportunity to dine with your toes in the sand.
The large outdoor pool is conveniently located away from the beach to ensure total privacy and seclusion for sun-bathing and swimming. There is a tennis court on site and a secluded yoga sala where private classes can be booked and guests can also enjoy massages, manicures and facials provided by Kinondo Kwetu’s own spa.
OUT & ABOUT
There are lots of activities nearby to suit all ages and interests including riding, golf and sky-diving so please just ask us if there’s something you are particularly keen on. Out on the water there are superb opportunities for deep-sea fishing, kayaking, water skiing, traditional dhow sailing, kite surfing and more.
Just 45-minutes from Kinondo Kwetu, and perfect for families with younger children who are not yet old enough to appreciate a full safari, the Shimba Hills make an excellent day trip to see elephant, sable antelope and giraffe. For something a bit more ‘hands-on’ the snake conservancy will visit with some of their charges.
- Run by the delightful Andersson family, a stay at Kinondo Kwetu feels more like visiting friends at their fabulous beach house than staying in a hotel.
- While some of the top graded rooms have air-conditioning, most of the rooms have only a ceiling fan.