Kilifi Bay Beach Resort is a luxury beach hotel located in Kilifi, an old coastal beach town halfway between Mombasa and Malindi, Kilifi Bay Resort is an award winning beach hotel that lies on the sandy beach of Kilifi, 64 kilometers from Mombasa airport, 50 kilometers from Mombasa city and 45 kilometers from Malindi airport, Kilifi Bay Hotel is 5 star hotel set on 26,000 sq.meters of tropical gardens and 300 meters of sandy beachfront on one of Kenya’s most beautiful coastlines, there are no other beach resort on this stretch of beach, allowing complete privacy. Kilifi Bay Beach Hotel is an intimate and serene haven, limitless all-inclusive resort delivering a new level of sophistication and style, the elegant hotel offers endless amenities and personalized service, the beach resort invites guests to unwind at two swimming pools, two restaurants, three bars and a spa for the ultimate beach vacation experience complemented by stellar service, the 24 hour reception and lobby areas are spacious, airy and fresh. Kilifi Bay Beach Resort epitomizes the tropical informality and natural beauty of Mombasa Islands, situated in the relaxing privacy of the resort; the hotel offers guests a relaxing visit in comfortable accommodation, as well as a wide range of services and activities. "Relaxation" is our tagline. Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Kilifi Bay Beach Resort gives guests the opportunity to relax and unwind. Whether your idea of relaxation might be having a glass of wine overlooking the bay, reading your book while listening to the sound of the waves or taking a long walk along the beach, Kilifi Bay Hotel offers some kind of relaxation for everyone, The hotel has comfortable, five star 'en suite' rooms, broad terraces where drinks are served to guests as they relax watching whales and porpoises glide by, before being served delicious meals in its charming a restaurants, a new level of sophistication and unparalleled luxury living has arrived in the heart of cosmopolitan Mombasa, Innovative design, personalised amenities and unsurpassed service – catering to your every need – are all part of the five-star experience you can expect as a guest of Kilifi Bay, Superbly located, the hotel’s features include, among others, opulent interiors, a contemporary cuisine-themed restaurant, an intimate private cinema, a swimming pools with panoramic views, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a luxurious spa, 24-hour concierge service and security. In addition, a serene palm tree-lined courtyard connects directly to the Kilifi’s vibrant town with its boutique shops and cosmopolitan night life; All rooms are equipped with double bed king size with mosquito net and a private bathroom, All rooms facing the sea with a private terrace decorated in local style with a sea view, the rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, fan, safe box and Internet connection, what should you expect when you book a vacation in Kilifi Bay Resort? Your vacation begins as soon as you set foot Kilifi Bay Resort. You will be met with a cold towel and your choice of refreshment. Next, you’ll be on your way to a beach-facing suite, each room at the Kilifi Bay Hotel is luxuriously appointed with all the lavish necessities you will require. All of our spacious rooms feature extra-length king size beds, with twin beds also available upon request. Each room features a dressing table, wall-mounted flat screen TV, a desk with two chairs, a comfortable easy chair, coffee table and guests also have access to wireless Internet on a complimentary basis. Plush linen with a selection of quality pillows are available to all guests. Each room features spacious bathrooms which are en-suite – and contain a range of top quality toiletries throughout. All rooms are fully air conditioned and include an electronic safe. The best part of your stay at Kilifi Bay Beach Resort will certainly be the proximity to Bofa Beach, its seclusion from the bursting beaches of Mombasa and the incredible ocean views, especially from the bar! The hotel has more than 425 feet of white sand beach that edges over six acres of tropical vegetation, and the traditional thatch-roof design makes you feel as if you are hidden away on a deserted island. The budget-conscious seaside traveler to Kilifi will appreciate the simplistic design of the 50 guest rooms and the convenience of having an in-room mini refrigerator for snacks and beverages, as well as satellite television, the resort has two restaurants that serve palatable food to adequately satiate your appetite, with one restaurant serving your meals buffet-style and the second offering a la carte dishes. The three bars offer a selection of cocktails, beer, spirits and wine and the resort's conference room accommodates small business meetings, group functions and private parties.
