Palm lined beaches, stunning coral reefs and spectacular marine life encapsulate holidays to the Kenya Coast and islands of spectacular beauty. Mombasa is Kenya's largest coastal city and offers a considerably more relaxed tone than other east African cities - the ideal prelude to beach relaxation. Explore the winding alleyways of Old Town and the historic Fort Jesus, which is now the national museum.
Luxury beach resorts sweep along the coastline north and south of Mombasa, with Malindi, Watamu and Diani the best loved offerings. Diani Beach lies just south of Mombasa and embodies Kenya's quintessential beach imagery; the idyllic stretch of palm lined beach is popular for good reason.
Malindi's traditional seaside town aura permeates from a rich history and offers a range of excellent accommodation and sunny restaurants on the seafront. Watamu is an equally desirable option, boasting a surplus of luxury hotels and the stunning Table Bay, perhaps one of Kenya's most inviting beaches. The huge attraction in the area is the Malindi Marine National Reserve; gain the acquaintance of countless species of marine life through snorkelling and diving, sharing the coral reefs with marine turtle and whale shark.
Kenya's Lamu Island is utterly enchanting. As Kenya's oldest living town it has retained all the charm and character built up over centuries. There are no cars so donkeys are the main means of transport. Lamu is a hypnotically exotic experience, made even more enjoyable by the relaxed and welcoming attitudes of the locals. Dhow safaris can take you beyond Lamu into the surrounding archipelago, where isolated villages, ancient ruins and a few luxurious and exclusive resorts lie hidden among the islands of Manda, Siyu, Pate and Kiwayu.
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Found south of Mombasa discover stunning white beaches, 10 luxury rooms, an 18 hole golf course only 3 minutes away and a range of water based activities.
Situated on the beautiful Diani Beach, this collection of 3 exclusive villas are incredibly luxurious and perhaps the best accommodation choice along the East African Coast. Relax, indulge and explore.
Found on Kenya's beautiful south coast, expect decor with an African flair, 2 swimming pools and various other facilities, well-appointed rooms, horse riding on the beach and the Indian Ocean on your doorstep.
This is a luxury property on the south coast of Kenya that affords a sandy white beach, private accommodation and the chance to see elephant at Shimba Hills.
Relax with golden beaches and clear waters from this comfortable property located on Kenya's Watamu Bay. Enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling and Hemingways icelebrated big game fishing.
Relax with breath-taking barefoot luxury with this island retreat. Stay in traditional stone and thatch cottages and enjoy a number of thrilling water based activities.
On a deserted Kenyan beachfront, the Hotel Spa Lodge offers luxury in an oasis of calm and relaxation. With 4 km of the Masambweni white-sand beach to look out over from your room, the spa and the centrally located infinity pool, this is truly the beach of your dreams.
Found on the gorgeous island of Manda, enjoy complete relaxation and a superb diversity of marine life. There's the chance to see dolphins and turtles, unwind on pristine beaches and snorkel clear waters.
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