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Set in a beautiful garden on a secluded stretch of the Kenyan coastline at Galu Beach, the Pinewood Village Beach Resort offers a variety of rooms that are built in small clusters creating a quaint village feel. Laze your days away as you relax in the sun on a deserted stretch of beach, or spend time beside the pool sipping on a cool drink from the bar.

For those seeking adventure, Pinewood Village offers a wide variety of water sports and activities including kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling and jet ski adventures as well as big game fishing and excellent scuba diving. Away from the water, you might want to get out on a mountain bike tour to explore the nearby forest trails, learn more about local traditions and culture, or treat yourself to wellness treatments and indulgent pampering at the on-site Amani Spa.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in Africa - Number 20
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Hotels in Kenya - Number 5
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 15 Bargain Hotels in Kenya - Number 3

highlights

  • On the beautiful, vibrant Kenyan coast
  • Wide range of beachfront accommodation
  • Great facilities, spa & watersports centre
  • Selection of restaurants & bars
  • Fresh seafood cuisine

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Facilities

There are three bars at the Pinewood Village: the Pool Bar is open during the day as is the Lounge Bar which closes at dinner time; the Jahazi Beach Bar on the other hand carries on until late.

Guests can relax and unwind with a massage, manicure or other spa treatments at the on-site Amani Spa or simply enjoy a cooling-off swim in the resort's large infinity swimming pool.

Grab a complimentary coffee at the Bahari Lounge, relax in the Peponi Beach Lounge, or watch a bit of sports action on the satellite TV in the TV Lounge.

General Facilities

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    Laundry service
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    Library
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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Gym
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    Internet facilities
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    Bar
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    Jacuzzi
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    Kids Club
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    Restaurant
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    Tennis Court
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    Wi-fi available

Dining

There are four restaurants at the Pinewood Village Beach Resort for you to choose from: the Bahari Restaurant is where to go for sumptuous breakfasts and dinners, the Tamu Snack Grill serves up lunches and afternoon tea while the Jahazi Bistro is an alternative lunch spot. Guests who want casual barbecues and themed dinners should head for the Peponi Restaurant.

Meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of your room or outside on the veranda, and can be personalised: arrange to have your own private chef on hand to cater to your requirements and tastes of the day. Each suite is equipped with all the necessary culinary equipment that your personal chef may need.

Deluxe Room

Pinewood Village Beach Resort offers 36 spacious, en suite Deluxe Rooms, 18 Suites, two Executive Rooms and two Executive Suites.

The Deluxe Rooms are located on the first floor and have a view of the garden from the balcony. Mosquito netting surrounds a king-sized bed and the en suite bathroom has a shower cubicle, basin and toilet. Additional features of these rooms are air-conditioning and internet access.

Deluxe Room AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite shower only
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    Hairdryer
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    Internet facility
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    Mini Bar
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    Safe
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities
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    Mosquito net
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    Telephone
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    Twin bed available

Other Room Types

A perfect option for families would be the ground floor Suites which have a separate living space for an extra bed and are nearly double the size of the Deluxe Rooms. The bedroom is en suite with a double showerhead, toilet and basin. Off the living area is a small kitchen which comes with the services of a personal chef, and through sliding doors there is access to a large veranda with baraza and garden views.

Located on the first floor are the Executive Rooms. These 45 sq metre rooms have a balcony that offers views of the ocean while the en suite bathroom features a toilet, basin and double showers. Other features of the rooms include air-conditioning and internet access. The ground floor Executive Suites have a separate lounge area which leads out onto a large veranda and offers spectacular views of the ocean.

A personal chef is on hand to help with dinner in the suite's kitchen on those nights you don't want to cook or make use of a restaurant. The bedroom is en suite and has a double shower with separate bath.

Activities

  • Beach activities
  • Birding
  • Boat excursions
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Wind-surfing
  • Kite surfing
 

Traveller Reviews

  • Pinewood was a nice way to wind down and transition back to the real world. We felt like we had been transported to another planet with the safari - so peaceful and so few people around. We really felt connected to nature and felt like we were in a little bubble during that time. I have to say it was a bit of a shock to be around more people at Pinewood and the context was very different compared the the safari, but after a day or so we had gotten into the beach rhythm and really enjoyed it. I can't imagine having gone from safari back to the real world without the beach in between.

    Katherine Ramirez, September 2013
  • The beach was a great place to relax. Because we were in a suite, we were able to have dinner cooked in the room by our own personal chef. The beach itself was beautiful, but any time we stepped foot off of hotel grounds, we were harassed by beach boys, which was a bit disappointing, as we just wanted to play in the water without constant interruption. However, overall, we were pleased with our stay.

    Allison Lee, June 2012
  • Pinewood was an unexpected surprise in luxury. I didn't know we had a suite reserved. And with the suite you get a personal chef for dinner. Nice. We took a taxi into Mombasa one day. Mombasa was about what I expected for Africa, but not in a bad way. I'm trying to break into photography, having misspent my youth learning the art only to give it up for my erstwhile profession. Back at it, I can only say that Mombasa is a photographic gold mine.

    Alan Horowitch, April 2012
  • We finished our time in Kenya with four days at Pinewood Beach Resort on Galu Beach. I can't say enough about this place. Beautiful surroundings. Very private, very remote. Great staff. Great food. We took the executive room with a sea view and it was worth the extra cost. This was the perfect relaxation, and we even managed a day-long dhow trip where we snorkeled, watched dolphins and lunched on Wasini Island, a slice of life worth experiencing.

    Steven Cooper, April 2012
  • The pinewood village was also very nice. We were suprised by how far south it actually was. I remember staying two resorts down from the "forty thieves bar" the last time I visited and we used to walk there every night, however there was no chance of that happening here. The food and customer service was again superb. The beach was very tranquil and on this occassion the touts were far less annoying than 6 years ago. I took my wife to the cave restuarant, mainly to take her to forty thieves afterwards and the whole evening was excellent again. perhaps something to suggest to future customers. All in all, the holiday was brilliant. Personally I think it was very wise to avoid Nairobi as much as possible, the wait in that airport was probably the worst part of it.

    Ewen Kennedy, September 2010

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Away from the hustle and bustle and very welll priced. I would recommend a suite which comes with your own personal chef - so much more romantic and personalised."

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We finished our time in Kenya with four days at Pinewood Beach Resort on Galu Beach. I can't say enough about this place. Beautiful surroundings. Very private, very remote. Great staff. Great food. We took the executive room with a sea view and it was worth the extra cost. This was the perfect relaxation, and we even managed a day-long dhow trip where we snorkeled, watched dolphins and lunched on Wasini Island, a slice of life worth experiencing.

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