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Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

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2503 Reviews
Guide Price €1,761 per person
Departure's from Dublin, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Standard Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A world of Its own

Situated above a coral headland overlooking the white sands of Diani beach, the picturesque Baobab Beach Resort features traditional Arabic and Swahili architecture, providing you with an authentic taste of Africa amid tropical settings. Each area of the hotel has its own pool, bar and restaurant ensuring you will truly be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and entertainment options! Evenings can be spent enjoying a meal overlooking the Indian Ocean followed by a show at the open air Porini amphitheatre. During the day take a dip in one of the resort’s three swimming pools, try your hand at some archery or enjoy volleyball or tennis among other options. For those that want to explore the wonders of the ocean, a dive centre can be found at the resort also. After, relax aching muscles at the beautiful Afya Bora Spa and wellness centre, a haven of rejuvenation. Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort for a fee.

  • Famous Diani Beach location
  • Ancient coastal indigeneous forest surroundings
  • Live shows in amphitheatre
  • Unique style of accommodation
  • Imaginative buffet style cuisine

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 323 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 90 minutes from Mombasa Airport.
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • approx. 90 minutes from Mombasa Airport.
2503 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1558
  • Very Good 670
  • Average 187
  • Poor 48
  • Terrible 40

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Mar 24, 2019

Great value for money - well managed resort

New York City, New York

Spent one week with my wife and three kids during their school Spring Break. I was hesitant to try an "all-inclusive" resort that was so inexpensive, but I must say I was quite impressed with Baobab. It is a well managed resort. First, the location and beach front property are fantastic, including the gardens and landscaping. Monkeys and baboons are a nuisance if you keep your windows open or walk around with food, but we enjoyed their antics. Rooms are a bit old but well maintained and spacious. Managers and staff are all very friendly and helpful. Yes, buffets were repetitive at times but there were always good choices for food, including good vegetarian choices. We particularly enjoyed the African, Indian and Swahili dishes. Breakfast was basic but yummy with a good egg station chef, waffles, pancakes, sausages, etc. Lots of fresh fruit and good choices - mango, pineapple, watermelon, passion fruit, papaya, bananas, etc. When serving hundreds of people at a time, one must recycle food at times. So today's eggplant salad is tomorrow's eggplant curry, but that's how a good business should be run. During high season, this place probably has more than 1000 guests including kids. It's a big place. Aside from three meals per day, there was an all day pizzeria that also served fries and cakes as part of the package. Then there was 4pm afternoon tea which included various bitings. In sum, you can stuff your face all day long at no added cost. While we don't drink much alcohol, I wonder how this place makes money with everyone quaffing down beer, wine and liquor all day long. (By the way, Kenya produces good local beer.) For ourselves, we enjoyed the coffee, tea and fresh orange juice. My only complaint would be lack of decaf coffee, but I could have bought a can of instant decaf outside the resort if I wasn't so lazy. Otherwise, entertainment was fun especially for my kids who really enjoyed the 8.30pm kids dancing and then 9.30pm acrobatic shows. While WiFi was absolutely fine for emails and general Internet surfing, I don't know if it is strong enough for things like video streaming. We stayed at the Kole Kole side which seems to cater to kids with a Kids Club and a shallow end swimming pool. In the cooler evenings, we would often go down to the beach and let the kids frolic in the warm surf. Beaches are big, beautiful and sandy with the coral reef protecting the beach from heavy waves. Perfect for small kids. My wife already decided that we are coming back again for the next Spring Break. My kids spent most all of their time in the swimming pool making friends and playing games. My wife was particularly impressed with the spa facilities and massage services which she used twice, and the gym was also quite good with a beautiful ocean view. As a businessman myself, I was impressed with how well the place was managed, being able to provide so much for such a reasonable price. If you want sushi and prawns, then you will have to go somewhere else and pay at least twice the price of Baobab, and without drinks included. So Baobab is great value for money. While it may be a 3 or 4 star establishment, I give it a 5 star rating because Baobab delivered well beyond our expectations.
Mar 23, 2019

