Beach hotels in Mombasa: after a adventurous safari a relaxed beach holiday… you can choose from several beautiful beaches near Mombasa. The beaches are Nyali Beach, Bamburi Beach, Shanzu Beach and South of Mombasa there is Tiwi beach, Diani Beach and Galu Beach. However you can also enjoy a beach holiday at Lamu, Malindi, Chale Island and Watamu.
Diani Beach : The beach is about 17 kilometres (11 mi) long, from the Kongo river to the north and Galu beach to the south (the southern point of reference is an old Baobab tree). Diani is one of the most prominent tourism resort areas of Kenya. The water remains shallow near shore, with some underwater sandbars near the surface which allow wading with a clear view of the sandy bottom. Inland from the beach, there is extensive vegetation, including numerous palm trees which cover the coastal areas, unlike the dry acacia trees of the mountainous Kenyan Highlands. The Mwachema River flows into the sea at Diani Beach.
The general area is known for its coral reefs, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and for the closely located Shimba Hills National Reserve, a wildlife reserve which looks out over the Indian Ocean. Diani Beach has restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, and several shopping centres. Diani Beach is also a popular kitesurfing, jet skiing, and snorkelling location.
Nyali Beach: Nyali is renowned for its tourist potential, thanks to its calm water, its accommodation facilities and its coast bordered with white sand beaches protected by a coral reef, loved by divers. This is a part of the Mombasa Marine Reserve, managed by Kenya Wildlife Service.
Nyali also shelters many luxury hotels on almost all the seaside (Sai Rock Hotel & Spa, Sarova Whitesands, Nyali Beach Resort, Voyager Hotel, Reef Hotel, Mombasa Beach Hotel), alternating with more affordable hotels (Backpackers Hotel) and with numerous places of entertainment and activities for the tourists (beach volley, windsurfing, scuba diving, kite surf, jet skiing, sailing…)