Kilifi Bay Beach Resort features an impressive range of 50 hotel rooms, each generously appointed to ensure your stay is pleasant and relaxing. The luxurious accommodations offer contemporary furnishings, convenient amenities and large balconies with beautiful views. All rooms offer a private balcony or terrace with table and chairs; flat screen TV with satellite channels; air conditioning; iron and ironing board; direct dial telephone system; bath amenities; mini-fridge; hair dryer; coffee maker with coffee and tea; in-room safe. Free WiFi in guest rooms. Delight in our spacious rooms, elegantly appointed with humble but elegant, nature inspired decor. Sleep soundlessly on one of our twin and double-sized beds and partake in the convenience of all the utilities at your disposal. Connoisseurs will be happy to witness the convenient and soothing modesty of our luxury style rooms, as well as the space generosity of the double rooms. Main feature of the Hotel is the innovative design of its rooms’ architecture, decoration, furniture and bathrooms; the smart use of natural fabric in the rooms takes advantage of the natural light coming in from the windows and enhances the perception of space. The furniture is exclusively designed for the Hotel and supplemented by modern design decoration objects. Elegant and refined with hints of old-world charm, our rooms reflect the ceaseless beauty of Mombasa Beach, but it’s the diverse style of these accommodations that truly sets us apart. Your room will be unlike any other on the property, each cottage at features unique sizes, layouts and décor palettes. Sink into a bubbling whirlpool, marvel at panoramic views of the sapphire ocean No matter which room you select, you’ll always enjoy the warm, intuitive service that has sealed our reputation as the finest beach resort in Kilifi.
At Kilifi Bay Hotel Mombasa our culinary philosophy is grounded in two overarching principles: fresh and creative. Under the direction of Executive, our culinary team focuses on using locally sourced products and produce to create reliably sustainable, stunningly original menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We welcome you to our dinner table, where the breeze is as fresh as our farm-to-table ingredients. All of our restaurants offer exquisite fare in a classic al fresco setting. Every meal can be enjoyed inside or outside on the terrace, bringing together the romance of ocean views with an open, heavenly sky. In every bite, an infusion of culinary passion. Come experience our exquisite creations, including fresh breads made daily, casual family favorites or poolside dining. Fall seasonal menus, live entertainment and handcrafted cocktails give you a reason to lounge and linger. From savoring authentic African flavors to feasting on grilled steaks and seafood platters, our beach resort serves up a delicious culinary experience in a chilled-out beachfront ambiance. With a choice of venues and menus including children’s, guests can enjoy private romantic beach dinners, large family meals and room service with fabulous and friendly service. At Kilifi Bay Resort Mombasa, we are proud that our name is fast becoming synonymous with a quality dining experience within Kenya and beyond. From the exquisite fine dining dishes of our beach-side restaurant, to the sumptuous cakes in our poolside bakery and the guilt-free organic options on our Healthy Living menu, our Atmosphere luxury menus and venues have something to please every palate. The main, buffet-style restaurant will help you blossom into a true gourmand, understanding that the quality of your experience inevitably spreads through the seduction of your taste buds, too. A different world cuisine each day of the week to take you to various parts of the world, while still remaining at the one you wouldn’t trade for anything else. Whatever you’re favourite meal, Kilifi bay is an uncontested culinary delight, renowned for its chefs’ feasts throughout Mombasa. Don’t overlook the exclusive selection of premium wines from all four corners of the globe
