Kinondu Kwetu

A family owned and run all-villa boutique hotel with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas

Set on a beautiful private beach and just 15 minutes from the many attractions of Diani Beach

Rooms are less than 30m from the beach and most rooms have sea views

Facilities at Kinondu Kwetu

Air Conditioning
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

When to go to Kinondu Kwetu



Home to Ida and Filip Andersson and their 2 children, a Swedish family related to the famed Baron Blixen, Kinondo Kwetu is often described as a ‘home away from home’ - a paradise for those wanting a more personal experience on the Kenyan coast. With various forms of accommodation, all surrounded by green shady gardens and just a few steps from the white sandy beach, Kinondo Kwetu can cater for up to 43 people and is also able to facilitate exclusive use of selected parts. In addition to relaxing in the sun and swimming in the Indian Ocean, Kinondo Kwetu offers an impressive selection of exciting activities – ranging from water sports such as Kite Surfing, deep sea fishing and Scuba Diving, to land activities such as Game Drives in the nearby Shimba Hills, Horse Riding and Yoga weeks.

Villas and cottages range in size from 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms. Some have air-conditioning but not all so if this is a requirement make sure to check on booking. There is complimentary Wifi with the connection strongest by the main lounge bar or office. The hotel works on a fully inclusive basis with all your meals and drinks included in your stay, except superior wine, champagne and other fine spirits. 

Kinondu Kwetu is well known as a haven for those wishing to unwind and it also has an excellent reputation for wellness, with a Finnish sauna, spa treatments, and a yoga deck in a picturesque setting on a nearby cliff. Exclusive yoga weeks are held several times a year, drawing masters from all over the world. 

Located on a private beach towards the very southern-most point of Kenya’s coast, Kinondu Kwetu provides a tranquil beach escape, shielded from any residential homes by rocky cliffs and an endless beach. For those wanting to explore the lodge is just 15 minutes away from the more bustling Diani Beach, but it’s situation itself is peaceful and hidden, surrounded by lush gardens and forest with the white sand beach before it.

Rather than going to a stiff and formal resort, a holiday at Kinondo Kwetu feels more like staying with friends at their luxury beach house. All the rooms are decorating with their own individual style and charm, and the atmosphere is one of easy-going relaxation. The range of suites and villas with their different numbers of bedrooms makes it the perfect destination for families or big groups travelling together, whilst the honeymoon suite provides the ideal amount of privacy and romance for those who only have eyes for each other.


Ukunda Airstrip is a 10 minute drive from Kinondu Kwetu and reached by several flights daily from safari lodges and Nairobi with Safarilink, Air Kenya, Mombasa Air Blue Sky and Jambo Jet. Mombasa International Airport is a 2 hour drive from Kinondo, including crossing the ferry. 

Kinondu Kwetu is a fully inclusive property with all your meals and drinks included in your stay, except superior wine, champagne and other fine spirits. 

Boat Excursions
Scuba Diving
Hobie Cat Sailing
Kite Sailing
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Deep Sea Fishing
Traditional Dhoni Sailing
Horse Riding
Cultural Visits
Yoga & Pilates

Honeymooner Offer

Various Stay Longer offers at different times of year 

Ts&Cs apply.