On the shores of the Indian Ocean, at the edge of the ancient settlement of Malindi, lies Driftwood Beach Club in Kenya.

Nestled into the Kenyan coast, Driftwood Beach Club is a small, family-owned hotel with a distinctive and unique charm. All guests enjoy a sense of warmth and familiarity in our accommodations and service, which keeps them returning time and time again.

Fresh seafood and locally grown produce supplied daily ensure guests explore both Swahili and Continental cuisine’s. From Alfresco breakfasts to BBQ under the stars and our world famous ‘Driftwood’ bar, our warm and friendly staff know just how to look after you.

The hotel is situated just 10 minutes from the Malindi airport and promises the weary traveler refuge from their daily grind.


Driftwood Beach Club’s facilities and services cater to a range of guests, from families to business delegates. We have worked hard to maintain an atmosphere that is welcoming and relaxing for all.  

We have a small private beach for younger children to play on while our pristine palm-fringed beach is just a few steps away. You can take your morning stroll at the water’s edge before breakfast, have a stress-relieving massage at our spa and then settle in with a good book around the swimming pool to laze the day away.

You get to enjoy the following during your stay:

• Free Wi-Fi access 
• Spa services
• Babysitting services
• Currency exchange
• Free guest parking
• Laundry and dry-cleaning
• On-call medical assistance
• Security with CCTV surveillance


We can make arrangements for our guests to enjoy a host of activities that are available.

We offer dhow cruises and kite-surfing right on our beach and there is snorkeling and scuba diving out of the Marine Park. From deep sea fishing and whale watching to golf and bird watching, there really is something for everyone.

Malindi offers some of the finest fishing in the world. Internationally recognised for its sailfish and broadbill fishing. Our deep waters host three members of the Marlin family: black, blue and striped. We also have other species that regularly draw visitors from all over the world. Many travel here to try and achieve the ‘Fantasy Slam,’ which involves catching 5 different billfish species in one day.
Our local skippers offer a wide variety of angling, including fly-fishing. The fishing season starts in late July and runs through to early April.

For those who simply want to relax, we have 4 miles of white beach, perfect for long walks. Added to this, have a small treatment room and plenty of space to find peace and quiet.