Almanara Diani Beach Resort

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100Welcome to Almanara Diani Beach Resort

An inviting, luxurious, star hotel on the shores of the Indian Ocean with executive villas perched on lush greenery, a spa, swimming pool and numerous water sports.

Travel to the south coast of Kenya, in Mombasa, for an unforgettable holiday on the white sandy skirt of the Indian Ocean. Your destination for this experience is Almanara Diani Beach Resort, which gives you access to the coastline every day and night. Situated on the pristine shores of the ocean, this star quality hotel borders Shimba Hills National Reserve.

Almanara hotel differs from other villa lodges because its founders focussed on creating a homely atmosphere where families can relax at the coast, but still feel like they have not left the comfort of their homes. To ensure this happens to every guest who walks into Almanara Resort, the management team includes several couples who have experience in the hospitality industry, and they know what guests are looking for in a Kenyan vacation.

The royal treatment starts from the courteous welcome you get upon entry into the lodge to the check in process as you walk into the executive villas or the presidential suite. For a complete package that makes your vacation memorable, this hotel gives you a private butler, a professional chef and a housekeeper. All you do is sit, relax, and have an expert attend to your needs.

Visit the picturesque outdoors to enjoy the vast geographical wealth of the south coast. First, walk to the seashore to breathe in fresh air as you watch the waves and the tides. This coastline is over 10 km long and you can spend as many hours as you wish feeling the sand under your feet and kicking pebbles into the clear blue water that rushes onshore.

Take your coastal adventure a notch higher with an amazing array of water sports. You cannot complain about boredom during this holiday because the variety of water sports ranges from snorkelling to windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, kite surfing to golf and tennis.

For a laid-back experience, on days you want to stay away from the beach, tour Shimba Hills National Reserve. This reserve houses the Arabuko Sokoke Forest. Game walks and game viewing safaris take you to the habitat of elephants, antelopes, pythons, monkeys, bushbucks and dozens of bird species.

Whether you are on a family vacation, honeymoon, destination wedding, team-building weekend or a business meeting out of town, this beach resort has facilities and amenities to cater for different needs and preferences.

Highlights of your holiday here are:

  • Personalized services in your villa
  • Luxurious and spacious villas
  • Proximity to dining and nightlife spots in Diani Beach
  • Water sports

What to do at Almanara Diani Beach Resort |Mombasa

What is your definition of a perfect holiday? Of course, you expect fun and adventure as you relax away from the hustles of the city. Almanara Diani Beach Resort is your best bet for a holiday that brings comfort, luxury without denting your wallet.

Here, you get full board accommodation coupled with numerous facilities and amenities at your disposal. This spot, along the Indian Ocean coastline, is synonymous with adventure because the accommodation package contains a wealth of activities. If you want to unwind indoors, you have the spacious villa all to yourself. The presidential suite offers a variety of indoor games such as pool and board games.

Nevertheless, how can you come to the coast and not enjoy the amazing shores and great climate? Therefore, take part in

  • Water sports
  • Game viewing expeditions
  • Fitness workouts
  • Spa treatment sessions
  • Golf and tennis
  • Water sports


How to get to Almanara Diani Beach Resort

Almanara Luxury Resort is located on Galu Beach, which is the central part of three stretches of 7km beaches that make up the 25 kilometres of Diani Beach. The beach is extremely clean and quiet, away from the hassle of the larger hotels situated further north. The area itself is considered an extremely safe and friendly environment.

Distance from Major Towns

  • 45km from Mombasa Town
  • 40km from Likoni Ferry
  • 7km from Ukunda airstrip
  • 521km from Nairobi

If you travel by road from Nairobi, the trip takes about seven hours. It is a long but adventurous drive across the countryside, through the rift valley and into the coastal region.

On the other hand, a flight reduces the time and energy spent. Flights leave the city from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Wilson Airport and land at Moi International Airport in Mombasa. It is an hour’s flight between the two regions. Ukunda airstrip is another landing spot for small aircrafts. From Moi international Airport, it takes about an hour and a half by road to the hotel. Ukunda airstrip is only 10 minutes away.

The resort’s package includes road transfer services. To ease the burden of searching for an air travel company or the need to figure out maps and directions in order to get here safely, Almanara Resort offers a private charter service.

This charter service is convenient for corporate groups that intend to transport a handful of participants or executive personnel.  Prominent personalities can also benefit from the privacy and comfort of charter flights. This aircraft transports you from the capital city to Ukunda’s airstrip. You can also use this private aircraft when travelling from the lodge to various out of town attractions such as the Maasai Mara.

Almanara Diani Beach Resort Restaurants and Bars

Beach holidays offer a chance to sample a variety of fresh, succulent seafood dishes. At Almanara Resort, you select your meals from a variety of sumptuous offers on the menu. Enjoy your favourite seafood meal or a vegetarian stew with the stunning ocean waves breaking a few meters from the hotel. This cottage style lodge offers three dining options. Relax and indulge in a delicious meal:

  • At Sails Restaurant and bar
  • In your villa
  • In restaurants on Diani Beach

Events and Meetings at Almanara Diani Beach Resort

Almanara Resort is an idyllic hotel in the south coast part of Mombasa. If you are searching for a venue for your function, you have found it. This hotel caters for formal and informal functions and celebrations.

