Mombasa – Accommodation • Eating Out • Sights & Activities

The coastal region boasts of superb holiday climate, various attractions ranging from its world-class rated white sandy beaches, marine national parks and top-class accommodation, Fort Jesus Museum, Shimba Hills National Park. Arabuko Sokoke, The region offers a lot of alternatives to holidaymakers as well as those interested in combining business travel with holiday. It has become a major gateway for both local and international tastes. From the Coast you can easily arrange for safari in the nearby game parks.
There are accommodation choices for all tastes in Mombasa, MalindiLamu, Watumu, Kilifi amongst others.

Mombasa – Accommodation

Forest Dream Cottages


Address: P.O.Box 787 Ukunda
Telephone: 040 330 0220
Fax: 040 330 0220

25 rooms
B&B per person: 6120KSH
B&B per room: 7875KSH
Half board per person: 6805KSH
Half board per room: 8750KSH

Brilliantly designed, luxury cottages, which we have created in a unique tropical sanctuary of beauty. Wander in our magnificient gardens, along the japanese designed fish pond hosting brillantly coloured koi fish. Each cottage set in one acre lush tropical gardens, ensuring to our guests the ultimate privacy and space one may find along the entire coast. 

Facilities Include:
Swimming Pool, TV in all Rooms, Residents’ Car Park, Licensed Bar, Business Centre

Turtle Bay Beach Club


Address: P.O. Box 10, Watamu
Telephone: 042-32003/32226/32080
Fax: 042-322268/32345

145 rooms
Full board per room: 9,200KSH all inclusive, 
Full board per room: $184 USD, all inclusive

Turtle Bay is located in an area rich in attractions other than it’s beach.  It has several sites of international renown for their biodiversity and as such provides a goldmine for those interested in natural history.

Facilities Include:
Swimming Pool, Residents’ Car Park, Licensed Bar, Conference Facilities, Business Centre

Sai Rock Hotel


Address: P.O. Box 82630, 80100,
Mombasa, Kenya
Tel: +254(41) 5487644/5
Fax: +254(41) 5487646

Sai Rock Hotel is Kenya’s latest beach hotel and is located along beautiful Indian Ocean beach front. The hotel is situated on the North Coast 8 kms from Mombasa City. This exclusive hotel built in a subtle blend of coastal and modern architecture offers a marvelous ambience for a truly wonderful and relaxing beach vacation.

Rooms: 35 standard rooms, 25 executive rooms, 4 exclusive suites and 18 apartments

Facilities include;
2 swimming pools, Conference hall with 800 pax, Meeting rooms, Children’s playground, Boutique, Beauty & Massage parlor, 24Hrs bar, water park, Business centre with internet connection, Shuttle from airport on request.



Address: P.O. Box 264,80403, Kwale, Kenya
Telephone: +254 (0)20 2040651

Rooms: Suites

Half board per room Ksh: 30,000.00
Half Board per room USD:750.00

Facilities include:
Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, TV, Licensed bar


Free your mind from all of life’s stress. reconnect with nature,enrich your soul in totally traquil and beautiful landscapped surroundings. Enjoy spectaculary stunning sunstets with constantly changing cloud patterns and hues of fiery reds, oranges and pinks. Kutazama has  eco-friendly links with the local digo and  Duruma communities. 

Sun N Sand


Address: P.O Box 2, Mtwapa Via Mombasa, 80109, Kenya
Telephone: +254 20 2057950/1/2/3
Fax: +254 20
Accreditation: 5 Star
Number of Rooms: 300

Tarriff range: Half Board
Per person per night: Ksh 4,500.00
Per person per night: USD 75.00
Per room per night : Ksh 7500.00
Per room per night: USD 100.00
(room rate based on 2 adults sharing)

Facilities include:
Swimming pool, TV in all rooms, Residents’ car park, Residents’ lift, Licensed bar, Games room/area, Conference facilities, Business centre.

Sun N’ Sand Beach Resort, Kenyan’s leading beach resort is situated on the North Coast, 28km north of Mombasa, overlooking the Indian Ocean, with 300 rooms, 6 restuarants, 4 pools, conference facilities and a range of sporting facilities.
Your home away from home!!!! 


