Our beach getaways are designed to offer our guests a short, spacious, and exclusive beach getaway for those that need to escape the hustle-and-bustle of city life, or as an extension to your safari with us.
You will board your private aircraft from Wilson Airport and be flown to your destination beach. We work with the most exclusive and private beach hotels and villas along the coast, you can check them out below:
Diani Beach, south of Mombasa, is famous for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, which is probably why it has won ‘Africa’s Leading Beach Destination’ six years running by the World Travel Awards. We have carefully selected the most private and luxurious beachfront hotels and villas that offer a perfect balance of convenience and privacy.
The flight in your private aircraft from Nairobi will take just over 2 hours, flying past the Chyulu Hills, Taita Hills and the mighty Tsavo East. Once you have landed it will be a short drive to your destination where you can begin enjoying your beach getaway. From long walks on the beach, scuba diving or snorkelling, to sampling freshly caught seafood at the local restaurants, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
We also take you on a scenic flight to Wasini Island and back should you wish to see more of the coastline and the coastal islands during your stay.
AZHARI BEACH SUITE
Azhari Beach Suite is a fabulously unique and very private suite. Being situated directly on Kenya’s famous Diani Beach, guests can enjoy the enchanting views of the Indian Ocean. The suite overlooks a beautiful garden dotted with ancient 1,000-year-old Baobab trees, a perfect combination of luxury and nature. The Azhari Beach Suite is THE perfect place for relaxation, romance, peace and recovery.
MARULA HOUSE ON THE BEACH
Marula House is an eco-friendly mini boutique hotel, situated in Galu, the south side of Diani, known for its stunning stretch of palm-fringed white beach. Here, you can relax, enjoying the open spaces Galu has to offer, which is complemented by the hotels blend of modern and African décor, with much of the interior and furniture locally crafted by Diani’s talented artisans and carpenters. This mini boutique provides its guests with all the modern amenities but complements this with African fine art and décor, so you can enjoy the convenience of modern life and the rich African culture.
ALMANARA LUXURY HOTEL & VILLAS
Almanara is an exclusive, family-owned business, with both a luxury boutique hotel and private villas on the property. Tucked amidst the towering palms and tropical gardens, this 5-star luxury resort will not disappoint. The hotel and villas are privately situated and are furnished in a tasteful European and Swahili fusion. The hotel is also home to one of Diani’s best restaurants, Sails. The restaurant offers both international and local dishes, with fresh fish being delivered daily. The restaurant overlooks Diani Beach and has a stunning décor of sweeping sails and curved beams.
Lamu is a place like no other, a peaceful tropical island where life is lived at its own relaxed rhythm. Lamu town is made up of winding streets that take you on a journey through Lamu’s medieval stone town. This charming island is surrounded by a mosaic of beautiful rolling dunes and endless beaches, where tiny villages nestle among coconut and mango plantations and lateen sailed dhows ply the waters.
Lamu is full of fascinating history and is a hub of culture, hosting several festivals throughout the year, festival themes include food, art, yoga and culture and interestingly, the island is famously known for its high population of donkeys! Lamu will make you feel as though you have traveled back to less complicated times, allowing its guests to get lost in its enchantment.
MANDA BAY LODGE - LAMU
Manda Bay, a jewel in Kenya's stunning coastline, is the perfect escape for families, honeymooners, and couples looking for the ultimate 'no shoes, no news' experience. The small boutique lodge located on the tip of an unspoiled, idyllic island in Lamu's archipelago also has its own private airstrip, which means you can step off your private aircraft straight to the lodge. The lodge has something for everyone. For guests who want to leave the world behind, they can enjoy relaxing by the pool, paddleboarding through the nearby mangrove forest.
THE FORT - LAMU | SHELA
Nestled amongst the sand dunes of Shela Beach, The Fort has been hailed as a monument to Omani architectural ingenuity. Built in 2001, the landmark is the epitome of privacy and seclusion. The lower floor has a living area, dining area and lounge that look onto the aesthetic pool and the beautiful garden. Upstairs you will find another dining area and guests can watch the world go by from this vantage point as camels and donkeys cruise the beach. Its unique architecture occupies an unrivaled position overlooking the Indian Ocean on the deserted 14 kilometre beach.
PEPONI HOTEL - LAMU | SHELA
Peponi Hotel is a small boutique hotel run by the Korschen family who happened upon the old building by chance in the 1960s. The hotel sits at the beginning of a 14 kilometre stretch of wild beach, guests can enjoy leisurely beach walks or explore the nearby dunes. The hotel also has a protected site for sea turtle nestings, a project that began in 1992 and is now an established trust called the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust.