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Kenya Beach Holidays
Combining relaxation and adventure goes hand-in-hand in Kenya. As a world renowned safari destination, Kenya has always been celebrated as the home of the Big Five. Yet, with a stunning coastline bordering the Indian Ocean, it is a firm favourite for sun holidays too. Palm fringed, sandy beaches and an array of water sports are guaranteed at Kenya’s sun kissed beach spots. From the sun-scorched tropical port city of Mombasa, head north to the idyllic destinations of Malindi, Watamu and Lamu or venture south towards the lively resort of Diani and nearby Msambweni.
Tucked away in the north is the largely untouched Lamu archipelago, a collection of tropical islands where the pace of life is exquisitely laid-back. Enjoy barefoot luxury in a hideaway beach lodge, immersed in what is hailed as one of the best preserved Swahili outposts in the country. Relax in the shade of palm fronds or charter a dhow for an unforgettable day cruising the coastline, soaking up the simplicity of Swahili sailing.
Between here and Mombasa are the powdery, white sandy beaches of Malindi and Watamu. The protected marine parks off the coastline are teeming with marine life and an impeccable coral reef, making them a haven for scuba diving and snorkelling. Whilst Watamu is an idyllic beach front village, Malindi is slightly larger, offering guests an array of water sports, dining and accommodation options. The two combine brilliantly to find the perfect balance between activity based agendas and ultimate relaxation.
Perhaps Kenya’s most famous beach, Diani, is a major hit for sun worshippers and surfers alike. It is the perfect setting to snooze in a hammock by day and enjoy the bustling restaurants and bars by night. From Diani, spot elephants at the Shimba Hills National Reserve, for a taste of Kenya’s world-class safari scene. Or, for the ultimate underwater encounter, catch a glimpse of whale sharks in February and March. A little farther down the coast lies the undiscovered gem of Msambweni. Its alluring remoteness, untrodden beaches and deliciously fresh seafood beckon visitors to its shores.
Twinning your safari adventure with a tropical beach escape makes for a fantastic combination. The contrasts of Kenya’s landscapes confirm it is brilliant all-round destination to kick off your flip flops, don your snorkel and dive right in.
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