Kenya beach breaks
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Enjoy Swahili culture, sandy white beaches and gentle seas neighbouring vast wilderness areas, on the Kenyan Coast, which stretches from Malindi in the north to south of Mombasa.
A tropical paradise lapped by the rich warm Indian Ocean.
Kenya Coast - 5 days/4 nights on the Kenya Coast
Where is it?
The beach breaks start and end in Nairobi to allow for an easy add-on to a safari or connection from Europe and beyond.
Our favourite choices include:
Afro Chic - a villa style hotel with just 10 suites right on the Diana beach and th3e benefit of a stunning outdoor pool, gazebos on the beach and fabulous food.
Priced from US$1660pp for 4 nights including return flights from Nairobi
Alfajiri - 3 stunning villas with bright, airy rooms beautifully decorated with artefacts from Africa and the Far East. Each fully equipped and magnificently serviced with elevated positions ensuring privacy and stunning views.
Priced at US$2830pp for 4 nights including return flights from Nairobi. Priced for four people; price reduces for a group of up to 8 guests.
Pinewood Beach Village - excellent personal service and attention; situated right on the beach and offering well priced accommodation for the whole family and all the facilities one might expect in a modern beach resort.
Priced from US$930pp for 4 nights including return flights from Nairobi.
What is the best time of year to go?
Any time of the year avoiding May and June during the 'long rains' when much of the coast shuts down.
November to April is the season to swim with dolphins and snorkel, turtles are the big attraction between October and June.
How to get there
There are daily scheduled flights from and to Nairobi connecting the Coast to the Masai Mara National Park, Amboseli National Parkand other safari destinations. Flights from Nairobi are included in the cost of this safari.
Tips and Notes
Green turtles come up to the beach to lay their eggs between late October and June.
Hire a dhow from the local village to sail round the bay. Watch the sun drop into the ocean from the deck under full sail.
Horse riding, scuba diving, fishing, snorkelling, sailing and canoeing, kite surfing, wind surfing, water skiing, cultural tours, shopping, massage and spa treatments, golf and short safaris are just some of the options available besides just enjoying the fresh air and laid back atmosphere.
Our Recommended Accommodation
Afro Chic Diani
Located on the white, sandy stretches of Diani Beach on the Kenyan coastline, Afro Chic has just 10 elegant suites. There are a mixture of room types from executive to junior with two having whirlpool baths.Great views across the lovely gardens or far reaching sea and cuisine to die for. Beautifully crafted wooden bedframes with thick mattresses adorn each room.
A golf course is nearby, massages are available amongst a wide range of other activities including diving, fishing and horse riding. The airport is just a short drive away.