It’s no doubt Kenya is home to the some of the best safari experiences in the world. Some my favorite destinations which I share in detail in this video and blog post include Masaai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Shaba game reserves. In this blog post I share top 10 best honeymoon destinations in Kenya for the beach lovers.
To help you choose the right destination, I have picked a selection of my favorite beach destinations featuring luxury resorts which fall among the most exclusive resorts in Kenya. There is more information in this video. If you think I missed one, share your favorite beach destination and resort in the comments below.
10. AFRO CHIC – DIANI
AFRO Chic Diani, is considered a romantic retreat, is a luxury resort located on one of Kenya’s most beautiful beaches – Diani. Diani beach is a hideaway voted as one of the best beach destinations in Africa. This exclusive resort, delivers luxury combined with Afro Chic’s service, intimate and with attention to detail.
The rooms range from executive suites, deluxe room with a garden view, deluxe room with an ocean view and junior suites. The resort has direct beach access, personalized service, massage therapies, golf and other exciting external activities including snorkeling, scuba diving and visiting nearby local parks.
Hotel website: Afro Chic
9. KILIFI BAY BEACH RESORT
Kilifi Bay Beach Resort is located on a stretch of beautiful beach in Kilifi. This exclusive resort offers pristine panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The resort is surrounded by gardens of palm trees offering cool breezes from the ocean.
The 50 roomed resort offers personalized service. Each room has a private balcony where you can relax and unwind. With two restaurants and 3 bars, there’s lots of sumptuous offerings. The Teppanyaki restaurant offers Japanese cuisine and the main restaurant offers international cuisines.
Resort website: Kilifi Bay Beach Resort
8. MFANGANO ISLAND LODGE
At Lake Victoria lies Mfangano Island sits Mfangano Island lodge on a little corner of paradise in the island. Mfangano Island Lodge has nine rooms, each has lots of privacy with a private verandah, overlooking the lake. The rooms are also surrounded by lush green vegetation.
This post is about honeymoon beach destinations and Mfangano Island has two rooms that ideal for couples on a honeymoon or romantic getaway vacation. The first room labelled room 1, is a room that is secluded on luxurious two floors. Each of the nine rooms are uniquely and specially built.
Another is room 7, a specially built room with a beautiful bathroom around a rock. The room has access to a tiny beach on the lake, it is also the room that is closest to the swimming pool. Other amenities in this lodge includes a swimming pool, a lounge bar and a restaurant.
Lodge website: Mfangano Island Lodge
7. RUSINGA ISLAND LODGE
Rusinga Island Lodge is an island lodge nestled at Rusinga Island at the Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest fresh water lake. The lodge comprises of nine secluded en suite cottages. The luxury island lodge offers world class service and considered to be the best lodge in Rusinga Island. The rooms are either double or twin with a living room and dressing area. Intimacy, privacy and charm best describes this lodge
Lodge website: Rusinga Island Lodge
6. VICTORIA SANDS LODGE
Another luxurious lodge located in Lake Victoria is the Victoria Sands Lodge. A perfect retreat for anyone including couples looking to escape the stresses and strains of the busy city life. The lodge is conveniently located on the white sandy beaches of Mbita overlooking the lake. The 6 rooms offer luxury, relaxation offering a dedicated array of services to guests from a restaurant, a pool and a bar.
Lodge website: Victoria Sands Lodge
5. MWEMBE RESORT MALINDI
Throughout this luxury resort in the suburbs of Malindi, Mwembe resort provides a homely feel consisting on one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments. The resort is divided into two areas, each with different architectural designs, in a garden filled with a laid-back feel. The apartments each have garden views as the resort is located a distance away from the beach.
The resorts wide range of luxury accommodation fits different tastes. The apartments can either be self-catering or guests can use the resort’s restaurant. The resort has four swimming pools and guests have the luxury of accessing the pool from the comfort of their rooms.
Resort website: Mwembe Resort Malindi
4. JACARANDA INDIAN OCEAN BEACH RESORT
Jacaranda Indian Ocean beach resort is located along Diani beach, one of Kenya’s best beach coastline. The resort has 100 rooms each either facing the sea or facing the resorts beautiful garden full of palm trees. The resort also has a swimming pool located right next to the beach. Giving you an option of enjoying you free time at the shores of the beach or by the pool which are only a few meters apart.
- Resort website: Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort
- Read my review on Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach resort here
- Read 3 benefits of staying at the resort here
- Watch my video tour of the hotel here
3. BAOBAB SEA LODGE KILIFI
Baobab Sea lodge is located along 60 meters of Kilifi beach the perfect hotel to enjoy the sun as you enjoy and marvel at the Kenyan coast. Baobab Sea Lodge is a haven set in 7 acres of tropical gardens. Located between Mombasa and Malindi it generously receives the best of elements of the coastal sea side. Offering 30 coastal designed cottages, the lodge enjoys a contemporary design and layout with semblances of Swahili architecture, open to the beautiful sights of the blue Indian Ocean.
Lodge website: Baobab Sea Lodge Kilifi
2. MAJLIS LAMU
Majlis Resort is situated on Manda Island in the Lamu Archipelago. Lamu is one of Kenya’s most popular beach destinations and Majlis lies on one of its beautiful islands. The luxury coastal resort is surrounded by palm trees and unspoiled beaches. The property has 39 exquisite with glamorous accommodation divided into rooms and suites that are divided into 3 beachfront villas.
Hotel website: Majlis Lamu
1. HEMINGWAYS RESORT WATAMU
Nestled right at the center of Watamu Marine Park, Hemingways overlooks the great Indian Ocean, whose white sands make it one of the country’s most beautiful beaches. The resort is located alongside the Indian Ocean built and partly built on top of a coral. With 39 rooms offering complete luxury, the rooms are either of the ground floor with private balconies or on the first floor with ocean views. The resort also has residences with one to four bed roomed apartments. It has two swimming pools at the front facing the Indian Ocean. In addition, luxury feel spa services.
Resort website: Hemingways Resort Watamu