Southern Palms Beach Resort

Diani Beach

Southern Palms Beach Resort

Southern Palms is situated on the beautiful white sandy shores of the Indian Ocean at Diani Beach, 35 km south of Mombasa. This 4 star Beach Resort has a unique blend of traditional Swahili and Arabic architecture. The property spreads over 10 acres of mature tropical gardens and coconut palms, and our facilities are of a world class standard.

300 air conditioned rooms and 2 Luxury suites will ensure a comfortable stay at all times. 2 free-form swimming pools add a unique feeling of space and majesty to the resort.


The rooms are fully air-conditioned and feature a locally carved Pili Pili four-poster double bed, and a standard size day bed that can convert into a second bed. Average room size is 26 square metres. There are tiled ceramic floors throughout the room and bathroom. Every room is fitted with a mosquito net that covers the entire double bed to ensure a peaceful night.

Each room is fitted with a combination safe and direct dial telephone for your convenience. The bathroom is well designed with a very spacious shower. All rooms overlook the swimming pools and gardens, there is however a possibility of pre-booking one of the Ocean Front rooms – please enquire. Inter-connecting rooms are available on various floors. Balconies and verandas are very spacious and fitted with Swahili easy chairs. Children may be accommodated on ground floor rooms.


There are four restaurants at your disposal:

The main Restaurant features a different theme every night. This is where you will also have your breakfast in the morning.

The ‘Nyama-Choma’, where you have the privilege to eat by the pool, specialises in meat, fish and seafood grilled on a roaring charcoal fire.

The ‘Boriti Snack Bar’ (A la carte Restaurant), open during the day, offers a variety of light lunches and local specialities with fast and efficient service.

The Italian Restaurant, open for Dinner only, will take care of this special evening where eating next to the sea is the order of the day!

For a quick and easy lunch, you can also try the ‘Beachcomber Stir Fry Tent’ located on the beach-front where the chefs will cook your favorite stir fry combinations.

A wide selection of seafood dishes and local meat platters are available on request.

A comprehensive and well-adjusted wine list will give you the opportunity to discover an array of fine wines.

There are 5 bars at your disposal, conveniently located throughout the resort. The ‘Swim-up Bars’ are just the perfect place for that special sundowner in the late hours of the afternoon.


  • Bureau de Change
  • Major Credit Cards accepted
  • Secure free parking
  • Sun beds and towels at the beach or at the pool
  • Boutique/Curios
  • Hair/Beauty Salon and Massage Parlour
  • Diving School PADI and SSI accredited facility
  • Deep Sea Fishing Cruiser
  • Resident Doctor (morning visit daily to the Resort)
  • 24 hours Taxi available at the Resort
  • Conference Room facilities available

Other facilities in the vicinity

  • Wasini/Kisite Island Marine National Park
  • Shimba Hills National park
  • 18-hole Golf Course
  • Shops/supermarkets
  • Casinos
  • Nightclubs

The Sports and Leisure Department has a very comprehensive programme that caters for all tastes, abilities and preferences.

Enjoy a game of Water polo and team up with other guests or simply enjoy a nature walk to the river estuary … the choice is yours!

Floodlit tennis court, volley ball, squash court, fitness centre, pool games, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, petanque, table-tennis, darts, snorkelling, water aerobics, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, pool tables, bird watching are some of the activities available.

Another way to discover Kenya is to take a walk to the nearby local village where you will have the opportunity to appreciate a different way of life; peaceful and rich in traditions.

(Please note that some of these activities are available at an extra cost).

At night, you will be entertained with a selection of African Shows such as traditional dancers, African music, Acrobats, local folklore and dancing music will take over to carry you through late into the night.

Background music is on most nights during dinner in our Main restaurant.


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Superior Room - Half Board
01-Jan-23 05-Jan-23 203 USD 54 USD
06-Jan-23 06-Apr-23 107 USD 54 USD
07-Apr-23 10-Apr-23 143 USD 54 USD
11-Apr-23 30-Apr-23 107 USD 54 USD
01-May-23 30-Jun-23 75 USD NIL
01-Jul-23 31-Aug-23 107 USD 54 USD
01-Sep-23 15-Dec-23 94 USD 47 USD
Superior Deluxe Room - Half Board
01-Jan-23 05-Jan-23 225 USD 54 USD
06-Jan-23 06-Apr-23 129 USD 54 USD
07-Apr-23 10-Apr-23 165 USD 54 USD
11-Apr-23 30-Apr-23 129 USD 54 USD
01-May-23 30-Jun-23 96 USD NIL
01-Jul-23 31-Aug-23 129 USD 54 USD
01-Sep-23 15-Dec-23 115 USD 47 USD
Ocean Front Room - Half Board
01-Jan-23 05-Jan-23 239 USD 54 USD
06-Jan-23 06-Apr-23 143 USD 54 USD
07-Apr-23 10-Apr-23 179 USD 54 USD
11-Apr-23 30-Apr-23 143 USD 54 USD
01-May-23 30-Jun-23 111 USD NIL
01-Jul-23 31-Aug-23 143 USD 54 USD

All Inclusive supplement: US$ 55 per person per night

Child Policy (2-12 years): sharing with parents (50%), in own room (80%)

Third bed adult: 70% of the adult sharing rate


From Ukunda (Diani) Airstrip: On request

From Mombasa:

Standard car (no air-conditioning): US $91 per car each way (1-4 passengers)

Superior car with air-conditioning: US $167 per car each way (1-4 passengers)

Minibus: US $115 per vehicle each way (5-8 passengers)

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

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