Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

Mombasa, Kenya

The hotel

The Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa rests on one of the most stunning beaches in the Indian Ocean. This small, village style resort offers the simple pleasures of a beach holiday, overlooking an unspoilt stretch of endless, powder white sand and lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. An award-winning hotel, accommodation is very comfortable indeed, created in clusters around beautifully kept gardens. There's a choice of restaurants onsite, all of which use local ingredients and seafood fresh from the ocean. There’s also a lovely day spa with a range of beauty and massage treatments to leave you feeling completely at peace. There’s also a tropical forest to explore, home to the Sykes monkey, the endangered Angolan Colobus monkey and birdlife in abundance. If water sports are top of your list, there’s plenty to keep you amused in the area.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking Galu Kinondo Beach, near Diani Beach. Pinewood is a short drive away and offers shopping, bars and restaurants. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 40 minutes.

Hotel information

38 rooms and 20 suites. All with ceiling fan and air-conditioning, mosquito nets, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee maker and mini-bar*. Safe* and hairdryer on request. Deluxe Rooms are on the first floor with a balcony, shower only and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive option: guests in Deluxe and Executive Rooms will enjoy a buffet breakfast and dinner in the Bahari restaurant, à la carte lunch at Tamu Grill or Jahazi Bistro and afternoon tea around the pool. Drinks include soft drinks and fruit juices, house cocktails, local beers, house wines and spirits. All Inclusive in a Suite or Executive Suite are as above except dinner is created and served in your suite, by your personal chef (extensive menu choices provided).

Half Board: guests in Deluxe and Executive Rooms will enjoy buffet breakfast and dinner in the Bahari restaurant and afternoon tea at the pool. Half Board in a Suite or Executive Suite as above except dinner is created and served in your suite by your personal chef (extensive menu choices provided).

Full Board option: guests in Deluxe and Executive Rooms will enjoy buffet breakfast and dinner in the Bahari restaurant, à la carte lunch at Tamu Grill or Jahazi Bistro and  afternoon tea at the pool. Half Board in a Suite or Executive Suite as above except dinner is created and served in your suite by your personal chef (extensive menu choices provided).

Suites are located on the ground floor with garden view, large veranda, bedroom and living area plus private kitchen for the services of a personal chef for dinner.

Executive Rooms and Suites are located at the front of the resort close to the pool and overlooking the beach. Executive Rooms are located on the first floor with a balcony and beach view. Executive Suites are located on the ground floor with beach view, large veranda, bedroom and living area plus private kitchen for the services of a personal chef for dinner.

  • Honeymooners: couples staying 7 nights or more will receive sparkling wine on arrival and a complimentary couples massage (once during stay). Couples staying 10 nights or more will receive sparkling wine on arrival, a complimentary couples massage (once during stay) and a romantic beach dinner for 2 (once during stay).

    Applicable to completed stays between 7 Jan-21 Dec '19.

    Offers may not be combinable.

  • Free nights: stay 5, pay 4 for stays completed between 7 Jan–21 Dec '19.

    Offers may not be combinable. Terms and conditions apply.

4 restaurants; Peponi Restaurant (beachfront barbecues and themed dinners), Bahari Restaurant (buffet breakfast and themed dinners), Jahazi Bistro (pool bar for lunch) and Tamu Snack Grill (beachfront pizzeria and snacks). 3 bars; Jahazi beach bar, pool bar and lounge bar. Swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Spa*. Gym. Tennis court, table tennis and beach volleyball. Water sports centre* nearby with kite surfing, windsurfing and snorkelling out to the reef nearby. Lounge with satellite TV. Zawadi boutique. Foreign exchange. Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry service*.

5 nights between 24 Dec-2 Jan. 

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything was perfect!

Nov 16, 2019 Arch1122 Miami, Florida

Pamela and her team are amazing!!! From attention to detail to around the clock service with a warm smile... our every desire was met with a smile always. The layout is perfect for large unruly groups of people with different agendas. Best water front piece of the beach! The all inclusive is a great deal with families of all ages and appetites. It… Read more
Pamela and her team are amazing!!! From attention to detail to around the clock service with a warm smile... our every desire was met with a smile always. The layout is perfect for large unruly groups of people with different agendas. Best water front piece of the beach! The all inclusive is a great deal with families of all ages and appetites. It was a seamless, fuss free and enjoyable stay. The staff is what truly makes it special. From the management under Pamela’s very efficient leadership to chefs Ben and Nancy and their teams, the bar tend extraordinaire Charo and his crew... everyone made us feel at home every single day and night. Rooms are very spacious and always tended to. Pinewood is home away from home. Thank you for the memories 🙏🏼 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice resort away from the crowds

