Diani Beach, South Coast of Mombasa, Kenya
A large (239 rooms) and friendly hotel the Baobab Beach Resort & Spa offers an all-inclusive service, inclusive of meals, activities and entertainments. Set in beautiful tropical gardens and with a sweep of pristine beach, the hotel offers a wide choice of rooms. The resort offers entertainment nightly, three restaurants, three bars, disco and nightclub, two pools, beauty hair and massage salon and shop. The hotel was built in 1974 and completely refurbished in 2005.
Kenya coast Kenya's north coast, one of her most popular beach holiday destinations, offers clear blue sea, marine parks, excellent water sports, coral reefs, monsoon winds, numerous hotels and beach resorts, family vacations, sun n sand, cultural and beach travel and more. Close to Mombasa, it is also within easy reach of Malindi, Lamu, Diani and many other popular Kenya safari resort hotels.
Location and seasons The hotel is 90 minute's drive south of Mombasa International Airport, at the farthest end of the Diani coastal stretch. Diani beach is 25 miles south of Mombasa. Kenya's stunning coastline (485 km from Nairobi) runs 700 km between the Tanzanian and Somali borders and is renowned for its silken white sandy beaches, coconut palms, sheltered lagoons, pellucid blue waters, remote islands, uncharted mangrove swamps and mysterious Arab and Swahili ruins, many of which date back to the 8th Century AD. An idyllic climate cooled by the monsoon, the Swahili coast offers a daily average of 8 hours of sunshine, and the hot steamy climate is tempered by the monsoon winds: the south-easterly Kusi , which blows from April to October; and the north-easterly Kaskazi which blows from November to March.
The background Kenya's pristine and well-developed coral reef extends virtually without break from Shimoni in the south to Malindi in the north, some 230 Km in total. The reef is broken only in a few places by river mouths and creeks; and of these the deepest and most sheltered safe channels through the reef are those that lie on either side of Mombasa Island.
Accommodation The hotel offers 239 rooms, all newly refurbished and set in spacious tropical gardens. The room rate is all inclusive of meals (other than a la carte) and selected drinks (usually sodas, beers and local spirits), entertainment nightly and all activities. Rooms are offered in three categories: Standard, Superior Bungalow and Seaview Bungalow (the bungalows are presented in clusters of four and are individually occupied). There are also a number of suites. All rooms have balconies or terraces, AC, ceiling fans, telephones, fridges, safes, wheelchair access, hair dryers, satellite TV (other than standard rooms) and tea and coffee making facilities (other than standard rooms).
Dining and bars The resort offers the Jambo Restaurant (light lunches and snacks), the Karibu Restaurant (main dining area) and the Marhaba (grills, candle-lit dinners and BBQ). There are three bars and entertainment is offered nightly.
Child-friendly This is a family hotel with plenty of children's facilities and babysitting (charged additionally). What to see and do Tennis courts, table tennis, beach volleyball, darts, archery. The resort offers entertainment nightly, three restaurants, three bars, disco and nightclub, two pools, beauty hair and massage salon and shop.
Other attractions Diani Beach itself offers just about everything the visitor could wish for: restaurants, shops, golf course and night spots plus; the Colobus Trust, an area of indigenous forest that provides a sanctuary for the areas many colobus monkeys and the Kaya Kinondo, a cultural centre built around a sacred Kaya (grove) of the Digo people.
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