3 Luxury Resorts to stay at on the Kenyan Coast in 2016

Honeymoon pavilion at Temple Point Resort
The honeymoon pavilion at Temple Point Resort, Watamu

If you are looking for a holiday on the Kenyan coast, here are three suggestions you might want to check out.

Temple Point Resort, Watamu

This luxurious resort is situated 120 Km North of Mombasa.

Surrounded by tropical gardens, the Temple Point Resort, Kenya’s leading hotel of the north coast is situated in the middle of the Watamu Marine National Park with beautiful views of Mida Creek Lagoon.

Temple point resort is located above a beautiful sand beach in Watamu North Coast.

Facilities in the resort comprise of a Sunset Bar where guests can enjoy the lovely panorama view over the Mida Creek lagoon as they savour our refreshing beverages and tropical cocktails.

The Sunset Bistro located at the bar and offers delicious snacks, sandwiches or salads.

There are two restaurants in the resort and meals are normally served in buffet form. These include the Clubhouse Restaurant which Overlooks the Mida Creek and offers a fine selection of both international and typical African delicacies at our daily buffet. There is also availability of Indian or Japanese cuisine. The Starlight Restaurant is the second restaurant set in the middle of the resort’s tropical gardens where they also serve authentic Italian pizza with African toppings.

The Honeymooner’s Pavilion is available for those seeking a romantic dining evening and can be accessed on reservation.

At the hotels’ Beach which is part of the wildlife sanctuary of the Park, guests are provided with free beach couches and parasols.

Sports Facilities in the hotel include a football field, beach volleyball and a floodlit tennis court. Guests can also be provided with the equipment for a game of billiards, table-tennis and bicycle tours.

Other sports facilities include archery range and in the pool area, guests can enjoy a daily changing animations program, including activities such as aqua aerobics, water ball or slack lining.

Available water sport activities include water skiing, sail boarding, canoeing, kayaking, catamaran Sailing and Big Game Fishing.

The resort also offers snorkeling, diving and dolphin watching options in the Watamu Marine National Park.

There is a Wellness & Spa that offers an ideal place to be for total relaxation and to rediscover your inner peace and other facilities include a gymnasium, library, gift shop, parking and outdoor swimming pool.

Spacious, luxurious and furnished in typical Swahili style, the rooms will provide you with the peace and comfort you are longing for during your holiday. Your romantic patio invites you to enjoy the marvelous view over the tropical gardens, the Mida Creek or the Indian Ocean.

Among the 100 rooms, are double, twin and triple rooms, all located inside one of the 20 bungalows. You can choose between the comfortable Garden Rooms, the luxurious Bay view Rooms and the especially gorgeous Superior Rooms. Each room comes equipped with a modern bathroom, air-condition, a ceiling fan, mosquito nets, safe, sat-TV as well as tea and coffee makers. In the lobby, guests can access free Wi-Fi internet with a small fee for in-room access.

Saruni Ocean, Msambweni


Located on Msambweni Beach, 20km South of Diani and of Ukunda Airport, in a secluded area reminiscent of how the East African Coast was in times past lies Saruni Ocean. This is an eco-design lodge, with the highest levels of comfort, fully integrated into the local culture and atmosphere.

White sands and turquoise warm waters on a pristine 4 kms long beach ideal for the ultimate soul and body experience. The perfect beginning or ending to any safari adventure: relax and renew in a ‘beyond luxury’ experience.

This is an intimate property offering something totally unique on Kenya’s secluded south coast in magical Msambweni, the perfect escape for honeymoons and family downtime on the beach.

Sun Africa Beach Resort, Nyali

Sun Africa Beach Resort is a luxurious resort located on Barracks Road, off Golf Link Road in Nyali area in Mombasa County.

It features a private and pristine White Sandy Beach, Business Centre, Meeting and Conference Rooms, Passage Lift, Disabled Access, a Bar, a Lounge, a Gymnasium and Beauty Spa, a Gift Shop, ample free Parking, an outdoor infinity Swimming Pool, Safety Deposit Box services and Tour Desk at the reception, a Garden, a Coffee Shop and a Restaurant that offers a la carte cuisine and special diet menus on request.

The resort has 18 rooms all of which have flat screen television sets connected to cable channels and some rooms have seating areas where guests can relax.

Other features include a private bathroom with either a bathtub or shower plus other extras such as free toiletries, bathroom scales, bath robes and dual high speed hair dryer.

To book go to www.africabookings.com and if you’re interested in a safari holiday, check out our Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge feature.