Ocean Sports Resort

Address: P.O0 Box 208,Watamu, Kenya
Tel: +254 42 32008/32
Fax: +254 42 32266

Rooms: 33Tariff:Half Board per room: Ksh; 9,900.00Half Board per room: USD 182.00Room rate based on 2 adults sharingFacilities includeSwimming Pool, Residents’ car park, Licensed bar, Conference facilities, Games area, Free internet access(WIFI), massage & beauty

DescriptionOcean Sports was founded in 1952, when Ian Pritchard sailed into Watamu and decided to set up a drinking hole on the beach and called it ‘Ocean Sports’. The original boat he sailed in still stands prominently in the bar and many a fisherman tells a tale around this famous boat. The resort enjoys breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The beach has been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the  world. This Resort offers 1st class food and professional service providing a unique atmosphere and ambience.


Makwetu Resorts

Postal Address: P.O. Box 34268, 80118-Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya
Tel: +254 – 20- 3533752Mobile: +254 720 609584
Fax: +254 – 041- 476025

Rooms: 30Tariff:
Per person on Bed &Breakfast – Ksh 3000.00
Per person on Half Board – Ksh 3800.00
Per room on Bed &Breakfast – Ksh 5000.00
Per room on Half Board – Ksh 6500.00

Facilities include;Swimming pool, TV in all Rooms, Residents’ car park, Conference facilities, indoor games facilities, 
Descriptions:Makwetu Resort comprises of 12 self-catering apartments and 6 studio rooms, all en-suite and air-conditioned.  The apartments are tastefully furnished and equipped to cater for short or long terms guests.  Within the resort, stands a swimming pool, conference facility and restaurant.  The mature gardens provide an excellent venue for garden weddings & team building activities. 


Pinewood Vilage Beach Resort

Postal Address: P.O.Box 190 Ukunda, Kenya
Telephone: +254 20 2080981/2/3
Fax: +254 40 3300045

Grading: 4 STAR Exclusive Boutique Resort

Rooms: 58
Tariff:Bed & Breakfast per room: Ksh 4250.00Bed & Breakfast per room: USD 90.00Half Board per room: Ksh: 8500.00Half Board per room: USD 180.00(room rate is based on 2 adults sharing)Facilities include:Swimming pool, Residents’ car park, Licensed Bar, Conference facilities, Business centre, Spa, Gym, Gift shop,
Descriptions:Pinewood Village is a multi award winning boutique hotel, where natural beauty and inspired design are merged to create the perfect romantic destination. Attractive destination for escapists and naturalists. Situated on the unspoiled shores of the wonderfully warm Indian Ocean, this intimate and stylish resort prides itself on exceptional personal service and attention.The services available in the suites are unique and special.


hemingsways Resort

Postal Address: P.O. Box 120,80202, Watamu, KenyaTel: +254 -42- 32624Fax: +254 – 42- 32256 E-mail: 5 Star 
Rooms: 74 Rates:Bed&Breakfast  per room: USD 185.00Half Board per room: USD 370.00 Facilities include:Swimming pool, Residents’ car park, Licensed bar, Conference facilities, Business centre Description:Hemingways is a luxurious, small 5-star hotel,  member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, located directly on the white sand beaches of the famous Watamu Marine park. The ambience of the hotel is of relaxed sophistication, with the friendliness of privately owned hotel coupled to the excellent facilities and standards of an international resort. 


Swahili House

Address: Tiwi Beach, South Coast, Mombasa
Telephone: + 245 726 579946

Accreditation: Luxury villa

Rooms: 7Rates: TBA
Facilities include:Swimming Pool, Residents’ Car Park,in the immediate vicinity there are many scenic walks, and a few hundre meters along the reef at low tide are magnificient Tiwi rock pools.

Business Centre: 
Swahili House is one of the most exclusive coastal properties in Kenya. It is perched atop a small cliff overlooking a private beach and is set in 20 acres of indigenous bush blended with designed gardens and two pools. It has absolute privacy and security, ideally suited for weddings. It can can accommodate up to 18 persons.It can be booked fully catered for, ie butler and chef, or self contained in part or whole.


Shambani House

Address: Diani Beach, South Coast – MombasaTelephone: TBAFax: TBA E-mail: paolo@shambani.comWebwww.shambani.comRooms: 5 cottages and 2 villas (1, 2 or 3 bedrooms) Rates:  Available on request Facilities include:Swimming pool, Shambani houses are completely equipped , kitchen is provided with refrigerator, oven, and toaster. Furnished bed-rooms with ventilator, self-catering equipment, laundry, Cook is a available at an extra charge. Description:Situated only a few meters from one of the finest white sandy beaches in the world, Shambani Cottages offer you unique style self-contained accommodation in Diani, Kenya’s top beach resort. The cottages are located in a tropical garden on the beautiful Diani Beach of south coast Kenya close to Congo River mosque.  Our dedicated staff are always at hand offering  excellent services to make your stay in Africa a memorable experience.