Why you should bring your function here? This lodge’s location along a spectacular coastline offers a great venue for a beach wedding. It is a serene lodge along the shores of the Indian Ocean. You get a full package to ensure your event takes place smoothly and you enjoy all the resources you can expect on your special day.

Even for corporate functions, the tranquility of this region creates a great atmosphere for participants to discuss and deliberate on complex issues. Hold meetings in the study room or in the reception area of the presidential villa. These rooms have adequate furniture and space for your team.

Your event enjoys adequate facilities and amenities such as

  • Wi-fi access and a study room with office essentials such as a computer and a printer
  • Luxurious and spacious villas
  • Swimming pool and a Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant


For weddings, you can book the presidential villa for your entourage. This spacious five double bedroom suite accommodates about 50 people. On the other hand, you can secure it for your first night since it has a private pool among other amenities.

The restaurant offers buffet setup dining to cater for large groups. Your personal chef and waiter in the villa can also cater for your team if you prefer to dine in the suite.

Accommodation at Almanara Diani Beach Resort

The coastal region of Kenya is popular for hospitable, social and cultured people. Almanara Diani Beach Resort gives you a first-hand experience of the high standard of hospitality in this region. Set along the sandy shores of the Indian Ocean, the exquisite array of accommodation villas occupies a lush green garden a few meters from the coastline.

Chirping birds give you an early wakeup call as the sun sneaks into the resort and a gentle breeze blows from the ocean. If you are looking for a comfortable and peaceful location for your holiday, this is it. Say goodbye to the noise of the city, and say hallo to the amazing serenity offered by nature.

This lodge has two types of villas that are

  • Executive villas
  • Presidential villa

Almanara Diani Beach Resort |Beach Accommodation | Mombasa

Almanara Diani Beach Resort is south coast’s gem to guests who need a quite but luxurious lodge. This vacation spot borders Shimba Hills National Reserve on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Hence, it offers guests a remarkable mix of sun, sand and indigenous coastal vegetation.

All you see in the hotel is unique architecture, dozens of palm trees along the walkways and the expansive ocean meeting the clear blue sky in the horizon. The environment is inviting, cool, relaxing and quiet. The coastline stretches for kilometres offering a long white sandy shore. Walk along this shore as long and as often as you like.

This palatial lodge offers personalized services in each villa.  You get a butler, a housekeeper and a butler to serve you during your holiday. Escape to this magical region and you will have nothing but fond memories of the executive service these courteous helpers offer.

Founded in 2007, Almanara Resort was the answer to Giovando family’s need for a comfortable place to stay whenever they visit Diani Beach. Giovando, born and raised in Kenya, came back with his family and after his first trip to this section of the south coast, the serenity of the area stuck in his mind. An idea to build a luxurious hotel hatched, and brought forth the magnificent Almanara Resort.

A search for the right team to head this lodge brought couples who desired to push the Almanara brand further through exemplary hospitality services.   This team brought experience, courteous and warm-hearted personalities as well as professionalism.


Stay in luxurious villas that overlook the swimming pool and the garden. The ocean peeps between the tall palms in the lawn adding colour and vibrancy to the scenery. Enjoy Almanara luxury in six air-conditioned executive villas. These en-suite rooms contain three double bedrooms. Take your adventure to the next level by spending the day in the rooftop terrace. It offers unrivalled view of Shimba Hills National Reserve and the sky above the south coast region.

Have a splendid holiday by choosing the presidential villa as your accommodation spot. This spacious suite has five double bedroom rooms, a study, reception area, private bar and even a games room.  Each piece of furniture and decor item turns the villa into a kingly room. Enjoy great view of the swimming pool, the ocean and the garden.

Facilities and Amenities

Almanara Diani Beach Resort goes all out in offering the best facilities and amenities in the hospitality industry. Whether in the rooms or outdoors, expect modern comfort and luxury, Almanara style.

Stay in air-conditioned villas with en-suite bathrooms and a large private deck where you can watch the Indian Ocean and beyond. This hotel also offers:

  • A restaurant
  • Water sports centre
  • Personal staff in the villa
  • Spa
  • In room entertainment station with a TV and DVD player
  • In room safe
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Study room with a printer, telephone and a computer
  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private car with a chauffeur

Activities and Experiences

Embark on a thorough excursion of the Indian Ocean through different water sports available at this beach resort. The hotel’s water sports centre offers equipment and training for beginners. For fun and adventure, take part in:

  • Water sports such as windsurfing, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, kite surfing and swimming
  • Play golf or tennis in the nearby golf course
  • Game viewing at Shimba Hills National Reserve or Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Shopping in Mombasa town
  • Indoor games such as pool

You can also enjoy a spa massage or spend the afternoon in the gym. In short, you have a handful of experiences waiting for you at this lodge.

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