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Make a holiday rental property or accommodation on Kenya’s Coast, Africa your home away from home

The Kenyan Coast is a hidden piece of paradise, where the rich golden colour of the beaches compliments the dark blue of the sky and the green of the palm trees which provide the boundary between the beach and the mainland. All along the coast you can find unique symbols of European, African and Arabic cultures all of which make taking accommodation in Kenya’s coastal region even more atmospheric.

Things to do on holiday on the Kenya Coast

Safaris in Kenya are world famous, but you do not need to head deep into the countryside to see the best game. In fact, some of the largest wildlife reserves are in the coastal region, and if you are hoping to view some large game yet want to spend your holiday in Kenya in close proximity to the beach, you are in luck. The Tsavo National Park is a magnificent place to take a safari holiday in Kenya, allowing you to be back on the beach well before the end of the day.

It is the beaches which attract tourism to Kenya’s Coast. The golden, powdery sand which lines the coast stretches far into the horizon, backed by palm forests and lapped by the amazingly clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean attract visitors in their droves. The beaches are not only a great place to sunbathe and relax, but the Indian Ocean also provides some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world. The marine parks of Watumu Bay, Malindi and Shimoni are home to completely unique habitats and animal species.

The waters of the Kenyan Coast are not fished commercially, meaning that fish can grow to extraordinary sizes. As a result, deep sea fishing for leisure has become famous as being quiet brilliant, and many people take accommodation in Kenya’s coastal region for this very reason.

The culturally orientated visitors to property in Kenya will be aware of the deserted ruins of Swahili coastal settlements which adorn the eastern coast of Kenya. Tourist information guides are very informative, meaning you can get a huge amount from a self-guided tour of Kenya’s ancient outposts.

Places to holiday on the Kenya Coast

Mombassa is Kenya’s oldest town, with a combination of ancient and modern. The twisting streets are filled with Arabic buildings, bazaars and antique shops, well worth visiting from holiday rental in Kenya.

The two most famous beach resorts, Malindi and Watamu are brilliant places to take self catering property in Kenya as they not only boast magnificent beaches, but the coral reefs just off shore are teeming with aquatic wildlife, much to the delight of divers and those with a snorkel.

Climate of Kenya’s Coast

Average annual temperatures are an amazing 28˚C, with temperatures rarely dipping below 21˚C. In summer, (during our winter), temperatures reach an average of 32˚C, during which time, the beaches and coastal waters of the Indian Ocean are an essential part of a holiday in Kenyan accommodation.

Travel to Kenya’s Coast

The Moi International Airport in Mombassa (MBA) receives direct flights from London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and East Midlands Airport (EMA), provided by First Choice and My Travel.

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Absolutely gorgeous property with the nicest host!

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Our time in Lissa’s gorgeous home was beyond perfect. The house is right on the beach and can be accessed from a little door in the garden. The deck offers a stunning view of the sea and the cliffs around, as does the bedroom upstairs. The other bedrooms are a few steps away from this part of the house. These are large and airy rooms with big sit-outs that lead to the swimming pool. We spent a lot of time in and around the pool! The house is beautifully done up and has every comfort. I do not exaggerate when I say that it was terribly hard to leave Lissa’s piece of paradise and we’re already wondering when we can go back. The house is well-located in Malindi – close to the centre of town but away from the noise. It is useful to have a car there. What made our stay beyond perfect were the people. Lissa is warm and welcoming and ever so helpful! She has many interesting stories to tell and guided us about which shops to visit and where we could get groceries, etc. Sammy and Silas took such good care of us. We ate Sammy’s delicious meals every day and Silas made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Lissa’s many rescue cats and one dog mostly keep to themselves but it’s very nice to have them around and they only add to the warmth and welcoming of the place. Thank you Lissa and can’t wait to come back!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 07, 2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018

Very nice!

5 of 5
Well, the villa was lovely and the people are lovely to. However we did have 2 little issues. Firstly, on our arrival we were shown 2 bedrooms. I asked where is the third bedroom and was told it was occupied by other people. I rented the whole villa which comprised of 3 bedrooms. I was told because there were only 4 of us we didn’t need the 3rd bedroom. I was not happy. I purposely booked accommodation with 3 bedrooms because i didn’t want my father to share a bedroom with my daughter as he snores! David the manager was very apologetic and said they will move out in 2 days time. My father slept on the sofa for those 2 nights. My second issues is, listed in the description is a washing machine. There was not! There is a very good laundry service which charge a small amount but that isn’t the point. I couldn’t wash my beach towels or clothes as i would have like. This didn’t spoil my holiday but Marco please change the description to Laundry service available. Now, having mentioned my 2 issues the rest of the holiday was fantastic! The villa was kept very clean, the beds are comfortable, the outside space is great and the staff are super lovely. There are plenty of restaurants but I recommend ordering a taxi and getting them to pick you a restaurant. We were taken to some great places that you wouldn’t see from the road. All the locals are friendly and they made us feel welcome where ever we went. We met a guide on the beach called Jodfrey on day 2 and he took us on a blue safari, definitely recommend this. No need to book excursion through travel companies, it nicer to book though the locals as the money goes straight to them. Would we go back to Watamu? Yes definitely. Would we recommend this villa? Yes definitely.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018