Kilifi is home for the finest beaches in Kenya. Kilifi is small and un-spoilt ….it is one of the best kept secrets on the Kenya coast. Kilifi Bay Beach Resort allows you to experience the best of Kilifi. The Resort has beautiful location with breathtaking views of a never-ending beach and the Indian Ocean. With only 50 rooms our emphasis is on personalized service ensuring our guest receive the very best we have to offer ..... we even offer a free massage service for all our guests ! Kilifi Bay is the perfect resort for those looking for a quiet atmosphere and to enjoy the Kenyan coast the way mother nature designed it! With an exclusive beachfront address and 12,000 square feet of sophisticated function space, Kilifi Bay Hotel in Kilifi is the perfect destination for your next Beach event, conference or meeting. Our oceanfront resort boasts indoor venues; Kilifi Beach Resort’s Conference Specialists will work with you to create a personalized event experience down to the last detail. From customized catering menus and onsite audiovisual support to engaging team building programs, we have everything you need to create an event experience that will leave a lasting impression on every attendee. Along with our professional event services, your guests will also enjoy the resort’s island-inspired accommodations, numerous resort activities and full-service spa. Ideal for corporate events, teambuilding activities, association meetings, training workshops, leadership seminars, and corporate executive retreats, our Indian Ocean backdrop will motivate, captivate and energize your attendees. We bring the outdoors in with abundant natural light of flexible meeting and function space. Whether you’re hosting a corporate executive retreat for ten or an association meeting for 200, our experienced Conference Center Service staff members are masters at flawless execution, while our catering team delivers deliciously imaginative cuisine. Our entire team is here for you. You can plan on it. Kilifi Bar Resort is an ideal venue for meetings, conferences, and other corporate events. The resort is equipped with audio-visual facilities, including: Wi-Fi Internet access, LCD projector, Projector screen, Sound System, Kilifi Bay Beach Resort is the perfect venue to combine business with pleasure. Four meetings rooms provide guests with a choice of settings and configurations suitable for both large conferences and intimate brain storming. State-of-the-art equipment is available for delegates including: LCD projector/screens, audiovisual and PA systems; flip-charts; WiFi; photocopying and fax facilities; ample telephone and power sockets. Conference services are tailor-made to clients' needs and include mineral water for delegates, tea/coffee breaks, and a choice of wining and dining options. The Resort's Cyber Café offers internet browsing, digital photo downloading, skype, photocopying, typesetting, colour printing, and lamination, charged at applicable rates.
We know that holidaying with little ones in tow is a whole different ball game. That's why we've created our Family Collection - a portfolio of luxury family holiday activities designed to make family holidays even more special. They come with things like inter-connecting rooms, children's clubs and family-friendly activities and entertainment, as well as all the luxury touches you'd expect. We offer free child places below 3 years and fantastic discounts at the rest. Our beach hotel also offers reductions for children travelling with one parent. If you like the idea of having a bit more space or independence, take a look at our family suites, we’ve made sure that our range of family holidays is as varied as possible - no two families are the same, after all. We've got beach escapes just a short flight from the Nairobi (perfect for younger children); you can also tailor your family holiday to Mombasa to suit you, whether that's a three-day getaway or a one week family vacation retreat. Our Travel Experts have plenty of experience in family vacations, so if you've got any questions or queries, just give them a call. They can help with anything from extra luggage allowance and car seat hire, to kids' club and babysitting bookings.
