Ocean Spa Lodge
Diani, Lamu and the coast, Kenya
At a Glance
Situated on a tranquil stretch of beach only a short drive from Ukunda Airport
Perfect spot to relax and unwind after your safari
Only eighteen luxury suites allow for an exclusive beach retreat away from the crowds
Snorkelling and Diving in the nearby marine parks
Gourmet cuisine based on using locally sourced ingredients and the freshest seafood
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The rainy season on the Kenyan Coast is generally during May and June. So from July onward the weather is gradually getting hotter and dryer until March/April when it reaches the high 90's (over 40 degrees C). Christmas/New Year is generally considered the peak season and the weather is lovely then with constant sunshine and gentle off shore breezes. If you want clear seas for diving then make your trip after August/Sept.
To start planning your vacation to Ocean Spa Lodge
Ocean Spa Lodge is a luxury beachfront retreat setting new standards of accommodation on the Kenyan coast located on the lovely beach of Msambweni on the south coast. There are 14 stylish thatched suites offering superb views of the ocean.
Formerly Saruni Ocean, Ocean Spa Lodge, was designed and built off the beaten track to offer its guests exclusive experiences. Ocean Spa Lodge has just fourteen suites, located on Kenya's secluded south coast on the unspoiled Msambweni beach (40 minutes south of Diani). This stylish and luxurious property caters perfectly to honeymooners looking for a secluded retreat or families wishing to spend some quality time together.
Six villas make up the fourteen suites, one villas containing four suites, and five villas containing two suites. Each suite has a beautiful bedroom styled with local woods and bright ocean colors, a lounge area and sea views. All are ensuite and have air-conditioning, and some suites are designed for families or groups of friends.
For downtime you can enjoy a whole host of spa treatments, there is additionally a strong focus on health and wellness so you can also enjoy pilates, yoga and boot camp!
There is a swimming pool and of course the beach to explore right on your doorstep. Guests can also enjoy snorkeling and diving on the local reef or off Wasini Island, as well as deep sea fishing and cultural visits to the local villages. There is a watersports hut offering kite surfing and paddle boarding - all the activities are non motorized in keeping with the location and setting.
Fine dining is a real highlight of your stay here, you eat in a variety of locations and due to its location the menu is mostly fish based including highlights like lobster, crab, prawns, octopus and numerous local fish. There are menu choices at each meal and all dietary needs can be catered for.
The 14 eco-design suites are all very private each has uninterrupted ocean views. Each suite has its own private living room with either a terrace overlooking the gardens or an open sided lounge to relax in. All the rooms are air conditioned and are hugely spacious and airy and come with amazing bathrooms.
Children are welcome at Saruni Ocean and children under the age of 5 stay free of charge. There are no specific children's activities or facilities here but there is an additional smaller pool for children to play in and swim at leisure.
The Sarunity Spa allows you to properly indulge yourself and relax after your safari. Wasini Island is a short boat ride away and has some fantastic snorkeling and diving and guests can also snorkel straight from the beach. Take a drive into the Shimba Hills National Reserve where there are buffalo elephant and the rare sable antelope. The big game fishing off the Kenyan Coast is some of the best in the world with an abundance of big game fish such as marlin and sailfish. With the watersports activities and health and wellness focus, you can do as little or as much as you like.
Anna Thomas (Staff)
Ocean Spa Lodge is perfectly placed on the southern Kenya coast. It is completely relaxing and the swimming pool is a great way to cool off in the heat of the day. The rooms are very spacious and equipped with air conditioning. During my stay, I loved hanging out on my own private veranda which has a bed swing, tables and chairs. They also have wonderful coastal cuisine along with superb service and are accommodating to any food preferences. The beach is kept very beautiful and they offer many activities to do during your stay. They have a very large pool along with a separate children's pool which is great for families with small children. The location in Msambweni is away from the busier area of Diani which offers a quieter experience. Ocean Spa Lodge is wonderful for all types of people including families, couples, honeymooners and anyone else. The property is big enough where everyone has privacy and can enjoy ultimate relaxation.
Sian Frost (Staff)
Ocean Spa is a lovely hotel located right on the shore of an incredibly quiet coastline. There is a large focus on health and well being with a spa with views out to the sea and free use of its many hydrotherapy pools, they also offer yoga lessons, pilates and bootcamp whenever you would like with great instructors on site at no extra cost. For families the larger villas are perfect and the relaxed atmosphere and large pool is perfect for kids to really enjoy themselves whilst adults can relax. The food and service here are great, with a big emphasis on fresh, healthy food eaten in varying locations around the hotel its a thoroughly enjoyable place to spend a few days relaxing.
Location & directions
Diani, Lamu and the coast, Kenya
Ocean Spa Lodge is situated on Msambweni Beach on the Kenyan coast just 20km south of Diani Beach in a remote and secluded location, away from the hustle and bustle of Diani Beach. There is only one other hotel on this beach which is located at the other end of the beach, the rest of the beach is all private villas so the beach isn't busy and is really untouched. Near the border of Tanzania this is a stunning and tranquil part of the Kenyan coast.
How to get there
8.5-hour flight to Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi and a short 1-hour flight to Ukunda Airport. Ocean Spa Lodge is then just a short drive away.