We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Shimoni Reef Lodge

Booking.comUS$ 110*
View Deal
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Shimoni Reef Lodge
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Shimoni Reef Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 25: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2011

I took my family there, along with some friends. They were busy diving and sailing and jumping up and down on boats. I chose to rest after a hectic work schedule, just chilling out on my own balcony, overlooking the channel, a visual delight, constantly changing. I had one of the most beautiful days of my life, just sitting, appreciating...

1Thank 654Paulo
New York
Reviewed 5 December 2011

About 20 of us rented the place out for a week and had the time of our lives. We went snorkeling every day, drank tuskers and wine on a different sandbank each day, went swimming with wild dolphins, ate incredibly fresh seafood at least twice a day with snacks (fresh oysters mostly) - we played and giggled for almost 5...

1Thank Coconutaddict
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 5 December 2011

Very nice cottages and super service. We had a boat ride to go snorkeling off a protected island. Absolutely fantastic. Great sea food. We really recommend!

1Thank CHE222
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Shimoni is a small friendly village well away from the bustle and amenities of the main resorts. The Reef Lodge is one of the few tourist standard lodgings there. It is so small you soon recognise and speak to all the staff on site. Sammy always had a smile on his face when serving us and would always stop for...

1Thank sharps19ud
Reviewed 4 February 2011

This was our first stay in Kenya so we didnt know what to expect. The Shimoni Reef hotel has six cottages and main open-planned reception area with a bar, beautiful swimming pool, sitting-room with a television and dining-room which looks over the channel to Wasini Island. Our cottage was clean and roomy we had two portable fans,mosiquito net, sitting area...

3Thank annazaigh

84 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (65)
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Dining (12)
Room/Suite (10)
View from Room (1)
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (19)
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Dining (2)
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Room/Suite (1)
Other (6)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Shimoni
28.6 km away
Fish Eagle Point
Fish Eagle Point
#2 of 6 in Tanga
115 reviews
35.7 km away
Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa
37.4 km away
Neptune Village Beach Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
28.5 km away
The Sands At Chale Island
The Sands At Chale Island
#3 of 29 in Diani Beach
513 reviews
18.4 km away
Msambweni Beach House
Msambweni Beach House
#1 of 2 in Msambweni
151 reviews
37.1 km away
Lantana Galu Beach
Lantana Galu Beach
#3 of 5 in Galu Beach
116 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shimoni is full of amazing experiences……. For 20 years we have served sport fisherman, scuba divers, snorkelers, dhow trippers, honeymooners and friends to explore, discover and feel the Kenya of Old, where time has mercifully stood still, and the masses have not taken over. Now, we also offer unique accommodation, just 6 spacious comfortable cottages, a roof top suite overlooking the Wasini channel, and a residential house for visitors who prefer to do some self catering. There is also a pool, a spa service, and at our bar and restaurant, a revitalized exciting menu for our guests who just want to relax and enjoy the privacy that Shimoni is special for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shimoni Reef Lodge

Address: Shimoni Village, Shimoni 80409, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Shimoni
Price Range: ₹ 6,917 - ₹ 8,403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Shimoni Reef Lodge 1.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Jovago.com, Booking.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Shimoni Reef Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shimoni Reef Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“TRAVEL TIPS: • order your seafood in advance – the local lobster is great – and enjoy eating it watching the sunset on the terrace overlooking the channel. • allow some time just to walk around and see the real Africa . The village is a delight, and the slave cave / conservation area is interesting. • diving and snorkelling in the marine park – the hotel does not have a boat or dive school but works with dive schools in Shimoni/ Wasini Island – so you need to book your dive/boat trip in advance. They will even arrange for you to be dropped off in front of the hotel so you can avoid the walk back to the hotel from the pier.”
  • bathroom, coral house
  • kitchen, coral house
  • Room, coral house
IaninKenya, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“very average avoid it....”
ujjvalAhmedabad, 11 Jan 2013 | Read review
“They are all great - we had the last room next to the pool”
travelbeehappy, 27 May 2012 | Read review
“In case you are with a large group the bungalow is a good idea. In case you want to have it romantic ask for the honeymoon suite with the stunning view but the cottages are certainly very good and all are steps away form the pool and the main building.”
miichel, 1 Apr 2012 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent”
GrevilleD, 10 Mar 2012 | Read review
5 of 5
US$ 110* /night
View Deal
TripAdvisorUS$ 110
View all 8 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates