Kenya Beaches

Kenya beach holidays are surely worth looking into for those who are always on the lookout for that next great beach destination. The Kenya beach resorts are some of the best accommodations in all of Kenya, and the Kenya beaches are simply alluring and enticing, offering rich blue water, soft white sand, and plenty of palms to match. Deciding when to go on Kenya beach holidays is made easy by the fact that there really isn't a bad time to hit the coast in Kenya, as the weather is always warm here. The Kenya beaches are already quite popular with European travelers, and more and more Americans and other foreigners are finding out that Kenya beach vacations have so much to offer. You can do as little or as much as you want on Kenya beach holidays, and the option to book side tours and safaris is always there, so you can head inland to complement your beach vacation as you want, time and budget allowing.

Kenya Beaches
Kenya Beaches

Many visitors looking to hit a beach in Kenya fly from Nairobi to Mombasa, which is a thriving coastal city that has some of the best restaurants in the country. You might also fly to Manda Island, which is the airport that serves the popular Kenyan coastal destination of Lamu. Mombasa is found on the southern side of the Kenya coast, and for those that want to head to the less-crowded southern Kenya beaches, you can hop on a passenger ferry, then take an old car or bus ride to your ultimate destination. Those vacationing in Mombasa will want to check out Bamburi and Nyali beaches, which are arguably the best beaches near town. North of Mombasa, the beaches are more crowded, and these beaches are where you will find the bulk of the Kenya beach resorts. The coastal highway that stretches from Mombasa up the north coast is part of the reason why the northern Kenya beaches are most popular with tourists. There are also many interesting historical and cultural pursuits to be enjoyed near north Kenya coast destinations like Lamu and Malindi. The 15th century Takwa Ruins are certainly checking out when vacationing in Lamu, and just south of Malindi, the Gedi Ruins are an ideal stop for history buffs.

Coral reefs are found offshore along the Kenya coast, and when you plan Kenya beach holidays for destinations like Malindi, Mombasa, and Lamu, you might entertain the idea of booking a snorkeling or scuba diving trip to explore these beautiful reefs. Tour companies can be found at these destinations, and you can also book trips at many, or most of the beach resorts. The Malindi Marine Park is ideal for such pursuits, as is the Wetamu Marine Park, which is found by the village of Wetamu, which is known for offering some of the best Kenya beach resorts.

The reefs found in the Indian Ocean off of Kenya's shore provide protection for many of the Kenya beaches, making swimming more enjoyable. You won't experience a lot of crashing waves when enjoying Kenya beach holidays, but some of the Kenya beaches are less protected by reefs, such as Shela Beach. Found near Lamu, Shela Beach is one of Kenya's best, and since there is no reef here, the waves can be quite rambunctious at times.

The Lamu archipelago, which is at the northern extreme of the Kenyan coast, has some of the more luxurious and exclusive Kenya beach resorts, so if a luxury Kenyan beach vacation is your aim, you might look here first. For those heading south, Diani Beach is certainly a prime destination to consider, and the well-rounded Diani Reef Beach Resort gets a nod for sure. The reefs found offshore here are excellent for those snorkeling or scuba diving, and if you don't want to get in the water, you can always hitch a ride on a glass-bottomed boat, or dhow. Dhows are abundant up the entire Kenya coast, so it's quite easy to arrange trips on them. Funzi Island is another popular southern Kenyan coast beach destination, especially for couples, and day trips to the Kisite Marine National Park are highly recommended if you are visiting the southern Kenya beaches. Deep sea fishing is also something you can add to your Kenya beach vacation itinerary if you are interested, though nobody will fault you if you prefer to spend a day or more simply sunbathing and lounging around.

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