15 Best Beach Resorts in Kenya

Many people travel to Kenya because it is a perfect getaway to unwind and relax. Kenya is known for its picturesque sandy beaches, luxury resort hotels with high-end facilities and services including restaurants, spas, and swimming pools with ocean views. You’ll surely experience the utmost Kenyan luxury at these beach resorts.
In no particular order, here are our 15 best beach resorts in Kenya:

1. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa is located on the magnificent beach front on the Kenyan Coast. The resort boasts lively and attractive interiors with scenic beach views and it combines unique leisure options with outstanding facilities surrounded by fabulous natural features. Guests are welcome into sunlit comfort, suites and rooms designed in a luxurious style. Visit: Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

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2. Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa

The moment you arrive at Diani Reef Beach Resort, you will recognize its sense of style and endless glamour. The resort is located along Diani Beach Road, Mombasa. Surrounded by lush garden and landscape, overlooking the turquoise blue Indian Ocean, the resort is situated in the pristine white sands of the South Coastline in Kenya. It offers word-class spa service, sandy beaches, and exciting activities. The resort provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that you will feel at ease with yourself and enjoy your vacation gleefully.

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3. Southern Palms Beach Resort

Located 35 Km South of Mombasa, Southern Palms Beach Resort is a nice blend of luxury and nature. The resort takes Kenyan lifestyle to a new peak on the shore of the Indian Ocean at Diani Beach. The resort captivates guests with its peaceful environment, complemented by the touches of the Kenyan warmth and hospitality. Visit: Southern Palms Beach Resort

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4. Baobab Beach Resort

Baobab Beach Resort offers direct access to the tropical south coast beach. The resort is located along Diani Beach in Mombasa.  The resort is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Kenya. You can take a dip in the plunge swimming pool at the resort or relax on the beach. The resort offers excellent spa services, unique cuisine and interesting activities. Visit: Baobab Beach Resort
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5. Kenya Bay Beach Hotel

Located along Bamburi Beach, ‎Kenya Bay Beach hotel offers the most incredible views of the Indian Ocean in Kenya. The beach hotel has a unique setting that will utterly fascinate you. You can relax under the palm trees at the ocean front pool side and enjoy the attractive views of the gardens. The hotel offers comforting activities and amenities that will make your vacation more exciting and relaxing. Visit: Kenya Bay Beach Hotel

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6. Voyager Beach Resort

Located on the Nyali Beach, set among glistening pools and tropical gardens at the edge of the Indian Ocean, Voyager Beach Resort offers an entertainment experience to all guests. The resort is a perfect destination for business and leisure travellers to experience the best Kenya has to offer. The resort has 3 swimming pools including a whirlpool; you will definitely enjoy your holiday. Visit: Voyager Beach Resort

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7. The Majilis Resort

Situated in the heart of Kenya on Manda Island in Lamu, The Majilis Resort is a stylish haven of relaxation located in the heart of Kenya on Manda Island in Lamu. The resort provides a serene and relaxing atmosphere with deluxe amenities and recreational activities. Visit: The Majilis Resort

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8. Leopard Beach Resort

Leopard Beach Resort is a luxury beach resort set upon one of the finest beaches in Africa, Diani Beach and it is located in Kenya’s South Coast. The resort offers all-inclusive facilities to suit the comfort of the guests. Unique cuisine, Spa and fitness facilities and other variety of activities are available at the resort. The beach resort captivates the soul with incredible natural beauty and untainted refinement. Visit: Leopard Beach Resort

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9. Ora Resort Watamu Bay

The Watamu Bay Ora Resort is located at the entrance of Watamu Marine Park. The resort raises bar for sophistication, luxury and indulgence in Kenya. With fascinating  look and tropical setting, the resort stands out as an oasis of chic, providing guests with excellent services and facilities such as spa, la carte restaurant, boutique and many more.

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10. Jacaranda Beach Resort

Jacaranda Beach Resort is an enchanting resort located in Watamu, about 7 kilometres from the city centre and 13 kilometres far from Malindi. The resort is a luxurious hideaway, ideal for families or lovers looking to treat themselves. The resort offers Kenyan opulence, even though it is managed by skilled Italian employees. Surrounded by a compelling pristine beach, captivating coral reefs and impressive landscapes, the resort has something for everyone. Visit: Jacaranda Beach Resort

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11.  Temple Point Resort

Temple Point Resort is an all-inclusive resort located on Watamu Beach, not far from Malindi. The resort is an icon of luxury and romance with a friendly environment. The resort is an ultimate vacation destination for everyone including families. The rooms and suites are unique with comfort and native luxury. Excellent activities and leisure facilities are available for guest as they discover the best of Kenya. Visit: Temple Point Resort

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12. Hemingways Resort

Hemingways Resort is located right in the middle of the Watamu beach, surrounded by the expansive azure blue of the Indian Ocean. The resort is sophisticated, yet serene, capturing the quintessence of the Ocean. This resort fascinates and delights any visitor with its exceptional activities and services combine with relaxed style for a vacation. You will surely enjoy your holiday at Hemingways Resort. Visit: Hemingways Resort

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13. Salama Beach Resort

Located on the natural Kikambala/Kanamai beach, about 15 km north of Mombasa; Salama Beach Resort is an enchanting private beach resort on Kenya coast, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The bungalows are designed and decorated to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment. You will be captivated by its unusual hospitality, modern luxury and excellent services. Visit: Salama Beach Resort

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14. Swahili Beach Resort

Swahili Beach Resort is a five star resort with reputation for thoughtful hospitality, flawless service and superb cuisine. The resort is built with elegance, tradition and influences from India, East African coast, Zanzibar and Arabia to create a unique Swahili culture. You will be captivated by the unmatched comfort the resort offers. Visit: Swahili Beach Resort

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15. Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa, located on Galu Beach, south of Mombasa provides a taste of Kenyan serenity for guests to enjoy. The pleasures of the beach resort and exotic spa facilities make it an excellent place for every visitor in Kenya. The resort offers excellent activities and amenities for both business and leisure needs. Enjoy spectacular bay views from your balcony, or relax by the pool side. Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa is a place to be. Visit: Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

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Have you ever been to any of these beach resorts? Share your experience with us in the comment box below.

Our Readers Comments

  1. Swahili beach, leopard beach,Temple point,Hemingways,ora resort watamu,jacaranda beach resort,

  2. great work well done

  3. I am proud of our 15 best beach resorts in Kenya. May Almight God shower us with security and good government, more and more others will come up to sustain our economy.

  4. Swahili Beach should be number one, iconic architecture and superb hospitality, definately a bench mark for kenyan tourism and hospitality

  5. I really love them much..once worked at southern palms..They are lovely..!

  6. I have stayed at the Kenya Bay Beach hotel – Lovely place and great value for money – And located right next to Ilcovo Italian Restaurant and Club – On the other side is YULS – also a nice restaurant

  7. l question this list, u mean Resorts in Malindi dont feature here… Resorts like Billionare, Coral Key..etc

  8. leopard beach white sands baobab voyager love whitesands the most.followed.by voyager

  9. Your best resort is a quite kibarua, white elephant in Malindi? Kilili Baharini…i can continue….you guys doesnt have test

  10. I have been to Voyager I totally liked the experience. Proud of my country should tembea Kenya more:-)

  11. I took a holiday at Baobab Beach Resort and I must say it rightfully deserves a spot here. Very good staff, all round entertainmnet facilities and great service, you don’t need to go anywhere else for anything once you check in.

  12. Hemmingways and Swahili beach are great.love the others too though i haven’t been there.

  13. Swahili Beach and Leopard Beach should be tops… Stunning in every way!

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