Pinewood Beach Resort is a medium size hotel located on the exclusive Galu Beach to the south of better known Diani on the southern Kenya coast.

Pinewood is an excellent four star hotel that offers a lovely beach location, a relatively tranquil stay, comfortable rooms and friendly service, all at an affordable price. Whilst Pinewood is clearly not a 5 star option, we find it preferable to the very large mainstream Diani Beach hotels. Simply a great value beach property.


Pinewood caters for around 120 guests in a combination of Garden Rooms, Garden Suites, Luxury Ocean Front Rooms and Grand Ocean Front Suites. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, a furnished balcony or verandah, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar…


Diani Beach is Kenya’s foremost tourist beach, located some 30 km south of Mombasa. The beautiful 25 km long white-sandy palm tree lined beach stretches from Tiwi beach in the north to Galu beach in the south, and includes the small…


There is no age restriction for kids and extra beds can be added to rooms, primarily the suites which have plenty of space for two extra beds, or bunkbeds. Pinewood is perfect for families looking for a good value option on the coast…

Conservation & community

Pinewood works very closely with the Colobus Monkey Trust to ensure that there is no manmade danger to the primates around their property. They do not allow any felling of trees and management encourage guests to refrain…

Location Galu Beach, South Coast
Access Scheduled flight into Ukunda (30 minute drive from hotel)
Open Closed during May
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Beach hotel
Focus Beach relaxation / Diving / Snorkelling
Children No age restriction
Activities Gym / Volleyball / Watersports centre / Beach games
Number of Rooms 60 rooms and suites
Family Accommodation Extra beds can be added
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath (suites)
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room (suites and executive rooms) or at reception (deluxe rooms)
Heating/Cooling Ceiling fans / Air-conditioning
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Additional cost
Communication in room Telephone
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal
Wellness Spa / Gym
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included Only when booked on all-inclusive basis (excluding premium brands and bottled water)
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX