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Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa

Delightful Property on the Beach

In a quiet setting on peaceful Galu beach, the Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa is an award winning boutique hotel which actively engages in sustainable practices. With its own vegetable garden you can be assured of fresh produce. Spend your days relaxing by the pool and when night falls head to the Jahazi beach bar for a refreshing cocktail. 

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Diani Beach

Hotel highlights

  • Personal attention from a wonderful client focussed team
  • Choice of executive bedrooms or luxury apartments
  • Pool/Gym/Spa/Watersports/Tennis/Squash & great food
  • Your own private chef available in the apartments
  • On beautiful Galu Beach on the Mombasa coast

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • Check-out Time:
  • 60 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 2 hours from Mombasa Airport.

Main Facilities

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

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Hidden gem

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa

  • approx. 2 hours from Mombasa Airport.
881 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 662
  • Very Good 161
  • Average 40
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

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


Mar 13, 2020

Perfect relaxing few days

Nairobi, Kenya

Although we booked for a few days at a relatively low season, we had the best time on any resort so far on the south coast of Kenya - and it was our first time at Pinewood. We have stayed at other resorts on Galu Beach and on Diani Beach but this is the one I will definitely return to. What makes it special? Excellent staff Smallish hotel to keep it cosier Good beach Excellent views from our first floor room Good size clean room Refurbished bathroom with dual showers Own beach beds on the beach away from hawkers - this is not at all common on the south coast and it makes relaxing so much better. Very good food - as a vegetarian I get tired of the standard Indian fare in all South coast hotels and the chefs tried to accommodate us very well. The different themes each day also made it interesting and we never needed to order à la carte. Very good salads every evening. The choice of two sittings makes it easier too. As other reviewers have also pointed out, on all South Coast beaches you need to wear swimming shoes / water shoes for swimming in the sea - certain areas in the sea are rocky and not sandy. However you do not need these for walking on the beach - which too is a lovely long stretch. I think Galu beach is far better for walking than Diani beach. As a bonus for birders, there is a water area near the breakfast area where weaver birds have built their nests - you can also spot the odd heron and other birds.... The manager Pamela is a gem of a person.
Mar 07, 2020

Asante sana!

Island of Malta, Malta

An amazing and relaxing place next to the Indian ocean. The staff is really pleasant and service minded. The ocean is warm and Lovely. Use bath shoes you want to be able to take a bath everywhere (otherwise there is a part of the Beach that is acessable without bath shoes). A varied and delicious dinner buffet (sometimes accompanied by a frog orcestra :-). The closest supermarket is quite a bit away- hard to reached by foot. The resort's store doesn't keep beverages or snacks that you han take to your room. Give yourself a treat and visit the relaxing Amani Spa with wonderful Silvia! Finally- don't miss the wonderful sun rise. Totally worth getting up early. Take a walk or a jog while you're at it. Asante sana- thank you very much!
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Fitness gym provides all guests access to treadmills, free weights and multi gym.


Sports Facilities

Includes tennis courts, table tennis, squash, darts, beach games.

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi®

Aqualand Watersports Centre

At Supplement: PADI scuba diving, kiddy scuba rangers club, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, snorkling, windsurfing, sea excursion and safaris.

Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa

Room Types

Executive Room

Bright, airy, spacious and decorated in traditional swahili fashion.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included


Apartments are spacious, airy, and cool and offer a 4-poster bed, private balcony and traditional Swahili decor.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Executive Suite

Deluxe Room


Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Jahazi Beach Bar

Bahari Restaurant

For breakfast and dinner.

Lounge Bar

Pool Bar

Tamu Snack Grill

For lunch and afternoon tea.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

Rates at Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa are based on Half Board basis. Breakfast and dinner available at the Bahari Restaurant and Afternoon Tea served by the pool daily. 
Guests staying in the Suite categories as an alternative can have dinner prepared by a personal chef from a choice of menus which is served in your suite. 

Full Board

Upgrade your meal plan to Full Board basis and an A la carte lunch can also be enjoyed at Tamu Grill or Jahazi Bistro.  

All Inclusive

Upgrade your meal plan to All Inclusive, an A la carte lunch can be enjoyed at Tamu Grill or Jahazi Bistro as well as soft drinks, house cocktails, local beers, house wines, local spirits and fruit juices.    

Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa

Special Offers

Early booking discount

20% Rate Reduction

Non combinable with any other offer.

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