Kilifi is a resort town on the coast of Kenya, 56 kilometers (35 mi) northeast by road of Mombasa. The Kilifi town lies on the Kilifi Creek and sits on the estuary of the Goshi River. Kilifi is capital of the Kilifi County and has a population of 122,899 (2009 census. The town is known for its beach and for the ruins of Mnarani, including mosques and tombs, dating from the 14th to the 17th century. The towns sits on both sides of the estuary and are linked by the Kilifi Bridge which overlooks the estuary. The south side has the Mnarani ruins and Shauri Moyo beach while the north side is the main part of Kilifi Town and Bofa Beach. The weather is generally warm throughout the year (above 25 degrees) with two seasons of moderate rainfall (about 800-1000mm). Long periods of rain start around March and last into July, while the short periods start around October and last until December. The terrain is generally flat with sandy-loamy soils. Common trees include Cocos lucifera, Anacadium occidentale, Azadirachta indica, and Mangifera indica. Like every coastal town, fishing is one of the historical economic activities. With time, the town has slowly been transforming from a fishing village to basic industrial and service. The growth of the town was mainly fuelled by the cashew nut milling factory between 1976 and 1990; the district has been a producer of cashews since 1930. Where would one expect to find the finest beach along the Kenyan Coast and one of the most idyllic in the entire world? The answer lies not in Mombasa but much more northern. White sands and uncongested, Kilifi beach is not only the finest in Kenya, but also one of the coast’s best kept secrets. The serene clean beach will leave you feeling relaxed and calm. You can take a long walk and unwind from the busy work schedule and feel refreshed, or take a swim in the warm sea. If you want to escape for a while, Kilifi beach is the place to go. It will melt all your stress. The name Bofa Beach should not ring any bells and that is exactly why it earns that unenviable title. The beach is located in Kilifi, the first town north of Mombasa about half-way to Malindi. The ancient coastal Swahili town is set amidst a backdrop of a most stunning white sandy beach, a startlingly beautiful blue and emerald creek and a magnificent coral reef, about 58 kms from Mombasa International Airport. It is steeped in history and African Culture, famous for the ancient Mnarani ruins dating back to 14th century and the friendly local Kenyan community called the Giriama. The soft white sandy beach at Kilifi is a haven for sun worshipers and stretches for miles. It is protected by a magnificent coral reef, un-spoilt and practically deserted; being well away from the crowded beaches of the tourist hotels near Mombasa and along the South Coast. You can walk for miles. Early mornings were the best when you are only likely to meet only a local fisherman with his fresh catch of shellfish. Kilifi is a famous for World Class Big Game Fishing, snorkeling and Scuba Diving along the vast coral reef as well as Water-skiing in Kilifi Creek. One of the most delightful ways to see the beauty of Kilifi Creek is to take a dhow trip. The small Swahili kijahazi dhows criss-cross the creek visiting the tiny bays and inlets and provide a wonderful vantage for photographing the mass of birdlife and scenic surroundings. Regular ‘sundowner’ trips are a great favorite with the local residents and visitors to Kilifi. Overlooking Kilifi Creek from the Southern side, some 200 metres from the Mombasa Road, you will find the old ruins of Mnarani, an ancient coastal settlement dating back to the early 14th Century. In Mnarani, you will find two mosques and a group of tombs dating back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Mnarani was destroyed by the warring Galla people in the early 17th century. Also at the site of the ruins you will see the largest baobab tree on the Kenya coast. A large hole has been made in the side of the tree where local people leave offerings. Many people visit this peaceful site to meditate and to picnic. Majority of people living in Kilifi County are either Muslims or Christians, although the county has several smaller religious communities such as the Africa Indigenous Religion and Hindu. Kiswahili and Mijikenda language are widely spoken across the county. The Mijikenda (nine cities) is a wider grouping that comprises nine sub-tribes; Giriama, Digo, Chonyi, Kamabe, Jibana, Kauma, Duruma, Rabai and Ribe. All of these sub-groups speak the Mijikenda language. Traditionally, the Mijikenda believed in a supreme god, Mulungu. The community has a sacred forest - the Kaya - which is used by the elders as a place of prayer to Mulungu. The Kaya forest was enlisted as a World Heritage Site in August 2008. Mijikenda are small scale farmers mainly growing coconut palm, cassava, cashew nuts, yams, millet and sweet potatoes. They are renowned for their rich folk music tradition that involves rhythmic percussion. Kilifi