Kenya has miles of idyllic coastline to explore as part of a 'bush and beach' trip or as a beach paradise in its own right.
Gently lapped by the rich warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the palm fringed white sandy beaches of Kenya’s picturesque coastline provide an idyllic tropical paradise and a popular destination for an exclusive beach holiday.
An extraordinary blend of exotic coral reefs, mangrove forests, turquoise lagoons, creeks, sacred Kaya forests, secluded islands and unspoiled bays combined with over 600 species of tropical fish in brilliant colours and bizarre shapes, endangered sea turtles and dugongs, whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and even humpback whales, make Kenya’s coast an unparalleled holiday destination.
The south coast includes the pristine beaches of Diani, Galu, Tiwi and Msambweni. Diani is the heart of the south coast and one of the most popular beaches on the Kenyan coast, loved for its very wide white sandy beach, beautifully fringed with palms.
Renowned for accessibility, beauty and diversity of marine life, Malindi and Watamu, just north of Mombasa, form a Marine Reserve with long stretches of casuarina-fringed white sandy beaches. The Watamu region is considered one of the best snorkelling and diving areas on the coast of East Africa.
Perched on the north-east coast of Kenya, Lamu Island, part of the Lamu archipelago retains the magic of a bygone era with donkeys instead of cars clogging the narrow alleyways. Lamu’s unique blend of pristine beaches, rich history, gentle Arabic ambience, and an atmospheric old town makes this island one of Kenya’s most remarkable destinations.