The Best Beach Hotels In Mombasa

Mombasa is one of the most popular beach destinations in east Africa due to its location on the Indian Ocean and pristine beaches. And if you’re looking for an idyllic place to get away from it all while lounging on the beach, there are plenty of places to choose from. Here are our picks for the best beach hotels in Mombasa, Kenya.

Serena Beach Resort & Spa


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This resort located in Shanzu Beach is a true tropical paradise and features gleaming white beaches, shaded coconut palms and an extensive tropical garden. The architecture of the hotel is based on what a traditional 13th century Swahili town would have looked at, which creates an incredibly relaxing ambiance. The luxury rooms at Serena feature Maasai-inpsired hand-painted wall frescos along with great views of the grounds and the sea. After a long morning of hanging out by the pool or at the beach, visitors can enjoy tranquil relaxation at the Maisha spa. There are several wonderful restaurants, but it’s hard to beat the Jahazi Grill, where you can dine on fresh seafood right on the beach. There are also plenty of activities available in and around the hotel, including live nightly music, nature trails and a butterfly garden.

Severin Sea Lodge


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Designed with a traditional African style in mind, the Severin Sea Lodge offers a true local experience while also allowing for a fantastic stay by the beach. Wood furnishing is found throughout the hotel lobby and rooms, adding an elegant touch to the surroundings. Many of the rooms are also themed with African wood carvings, fabrics and paintings. The onsite restaurants are top notch, particularly the award-winning Imani Dhow, which is built inside of a stranded sailing dhow, with food sourced from an onsite garden. The Swing Bar is also worth discovering, where guests can sit in over-sized swings while sipping cocktails. And if relaxing on the beach isn’t enough for you, the Kenbali Spa offers up fantastic massages throughout the day. The lodge was also a Kenya Eco Warrior award winner, and was the first hotel in Kenya to have a biological waste water treatment plant.

Voyager Beach Resort

Located about 10 km north of central Mombasa, this all-inclusive resort is popular with families because of all of the activities that are included for all ages. Voyager is also themed around a luxury cruise ship, and all of the rooms and restaurants are based around the idea of being out on the ocean. The resort also faces the Indian Ocean and is great for hanging out on the beach, along with having several pools to relax in. All of the rooms at the resort feature either a lovely garden view or a view overlooking the Indian Ocean. Kids can participate in the resort’s Adventurers’ Club, and there are opportunities for sailing, snorkeling, canoeing, and more. Other amenities at the resort include a large gift shop, a health center, a beauty salon and a bookstore worth perusing.

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