Kenya’s beaches and islands form a somewhat mixed bunch. The majority of package tourists to Kenya visit Mombasa and the beaches around the city; we do not sell any hotels in this area. South of Mombasa, however, are Diani and Tiwi beaches which, although also busy, do have a couple of good lodges.
However, in the other direction, north of Mombasa, The Kenya coast offers some of East Africas most idyllic tropical getaways. Watamu has Hemingways, a good option for a beach break away from the chaos of Mombasa and there are some stunning private houses in the fishing villages of Kilfi, Watamu and Malindi. Even further north, Kenya's best beaches and islands are to be found around the Lamu Archipelago; a stunning and remote part of the Indian Ocean where empty pristine beaches stretch for miles and you can enjoy the laid back bare foot luxury that make Lamu such an attractive beach destination and the perfect compliment to a safari.