Tamarind Village

Postal Address: P.O. Box 95805, Mombasa, 80106Tel: +254 41 47460Fax: +254 41 473073 E-mail: 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments Rates:One bedroom: Ksh 9,500.00Two bedroom: Ksh 15,000.00Three bedroom: Ksh 20,000.00 Facilities include:Satellite TV, Conference facilities, Business centre, Free Wifi internet access, two swimming pools,Creek Club fitness centre & therapy room, a glass backed squash court. Descriptions:The Tamarind Village, a luxurious collection of fully equipped serviced apartments, situated directly adjacent to Mombasa’s famous Tamarind Restaurant and overlooks the picturesque Old Town of Mombasa.  The village  offers a wonderful alternative to any luxury hotel accommodation on the coast, the village is set in a beautiful lush gardensEach apartment is personally designed, with air-conditioned bedrooms and spacious lounges with authentically styled Swahili furnishings.


Kinondo Kwetu

Address: Galu Beach – South CoastTel: +254 40 330 0031
FaxE-mailinfo@kinondo-kwetu.comWebwww.kinondo-kwetu.comAccreditation: ATTA, Cheli & Peacock, E. African Whale Shark Trust Rooms: 20 Rates: Available on request Facilities include:2 Swimming pools, DeepseaFishing, Horses, Tennis, Scubadiving, Free wireless internet, Yogahouse, Spa treatments, Dhow Sailing boat, Galuas, Canoes, Car Park, Sauna, Licensed bar, Kitesurfing equipment, Waterskiing, and a lot more.
Kinondo Kwetu – a private hideaway on the south coast Kenya with a total of 38 guests who sleep in cottages or one of our 2 Villas. Kinondo-Kwetu is a small, all-inclusive luxury resort offering luxury of peace and quiet. Of freedom and rest. No pumping music at pools. No noise from crowds at the bar. No jostling for space on the beach. No roaming trinket sellers. Kinondo Kwetu is a home. We think you will love it as much as we do.


The Sands at Nomad

Postal Address : P.O.Box 5066 – 8401 Diani Beach, Kenya
Telephone: +254728218255

Rooms: 37

Rates: TBA
Facilities include:
Swimming Pool,TV in all Rooms, Residents’ Car Park, Licensed Bar, 

The Hotel is set amid 25 acres of indigenous forest fronted by 225 meters of Kenya’s most unspoilt stretches of white sand and aquamarine sea. All rooms with en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, individual air condition. Minibar, Safe, Satelite TV, Telephone and Internet access, 24-hour room service. The restaurant offers a wide selection of international cuisine, pastas, pizzas & Japanese dishes.



Address: Diani Beach

Telephone:+32 473676067

Fax: +32 56493036

Rates: Contact the villa directly

Facilities include:

Swimming pool, Residents car park


Perfect destination for a sun holiday that can be combined with safaris to the principal game parks of East Africa. Only 45km from Mombasa where you need to take the ferry (a colourful experience when it’s your first time) to get to the South Coast. Villa Bahati is only 7 minutes walking to the beautiful beach, located near Galu Beach which is the southern extension of the well known Diani Beach.


Rainbow Apartments

Postal Address: P.O Box 5713, Diani Beach, Mombasa
Tel: +254(0) 721 575 584

Number of Apartments: 5

Rental Rates: – Self catering
Residents – Ksh 3000.00 and Non Residents USD 43.00 per day based on two adults per apartment

Facilities include:
Swimming pool, TV in all Rooms, Residents’ car park, internet, fax and laundry facilities are available up on request.

Rainbow Resort is situated 30Km South of Mombasa, consists of beautifully appointed self-contained studios. Unique, small, family owned and managed resort gives you truly exotic feeling. No fussinessor pretention, Rainbow is ideal for relaxing, natural feel holiday.


Boko boko Bungalows

Location: Kikambala Beach
Postal address: P.O. Box 10130, 80101, Mombasa
Tel: +49 5822 2992

Rooms: 3

Bed & breakfast in Single: Ksh 2700.00
Bed & Breakfast in Double/Twin: Ksh 3700

Facilities include:
Swimming Pool, Residents’ car park, Licensed Bar, Porini restaurant

Boko Boko offers 3 new big cosy bungalows in the middle of a tropical garden. Away from most of the touristic hotels you will find a tropical home in Africa! The quietness of this tropical place and the various attactions in the surroundings like Tsavo national park, Mtwapa & Kilifi Crek,the vicinity of the Indian Ocean, as well as the world of plants & animals of the nearby bush, make the retreat an ideal place for a longer stay.


Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel

Location: Diani Beach
Postal Address: P.O. Box 5292, Diani, Mombasa

Rooms: 119

Rates: Please contact hotel direct for tariff and reservation.

Facilities include
Swimming pool, Licensed Bar, Conference facilities, TV in beachfront rooms, Disabled Access facilities, Sports facilities, children-play facilities.

A friendly hotel ideal for couples and families alike. Papillon Lagoon Reef is situated on Diani Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mombasa coast. A wide selection of entertainment every night and plenty of sports and activities to choose from including a large freshwater swimming pool.  The resort is ideally located for combining a beach holiday with a safari holiday, or making the most of the wide range of day trips and activities that are on offer in-resort.


Lotus hotel

Location: Cathedral Lane
Postal Adress: P.O. Box 90193, 80100, Mombasa
Tel: +254-0412313207/020-2041890
Mobile: +254-0722612517
Fax: +254-041-2311789


Accreditation: 3 Star

Rooms: 25


Bed & BreakfastHalf BoardFull Board
Singles  (Ksh)3000.003700.004400.00
Doubles  (Ksh)4000.005400.006800.00
Tripples  (Ksh.)5000.007100.009200.00

Facilities include:
TV in all Rooms, Residents’ Car Park, Licensed Bar, Conference Facilities, Business Centre, Laundry services

The Lotus Hotel is located a few metres away from the original Kenya-Uganda Railway platform. The in the early days this was a gathering place and way station for colonial administrators and European settlers. Located in clean and quiet surroundings with friendly people always happy to help and make your stay in Mombasa an Odyssey. We just want you to feel like a Lotus-eater in the Odyssey of Homer, The Greek, full of contentment and if you wish, dreamy indolence.


Villa marlin

Location: Diani Beach
Tel: +254720639699


Rooms: 6

Rates: Available on request from the Villa Marlin

Facilities include
Swimming Pool, Residents’ car park, Music Systems, Self-catering facilities, Tennis Court

This beautiful Villa is located in Diani and enjoys spectacular views across palm gardens to the Indian Ocean. A full length terrace overlooks the pool, the gardens and the beach, the perfect place to sit back and relax. The villa features a a very spacious 2 storey floor plan with 5 bedrooms and 5 en-suite bathrooms. Large living room and dinning area inside Villa Marlin. Your personal chef and staff spare no effort in serving you.


Maweni Cottages

Location: Tiwi Beach, South Coast
Postal Address: P.O. Box 277, Ukunda, Kenya
Tel: +254-40-3300012
Fax: +254-40-3300041



: 26 Cottages

Bed & Breakfast per person: Ksh 3500.00
Bed & Breakfast per room: Ksh 4250.00
Half Board per person: Ksh 6000.00
Half Board per room: Ksh 7500.00
NB: Room rate based on 2 persons sharing

Facilities include:
Swimming pool, Residents’ Car Park, Licensed bar, Conference facilities, Laundry services, The dhaw restauarant, Room service, House Chefs(advance booking necessary), Beach BBQ

The Maweni & Capricho Beach Cottages are located on the Kenya’s South Coast, 20km from Mombasa town on a clean and unspoilt Tiwi Beach. The accommodation consists of 26 coattages all en-suite , ranging from one bed-room to specious three bedroom cottages.Some of the cottages are sea facing while others are built amidst attaractive gardens of exotic furnished & serviced. Our secluded beach guarantees privacy and undisturbed sunbathing.


Millbrook Hotel

Location: Dolphin Road, Shanzu
Postal Address: P.O. Box 10070- 80101, Mombasa
Tel: +254 20 2070585
Mobile: +254 726708752


Rates: TBA

Facilities include: 
All rooms have private balconies, a choice of tilled with ensuite shower/bath tab, modern romote control air conditioning & fans, mosquito net DSTV, 24hrs service restaurant, Conference facilities, WIFI.

Millbrook Luxury Hotel & Apartments is a place ideally to stay while at the Kenya North Coast.  Offering 25 beautiful renovated and tastefully decorated rooms and self-catering apartments in palm tree tropical grounds with swimming pool complete with free pool sun beds and towels. Our hotel offers professional service and extended hospitality to all our guests irrespective of age, colour, religion or sex.


