At Pinewood Beach Resort, on Galu Kinondo Beach, Kenya guests can live the dream of a secluded holiday with white sands and warm seas, just 1 hour away from Mombasa.
Located 25 miles south of Mombasa and Moi International Airport, Pinewood Beach Resort is situated in lush tropical gardens, with colourful blooms and a water feature on Galu Kinondo Beach, Kenya which is a mile long and one of the country's finest.
The gardens and surrounding forest are home to over 100 bird species including Cormorants, Egrets and Herons, birds of prey such as the African Fish Eagle and the Black Kite, also Bee-eaters, Honeyguides, Sunbirds, Orioles, Queleas and many others.
The gardens also attract the shy and endangered Angolan Colubus Monkey, a protected species, which lives in a large family unit in the forest. Also present but much more adventurous are the Sykes Monkeys.
Aqualand, the watersports centre at Pinewood Resort chose Galu Kinondo Beach because its unspoilt and safe, with calm lagoon waters right in front of the Resort, which are perfect for numerous water activities like windsurfing and snorkelling.
Guests scuba diving at Pinewood can see Whale Sharks, Dolphins and Manta Rays which often come to these waters. Boat trips can take guests along the pristine coastline to snorkelling points near Chale Island and the Kaya Kinondo Reserve, or guests can enjoy the views of the Mangrove Forests at Funzi Bay on a Jet Ski safari.
Guests can also take a mountain bike Eco-tour on a cultural visit to the Digo community and through the Kaya Kinondo forest, a sacred and protected place for the Digo people.
The Resort is in very close proximity to the Pemba Channel, world famous for its deep water and abundant fish supply. Fine catches of Marlin and Sailfish have been achieved also good numbers of Wahoo, Kingfish and Dorado.
Aqualand runs a strict tag and release programme, which is in accordance with the IGFA (International Game Fishing Association) regulations for the preservation of rare and endangered species. At Pinewood, conservation programmes are run to preserve the local area and its indigenous people.
Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa and Aqualand 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).
The Zawadi Boutique has a delightful collection of local art, handicraft, jewellery and carvings sourced from top artists in Kenya, many original and unique pieces can be purchased here.