Sunbathing Holiday in Kenya –a truly exotic experience
Kenya boasts of a 300-mile intact coastline the entire length of the Indian Ocean offering fabulous sunbathing spots on white sandy beaches. Guests share these exquisite beaches with the resident Swahili – a community of African and Arab culture and ancestry. In addition, since such white sand beaches are protected by reefs, pollution and sharks are practically non-existent. Such beaches are bordered by forests having Columbus monkeys, exotic birdlife, and leopards.
Watamu’s Turtle Bay, a 5-kilometre beach stretch is ideal for walking, sunbathing, and swimming. It is situated 140 kilometres to the north of Mombasa in Kenya. The Bay is a constituent of Watamu Marine National Park hence it is stringently shielded from exploitation. Thus, the area is devoid of apartment hotels and has roughly no sea-walls. The riparian strip is a natural barrier separating property developments and the beach.
Guests may survey the rock pools during low tide where they are sure to see lionfish, certain coastal birds like the Whimbrel, and brilliantly-coloured crabs. Guests can as well just laze around as they read novels, have several siestas, dip their toes in the warm sea, and then after such a hard day, get back to their hotel for some home-made cakes and some tea. The North Coast has several hotels such as Voyager Beach Hotel, Travellers Beach Hotel, Serena Beach and Spa as well as Nyali Beach Hotel.
The South Coast has excellent beaches from Leisure Lodge Beach and Golf Resort, to Almanara and Ocean Lovers, sunbathers will have lots of Vitamin D to enjoy. Mida Creek, a huge mangrove bordered saltwater area perfect for birding, is at the southern tip of Turtle Bay. The Bay’s northern tip has a number of medium and small-sized hotels like Hemingways, Ocean Sports, Blue Bay, and Turtle Bay Beach Club.
Mdoroni, Giriama for place of sweet water, tucked to the south of Kilifi Creek’s mouth at Ras Kitoka, comprises of two completely-equipped and furnished 4-bedroom houses having an immaculate swimming pool. The ‘makuti’ thatched houses are encircled by tropical gardens and mature trees.
The bedroom ceilings have fans and each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and full employees. Every house offers amazing sights, outwards to the ocean, and down and up Kilifi Creek, from a scenic terrace. Between 8 and 10 guests can be accommodated in each house. The inner patios of the houses are open to the sky. Eleven pool beds as well as a huge clean sunbathing mattress next to the swimming pool are available for use by guests.
Guests may lease the facility year round. Guides having a wide knowledge about Kenya and the Coast can be provided on request. Visitors may enjoy activities such as sunbathing, sightseeing, snorkelling, bird watching, diving, water sports, deep sea fishing, and sailing.
Visitors approach the facility through a long boulevard of colourful trees. Huge baobabs shadow the stairs leading to the sandy beach via the coral gardened precipice. The place offers wonderful swimming at whatever tide and during low tide, visitors may walk along the cliff to Takaungu Creek or upwards to Mnarani Club. A private boat mooring is available off the coastline.