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Pinewood Village Resort - Diani, Kenya

Galu Beach, Diani - South Coast of Mombasa, Kenya

Pinewood Village Resort is a small boutique beach resort, located on Galu Beach, which is just south of the famous Diani Beach. Much less crowded and unspoiled Galu Beach also offers exceptional water sports. Set in tropical gardens with its own swimming pool, health spa and gym, the resort offers just 38 rooms and 20 suites, a selection of dining options, a number of bars. The suites offer their own chefs, allowing guests to be entirely self-sufficient. The village is also the location of one of Kenya's prime water sports centers.

Kenya's south coast, one of her most popular beach holiday destinations, offers clear blue sea, marine parks, excellent water sports, coral reefs, monsoon winds, numerous hotels and beach resorts, family vacations, sun n sand, cultural and beach travel and more. Close to Mombasa, it is also within easy reach of Malindi, Lamu, Diani and many other popular Kenya safari resort hotels.

Beach vacation facts
Diani beach is 25 miles south of Mombasa. Kenya's stunning coastline (485 km from Nairobi) runs 700 km between the Tanzanian and Somali borders and is renowned for its silken white sandy beaches, coconut palms, sheltered lagoons, pellucid blue waters, remote islands, uncharted mangrove swamps and mysterious Arab and Swahili ruins, many of which date back to the 8th Century AD. An idyllic climate cooled by the monsoon, the Swahili coast offers a daily average of 8 hours of sunshine, and the hot steamy climate is tempered by the monsoon winds: the south-easterly Kusi, which blows from April to October; and the north-easterly Kaskazi which blows from November to March.

The background
Kenya's pristine and well-developed coral reef extends virtually without break from Shimoni in the south to Malindi in the north, some 230 Km in total. The reef is broken only in a few places by river mouths and creeks; and of these the deepest and most sheltered safe channels through the reef are those that lie on either side of Mombasa Island.

Accommodation
The resort offers just 38 rooms and 20 suites created in clusters around the gardens.

36 Deluxe Rooms  18 Suites  2 Executive Rooms  2 Executive Suites

• spacious
• newly renovated
• first floor
• garden view
• balcony
• king size bed
• en-suite bathroom with wall hung toilet and large shower cubicle
• mosquito net
• ceiling fan and split unit air-conditioner
• tea/coffee
• mini-bar
•internet
• telephone
• hair dryer on request
• safe available




• spacious
• newly renovated
• ground floor
• garden view
• large veranda with baraza
• bedroom and living room
• kitchen with services of personal chef for dinner
• fridge
• en-suite bathroom with double showers
• mosquito net
• ceiling fan
• split unit air-conditioner
• mini-bar
• tea/coffee
• telephone
• internet
• hairdryer
• safe available

• spacious
• newly renovated
• first floor
• superior finish
• seafront with spectacular view
• balcony
• en-suite bathroom with double showers
• mini bar
•mosquito net
•ceiling fan and split unit air-conditioner
• telephone
• internet
• hairdryer
• tea-coffee service
• safe available




• spacious
• newly renovated
• ground floor
• superior finish
• seafront with spectacular view
• bedroom and living room
• large veranda with baraza
• kitchen with services of personal chef for dinner
• fridge
• en-suite bathroom with double showers and bath tub
• mosquito net
• ceiling fan and split unit air-conditioner
• telephone
• internet
• hairdryer
• tea-coffee service
• safe available
Dining and bars
Restaurants
• Bahari Restaurant - for breakfast and dinner
• Tamu Snack Grill - for lunch and afternoon tea
• Jahazi Bistro - for lunch
• Peponi Restaurant - informal setup for barbeques and theme dinners

Bars
• Pool Bar - open from 9am to 4pm
• Jahazi Beach Bar - open from 11am to 1am
• Lounge Bar - open all day and evenings during dinner

Conference and event facilities
The resort is extremely well suited to the staging of weddings and offers an attractive all-inclusive wedding package. It is similarly adapted to honeymoon couples.

Child-friendly
The resort welcomes children.

What to see and do
The resort offers extensive gardens, immediate access to Galu Beach, swimming pool, selection of restaurants and bars, gift shop, gym and Spa/health centre (massages, reflexology etc).

