A peaceful beach resort, Kinondo Kwetu is situated on the beautiful Kenyan coast, just one hour from Mombasa and a short drive from Diani Beach. This intimate lodge offers beach luxury in a relaxed and laidback atmosphere. Kindo Kwetu is th only hotel on the private Galu Beach and is surrounded by lush coastal forest.

Kinondo Kwetu is the ideal beach holiday location where you can spend lazy days on the beach and swimming in the warm waters. Other activities that can be enjoyed include diving, snorkelling, horse riding, tennis and cultural visits to local villages. Explore the forest or go on boat excursions to Paradise Lost Island.

Of course, you could just find a hammock and make yourself comfortable for the afternoon, and iced drink at your side and the swaying palm trees above you...

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Travel Awards 2015 - Kenya's Leading Resort


  • Laidback hotel located on quiet Galu beach
  • Owner run & managed with personalised service
  • Diving & yoga programmes with international instructors
  • Beachfront open-air gym & very large swimming pools 

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The Spa at Kinondo Kwetu offers a range of relaxing treatments and massages. There is also a well-equipped gym that looks out over the Indian Ocean, perfect for an early morning workout to energise you for the day ahead.

The lodge also hosts special yoga programmes with yoga masters from all around the world.

There is complimentary Wi-Fi for guests.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Tennis Court


At Kinondo Kwetu, there is no fixed dining area. Enjoy your three-course lunch on the beach under a shady tree or in the boathouse looking out over the ocean.

Dine on exquisite meals, complemented by a fine South African wine, under the moonlit sky, in a water tower, or in a gorgeous garden. Ingredients are fresh and full of flavour, from the locally sourced meat and locally grown vegetables to the fresh seafood. 

Room Description

There are three cottages that feature a double bedroom, a shared bathroom, and a wooden veranda. The fourth cottage features a double bedroom, as well as a single bedroom with a separate entrance. This cottage also has a shared bathroom and a wooden veranda - perfect for families.

The cottages are surrounded by lush vegetation and have spectacular views of the ocean just a few steps away.

Other Room Types

For larger groups or families, there are two double-bedrooms located in the Mama Taa Villa, with en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, a veranda, and lovely sea views. Also in the Mama Taa Villa, there are three double bedrooms connecting to a twin bedroom, both with en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and sea views.

The Mama Tina Main House has a separate entrance, a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom, and two single bedrooms with a shared bathroom. For a perfect honeymoon, the Andersson's Suite features an en suite bathroom, a bar fridge, ceiling fans and a balcony with a gorgeous sea view.


  • Canoeing
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Kite surfing
  • Quad-biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water-skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Boat excursions

Traveller Reviews

  • Kinondo Kwetu: A great way to decompress after 7 days of early morning game drives: Great hosts and staff, very relaxing and delicious seafood...what's not to love! Robin, our bartender, even went outside and picked a pineapple, so he could make me a mai tai...now that's service!

    Cynthia Pastore-Walker, August 2013

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"I loved the relaxed feel here, though being owner managed, nothing seemed a problem. With a range of accommodation and activities I think most people looking for a quiet, beach getaway will love Kinondo."

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