Ultimate beaches in Kenya: My 3 favorites

A safari in Kenya is a wonderful experience. It gets even more wonderful, when you combine your safari with a relaxing beach holiday. Kenya offers some beautiful options for an idyllic tropical getaway. And don’t we all want to escape daily life every now and then? Here are my personal 3 top favorite beaches in Kenya…


Galu Beach

Galu Beach Kenya

Diani Beach is certainly one of the most popular beaches in Kenya. No surprise, considering it’s 6 miles long. It’s also a popular spot for beach boys. That’s why I prefer the southern end of Diania: Galu Beach. Here you have a tropical haven on the shores of the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. To ensure privacy and a hassle-free holiday, I recommend Kinondo Kwetu, a small luxury boutique hotel owned and operated by a Swedish family. As there are no local bars or other restaurants nearby, Kinondo Kwetu offers peace and tranquility at a home away from home. It’s simply a paradise for those looking for a personal experience. Have a look how a safari and beach holiday experience in Kenya could look like…

Shela Beach

Shela Beach Lamu Archipelago

Shela Beach is a lovely spot in the Lamu Archipelago. I love sitting at Peponi Hotel, sipping my café latte and watching the dhows sail by. You can walk along Shela Beach for more than 11km without seeing hardly anyone. Even though the sand is not white, there’s something special about the remoteness of Shela and the tranquil and relaxed ancient village behind the beach. Old Town Lamu is not far. Depending on the tide, you can either walk along the beach for about 30 minutes or take a dhow to seafront Lamu. Although it seems time stands still on Lamu Island, it passes by quickly and you’ll find yourself wishing that you never have to leave. And isn’t that reason enough to be added to my ultimate beaches in Kenya list?

Watamu

Watamu Kenya

The reason why I love Watamu is its feel of a traditional village and unique and laid back way of life. The Watamu coast is still a rather undeveloped and natural area and a good location for diving and snorkeling. The Marine Reserve is an UNESCO biosphere and teeming with a colorful marine life comparable to the Great Barrier Reef – not in size but certainly in variety. You can choose amongst 20 dive locations that are all waiting to be discovered by you. For culture enthusiasts, I recommend the Arabuko-Sokoke National Park and the ruins of Gedi. My favorite memory? Stargazing! The night sky glitters with a 1001 stars…

Which one of the beaches in Kenya is your favorite spot? Tell me more about it…

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