The Best Beach Hotels in Kenya

Where to Stay for an Oceanfront Vacation in Kenya

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Are you wondering where to stay near the beach in Kenya? This area is a popular destination for beach-goers and vacationers alike. With the seashore and lively atmosphere, it's no wonder that it's a popular choice for travelers headed to the beach. When looking for the top beach hotels in Kenya, travelers often consider several key factors such as the availablity of a pool, free parking, an oceanfront location near the water, a fitness center, spa, hot tubs, family-oriented amenities, a romantic atmosphere, ocean views, safety, and the ability to take a nice long walk on the beach. We have analyzed numerous hotels and resorts close to the beach in Kenya, and this guide will highlight where to stay in Kenya near the beach based on traveler ratings and these essential criteria. So, let's get to it: here are Kenya's best beach hotels and resorts.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Ocean Beach Resort & Spa

Malindi, Kenya
5-star Resort with prices starting at $181 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Beach Trip Hotel in Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool

Located at Golf Beach Road, Ocean Beach Resort & Spa has great rooms from $181 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a casino, and a restaurant. It has a terrific 9.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors will especially love a fitness center, scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, and a kid-friendly buffet at this beach hotel. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Hot tub
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Pool table
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator


Baobab Beach Resort & Spa

Ukunda, Kenya
4-star Resort with prices starting at $199 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Beach Getaway Hotel
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool

A great place to stay is Baobab Beach Resort & Spa which has nice rooms starting at $199. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 8.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Diani Beach PO Box 32. This terrific hotel is also nice because it offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and child care which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. You'll enjoy unwinding in the hot tub, too.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Child pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pool table
  • Kids meals
  • Table tennis
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tennis
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Kids' club


Waterlovers Beach Resort

Ukunda, Kenya
4-star Resort with prices starting at $283 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places at the Beach in Kenya
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool

We found Waterlovers Beach Resort to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $283. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.40 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Diani Beach Road, P.O. Box 5444. You'll also find snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and hiking which beach-goers will love. And this relaxing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Make sure to set aside some time for swimming in the pool, too.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Serena Beach Resort & Spa

Mombasa, Kenya
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $175 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Hotel for a Beach Vacation to Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool

With terrific rooms from $175, Serena Beach Resort & Spa, at Shanzu Beach provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. Its terrific guest rating is 8.00 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Visitors will really like this comfortable hotel which also offers snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and child care. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Having the delicious restaurant in the hotel is an added bonus.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Hot tub
  • Child pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Pool table
  • Kids meals
  • Table tennis
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Air-conditioned


Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort

Ukunda, Kenya
3-star Resort with prices starting at $105 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel at the Beach in Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for beach hotels.
  • Outdoor pool

Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort has a great guest rating of 7.90 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, skiing, a pool bar, room service, and a restaurant. The great rooms here start at $105 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Diani Beach Road. Furthermore, it also offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and outdoor tennis, which is nice for visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this convenient hotel is a terrific choice. Don't miss the pool bar which offers drinks and a fun area to unwind. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for beach hotels.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pool table
  • Kids meals
  • Table tennis
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Kids' club
  • Picnic area


Leopard Beach Resort and Spa

Ukunda, Kenya
4-star Resort with prices starting at $120 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Oceanfront Hotel in Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool

The great guest rating of Leopard Beach Resort and Spa is 7.80 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $120, and it's located at PO Box 34 Diani Beach Road. We also love the a bar, parking, breakfast, child care, and laundry services which are great for travelers. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Having an indoor pool means that you can swim and have fun any time of the year. The price of this hotel is less than average for beach hotels, which makes it a great value.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Breakfast included
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Kids' club


Hemingways Resort

Watamu, Kenya
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $269 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Hotels Near the Water
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool

A cool place is Hemingways Resort because it has great rooms that start at $269. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at P.O. Box 267. Only a short distance from the city center, beach-goers will especially love snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, outdoor tennis, and rooms with kitchens at this fun hotel. And with the ability to cook your own meals in the kitchen, you can save money and time.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Child pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Kids meals
  • Table tennis
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Travellers Beach Hotel

Mombasa, Kenya
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $122 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Beach Location in Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool

Travellers Beach Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $122 (before taxes). It's located at Mombasa Malindi Road, PO Box 887649 and has earned a guest rating of 7.60/10. This beach hotel is also nice because it offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and outdoor tennis which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for beach hotels.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Child pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Pool table
  • Kids meals
  • Table tennis
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Kids' club


Voyager Beach Resort

Mombasa, Kenya
4-star Resort with prices starting at $107 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Beach Trip Hotel in Kenya
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool

Located at Mt Kenya Road, Voyager Beach Resort has great rooms from $107 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a water park, a restaurant, and scuba diving. It has a terrific 8.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and outdoor tennis which visitors will love. And this terrific hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. The kids will love the water park, too. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for beach hotels.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Child pool
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Pool table
  • Kids meals
  • Table tennis
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Kids' club


The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel

Ukunda, Kenya
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $521 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Beach Getaway Hotel
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool

A great place to stay is The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel which has nice rooms starting at $521. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 9.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Diani Beach Road. Travelers will really like this relaxing hotel which also offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, child care, and laundry services. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

Beach Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hot tub
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pool table
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Adults only


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How much do beach hotels and resorts cost in Kenya?

Kenya Average Beach Hotel Price
$166

After analyzing 57 beach hotels in Kenya, we found the average beach hotel price to be a remarkably economical $166. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic beach accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Kenya.

The average prices of our suggested beach hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $267
  • 4-star hotels: $174
  • 3-star hotels: $89


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