Sometimes you need a bit more than what a typical hotel offers — you need a place that will give you all the pampering you deserve. This is where spa resorts fit in, and Kenya has no shortage of them. Spa resorts are an excellent place to stay during a safari, beach vacation or business trip, and offer the perfect way to relax after a busy day. Whether you’re in the middle of the savanna, in the bustling city of Nairobi, or chilling out by the coast in Mombasa, these spa resorts in Kenya are sure to take you to another level of relaxation.
Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, Diani Beach
This outstanding resort is undoubtedly one of the best in Kenya’s South Coast and has recently upgraded its facilities to make them even better. There are over 150 rooms onsite which are dotted around the lush grounds, many with views over the Indian Ocean. The Uzuri Spa and Fitness Forest is a traveler’s favorite and was voted Africa’s Leading Spa Resort in 2013 and 2014 at the World Travel Awards. Spa treatments offer African products mixed with European style massage treatments. There are also five treatment rooms on site, including two double rooms for couples.
Sankara Nairobi, Nairobi
It’s hard to get a better introduction to Kenya than staying at this luxurious hotel in the country’s capital. It’s designed with both business and leisure travelers in mind, and has fantastic rooms that mix African art with a touch of modernity. The onsite Angsana Spa focuses on luxurious treatments like the Javanese and Coffee Delight. Masseuses practice a mix of Eastern and Western techniques to leave you in a state of bliss.
Serena Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa
Located in Shanzu Beach, guests will find their tropical paradise at this lovely resort. The architecture of the hotel is based on traditional Swahili styles which adds to the draw of the location. Its onsite Serena Maisha spa is the perfect place to relax in the spa rooms, numerous jacuzzis and spiritual library. The spa also offers two Bedouin-style beach front spa tents along with an open-air spa space.
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Mount Kenya
The Fairmont brand is well-known around the world for providing top quality service to its guests and this location near Mount Kenya is no exception. There are 120 luxury hotel rooms set on over 100 acres of perfectly landscaped gardens. The spa is top notch as well and has three separate treatment rooms, featuring Asian and Swedish treatments. If you’re a resident of East Africa, make sure to check out the hotel’s discounted rates. Of course, it’s also easy to go on safari from the hotel to locations including Sweet Waters Game Reserve and Aberdare National Park.
Southern Palms Beach Resort, Diani Beach
Located on the Indian Ocean, this exquisite resort is one of the most popular in the region and for good reason. There are close to 300 rooms on site, including two luxury suites to make sure you’re in a deep state of tranquility. The fabulous spa and beauty salon includes massages, body treatments, and more. Guests also enjoy lounging around the extra-large pool when not basking in the spa or the comfort of their rooms.
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa
This fantastic hotel is one of the largest in Mombasa and has over 300 rooms to satisfy you. It’s also located on one of the top stretches of beach in Kenya. The hotel’s Tulia Spa is outstanding and the word tulia means ‘relax’ in Swahili. The spa offers Ayurvedic, Oriental and Western treatments, all letting you get perfectly relaxed.
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, Diani Beach
Last but not least, this beach resort is located just south of Mombasa and is in one of the more glamorous locales in the region. Besides the prime location, it’s mostly known for it’s incredible grounds and spa. The resort’s Maya Spa has everything you would want, including hydro treatments, hot stone massages and more. It also won the 2015 World Travel Award for Leading Spa Resort in Africa.
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