The best ever holiday and hotel

Dewsbury, United Kingdom

We came to stay at the baobab on the 15th march 2019 after our hectic 3 day safari, fabulous friendly welcome,very helpful staff,we took rooms 224 and 204 I came with my boyfriend and good friend,the hotel was recommended by my good friend kadra alina and we were not disappointed, rooms were lovely and clean and very spacious,lovely balcony's with sea views and cheeky monkeys all over them,extra water was provided for my boyfriend being diabetic at no extra cost, no request ever too much trouble, definitely an improvement from my last holiday in Mauritius,down by the pool we used as there were 3 to choose from,there were plenty of sun loungers for everybody fresh beach towels provided on request,bar staff lovely and helpful, too many drinks not a problem they'd bring them to you,animation/ entertainments team worked very hard to keep everybody happy,water polo,step aerobics,aqua aerobics, breakfast lunch snacks and dinner were something else,never seen as much choice and food,never knew what to try first,everything was presented beautifully and tasted amazing,attentive staff to all your needs,greeted for every meal with a smile and a hand shake,everything quickly cleared away,themed nights restraint decorated beautifully, then on a night every night at 9.30pm you have a short walk within the complex to the polini amitheatre beautifully done out with ample seating for all, the team would then perform many different routines to wow everybody,once the show was over lights went down it was then a disco with a bar to the side, beautifully cared for grounds,cheeky monkeys everywhere waiting for the opportunity to steal your snacks and goods so beware never take food from the resteraunt, funny little guys though, can honestly say I will be returning here didn't want to leave such a relaxing beautiful place,right on the beach,just a short walk down the stairs,often pestered by beach sellers but say no often they soon leave you alone,beach beautiful sea lovely and warm can't rate the place highly enough,anybody who dislikes this place is crazy expect us back,keep up the good work guys it's amazing
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Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Facilities

Safari Opportunities

Once in resort the hotel concierge will be able to organise all your arrangements for a day’s safari.

Open Air Amphitheatre

As dusk falls over the Kenyan Coast, another dazzling stage is set and different stars rise. The resort offers an incredible entertainment experience. Evening cultural & acrobatic performances, sound and light shows and theme nights are played out in the Porini open - air amphitheatre boasting state - of - the - art audio visual equipment.

Fitness Centre

The resort features a fully equipped fitness centre.

Afya Bora Wellness Club & Spa

The Afya Bora Wellness Club & Spa is a true oasis of tranquillity in a sublime tropical setting, offering you the ultimate in holiday well-being and relaxation. You can enjoy world-renowned signature beauty treatments, alluring bath and steam rituals and holistic therapies in a selection of individual and twin bed Ocean facing treatment rooms.

Sports Facilities

Facilities available for your use include: Three all-weather quartz tennis courts, archery, daily Aquafit classes in the pool, darts, aerobics classes daily, table tennis, beach volley ball. At a Supplement: Wind surfing, big game fishing, sailing (catamaran), snorkelling excursions in glass-bottomed boatsIn addition, for the golfers, improve your handicap at the nearby golf course which can be organised locally on arrival.

Three Swimming Pools

Three individual swimming pools overlooking the ocean and 80 acres of tropical gardens provide an oasis to relax and revitalise.

Weddings

The Baobab Beach Resort and Kole Kole offers wedding packages in tranquil natural settings creating the perfect atmosphere to say 'I Do'. Please call for more details.

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Room Types

Baobab Superior room

Superior Room

At the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide paramount comfort and luxury for all. Each wing offers a unique ambience ensuring pure relaxation and comfort.

The Baobab's accommodation has been designed with luxury in mind and tastefully furnished by Kenya's leading interior designers. All rooms are refined and fitted with all modern amenities with private terrace or balcony, offering a variety of spectacular ocean, pool and garden views. Large inter-connecting rooms are available which are ideal of familes.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV

Suite

Suites offer approx 68 sqm of space with whirlpool and two showers

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room
Boabab Bedroom

Standard Room

At the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide paramount comfort and luxury for all. Each wing offers a unique ambience ensuring pure relaxation and comfort.

The Baobab's accommodation has been designed with luxury in mind and tastefully furnished by Kenya's leading interior designers. All rooms are refined and fitted with all modern amenities with private terrace or balcony, offering a variety of spectacular ocean, pool and garden views. Large inter-connecting rooms are available which are ideal of familes.

*3 adults is a possible occupancy in this room type but with very limited space within the room.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV
Bedroom

Deluxe Room

At the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide paramount comfort and luxury for all. Each wing offers a unique ambience ensuring pure relaxation and comfort.

The Baobab's accommodation has been designed with luxury in mind and tastefully furnished by Kenya's leading interior designers. All rooms are refined and fitted with all modern amenities with private terrace or balcony, offering a variety of spectacular ocean, pool and garden views. Large inter-connecting rooms are available which are ideal of familes.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Interconnecting Room

At the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide paramount comfort and luxury for all. Each wing offers a unique ambience ensuring pure relaxation and comfort.

