Lying on Kenya’s sun-drenched Indian Ocean coast and easily accessible by air, Mombasa has long been one of Africa’s top beach destinations for holidaymakers seeking a classic sun, sea and sand vacation.
But success also means busy beaches and bustling resorts. Instead, try a Mombasa beach holiday: intimate, luxurious accommodation in quiet, exclusive settings, far from the crowds.
Our selected boutique hotels will appeal to privacy-seeking honeymooners and couples while families and groups of friends will love the independence and flexibility of a Mombasa private beach house or villa.
Most of our recommendations are centred on Diani Beach, set 30 kilometres south of the Mombasa and world-famous for its flawless white sands and safe, shallow water. But why stop at a beach holiday? Kenya is home to teeming game reserves and Mombasa lies tantalisingly close to the coastal Shimba Hills Reserve, ideal for safari day trips.