Kenyaways Beach & Kite Village

Hotel Diani Galu, Diani Beach Road
Excellent from 316 reviews
9/10
90% of guests recommend

Description

Live Life the Kenya way...here at Kenyaways the way of life is beyond relaxing! Its super friendly and has a great vibe. Located on the pristine, tropical lagoon of Diani beach, Kenya's most beautiful beach, is Kenyaways. A quaint guesthouse right on the beach which feels more like a family home than a hotel. Enjoy the casual, laid-back, barefoot lifestyle of the Kenyan coast and escape into a totally relaxed beach holiday. Here you will discover the true meaning of "Hakuna Matata" ...No worries. Kenyaways is the ideal spot to soak up the sun, do plenty of swimming and water sports, and is notorious for its kite surfing spot. Galu Beach is the gem of the Kenyan coast, with wide unspoiled, uncrowded beaches. It is not far from Tsavo East National Park and has a direct flight to Masai Mara where you are bound to have the safari of a lifetime. The accommodation was The Kennaway family beach home converted into a 10 bedroom beach guesthouse so it the same size as a boutique hotel but with budget friendly rates. The name Kenyaways is a play on the names Kenya and Kennaway.

Availability

  • Budget Small Room
    Budget Small Room
    • 14
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    Room description

    3x6

    Room amenities
  • Crossbow Sea View Room
    Crossbow Sea View Room
    • 35
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    • × 4
    • × 1
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    Room description

    4x6

    Room amenities
  • Double Room with Aircon
    Double Room with Aircon
    • 32
    • × 2
    • × 2
    • × 1
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    Room description

    3x6

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  • One Bedroom Apartment
    One Bedroom Apartment
    • 35
    • × 1
    • × 2
    • × 1
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    Room description

    4x6

    Room amenities
  • Rebel with Sea View Terrace
    Rebel with Sea View Terrace
    • 45
    • × 3
    • × 4
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    Room description

    3x6

    Room amenities
  • Waroo Budget Room
    Waroo Budget Room
    • 25
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    Room description

    3x6

    Room amenities

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport pickup
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining area
  • Electric kettle
  • Family rooms
  • Fan
  • Garden
  • Garden view
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Mosquito net
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Restaurant
  • Seating area
  • Secured parking
  • Shower
  • Sofa
  • Swimming pool
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • WiFi
Internet
  • WiFi is available to our guests within the premises.
Parking
  • Secure parking is available to our guests.

Hotel policies

Cancellation / Prepayment
  • To book this property full prepayment is required.
Children and extra beds
  • Child (2 - 11 years) 15 USD per night when sharing with adults.
Accepted credit cards
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • American Express
Check-in time

After 12:00 pm

Check-out time

Until 10:30 am

Accommodation review scores and score breakdown

9 / 10

Based on 316 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Kenyaways Beach & Kite Village.

Cleanliness
10   
Comfort
9   
Location
10   
Staff
10   
Services
10   
Value for money
10   
Sleep quality
10   
Food quality
10   
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Guest reviews

  • YntePostma
    Kenya
    2020-11-05

    We stayed for an extended 4 day weekend in Kenyaways and it was just perfect. We really can't wait to go back again. The room was basic and very clean, but more importantly, had beautiful sea view. Within 50 meters you're ready for your morning swim. The atmosphere at Kenyaways was very relaxed, exactly how you want it to be and the service was great. Everyone is helpful, caring and joyful. Then last but not least, the restaurant 'the Salty Squid' also with an astonishing sea view, serves delicious food and cocktails. Everything at Kenyaways is spot on, can't think of anything that should be improved. Just loved it

  • Ms. Agnes
    Kenya
    2020-10-30

    They have such a beautiful environment, the rooms are beautiful and the customer service is awesome. I can recommend anyone looking to have an awesome beach view and experience in Diani to the place. They are eco-friendly, keeping plastics off the ocean and residence, and also undertake beach clean ups.

    However, the swimming pool is very small but one can swim at the beach. One bad experience while there too, we were literally discriminated against on the 2nd day by one of the employees considering we were the only blacks at the resident at that particular time. I always feel bad when this happens especially in my own country.

  • Dan and Prat
    Kenya
    2020-09-13

    We stayed here last week and we absolutely loved the place. Highly recommend getting the beach facing rooms. We were in tribal and we loved the decor,the balcony patio and you can see the beach lying in the big bed. The pictures are exactly as they are seen online. The salty squid restaurant on site is a stone's throw away from the beach and the beach itself is absolutely beautiful. This place is perfect if you don't like the vibe and monotony of a big resort and are also on a budget. We'll be back!

  • Moosey6
    United Kingdom (UK)
    2020-08-25

    My husband and I spent 3 nights at Kenyaways in Rebel room (upstairs with a big, comfy verandah/balcony, kitchen, and perfect view of the sea). Our days were bliss- sunrise on the beach, coffee, walks on the best beach in the world, swimming, surfing, SUPing, delicious fresh seafood at The Salty Squid (part of the same building), reading, chatting to friendly staff and guests. It’s honestly one of my favourite places on Earth!

  • Huw B
    Kenya
    2020-07-07

    I recently had the best holiday I’ve ever had at Diani, and I spent the whole time staying Kenyaways. As a Kenyan resident, I regularly come to the coast, but I have recently rejected Diani preferring North coast. Now I have discovered Kenyaways this will change. The rooms are lovely - mine had a sea view, personal balcony, very clean and spacious with excellent bathroom and huge shower. It felt lovely and cool in the evenings thanks to the sea breeze. The staff were welcoming and friendly (the manager Stephen was lovely!) The attached restaurant (the Salty Squid) was the perfect place to hang out in the evenings, and the water sport opportunities were endless! If you get the opportunity to go you are in for a treat! I cannot wait to return!