Nov 11, 2019 dPatel86 London, United Kingdom

Great location on Galu beach away from the crowds on their own private beach and nice pool with a swim up bar. The food: various selection of different fruits and tasty foods to eat for breakfast, lunch and supper so you could pick and choose whatever you wanted to eat. They have various themed dinners daily so doesn't get boring. Enjoyed the… Read more
Great location on Galu beach away from the crowds on their own private beach and nice pool with a swim up bar. The food: various selection of different fruits and tasty foods to eat for breakfast, lunch and supper so you could pick and choose whatever you wanted to eat. They have various themed dinners daily so doesn't get boring. Enjoyed the beach BBQ and the Mongolian night. The hotel is decent, clean, safe, neat and tidy and there's a mosquito net in your room (you're going to need it - but it helps keep them away). Every morning the cleaning staff came to clean and left our room spotless. Full WiFi, air-con and great service when needed. I would definitely return with the whole family and recommend to anyone. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Attention to detail beyond compare

Nov 11, 2019 rogerkeevy

Approximately 18 months ago my wife and stayed at Pinewood under the recommendation of a new colleague and now a friend. We celebrated my wife's birthday, no big deal - the staff caught a whiff of the event and at dinner that evening there was a birthday song and dance. This year, as we are running down the clock of our time in Kenya, we headed… Read more
Approximately 18 months ago my wife and stayed at Pinewood under the recommendation of a new colleague and now a friend. We celebrated my wife's birthday, no big deal - the staff caught a whiff of the event and at dinner that evening there was a birthday song and dance. This year, as we are running down the clock of our time in Kenya, we headed back to Pinewood - I mentioned that we were really keen to stay with them again - this time to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, a ploy purely to play on the heartstrings of the reservation desk because this a busy time with schools being on holiday and I really wanted to stay here. We were totally taken by surprise, the staff never hinted at their plans, but at dinner we were presented with a complimentary bottle of champagne, and for dessert the kitchen staff had baked a beautifully decorated, personalised cake and even though we had left the dining area, had this wonderful gift delivered to our room! Their attention to detail has forever embedded our anniversary weekend in our hearts and memories and we thank the kind, friendly, pleasant and gentle staff at the Pinewood Resort and Hotel for making this occasion even more special. Asante Sana! We look forward to our next visit with you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxation after safari

Nov 6, 2019 tiptip059 Crackington Haven, United Kingdom

We stayed as a family with two girls (11 & 13) after having the most amazing time on safari. We stayed in the Baobab Family Suite which exceeded our expectations. All of the staff are really friendly and can't do enough for you. The food is fantastic and is served in a different location every evening. The location is quite remote which suited us… Read more
We stayed as a family with two girls (11 & 13) after having the most amazing time on safari. We stayed in the Baobab Family Suite which exceeded our expectations. All of the staff are really friendly and can't do enough for you. The food is fantastic and is served in a different location every evening. The location is quite remote which suited us and the beach is gorgeous. We loved it here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic boutique hotel

Oct 23, 2019 Lucylu182 London, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 5 nights on an all inclusive basis for the remainder of our honeymoon, and it didn’t disappoint. When we arrived reception greeted us warmly, and showed us to our suite- they had kindly decorated it with flowers and an archway for our celebrations which was simply wonderful and thoughtful! The resort is in a beautiful spot… Read more
We stayed here for 5 nights on an all inclusive basis for the remainder of our honeymoon, and it didn’t disappoint. When we arrived reception greeted us warmly, and showed us to our suite- they had kindly decorated it with flowers and an archway for our celebrations which was simply wonderful and thoughtful! The resort is in a beautiful spot amongst some picturesque nature, and was built to avoid destroying any of the habitat of the wildlife. There are two types of monkeys that you see frequently, and other wildlife such as birds and frogs. They’ve also built a lovely pond full of Koi carp which the staff let you feed at breakfast. The food was just fantastic- they have themed nights including BBQ and Mongolian, and the staff here are great too, very engaging and friendly. Great selection of cocktails and beers, and also the lunchtime menu is varied so there’s plenty to choose from. The pool area is lovely, we had no trouble getting a sunbed and the pool is kept clean. The staff check often to see if you need anything, and it’s a great area to relax in. The beach was pretty with a part being private, and then it goes onto the public beach. We had no trouble with the so-called beach boys; the 3 we engaged with weren’t pushy and are just trying to make a living, so we chatted to them for a bit with no issues. We were also lucky enough to meet the owners who were absolutely wonderful. They’ve done an amazing job of building this resort from scratch and we wouldn’t hesistate to recommend this resort to anyone wanting a quiet, enjoyable and relaxing stay. Thank you to all the staff for a fantastic stay and keep up the good work! Read less