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Africa Beach Hotels – Mombasa Beach Hotels In Kenya
Local and international visitors both, are drawn to Mombasa, Kenya’s top beach destination. The island’s pristine white beach in the North and South Coasts rate among the world’s best. There are numerous hotels to accommodate the influx of tourists to this area, and they’re located on all of Mombasa’s beaches, here we’ll look at some of the best hotels.
One of the most luxurious of Mombasa’s hotels, is the 340 room Sarova Whitesands, which sits on Mombasa’s 300 metre north coast beach. Whitesands is situated on 22 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, and has five swimming pools, excellent dining, a spa, beautiful accommodation facilities, a waterslide, and has excellent beach frontage. The hotel is suited for honeymoons, weddings, water sports and conferences, and is adorned with designs and artifacts that capture the rich coastal heritage.
Another of the deluxe hotel in Mombasa is the Serena Beach Hotel, a classy hotel that’s been rated as one of Africa’s finest hotels, and is a member of Club Best Hotels of the World. It’s located 30km from Mombasa’s international airport, it has 166 guest rooms furnished with 13th century Swahili Arabesque art. Bougainvillea gardens and palm trees adorn Serena Beach against a backdrop of the sky blue Indian Ocean, and that ambience makes it one of the most sought beach hotels in Mombasa. Visitors to the hotel can enjoy many recreational pursuits including scuba diving, fishing, aerobics, and trips into the old town of Mombasa.
Nyali Beach Hotel is 15 minutes from Mombasa City’s Central Business District. Its proximity to the City, places Nyali Beach in class of Mombasa beach hotels where business travelers on transit can venture for quick merry making. The luxurious rooms of the Nyali Beach Hotel overlook the pure blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The hotel produces wonderful International cuisine, from Chinese to African, and entertainment is provided by traditional dancers. Many other recreational activities are available, including watersports, as well as the relaxation provided by massages and other beauty treatments.
The Diani Reef Hotel is 34km from Momebasa’s International Airport, and is set on a beautiful stretch of white, sandy beaches on the south coast, it accommodates 150 guests. It’s one of Mombasa’s beach hotels tucked in a traditional coastal village, and is thus ideal for romantic getaways. The hotel has 3 restaurants serving diverse cuisines and drinks, and from the rooms tourists have a magnificent view of Indian Ocean waters. Boat trips, historical site visits, water sports, archery, jogging and biking are activities tourists can enjoy while at Diani Reef, and for golfers an 18-hole golf course is only 500 meters away.
The Lion in the Sun hotel in Malindi is owned by the Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore. Frequented by such showbiz names as U2’s Bono, racer Fernando Alonso, and supermodel Naomi Campbell, the 16 room luxury hotel sits on its own 3 acres of private beach. Serving a largely Italian cuisine, the Lion in the Sun is one of Mombasa’s favorite beach hotels, especially given its popularity among famous clientele. Whether guests want to enjoy sunbathing, play an active game of tennis, or enjoy a spa treatment, there’s something for everyone at the Lion in the Sun.
For those that are not comfortable with beach hotels, one can also opt for beach cottages in Mombasa which are way cheaper than hotels or resorts.