A while back I spent some time at Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort at the South Coast. I would consider this resort as one of the best hotels in Diani Kenya. Several events such as weddings take place here every year. The property is set on a garden on a white sandy beach along Diani’s coastline. It offers luxury accommodation.
Next to this pristine location is the Congo River that feeds into the Indian Ocean. The views here are amazing during sunrise and sunset and when the tides are low.
I have been to Diani a couple of times and you can check out more things to do at the Kenyan Coast in this article.
How to Get Here
Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort is about 30 minutes from Moi International Airport and 9 km from the Ukunda airstrip.
You can also get here from Nairobi by Bus. Mash Poa, is a bus that goes all the way to South Coast. It costs Ksh. 2,000 one way.
If you plan to use the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Nairobi, then you will have to get cross the ferry to get to South Coast because the Miritini station is on North Coast. It is also a distance from the station to where the ferry is boarded. You can hire a tuk-tuk or a taxi to get you to the ferry and cross over to the South Coast
There are a total of 100 rooms decorated in Swahili themed style with sleek modern interiors such as air conditioners, satellite TV and ceiling fans. The rooms are either ocean facing or garden facing. The rooms on the first floor also give you amazing ocean views. The resort also has some rooms specially designed for families or groups travelling together. The interiors are airy and spacious with a relaxation area by the window. The rooms also have spacious balconies with seats available for relaxation.
Meals are available on a full board basis. However, if you are looking to explore Diani you can opt to choose a half board meal plan so that you can explore other eateries within the South Coast.
Their restaurant also known as the Spices restaurant is open from
- 6.30 – 10 am Breakfast
- 12.30 – 2.30 pm Lunch
- 7.30 – 10.00 pm Dinner
They have a wide array on their menu to choose from.
The resort also has the Ocean Terrace that offers meals at A La Carte. It is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.
Another facility that I had a chance to enjoy was the pool that is next to the beach side.
Other services the resort offers includes concierge, a business center that offers scanning and photocopying services.
The concierge can also help you organize an array of activities you can do at the beach side. These include kite surfing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, sailing in traditional boats and so much more.
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