County is accessible by road from Mombasa and Nairobi. There are scheduled flights to Kilifi and Malindi via Vipingo Ridge airstrip and Malindi Airport respectively. Fly540 operates flights to Vipingo from Nairobi Wilson Airport via Malindi on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Kilifi county is endowed with many tourism attraction sites. The county boasts some of the best white sandy beaches, popular resorts and villas along the Kenyan coast line. It has tourist beaches in Kikambala, Watamu, Malindi and Kilifi and Mtwapa which occupy 109Km2 of the total County surface area. Other important attractions are historical sites in Gede, Malindi, Takaungu, Mnarani and Rabai that date back to the slave trade period. Other tourist sites include Kaya forests, Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve, Marafa Hell kitchen, Bore Valley, Mekatilili Wa Meza, Kapangani Rock, Sabaki Estuary in Magarini and mangrove swamps. Kilifi is the play ground for water sports including sport fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, water skiing and diving. Marine research especially for rare breeding grounds of special fish like Tewa and turtles is conducted in protected areas of Malindi Marine National Park, Watamu Marine National Reserve and Kuruwitu Marine area which are also major tourist attractions. Others are, The Vipingo Ridge golf course, Malindi International Airport and Kijipwa airstrip which are key components of the tourism sub-sector. Sport fishing has taken root, with fishing clubs established at various spots associated with tourist hotels and resorts. Deep-sea fishing is also a lucrative venture due to high demand for fish from the hotel industry. The county has 14 landing beaches and over 5,000 fishermen. Watamu National Park is part of a complex of marine and tidal habitats along the Kenya’s north coast. It is enclosed by the Malindi Marine National Reserve which also encloses Malindi Marine National Park. Kilifi County boasts of being home to some of the most magnificent five star beach hotels in Kenya which attract hundreds of rich and not-so-rich tourists to the area annually. Apart from these hotels, the serene beaches like the Bofa beach in Kilifi and historical sites such as the Vasco da Gama Pillar, Gede Ruins, 14thC Mnarani Ruins, Portuguese Chapel in Malindi, Devil’s Kitchen in Marafa and a host of others have proved to be tourist pullers. The County is also home to hundreds of pensioners from Europe who stay in private villas and cottages that dot the entire Coast line. The soft white sandy beach at Kilifi is a haven for sun worshipers and stretches for miles. Known as 'Bofa Beach',it is said to be the finest beach along the Kenya Coast and one of the most idyllic in all the world. It is protected by a magnificent coral reef, unspoilt and practically deserted; being well away from the crowded beaches of the tourist hotels near Mombasa and along the South Coast. Shopping Facilities at Kilifi include a Supermarket, Banks, Post Office, General Stores, Chemist, Local Craft Shops, Rug making, a Daily Fruit and Vegetable Market and a few excellent Restaurants in and around the area. A local Farm Shop stocks fresh supplies of milk, meat and day to day produce. World Class Big Game Fishing, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving along the vast coral reef as well as Water-skiing in Kilifi Creek, are some of the major activities that Kilifi is well known for. The Tsavo Safari Game Park, where you can see some beautiful sunsets is the nearest reserve for Big Game Photographic Safaris. One of the most delightful ways to see the beauty of Kilifi Creek is to take a dhow trip. The small Swahili kijahazi dhows criss cross the creek visiting the tiny bays and inlets and provide a wonderful vantage for photographing the mass of birdlife and scenic surroundings. Regular 'sundowner' trips are a great favourite with the local residents and visitors to Kilifi. Overlooking Kilifi Creek from the Southern side, some 200 metres from the Mombasa Road, you will find the old ruins of Mnarani, an ancient coastal settlement dating back to the early 14th Century.The site consists of two mosques and a group of tombs. The first mosque was not built until about 1425 although the area was first settled in the early 14th Century. The smaller second mosque that remains was built in about 1500, however, there was another mosque that was built before it on the same site around 1475. Mnarani was destroyed by the warring Galla people in the early 17th century. Also at the site of the ruins you will see the largest baobab tree on the Kenya coast. A large hole has been made in the side of the tree where local people leave offerings. Many people visit this peaceful site to meditate and to picnic. Kilifi has always been something of a secret. Because of its hidden location, tucked into a estuary leading to the Goshi River, it has escaped the development that has affected beachside towns like Mombasa and Diani Beach. Tourism first