The Baobab's accommodation has been designed with luxury in mind and tastefully furnished by Kenya's leading interior designers. All rooms are refined and fitted with all modern amenities with private terrace or balcony, offering a variety of spectacular ocean, pool and garden views. Large inter-connecting rooms are available which are ideal of familes.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Kipepeo Bar

Enjoy sundowners ‘al fresco’ at the Kipepeo Bar.

Porini Disco and Bar

Relax and indulge in a variety of international and local drinks and cocktails throughout the night at this vibrant bar and enjoy music, dancing and a plenty of cocktails.Open 11 pm till late

Karibu Restaurant

The Karibu Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with an exhaustive selection served buffet style with live cooking overlooking the ocean. Enjoy imaginative seafood cuisine fresh from the Indian Ocean here.Opening times:Breakfast - 0630hrs - 1030 hrs Lunch - 1230hrs - 1400 hrs, Dinner - 1930 hrs-2130 hrs Restrictions: Table reservation required. Dress code: For dinner, men must wear trousers and ladies are politely requested to wear a dress.

Jodari Restaurant

The all-inclusive Jodari Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and overlooks the beach. Here you can enjoy a mouth watering selection of international cuisine.Opening times:Breakfast - 0630hrs - 1030hrs Lunch - 1230hrs - 1400hrs, Dinner - 1930 hrs-2130 hrs Dress code: Long trousers requirement for men and ladies are politely requested to wear a dress.

Maridadi Restaurant

Open for Lunch and Dinner, shaded by palm trees and overlooking the beach this comfortable restaurant serves delicious pastas, fish dishes, pizzas and salads. In the evening enjoy a generous buffet spread with a variety of international and Asian specialities.

Tengezi Restaurant

Renowned as one of the best restaurants on Diani beach here at Tangezi Restaurant you can enjoy Italian gourmet cuisine based on fresh ingredients or opt for fresh seafood caught from the Indian Ocean, a speciality here. Reservations are recommended.Restaurant opens July and closes mid April. Restrictions: Reservations are a requirement.

Swahili Lounge

Enjoy a sundowner and relax overlooking The manicured Baobab gardens and picturesque beach at the Swahili Lounge.

Jambo Pool Bar & Café

Enjoy refreshing drinks either directly from the swim up bar featuring the three tier cascading Pool or overlooking the beautiful Diani beach. Snacks are not available during lunchtime.

TapaTapa Bar

Over looking the swimming pool at the heart of the hotel, the Tapa Tapa Bar serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, light snacks, sandwiches and pastries with music and friendly service.Snacks are available up to 1600 and drinks till midnight.

Suli Suli Bar

Enjoy a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, light snacks, sandwiches and pastries and music at this friendly bar.Bar opens in July and closes mid April.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

FOOD: Buffet breakfast, lunch anddinner served at the main restaurant. Lunch and dinner can also be taken at the two other restaurants. Snacks are available from the snack bars. DRINKS: Selection of soft drinks, local wines, beers and spirits served 10.00-24.00.ACTIVITIES: Sports activities including aqua-fit classes, tennis, archery, volleyball, aerobic classes and table tennis. Evening entertainment at the open air Porini Amphitheatre, including theme nights and cultural shows.

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Special Offers

Free nights

Pay 6 Stay 7

Pay 6 nights and stay 7.

Offer in non combinable.

Early booking discount

10% Early Booking Offer

Offer is non combinable with free nights.

Early booking discount

10% Early Booking Offer

Offer is non combinable with free nights.

Minor offer catch all

Honeymoon Offer

Guests receive:

• Bottle of wine
• Fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival
• 20% discount on meals at our a la carte restaurants
• 20% discount on 2 spa visits each
• All honeymoon bookings should be indicated at time of booking
• Guests will be advised to bring with them the marriage certificate.
• Honeymooners benefit offer is available to honeymooners valid for 6 months from thedate of marriage.

Free nights

Stay 7 pay 6

Stay 7 pay 6 or stay 14 pay 12

Not combinable with Early booking discount

Free nights

Stay 7 pay 5

Stay 7 pay 5 or Pay 14 Stay 10

Non Combinable with Early Booking Offer

Minor offer catch all

Save up to 20% on accommodation

Non combinable with any other offers

Free nights

Stay 7 Pay 6

Non combinable with any other offer.

Free nights

Stay 7 Pay 6

Non combinable with any other offer.

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on Accommodation

Non combinable with any other offer.

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on Accommodation

Non combinable with any other offer.

Free nights

Stay 7 Pay 6

Non combinable with any other offer.

Free nights

Stay 14 Pay 12

Non combinable with any other offer.

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on Accommodation

Non combinable with any other offer.

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on Accommodation

Non combinable with any other offer.

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on Accommodation

Non combinable with any other offer.

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