Evening by the beach at Kinondu Kwetu hotel on Galu Beach on the Kenya coast

Kenya Beach Holiday

Whether it's before or after a safari or as a holiday in its own right. a beach holiday in Kenya is a perfect way to recharge your batteries

Evening by the beach at Kinondu Kwetu hotel on Galu Beach on the Kenya coast

© Kinondu Kwetu

6 days from £500pp plus international flights.

Enjoy rest and relaxation on Kenya's beautiful Indian Ocean coast.

For many visitors, Kenya is all about the safari, and not everyone is aware of the miles of stunning coastline and beach resorts. They combine perfectly with the inland destinations to make a wonderful safari and beach holiday. Of course, they also make a stunning stand-alone getaway too. With gorgeous sunsets, sandy beaches, coral reefs, swaying palms and delicious fresh seafood washed down with a cocktail or two, this is beach holiday perfection!

There is plenty of choice as far as accommodation is concerned and, as an independent company, we can book most hotels for you and tailor-make your itinerary. There's everything from larger resort-type hotels to small boutique hotels, and several different areas to consider. We've highlighted some recommended suggestions below, but these are by no means the only options.

Whether you want to stay in your hotel and make use of their facilities, or if you want to venture further afield and enjoy the wide variety of activities on offer, chat to us and we'll match you with the ideal beach hotel for you.

 

A few fabulous places to stay on Zanzibar and nearby islands

To give you an idea of the diversity of accommodation, below you will a few hotels from different areas. Please do get in touch with us so we can tailor-make the right beach stay for you.

Diani and Galu beaches:
South of Mombasa lies Diani Beach with its numerous world-class beach resorts. Just below Diani, you'll find Galu Beach. They both offer swaying palms, coral reefs and sandy beaches edged with lush forests. Diani attracts a diverse crowd and it caters for both relaxation and water sports. When you want a short break from lazing in your hammock, take a guided tour of the forests or even a full day trip to Shimba Hills National Reserve or Mwalunganje Elephant Sanctuary.

There is a lot of choice in this area, but here are a couple of our favourites to consider:

Afro Chic

Diani Blue

Mombasa:
In and around Mombasa there are several world-renowned beaches that can compete with the best. There are some large hotels with lots of facilities which will suit many people, though if you prefer a smaller and quieter option we can provide this too.

Serena Beach Resort and Spa

Lamu:
Laidback and carefree describes Lamu perfectly. There are no cars and the relaxed pace of life here, coupled with the blend of Arab and African culture, makes this an attractive place to spend some time. For an introduction to local culture and history, visit the Lamu Museum. There's a 19th-century fort, over 20 mosques, a visit to the crab and lobster market is always fun. There are flights to Lamu from Nairobi.

Manda Bay

Watamu:
Not surprisingly, given that there is a Marine National Park just off the shores of Watamu, this is a destination associated with superb snorkelling and diving. Experience the beauty of the coral reef and the colourful marine life that it sustains. Watamu is known for clear waters and 15 km of inviting sandy beaches. Also offshore are interesting rock clusters that the sea has eroded over the years. Many of the local operators work together to protect this natural wonder.

Turtle Bay Beach Club

Smaller islands near Zanzibar:
From the tiny Chumbe Island and Fanjove to the slightly larger Mafia Island and then the even larger Pemba Island (which is still smaller than Zanzibar), there are some wonderful alternatives to staying on the main island.

Chumbe Island

Fanjove Island

Butiama beach on Mafia Island

Fundu Lagoon on Pemba

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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