emerged in Kilifi on a small scale around 25 years ago, when the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Wellcome Trust partnered and set up camp here to research tropical diseases. With the growing influx of non-locals to the area tourism slowly started to grow. The result is that Kilifi is well set-up for tourists, without being busy. Visitor numbers have taken a hit in recent years due to the British High Commission’s travel ban, but now it’s been lifted, this is the perfect time to support the local community by exploring this lesser-visited corner of the Kenyan coast. As you enter the Kilifi area, the busy roads from Mombasa open up to luscious countryside. Palm and baobab trees line the horizon, the latter so alien they somehow look the wrong way up: a thick trunk and a tufty splay of roots sticking indignantly in the air. The first sight as you cross the Kilifi Bridge is the spectacular creek leaking out into the Indian Ocean: a lusciously calm expanse of azure with just a few yachts nonchalantly floating about. Waves of teal, cobalt and icy blue lap over each other in the shallows while a deep sapphire sea spreads out beyond. As Kilifi is a calm, tranquil place, it’s somewhere to do not much at all except kick back and relax into the pace of life on the Kenyan coast. But when the beauty of all that lounging on the beach wears off, there are dhow boats (a traditional wooden sailing boat with long thin hulls and a single sail) for hire. Sail down the creek at sunset for a most rewarding experience – at this hour, it’s completely still and the estuary is teeming with life. Expect to see plants sprouting happily from the riverbanks and birds skimming across the water silhouetted against the sunset. Also worth a visit is the Boatyard: an outdoor seafood restaurant overlooking all the old-fashioned ships that sit in the creek – the perfect place for a sundowner. Kilifi isn’t home to the huge resorts other parts of this coastline are popular for, but there are plenty of excellent options for all budgets. Either side of the creek there is a smattering of lodges, hotels, self-catering properties and restaurants. Taxis are available in and around Kilifi but the most convenient way to get from A to B is by Boda (motorbike taxi), Tuk Tuk (a three-wheeled motorbike) or water taxi (small boat). Tuk Tuks are the preferred on-land option, as long as you don’t mind the spine-jangling effect of filling this small vehicle with passengers. It’s best to book water taxis through your accommodation; then when you reach the harbour they’ll be ready waiting for you. We can also organize a taxi to pick you up from from Mombasa Airport, Mombasa Railways train station, Malindi Airport, and elsewhere. Daytime pick-ups are normally Ksh 5,500 and nighttime pick-ups are normally Ksh 6,500. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions or get lost! If you are driving your own vehicle: After crossing Kilifi bridge, continue driving straight past Tusky’s supermarket. Turn left when you see the sign “Makuti Villas” as well our sign, from Kilifi to Malindi Between Mtwapa Creek and Malindi, the landscape is a diverse collage. First, between Kikambala and Kilifi lies a major sisal-growing area, focused around the small town of Vipingo, which has just one or two dukas and hotels, but not much else. As far as the eye can see, arrow-straight rows of fleshy-leafed, cactus-like sisal plants stretch in every direction, the remaining baobab trees standing out bizarrely. A few kilometres inland sits the new Vipingo Ridge golf resort, Towards Kilifi, the road bucks through a hilly area and the baobabs grow more profusely amid the scrub. Kilifi creek and Takaungu creek are both stunning, the clash of blue water and green cliffs almost unnatural. As you approach the turning for Watamu, thick, jungly forest (the Arabuko Sokoke National Park) and mangrove swamp characterize the district around Mida Creek. Further north, there’s a more populated zone of shambas and thicket as you approach Malindi. There is lots of scope for beach hunting along this part of the coast. Malindi and, to some extent, Watamu have been developed, but Kilifi functions largely as a Giriama market centre and district capital, while Takaungu seems virtually unknown, a throwback to pre-colonial days. There’s also superb snorkelling at the marine national parks at Watamu and Malindi – local divers reckon Watamu has the better coral, and Malindi better fish, but it’s partly a matter of luck and your experience on the day. Lastly, the ruined town of Gedi, deep in the forest near Watamu, is one of the most impressive archeological sites in East Africa. Mombasa’s strings of gorgeous beaches that stretch down to the Tanzanian border are one of the main attractions of the city. With a more laid back atmosphere than many other coastal east African cities, Mombassa is a great place to unwind and enjoy some great sun, sand and surf on its 500 km of white sand beaches. Here are some of the great beaches near Mombasa: