Papillon Lagoon Reef

Beachfront location

Family friendly

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About The Resort

Papillon Lagoon Reef is located on Diani beach, widely considered to be Kenya’s most beautiful beach.
The hotel is built in traditional Swahili style, and nestles within exotic gardens, where colobus monkeys populate ancient baobab trees.
Address : PO Box 5292, Diani, Mombasa. Kenya

Family Friendly All-Inclusive

Babies & Toddlers

For babies and toddlers we provide high chairs and cots, although you might want to book a beach front room with a fridge if you’ll likely to need to prepare food and milk yourself.

Babysitting cost KES 200/hour

The hotel offers a babysitting service if you want to escape for the evening. These are paid for locally, 24-hour notice is usually required and prices vary.

Kids Facilities

The Hotel has an indoor play area with activities suitable for young children (requires parental supervision).

Bedrooms with Interconnecting Doors

The hotel has a number of bedrooms with interconnecting doors, ideal for families with 2 or more children.

Family rooms sleep up to 4 adults.


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Rooms & Amenities

Family Rooms

In Family Rooms, providing to customers Mosquito nets, Safety deposit box available at an extra charge, Telephone Balcony / Patio, Hair dryer and many more facilities.

  • Number of Rooms : 16
  • Maximum Occupancy: 4 adults / 2 Adults 2 Children
  • Bed Configuration: 4 Beds
  • View: Garden

Garden Rooms

In Garden Rooms, providing to customers Mosquito nets, Safety deposit box available at an extra charge, Telephone Balcony / Patio, Hair dryer and many more facilities.

  • Number of Rooms: 110
  • Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child (extra person on a single bed)
  • Bed Configuration: Single / Double / Twin (extra bed available on request)
  • View: Garden / Pool

Beachfront Rooms

Beachfront Rooms offer the same great location and views as our Beachfront rooms but are much more spacious. These rooms sleep a family of four making them ideal for families looking for that little extra space.

  • Number of Rooms: 24
  • Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults or 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bed Configuration: 1 four-poster double and 1 Swahili Sofa suitable for a child.
  • View: Beach

Dress Code

At Papillon Lagoon Reef we dress for dinner (smart casual) and men must wear collared shirts, long trousers and shoes in the evening. Dress code for breakfast and lunch is casual but modestly covered. Sleeveless t-shirts, vests and swim wear may not be worn, however please feel free to wear t-shirts (with sleeves), shorts and beach wraps.

Baobab Restaurant

A spacious buffet-style restaurant with an open-air terrace, serving international and Kenyan cuisine and international dishes.

  • Dinner between 19.30 and 21.30

Bistro Bar & Restaurant

A poolside restaurant for breakfast, lunch and grill and also the venue for evening entertainment and barbecues.

  • Breakfast between 07.30 and 10.00
  • Lunch between 12.30 and 14.30
  • Afternoon Tea between 16.00 and 17.00

Pool Bar

A Pool bar, where you can also enjoy evening entertainment.

  • Open from 10.00 until 18.00 with a swim-up counter.

Beach Bar

A Beach bar is the venue for midnight entertainment.

  • Close to both the beach and the sea and open from 18.00 until midnight.
Discover scuba diving

Tennis available in resort

Try your hand at something new

Papillon Lagoon Reef | Watersports & Activities

As well as watersports, you can get into the swing of things with a game of tennis, volleyball in the pool or simply put your feet up and relax on the beach

  • Scuba-diving – In-resort – From $40 per dive.
  • Deep-sea fishing – In-resort – From $80 per person for 4 hours(min 4 passengers).
  • Tennis – In-resort – At night, KES 300 per hour for floodlights.

*Prices are subject to change.

Wedding Package

  • Wedding ceremony and minister. Registration, transport for minister + tip. All admin and certificates.
  • Bridal bouquet and groom’s button hole
  • Decorated location for the ceremony
  • Wedding cake
  • Sparkling wine in room

Documentation Requirements

  • Passports and birth certificates
  • Original of proof of Decree Absolute for divorced clients
  • Original of death certificate for widowed clients, together with original marriage certificate
  • Original proof for name changes by Deed Poll
  • Statutory Declaration (one each, stamped or sealed)
  • For clients aged under 18 years

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