Southern Palms Beach Resort

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Diani Beach, Diani Beach Road

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About Southern Palms Beach Resort

Southern Palms Beach Resort sits at the edge of the Indian Ocean on the gorgeous, renowned Diani Beach.  Opened in 1992 and most recently renovated in 2019, it’s an oasis of calm just 35km south of Mombasa.  Modern amenities complement the warm Swahili and Arabic décor throughout the property.  The ideal getaway for friends and families who want to enjoy the white expanse of Diani Beach, savor a cocktail by the pool in the warmth of the African sun or be the envy of everyone at home with the perfect photo op of your camel ride on the beach, we offer it all.

Our 298 rooms, 2 luxurious suites, 4 restaurants, 4 bars, and 2 huge freeform pools that run virtually the length of our 10 acres of lush tropical grounds promote an intimate, relaxed, and friendly experience.  Whatever you choose to do while you’re here, you will return home with a host of memories and the warmth of our African culture in your heart.


Superior Rooms – Designed to provide comfort with a Swahili touch, our newly renovated rooms are 37.5 square meters, with individually controlled air conditioning and beautiful views of the pools and grounds. Located on the second and third floor, each room has a balcony with seating, offering a quiet spot to relax in the shade and enjoy the views of the property. These rooms offer a King bed or two twin beds to suit all your accommodation needs.

Superior Deluxe – Inspired by Swahili Architecture, these rooms are 46.5 square meters. They offer a King bed and a seating area with a sofa, with connecting rooms available. They are spacious, comfortable and have a large terrace that opens up to our lush gardens. Enjoy the feeling of being in nature from the comfort of your room.

Ocean Front Rooms – These rooms are all about the location, overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and are 37.5 square meters in size. They offer all the comfort and amenities of the Superior Room with the added advantage of waking up to the view of a spectacular African sunrise from our second and third-floor rooms. A King size bed is standard in every Ocean Front room and a single bed can be added on request.

Ocean Front Deluxe – Roll out of bed and you are steps away from the Indian Ocean. These rooms are spacious at 46.5 square meters with an extended terrace. They offer all the amenities of the Superior Deluxe with the added bonus of the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep. These lovely rooms offer a King size bed and a lounge area providing a very comfortable home away from home.


Palm Restaurant – This beautiful, rustic, open-air restaurant sits under a massive makuti roof for a cool break from the heat of the African sun during the day and offers a fusion of African, Indian and European cuisine buffet-style for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a variety of stations including a live grill, an African Corner, Indian Corner, and Pasta Station, a wide range of culinary tastes can be enjoyed while giving guests the opportunity to learn about the local dishes that shape and influence our traditions.

Boriti Snack Restaurant – This fresh, open-air restaurant offers a chilled and casual location for a quick bite or a lazy afternoon get-together. It has an African and Arabic vibe allowing guests to eat while enjoying the ocean breeze in their hair and beach sand under their toes. The views of the beach and pools are beautiful and fun and the menu is a la carte with delicious international snacks.  Boriti Snack Bar is open for lunch and afternoon tea.

Manyatta Restaurant – Our Manyatta Grill is African-inspired and literally translates to the house of a famous local tribe the Masaai. Following through with this décor, grills of all sorts are offered in this wonderful setting with lively wait staff and cooks.  Set at the edge of the swimming pool with a terrific African vibe, the Manyatta is available to all of our guests at no additional cost for dinner.  Reservations are required.

La Via Romana Italia Restaurant – Our Italian restaurant provides a romantic rooftop experience in an intimate setting.  A beautiful Mediterranean Table d’hôte menu served under the stars is everything you need for a most memorable evening.  Dinner at La Via Romana is available at no additional cost to all registered guests, reservations are required.

Sharwama and Dessert Lounge – This casual little venue sits at the top end of our beautiful swimming pools and offers your favorite Shawarma, beautiful, freshly made pastries, and specialty coffees along with a spectacular view of the property, pools, and our tropical gardens.  The menu in The Shawarma and Dessert Lounge is chargeable for all guests.

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