Bamburi Beach Resort

Location: North Coast of Mombasa
Postal Address: P.O. Box 99438, Mombasa
Tel: +254 412221866/2226099
Fax: +254 2227534


7 -Self catering beach cottages each with 2 bedroom apartments. 1 beach cottage with 6 hotel rooms

B & B from Ksh 2250.00 per  person per night
B&B from USD30.00 per person per night
Half Board from  Ksh 4500 pppn
Half Board from USD60.00 pppn

Facilities include;
Swimming pool, Residents’ car park, Licensed bar, Conference facilities

Concealed in a picturesque man-made palm forest consisting of over 40 different species of ornamental palms collected from all over the world, Bamburi Beach Resort on the North coast of Mombasa  is set on a whitesandy beach lined by palm trees, with sea an incredible blend of turquoise blue and emerald green. The resort is 24km from Moi International Airport and 12km from Mombasa city off the Mobasa-Malindi Highway.


Flamboyant Boutique Hotel

Location: Ukunda
Postal Address: P. O. Box 53, Ukunda
Telphone: +254 40 3202033/0710 171 303 

Rooms: 10

Bed & breakfast per person: Ksh 11500.00
Half Board per person: Ksh 23000.00

Facilities include: 
Swimming Pool, Residents Car Park, Licensed bar, Tennis & Squash Courts, Water Sports, Wifi  Zone, and Snooker Room.

Set in a lush tropical garden, Flamboyant graces the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, protected by a hemline of coral reef, offering calm and serenity. Family run, Flamboyant offers All inclusive services, one on one personal attention from our dedicated personnel. The Cuisine is seaford oriented, highlighting the Swahili Coastal culinary specialities. International, Traditional Cuisine,and Special Diets will please the most delicate palates. With only ten en-suite sea-facing bedrooms, opened to the superb swimming pool, Flamboyant gives privacy and ‘bien-etre’. Everything in great detail is dedicated to well being.


Diani Palm Resort

Location: Ukunda, South Coast
Postal Address: P. O. Box 1091, Ukunda
Telphone: +245 40320 2523
Fax: +254 40 320 3291

Rooms: 22

Bed & Breakfast per person: Ksh 2500.00
Bed & Breakfast per person: Usd32.00
Bed & Breakfast per room: Ksh 2700.00
Bed & Breakfast per room: Usd 36.00
Half Board per person: Ksh 5000.00
Half Board per person:: Usd 64.00
Half Board per room: Ksh 5400.00
Half Board per room: Usd 72.00

Facilities include:
Swimming pool, TV in all rooms, Residents car Park, Licensed bar. All rooms are en-suite equiped with air conditioner, fridge.

Charming family style hotel offering ideal accommodation for independent traveller. The resort is situated just a few minutes from the famous Diani Beach.  Enjoy the tranquillity away from the beach but near the beach. Relaxed atmosphere with the friendliness of a private owned small hotel coupled with excellent facilities.


Pwani Villas

Physical Location: Mtwapa, MombasaPostal Address: P.O. Box 88816, Mombasa, KenyaTelephone: TBA
Mobile Number: +254 722230538
Rooms: 10
Rates:Bed & Breakfast per person per night: Ksh 1500.00Bed & Breakfast per room per night: Ksh 1900.00Half Board per person per night : Ksh 3000.00Half Board per room per night: Ksh 3800.00
Note: Full details of the rates are available upon request.
Facilities include:TV in all rooms, Residents’ car park, Business centre, Ensuite bed rooms.
Descriptions:We are located in Mtwapa opposite Chiefs office, Mtomondoni, 700 m from Mombasa Malindi Road. Pwani Villas offers first-class facilities and comprehensive services combining the traditional comfort of home style living with Pwani Villas.The residences are stylishly furnished and well-equipped with modern amenities, featuring spacious living and dinning areas, work areas and fully equipped kitchen. We offer studio, one or two bed room and fully furnished both for short term and  long term basis.


Papatuo Villas

Physical Location: Diani, South CoastPostal Address: P.O. Box 5717, Diani, Mombasa, KenyaTelephone: +254722336101
Rooms: 16
Rates:Bed & breakfast per room: Ksh 5600.00Bed & Breakfast per room: Usd 62.00Half Board per room: Ksh 10600.00Half Board per room: Usd121.00
Facilities include:Swimming pool, TV in all rooms, Residents  Car Park, Licensed bar
Descriptions:The villa resort located in Diani close to the Indian Ocean Beach Resort. We are proud of our expertise in Italian Cuisines and homely ambient, quiet surroundings of the villa. All our houses are air conditioned with mini bars and kitchen. Every villa faces a large veranda furnished with coloured kikoi cushions.