Saruni Ocean

Kenya Coast

Saruni Ocean

Newly opened in 2015, Saruni Ocean is situated on a deserted beachfront just south of Diani - a quiet section of the Kenyan coast far removed from the busy beaches around Mombasa.

One of Kenya’s newest luxury beach properties, Saruni Ocean is located on a long stretch of deserted coastline outside the small village of Msambweni, just south of Diani. Part of the highly respected Saruni collection, the lodge has been designed in an ultra-modern style with strong eco principles. Among its standout features are its fabulous infinity pool – the largest on the Kenyan coast – and unique thalassotherapy spa, which draws on the Indian Ocean seawater.

Saruni Ocean is primarily a beach retreat – perfect for weddings, honeymoon and for those just wanting to relax at the end of a hot and dusty safari – but there’s also much of interest in the surrounding region for those travellers who prefer to be more active. The reefs off Kenya’s southern coast are impressive, and Saruni can organise a snorkelling experience with a local fisherman and dhow boat to a protected reef right in front of the lodge (or slightly further afield to Kisite Marine Park). It’s also possible to snorkel straight from the lodge at high tide. A half or full day excursion to Shimba Hills Reserve can also be arranged from Saruni.

Saruni Ocean is the perfect place to chill after a safari, especially as there are now some fantastic savings to be made by combining a stay here with a few nights at the Saruni safari properties in the Mara or Samburu.


Saruni Ocean features 18 suites, all of which enjoy a view of the ocean from their private outdoor terraces. The suites are all air-conditioned, extremely spacious and immaculately furnished with timber floors, comfy sofas and bright Masai-influenced soft furnishings. All suites have huge four poster beds and luxurious bathrooms. Secluded gardens provide a welcoming outdoor space for relaxing.

Some suites can be joined for families or small groups.


Delicious gourmet cooking using fresh local ingredients and with a natural emphasis on seafood. Meals may be taken in the lodge restaurant or in private in your suite. And for special occasions, a candlelit dinner for two on the beach.


- Large infinity pool
- Thalassotherapy Spa
- Jacuzzi


- Superb coral reef diving in nearby marine preserves
- Snorkelling
- Big game fishing
- Visits to Funzi Island to explore the mangroves and watch sea turtles (in season)
- Cultural visits to traditional local villages
- Pilates and yoga
- Star gazing
- Sky diving by arrangement

Child Policy

Saruni Ocean accepts children of all ages. Reduced rates apply for younger children.