Beach Hotel Kenya – My Personal Recommendations

Looking for a good beach hotel in Kenya? Not all beach hotels are recommendable, but the beach hotels on this page are the best ones available on the whole Kenyan coast. So if you stick to this list, you'll get yourself a fine beach in hotel Kenya. And then, since the sun on the Kenyan coast is shining 365 days a year, nothing should stand in the way of a wonderful stay in Africa's most beautiful country.



Beach hotels on this page are listed by beach, since there’s quite some difference between beaches in Kenya. Read my other Kenya beaches page if you want to know more about those differences, and/or read my general introduction to the beaches in Kenya.

For booking a beach hotel in Kenya, I’m always advising people Africa Point. This Nairobi based travel agent is often able to get you good discounts on beach hotels, and they have a sound reputation for patient, personal help with picking the right hotel or any other item in your travel itinerary.

Beach Hotel Kenya @ Diani Beach (South Coast)

  • The Sands At Nomad

    This informal, relaxed 3-star beach resort has some very nice thatched-roof bandas, as well as comfortable concrete cottages. It has good facilities for divers and other water sports fans. Available sports are kayaking, wind and kite surfing and boogie boarding, while the resort also has a diving school. All rooms are equipped with a terrace, mini bar, air conditioning and around-the-clock room service while a number of them additionally come with a private Jacuzzi. The resort also has a good restaurant, designer swimming pool, shuttle service and internet access. Among the locals, it’s beach bar/restaurant is very popular. This hotel at Africa Point

  • Diani Sea Resort

    A smaller, 3-star family owned resort that’s an ideal fit for the independent-minded traveler. As the only resort on this page, it’s not located directly at the beach but 200 metres away from it. It’s an attractive resort, though, and good value for money. The rooms look rather basic but all have satellite TV and air conditioning. The resort has a fitness centre, free-form swimming pool, live entertainment during the evenings and a tennis court. Other sports options are water aerobics, soccer at the beach, volleyball, mini golf and table tennis. Additionally, deep sea fishing, diving and sailing are offered in the direct vicinity of the resort. It’s family friendly: family rooms come with an extra room for the little ones and there’s a big playing ground. This hotel at Africa Point

  • Alliance Africana Sea Lodge

    All rooms in this 3-star beach resort are located in rondavels, traditional African thatched-roof cottages. All the cottages have a private terrace and air conditioning. The resort has excellent facilities: 2 swimming pools with a poolside brasserie, 3 restaurants (especially check out the Village Restaurant), several bars and lounges, massage service, several shops, a fully equipped gym and an ice cream bar. For the business traveler, there are conference facilities. In the evenings, there are traditional dance and music performances. There are possibilities for deep sea diving, wind surfing, squash and tennis. This hotel at Africa Point

Beach Hotel Kenya @ Nyali Beach (North Coast)

  • Voyager Beach Resort

    This 5-star beach resort is generally seen as the best on Nyali Beach and we cannot disagree. It’s good value, all-inclusive prices are rather unique for Kenya: besides food and most drinks, the rates include sports such as glass bottom boat rides (perfect for viewing the beautiful coral reef near the coast), sailing, wind surfing, volleyball and tennis. The resort has several swimming pools, no less than 3 bars (with one open around-the-clock) and 3 restaurants, a health centre, hairdresser, conference rooms, and babysitting and child care services. One in three rooms have beach view while the others have hotel garden view, but all rooms do come with air conditioning. This hotel at Africa Point

  • Nyali Beach Hotel

    This 5-star resort is Kenya’s oldest beach hotel, opening doors in 1946. It’s the big competitor of the Voyager Beach Resort. With 20 acres of tropical gardens, it’s a huge place. If you wanted to try all bars and restaurants, you’d practically have to stay a week. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, newspapers and a safe. The resort further has a casino, disco, several shops, beauty centre, massage service, an indoor playroom for children, conference facilities and wedding facilities. A number of rooms are suitable for disabled people. This hotel at Africa Point

Beach Hotel Kenya @ Bamburi Beach (North Coast)

  • Travellers Beach Hotel

    A 4-star beach hotel in the midst of large tropical gardens. It’s a big and stylish family-owned hotel. It’s possible to stay on a half board or on all inclusive basis, with four restaurants that are open day and night. The resort has no less than four interconnecting swimming pools, a sauna, massage services, a steam bath and a Jacuzzi. While not all rooms have beach view, they all do air conditioning, satellite TV, phone, balcony and safe. There are traditional dance and music performances during evenings. The hotel offers volleyball, water aerobics, table tennis and squash while in the close vicinity of the hotel also snorkeling, ocean diving and fishing are offered. This hotel at Africa Point

  • Sarova WhiteSands Beach Hotel

    The beach front of the WhiteSands, a 5-star resort with huge gardens, is the longest of all the beach hotels north of Mombasa. Half of the rooms, which are all en suite, have beach view. The others have swimming pool view. The WhiteSands has a lot of facilities: no less than 5 free-form swimming pools, several pool and beach bars, around-the-clock roomservice, 3 restaurants and a disco, wireless internet access on the whole plot, a wellness centre and conference facilities. Additionally, it offers the most activities of all beach hotels north of Mombasa: jet skiing, windsurfing, banana boat rides, kayaking, glass bottom boat rides to the coral reefs and scuba diving together with an instructor. This hotel at Africa Point

Beach Hotel Kenya @ Shanzu Beach (North Coast)

  • Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel

    The East-African Serena hotel chain has a very good reputation, and the 5-star Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel is no exception. The resort is so large that it’s set up as a Swahili village. The rooms are decorated in a colonial African manner and all have internet access and air conditioning. Rooms either have garden or beach view. Furthermore, the resort has a swimming pool, no less than 8 bars and restaurants, babysitting service and laundry service. Among the sports facilities are squash, tennis, windsurfing, mini-sailing, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. This hotel at Africa Point

Related Pages:

Find a good beach hotel Kenya at Africa Point
Kenya Beaches - General Introduction Page
Review of Beaches In Kenya – Which One Will Be Your Favorite?
Beaches Of Kenya: Top Things To Do
The Kenya Beach Area: The Other Highlights
A Kenya Beach Safari – A Wonderful Experience
Highlights Of Your Kenya Beach Tour
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