Kenya has beautiful beaches,with brilliant blue water lapping against fine white sands,where one can stretch and chill out. They are lined with protective coral reefs creating ideal waters for swimming and water sports. More adventurous for diving and big game fishing. Time spent in these beaches make a perfect end to any safari
Diani beach is a major beach resort, lying on the Indian Ocean coast Kenya.30km south of Mombasa. Its based along the beautiful white sanded beach which merges with the small town of Ukunda. Its a vibrant beach, intimate little paradise on with quiet shores of the Indian ocean. It incorporates of Galu beach,Tiwi beach,Chale island and Funzi island.The beach is known for coral reefs ,the closely located Shimba hills. It’s the longest commercially used beach in Kenya with about 20km of dazzling white sands, Coconut trees and white sand. Diani is one of the best places to visit if you want a traditional beach holiday its climate and scenery are marvelous.
Here you will find some old world charm as this beach stretches its sparkling lovely white sands for some 27Km.some of this old world charm can only be discovered by leaving the beach and go exploring. shimba hills National reserve is just inland from this beach, coral reefs offers a great opportunity for snorkeling water skiing, parasailing, wind surfing and scuba diving. This beach is popular hence it’s a bit over-developed. There are five star hotels, private resorts, spas, shopping malls, villas and restaurants. There is also a small airstrip at the south end beach, golf plus a wide variety of fishing resorts and coral reefs. The beach can also serve as a home base for adventure lovers from a safari ,diving and fishing trips. This is a good place to visit any time of the year. Its an ideal place for families, couples and it also offers serene environment for those who want to be just alone. Its less congested and the white sandy beaches are lovely.
Things to do While in Diani Beach:
Diving: The clear waters, colorful reef and a vibrant aquatic life make Diani beach a must for all divers. Eco Bike ride: This is an eco friendly guided tour of Diani beach an its environs.
Discover Kaya Kinondo Forest: This is one of the oldest forests along south coast with 187 plant species,48 bird species and the Columbus monkey.
Deep sea fishing
Whale shark safari
Visit Diani Art Gallery
Diani Sea Hotel
Coral Beach Cottages
Lamu Island is part of the Lamu Archipelago just off the coast Kenya. Lamu old town. Who said there is no paradise in the African continent? You are probably missing out a lot on Lamu Island. This Island is a Jewel of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast. Lamu has Powdery white beaches and its rich in underwater world with Corals and tropical fish ideal for snorkeling and Diving. Lamu is the oldest living town in Kenya with rich history as a trading place. Lamu fort is one the main attraction in the town. The fort provides beautiful views over the town and the Indian Ocean. In the excellent Lamu Museum you can learn more about the local Swahili culture and lamu’s nautical history and admire the islands ceremonial horn. One can also visit the small villages of Shela and Matondani which have some great beaches for sunbathing and water sports such as water skiing,jet skiing ,windsurfing and diving. The
Island is also a home to beautiful beaches; one can also indulge in unforgettable boat tours or even swim with the dolphins. There are also some great interesting historical sites .People of Lamu are great believers in tradition and customs. For a traveler, Lamu is a hypnotically exotic experience, made even more enjoyable by the relaxed and welcoming attitudes of the locals. To Visit to Lamu is to enter in another world, travelers find themselves becoming part of this world, and long days are spent strolling along the water front, exploring the town or relaxing on the beaches.
Things to do while in Lamu:
Take a dhow cruise at sunset
Go to local Kenyan dance show performance in the evening on Manda Island
Go fishing for yellowfin, sailfish, red snapper, and other local fish
Walk along the beautiful shela beach.
Swim with the dolphins
Scuba diving and snorkeling
Lamu House Hotel
Watamu boasts the best beaches in Kenya. Not only are these superb stretches of sand ideal for swimming and sunbathing ,low tide exposes the small wonder of the sea making the broad sand strands a unique place to stroll. This beach major attraction is Marine National park which has great scuba diving, snorkeling and deep sea fishing experience Watamu beach is the most peaceful, Quiet and peaceful beach in Kenya. This lovely beach is located120kms North of Mombasa. Its clean fine flour sand, sparkling water and its gorgeous setting makes a walk round the tranquil shores of Indian ocean really fantastic making your stay here memorable. Incredible sunset is synonymous with Watamu beach located literally near Mida Creek a spot to watch the spectacular African sunset.
In addition Bird watcher cannot be disappointed as this place is a bird lover’s paradise adding up to the number of channels and estuaries that adventure lovers can explore. Pretty and popular the clear waters in this beach gives one an opportunity to sight the amazing diverse and abundant population of colorful reef fish, the shark, the friendly dolphins and the endangered turtle. This beach is truly unique; every ocean recreation activity you can imagine or think of is available here from scuba diving, boating into mangroves, Estuaries of the Mida creek, surfing to kayaking and snorkeling in the coral gardens in malindi Marine Park.
The natural beauty and friendly welcoming people makes this place certainly wonderful.Watamu beach is truly a place to stay!
Things to Do while in Watamu:
Gedi ruins Snorkeling and ice cream
Horse Riding; enjoy an early morning or late afternoon ride in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.
Big game fishing
Mida creek Boat trip
Nature walk at Arabuko sokoko forest reserve: spend a lovely evening or afternoon visiting the local forest nature reserve.
Hemingway’s beach resort
Turtle bay beach club
Aquarius Watamu Beach Resort.
Malindi beach is plunged an exotic and luxuriant landscape 110kms North of Mombasa in an Oasis of calm and beauty that overlooks the protected Malindi Marine Park, a coral garden at the middle of this of this park is a sanctuary that protects and preserves a variety of fish that swim in a dazzling array including sea creatures and the flora and fauna found in this area. The beach is secluded thus making it an ideal destination for those seeking for solitude or a brilliant holiday as it is peaceful and away from crowd.
Malindi is a beach resort and a commercial center. Founded in the 10th century by Arab traders, it became an important city state and a major port. The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama landed there in monument that still stands.
Nearby you will see the Gedi ruins an ancient walled city. South of the town there is a National park that was established to protect Aquatic wildlife and coral reefs. This is the greatest place for snorkeling. Honestly this is the best place for diving and snorkeling if you haven’t been there while in Mombasa then you haven’t seen anything yet! Because malindi is one of the most popular beach holiday destinations, it offers excellent water sports, clear blue sea, monsoon winds, great beach resorts, family vacations, beach travel and sand n sand. Malindi marine park and reserve is endowed with magnificent resources such us coral gardens in the lagoons ,sea grass beds, fringing reefs, mangroves ,mudflats, high fish diversity, marine mammals like dolphins, the turtles and shore birds. The main biotopes of malindi Marine Park is the fringing and patch reefs distributed on the seaward edge of barracuda channels.
Swimming in the warm ocean water
Boat excursion rides
Visits to the coral gardens to see tropical fish in their habitats
Trips to Manyugu,a tidal Island ,where you can have fresh foods
Glass bottom boat rides
Tropical Beach resort
Sea view Resort
Drift wood beach resort
Coral Key Beach resort
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