Mombasa Beach Holidays

Mombasa Beach Holidays

Mombasa is a coastal city of Kenya along the Indian Ocean. The city is known as the white and blue city in Kenya. It is the country’s oldest and second-largest city.

Mombasa is famous for its beaches, world-class beach resorts, and historical significance. It is the most popular tourist destination in Kenya and is the second-largest city in Kenya (second only to the capital city, Nairobi).

The sun is directly above the equator. Mombasa is Kenya’s high-temperature region due to its geographical position making it one of the best places for sunbathing and enjoying beach life.

Things to do in Mombasa

Go cruising in a Tamarind Dhow

A coastal cruise combined with a delicious lunch or dinner is one of the top things to do in Kenya. You can enjoy a seafood platter or opt for a succulent fillet steak followed by fresh fruits and Kenyan coffee.

Trip to Haller Park

Haller Park is a testament to mankind’s ingenuity and determination. Once a limestone quarry, it now supports a rich ecosystem with wildlife, birds, and plant life.

Sunset at Mombasa Island

Take a trip to Mombasa Island to watch the sunset in a blaze of fiery colors. The island is connected by a causeway to the mainland.

Rock climbing at Tsavo East National Park

Travelers take hiking activities at Tsavo east national park from Mombasa and other activities

Forty Thieves Beach Bar

Laid-back and with activities to satisfy any traveler, Forty Thieves Beach Bar offers water sports, skydiving, touch rugby, and more. Try the Healthy Monty breakfast and wash it down with Kenyan coffee.

Akamba Handicrafts Cooperative

Shop for lovely Kenyan handicrafts at Akamba Handicrafts Cooperative. It has a selection of terrific finds such as sculptures, carvings, masks, and ornaments.

Take a picture at Mombasa Tusks

The entrance to Mombasa is unlike anything else. Massive aluminum structures shaped into elephant tusks greet visitors entering the city – a perfect photo opportunity.

Visit Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus is a 16th-century fort built by the Portuguese. See archaeological finds from the fort and surrounding areas including the wreck of Santo Antonio de Tanna.

Go scuba diving and snorkeling at Mombasa Marine Park

Witness the incredible colors and beauty of the marine world at Mombasa Marine Park while scuba diving and snorkeling. Seagrass, turtles, and coral are just a few of the marvels to see here.

Take a trip by dhow to Wasini Island

 Sail from Mombasa to Wasini Island in a traditional dhow. You may just get to see dolphins swimming alongside! Dine on fresh seafood and engage in a bit of snorkeling too.

Visit Shimba Hills National Reserve

Shimba Hills National Reserve is a paradise teeming with animals and plant life. Go on a game viewing tour, which is one of the best things to do in Kenya. You get an in-depth look at the country’s diverse wildlife.

Enjoy BBQ at Nguuni Nature Sanctuary Adventures

A picnic at Nguuni Nature Sanctuary Adventures is a great way to appreciate Mombasa’s wildlife. Enjoy a barbecue while taking in the beautiful scenery. Keep an eye out for native birds, giraffes, and elands that make their home here.

Drink coffee in Jahazi Coffee House

This is a terrific place to unwind and enjoy fresh juices, shakes, smoothies, and, of course, coffee. Affordable prices and a very relaxed ambiance make Jahazi Coffee House a must-visit spot in Mombasa.

Try Swahili dishes at Blue Room Restaurant

Blue Room is a happening joint that lets you savor the best of Swahili cuisine. Ugali, mutton choma, grilled meats – take your pick and have a feast.

Camel rides at Pirates Beach

Pirates Beach is a public beach that draws a sizable number of visitors. Camel rides are organized here although swimming and lounging under the sun are the best pastimes.

Take a ferry ride at South Coast

See the South Coast from a larger perspective by taking a ferry ride. It’s a relaxing way to see this side of Kenya and offers great scope for photography.

How to get to Mombasa

The best way to get from Nairobi to Mombasa is to fly which takes 1h 28m and costs $95 – $180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 – $110 and takes 5h 41m, you could also bus, which costs $7 – $19 and takes 8h 30m.

Where to stay in Mombasa

Some of the best luxury hotels in Mombasa that you look out for your comfort while taking holidays in Mombasa.

Serena Beach Resort & Spa

With the shimmering sands and waters of the Indian Ocean stretching before it, amidst verdant, bougainvillea-filled gardens, and shaded by gently swaying palm trees, Serena Beach Resort and Spa offers the ultimate tropical paradise. Treat your palate to a superb selection of a la carte seafood dishes at the Jahazi Grill which is set on a beach and styled to resemble an Arab dhow.

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

We take pride in ensuring our guests enjoy the most relaxing and comfortable stay in tastefully furnished rooms and suites offering Spectacular Ocean, pool, and garden views.

For dining and entertainment, guests can choose from our themed superb restaurants, the trendy and chic Lido lounge, or the exclusive Cocos Beach Bar, overlooking the serene Indian Ocean beach. There are also five outdoor swimming pools with water slides and other exciting water sports.

Hotel EnglishPoint & Spa

Hotel EnglishPoint & Spa has brought to Africa a modern international development that offers the very best in lifestyle and luxury.

Facilities include a boutique hotel with rooms and suites, conference facilities, a luxury spa, and well-equipped gym, a boardwalk with waterfront restaurants, an infinity swimming pool and pool bar, An inner and outer pier venue ideal for events including cocktail, parties, and weddings.


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