Mombasa, The largest island on the Kenyan coast, its mystical mixture of the ancient and modern. Narrow alleys with ornamental balconies, vibrant bazaars and miles of white sandy beaches make it an intriguing potpourri of romanticism and history.
Let its laid-back atmosphere embrace you while you stay at the Whitesands Hotel, take in Arabic architecture or watch skilled Lamu craftsmen create ornate doors. A creek safari, or snorkel by day while evenings enchant with exotic cocktails and colourful dances.
There are many good holiday hotels stretching right along the entire Kenyan coast with it’s wide white-sand beaches. Almost the entire coastline from Malindi down the south coast is protected by an off-shore reef, whose clear, calm and warm waters are populated by many corals, starfish, fish, and underwater flowers – a paradise for snorkelers and divers.
The conditions are also well suited to all other forms of water sports such as windsurfing, sailing and big-game-fishing.