The Acqualands water sports Centre
Aqualands location was specifically chosen due to its unique geographical location. The area is still free from large hotel developments and as such, offers a beautiful, safe, hassle free beach, which is ideally suited to the extensive selection of water sports on available at the resort. The amazing beach and the calm waters of the beautiful lagoon in front of the Resort offers ideal conditions for Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, Snorkeling, as well as Big Game Fishing.

Kenya's first 5 Star, all in one water sports center Aqualands is based at Pinewood Village, on one of Kenya's finest beaches at Galu Kinondo. Aqualands is a new concept in Adventure tourism, aimed at providing Pinewood Village guests with a valuable and exiting adventure center to compliment the resort facilities. SCUBA DIVING: Southern Cross Scuba - PADI Dive Center

Scuba Diving in this area at some of the best dive sites Kenya offers; this is no news to the repeat guests diving from Pinewood Village, who consistently experience top quality diving with one of the most experienced Kenyan diving crew, which includes regular sightings of large pelagic species (Whale Shark, Dolphin & Manta Rays) that frequent this area.

Aqualands offers daily dive excursions in small groups departing direct of the beach in front of Aqualands / Pinewood Village with their speed boat DSV Melia to the tropical, colourful spots of the warm Indian ocean.

Multilingual PADI diving courses for beginners and experienced divers are offered throughout the week, as well as 1 day Introductory Courses and free pool try outs.

Enjoy a unique diving experience with Sx Scuba / Aqualands & Pinewood Village. Kite boarding

Ray Kasper, a visiting professional Kite boarder who runs his own Kite and snowboarding company (Four Seasons Board Sports) in the USA says "I have kite boarded just about all the hot spots in the world including Hawaii's famous Kite Beach (with surf legend Laird Hamilton), Hookipa and The Gorge in Oregon, Kenya beats them ALL! The seasonal trade winds here provide excellent conditions for pro kiters and beginners alike. The current long shore winds (Kaskazi) combined with Aqualands' pristine, wide and boat free beach; definitely make for some of the best kite boarding in the world!

Aqualands offers introductory courses and full kite boarding courses in perfect conditions throughout the week. Enjoy a free try out session and get addicted to the 'Wind Sport of the Future'.

Big Game Fishing
Aqualands's geographical position pays off again, Volker Bassen who is the owner of M.F.V "Unique" and "Scorpio" and has over 13 years experience fishing Kenyan Waters explains, "Being so far south here provides very close proximity to the Pemba Channel, which is world famous for its deep water and abundant fish supply. Fine catches of Marlin and Sailfish have been achieved this year as well as good numbers of Wahoo, Dorado and Kingfish. Our catch results this season has certainly proved that". Whale Shark and Dolphin are often spotted, adding an exciting dimension to a half or full day fishing excursion departing direct off the beach from Pinewood Village.

Aqualands runs a strict tag and release program, which is run in accordance with IGFA (International Game Fishing Association) and designed to preserve rare and endangered species.

Windsurfing
The calm, safe and protected waters away from boating traffic offer ideal waters for all windsurfing enthusiasts. Gear rentals, beginner and advanced courses, as well as daily free try out sessions are available at Aqualands.

A 'Special' is the 'Surf Holiday', which offers a full beginner course with 5 hours extra equipment rental to improve your skills in this perfect environment. In response to the delicate environmental situation, Aqualands & Pinewood Village also run conservation programs to preserve the local area and its indigenous people. Pinewood Village & Aqualands are members of Eco-Tourism Society of Kenya (ESOK), The East African Wildlife Society (EAWS) and the Project Aware Foundation as well as being home to the East Africa Whale Shark Trust (EAWST).

Aqualands was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for best New Adventure facility from the Kenyan Tourist Board.

Other attractions
Adjacent Diani Beach offers just about everything the visitor could wish for: restaurants, shops, golf course and night spots plus; the Colobus Trust, an area of indigenous forest that provides a sanctuary for the areas many colobus monkeys and the Kaya Kinondo, a cultural centre built around a sacred Kaya (grove) of the Digo people.


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