Set on beautiful Diani Beach along Kenya’s southern coast, charming WaterLovers Beach Resort offers golden-sand beaches framed by a rainforest of colourful birds and the postcard-perfect turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The unspoilt coral reef just 500 metres offshore is home to a vast array of marine life that awaits your discovery on snorkelling and diving excursions.

A sanctuary for both water-based recreation and sand-between-your-toes relaxation, WaterLovers offers kite surfing, windsurfing and big-game fishing, not to mention mountain biking and golf nearby. Located just a short drive from Diani, the Shimba Hills National Reserve is a sanctuary for elephants and Kenya’s only population of sable antelope.

Your welcoming hosts are at your beck and call to ensure your stay is tailor-made to your preferences, while the staff feel much like an extension of the family. The rustic architectural design of WaterLovers uses locally sourced materials to create a laid-back atmosphere that exudes the kind of island-style feeling to make you take your shoes off right away and trade your watch in for the movement of the tides.


  • Set on one of Kenya’s best beaches
  • Owner-built & managed with personalised service 
  • Snorkelling & diving on nearby coral reef
  • Seaside restaurant serving surf-fresh cuisine
  • Plenty of water sports, plus golf & yoga
  • Nearby Shimba Hills National Reserve for game drives
  • Wi-Fi access

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If the warm Indian Ocean cannot tempt you, the sparkling pool invites afternoon swimming and you can while away hours reading and sunbathing as you lie comfortably on a lounger alongside the water.

Ocean Spirit – WaterLovers’ beach bar – serves tall cocktails and offers magnificent sea views and Swahili music. Aside from the activities offered at the resort itself, enjoy a round at the 18-hole golf course and yoga classes in a studio nearby.

The management team is also always happy to assist in organising airport transfers and excursions to any attractions you might like to visit in the area. Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the resort.

General Facilities

    Swimming pool
    24-hour Security
    Concierge service
    Art gallery
    iPads available
    Wi-fi available


Set alongside the swimming pool overlooking the ocean, Tides is the resort’s elegant restaurant which offers a Mediterranean-meets-Italian culinary experience. Roasted pumpkin ravioli in fish ragout as well as crab fagottini with avocado and lime sauce are just some of the tempting dishes you can look forward to. 

Cottage Suite

Each of the eight ocean-facing suites feature their own unique theme inspired by an animal found in Kenya. Elements of their design take cues from the coastal culture: wooden canoes have been turned into shelves and blend seamlessly with modern amenities such as iPod docking stations. Your seaside suite has an adjoining verandah that offers panoramic sea-and-sand vistas.

Cottage Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom
    Mosquito net
    Private balcony
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Beach activities
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Dhow cruises
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Kite surfing
  • Local village visits
  • Snorkelling
  • Wind-surfing

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"A very special place on the coast! The resorts location is absolutely beautiful, the décor quirky and fun and one has to make a mention of the wonderful staff! A perfect add on after being on safari."

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