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Whitesands Beach Resort, Mombasa

Whitesands Beach Resort, Mombasa

Kenya Holidays - The main pool at Whitesands

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa is situated North of Mombasa town on one of East Africa's most stunning white sand beaches leading into the protected Mombasa Marine Park. Set in over 23 acres of naturally landscaped greens with lily ponds, five free form swimming pools and Lamu style architecture, the resort has a unique ambience suited for an ultimate leisure retreat.

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa has 338 rooms in different categories, two large buffet dining pavilions, a bistro cafe, a fine-dining seafood grill, a beach bar and disco, a Tulia Spa with an outdoor ocean-view jacuzzi, Ozone children's club, PADI certified diving school and water-sports centre and numerous other leisure and recreation facilities.

All rooms feature:

  • A balcony and pool or sea view
  • Satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and hair dryers
  • Mosquito net over each bed
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Direct dial telephone, wireless internet connectivity.
  • Private bath, shower and WC
  • Voltage of 240 volts and 50 cycle razor outlets operating on both
  • 220 and 240 volts.

The Pavilion Restaurant is the main dining restaurant, serving exceptional buffet-style cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Cuisines include Continental, Asian and Indigenous African with 14 themed dinners over the course of a fortnight. Breakfast is usually Continental, with four course meals for lunch and dinner. The beverages available range from fresh juices to international wines and spirits. The restaurant has a capacity to seat 680 people. Entertainment is provided by live bands, traditional dancers and acrobats.

Minazi Cafe - A bistro style restaurant and pizzeria with a wood-fired pizza oven that serves light meals, a rich variety of coffees, an enticing selection of Italian ice creams, milkshakes, smoothies and pattisserie. The restaurant also has a special menu for children with a children's buffet for early dinner where specially trained Sarova staff look after the children. With a capacity of 92 people, the restaurant is open 24 hours with early breakfast served from 4.00am to 7.00am. The restaurant is not included in half or full board packages (see below).

The Lido Seafood Grill is a Chaine de Rotisseur certified, fine dining al-fresco restaurant set amidst the palms on the beach with a stunning ocean view. It serves fresh sea-food in a variety of nouvelle cuisine dishes as well as traditional favorites like grilled prawns, lobsters and crab. The restaurant has a capacity for 45 people and is open daily for lunch and all days except Mondays for dinner.


World Discovery prices at Whitesands are normally based on Half Board, although Full Board and all-inclusive arrangements are also available. Please ask for details.

Mombasa Marine Park

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort has the longest stretch of natural beachfront on the east African coast. It is classified as a Marine Park by the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) to protect the sea animals, plants and coral reef.  The Blue Lagoon Water sports Centre located within the resort enables guests to visit the reef in glass bottom boats to view the spectacular marine life. You can also choose to dive or snorkel among the tropical fish near the coral reef. KWS collects a park fee, charged to both Kenya residents and non-residents wishing to visit the reef or go snorkeling.

Deep-Sea Diving

Buccaneer Diving, the biggest diving operator on the north coast led by Kenya's only PADI Course Director, has its premier IDC Centre at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort where you can learn diving and experienced divers can go deep-sea diving with Buccaneer.Visit for more information. 

Water Sports

The Blue Lagoon Watersports Centre offers a wide range of water sports including sailing, water scooters, para-sailing and snorkeling.