Stunning beachfront apartments on Kenya’s North Coast
The North Coast of Kenya is a popular destination that attracts numerous domestic and international travelers every year. It’s easy to see why, with its soft sandy beaches, inviting blue waters, warm tropical climate, and vibrant nightlife. Oceanfront accommodations have become the most desirable option for most travelers, and it’s no wonder, considering the stunning beaches that are the North Coast’s central attraction.
However, for larger families or groups, hotels and beach resorts can come with a hefty price tag, making that dream beach holiday almost impossible for some. Fortunately, there’s a solution for those seeking a more affordable option while still enjoying the beachfront experience. Opting for a nice and spacious apartment by the beach can offer both the comforts of home and a breathtaking ocean view while allowing travelers to save thousands of shillings.
To help you plan your perfect beach holiday, we’ve curated a list of carefully selected beachfront apartments on Kenya’s North Coast. They are presented below in no particular order, and we believe they are all worth considering for your next vacation.
Cowrie Shell beach apartments – Bamburi Beach
Cowrie Shell beach apartments opened its doors in December 2012, and since then, it has been attracting visitors from all over the world. The complex boasts 85 beautifully furnished apartments that range from studios to one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as two exquisite penthouses on the top floor. All apartments are fully equipped; there is free WiFi throughout the complex. Guests can enjoy various on-site amenities, including a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, and two elevators. The apartments are fully serviced and have a 24/7 front desk. The complex is conveniently located just 17 km from Moi International Airport.
Guest Rating on Booking.com 8.1 Very Good Stars 4
Sultan Palace Beach Retreat
Sultan Palace Beach Retreat is a luxurious resort in Ngoloko Kikambala Beach, offering guests a range of beautifully furnished holiday homes. Choose from villas, townhouses, or apartments, all equipped with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. The resort boasts a kid’s water park, multiple swimming pools, a clubhouse with a cocktail bar, beach bar, gourmet restaurant, an elegant café/ brasserie, gyms, games rooms, and a large residents lounge.
The beachfront villas have four bedrooms, each with a private pool and a DSQ. They come fully equipped with a modern kitchen and a flat-screen TV. The townhouses are double-story and have 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms with partial ocean views. The main bedroom is ensuite, and all units are fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Guest rating on booking.com: 8.7
Attractions and restaurants nearby include Jumba la Mtwana (15 km), Moi International Airport (34 km), Haller Park (18 km), and Copacabana (9 km).
Guest rating on Booking.com 7.6 (Good) Stars 4
Jumeirah Beach Front Mombasa
Jumeirah Beachfront, located in the beautiful Nyali Beach area of Mombasa, offers guests a range of comfortable and spacious apartments to choose from, including studio, 3-bedroom, and 4-bedroom options. The hotel boasts a variety of amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden, a gym, and a shared lounge. Guests can also take advantage of 24-hour front desk service, airport transfers, room service, and free WIFI during their stay.
At Jumeirah Beachfront, guests can dine at the hotel’s 24-hour restaurant, which serves a diverse range of African, British, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Halal options are also available upon request.
Nearby attractions include Mombasa Beach, Nyali Golf Course, and Mamba Village Centre
Moi International Airport is the nearest airport, located 18 km away from the hotel.
Guest rating on Booking.com 8.1 Very Good Stars –
Nestled on Watamu Beach, Medina Palms offers luxurious Swahili-style accommodations with unique architecture and a lush tropical garden. The outdoor swimming pool is the perfect spot to soak up the sun while enjoying stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Free WiFi is available in public areas.
The elegant and spacious suites are fully air-conditioned and offer views of the garden and pool. Each suite features a lounge and dining area, flat-screen satellite TV, and a kitchenette. Some suites even offer a hot tub.
The on-site restaurant offers à la carte dining options and stunning sunset views of the distant Tsavo National Park. The resort also boasts a kids’ club, fitness center, and Sakina Spa, which provides an array of treatments and massages.
Located 25 km from Malindi Airport and 126 km from Moi International Airport, Medina Palms provides fully furnished luxurious accommodation options ranging from one to five bedrooms.
Nearby attractions: Watamu National Marine Park -6 km Gedi Ruins- 6 km
Guest rating on Booking.com 8.7 (Fabulous) Stars 5
Blue Bay Cove- Watamu Bay Beach
Blue Bay Cove in Watamu is a luxurious beachfront destination featuring eight units, including 3 Duplex Penthouses and five sea-view suites, blending traditional African pavilion architecture with modern design.
The spacious apartments offer direct access to a private white sandy beach and come with elegant interiors, fully equipped kitchens, and spacious verandas with ocean views. Guests can enjoy meals prepared by in-house chefs or have barbecues in the tropical landscaped gardens while daily housekeeping and child-minding, and laundry services are also available.
Malindi Airport is just a 20-minute drive away, and Moi Airport in Mombasa is 120 km from the apartments.
Guest rating on Booking.com 7.3 (Good) Stars 4
Silver Rock Hotel
Silver Rock Hotel, also known as Silver Sand Residence, offers self-catering suites and apartments with rustic yet beautiful décor. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a lush garden, providing a serene environment for guests to relax and enjoy their stay. Free private parking and WIFI are available at the hotel, ensuring guests stay connected throughout their visit.
The spacious two-bedroom apartments are located on a private beach and offer stunning sea views from their terrace, providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxing stay. Guests staying in the apartments can use the fully-equipped kitchen facilities to prepare their meals, while those staying in double rooms can enjoy delicious meals at the on-site restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
All rooms are decorated in a rustic style with wooden furniture, featuring a fan and terrace with views of the garden and pool. With its proximity to Malindi Airport, just 3.3 km away, Silver Rock Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Kenyan coast.
The Oasis Village is just a short 450-meter walk away from the hotel, while the Vasco da Gama Pillar and Portuguese Chapel are also nearby at 1.2 km and 1.3 km, respectively; for those interested in marine life, the Malindi Marine National Park is just 3.1 km away.
Guest rating on Booking.com 7.2(Good) Stars 3
White Villa – Paparemo Beach
White Villa: Papa Remo Beach is a stunning beachfront villa located in the coastal town of Watamu, offering a year-round outdoor pool, indoor pool, and hot tub with a terrace that offers breath-taking sea and pool views. The villa features three bedrooms, a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and a coffee machine, and four bathrooms with a shower, making it ideal for up to 7 people.
This air-conditioned villa offers many amenities, including free WIFI, a garden, a restaurant, a bar, and free private parking. The 24-hour front desk staff, who speak English and Italian, can always help with any queries.
Guests can enjoy a private beach area, relaxing and soaking up the sun, or taking advantage of the children’s playground, making it a perfect family vacation destination. The nearest airport is Malindi, 18 km from White Villa – Papa Remo Beach.
Visitors to our hotel can enjoy easy access to nearby attractions such as Papa Remo Beach, Watamu Bay Beach, Gedi Ruins, and Watamu National Marine Park.
Guest Rating on Booking.com 8.6 (Good) Stars 4