An award-winning beach resort set in tranquil tropical grounds offering excellent facilities and exceptional service.

This popular resort offers relaxation, personalised service and a host of activities to suit all ages. The expansive gardens are dotted with ponds and home to inquisitive monkeys. With its pretty waterfalls, shallow areas for kids, a games area and plenty of space for swimming, the large pool caters for everyone while the white sands of Diani Beach are just a few steps away. Kids have a dedicated check-in desk, special menus and a kids’ club offering fun activities such as treasure hunts.

An excellent choice of restaurants and bars means that all tastes and moods are catered for, from fresh seafood at the signature grill to casual pizza and pasta and an Asian-fusion restaurant and bar. Enjoy stir-fries with your toes in the sand at Coco Mchana and catch live bands at the Horizon Restaurant during the weekly barbecue.

The rooms are scattered in 26-acre tropical gardens and feature modern amenities including free Wi-Fi and an eco-smart rain shower. Accommodation choices include Superior Balcony Rooms with resort views and Deluxe Terrace Rooms with spacious living areas and sea views. The luxury semi-detached Chui Class Cottages have twin rain showers, a private garden and stunning sea views. The romantic Honeymoon Suites offer a spacious living area, a double shower and/or Jacuzzi, a private garden and spectacular sea views.

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Key information

On Diani’s white-sand beach

Airport transfer time: 1½ hours south from Mombasa airport including a ferry crossing, or 15 minutes from Ukunda airstrip
Rooms: 158

Good to know

Accommodation information

158 rooms and 28 villas at The Residences


• Book a soothing treatment in the forest spa* • Play golf at the neighbouring 18-hole course* • Book a boat trip at the Chui Adventure Centre*


6 restaurants, 4 bars, coffee lounge

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant

All Inclusive • 1 A la Carte dinner in Restaurant Saffron or Lemongrass (lobster and prawns excluded). All local soft drinks, local still water, local bottled beer (Pilsner & Balozi) and South African house wine (red and white) served at the restaurants and bars. Local brands of spirits for drinks and cocktails served at the bars (10am-11pm). Minibar restocked daily with soft drinks and beer (8 items).

*Denotes local charge