Baobab Beach Resort & Spa

Mombasa, Kenya

The hotel

If you're looking for a gorgeous glimpse of Africa then the Baobab Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa certainly ticks all the right boxes. Not only is the Baobab Beach Resort set within one of Kenya's premier locations it also boasts three swimming pools, a tropical spa and more than 700 metres of golden beach front from where to soak up some sublime sunsets. Rest and relaxation is definitely the order of the day with a great choice of regional and international dishes served across a selection of settings to help you ease from mid-afternoon slumber into early evening excitement. Aside from the great choice of bars, lounges and restaurants you'll also discover numerous activities and things to do on-site with an open-air amphitheatre adding to an entertaining atmosphere that can last long into the East African night. From water sports and fitness facilities to all over body massages and tropical cocktails, the Baobab Beach Resort is a luxurious getaway that you'll never forget and presents an indelible image of loveliness against a beautiful Indian Ocean backdrop.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on Diani Beach, south of Mombasa. Transfer time from Mombasa Airport: approximately 90 minutes.

Hotel information

323 rooms. All with a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV with International satellite channels, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, safe and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have 1 double bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: breakfast, lunch and dinner in the buffet restaurants and a selection of local alcoholic and soft drinks. A la carte dining is at an extra cost.

Superior Rooms are larger and include luxury bath amenities and bathrobes, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms include luxury bath amenities, bathrobes and fruit basket on arrival, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Suites feature a living area, private Jacuzzi and a super king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

  • Honeymooners: couples will receive a bottle of wine, fruit basket and flowers in their room on arrival. 20% discount off meals in the à la carte restaurant and 20% discount on two spa treatments per stay. Valid up to 6 months from date of wedding, certificate must be shown at check in. 

  • 2020 Honeymooners: couples will receive a bottle of wine, fruit basket and flowers in their room on arrival. 20% discount off meals in the à la carte restaurant and 20% discount on two spa treatments per stay. Valid up to 6 months from date of wedding, certificate must be shown at check in. 

5 restaurant's; Karibu (all-day dining, buffet restaurant), Jodari (all-day dining, buffet restaurant with live cooking stations), Maridadi (all-day dining, light lunches and Asian buffet for dinner), Marhaba (à la carte restaurant serving Oriental and Far-Eastern cuisine), Tangezi (à la carte restaurant serving Italian cuisine). 7 bars and lounges: Jambo Pool Bar, Tapa Tapa Bar, Suli Suli, Kipepeo Bar, Porini Bar, Swahili Lounge and Sultan Lounge. Regular evening entertainment including live animation shows and an open air disco at the Porini Amphitheatre. 3 swimming pools including a kid's pool. Afya Bora Wellness Club & Spa*. Fitness centre*. Water sports* including windsurfing, scuba-diving and big game fishing. 3 tennis courts, basketball court, table tennis, aerobics class. Boutique and gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception and concierge service. Shuttle services to Mombasa*. Basic WiFi connection.

* Denotes local charge. 

Please note: some outlets may be closed during certain times of the year. Reservations are recommended for á la carte dining.

Dress code: swimwear is not permitted in restaurants and most bars. At dinner, gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers and sleeved shirts.

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Sep 20, 2019 philippe s Brussels, Belgium

We stayed in baobab beach resort in diani beach Impressed by the quality and variety of food.the buffet is never the same,fresh food and very creative. The rooms are lovely.the pools are nice and beach is awesome to walk miles and miles Special thanks to the lovely staff we met as Doreen, Rama,Alex.jose and many more Really to consider in… Read more
We stayed in baobab beach resort in diani beach Impressed by the quality and variety of food.the buffet is never the same,fresh food and very creative. The rooms are lovely.the pools are nice and beach is awesome to walk miles and miles Special thanks to the lovely staff we met as Doreen, Rama,Alex.jose and many more Really to consider in future travel plans Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely resort, right on the beach, loved it!

Sep 20, 2019 Jessica K

Other than one of the female receptionists that was not warm at all, everything else was perfect! Right on the beach & great food with a huge buffet for breakfast, lunch & dinner to choose from. Also they serve a variety of dishes including all kinds of fresh sea food. If you're a foodie like me then you'll be happy with their food :) The staff at… Read more
Other than one of the female receptionists that was not warm at all, everything else was perfect! Right on the beach & great food with a huge buffet for breakfast, lunch & dinner to choose from. Also they serve a variety of dishes including all kinds of fresh sea food. If you're a foodie like me then you'll be happy with their food :) The staff at the restaurant are super-polite as well. Make sure you get a sea front room, the view is amazing when you wake up and walk to the balcony.The resort is absolutely breathtaking! They also have fun activities like Zumba, workout sessions on the pool, entertainment at their amphitheater & aerobics. Love that they have several places to hang out within the hotel (Kolekole & Maridadi) and several restaurants and bars within. I literally had to remain at the resort for a full day despite my plan to be outdoors doing all kinds of activities just to enjoy the resort & what they have. Also for water sports it's easy to get on the beach where you'll find jet skis, glass boats & snorkelling services being offered. I would definitely go back to Baobab & highly recommend it! Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 BeaK254 Nairobi, Kenya

The facility is good with friendly staff. The dinning staff were most excellent followed by the Jambo team who work tirelessly to see the guests entertained. I enjoyed the all water aerobics and games
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Sep 13, 2019 KeithKR

We enjoyed our stay at Boabab. The food was amazing, always a different menu for each day. The hospitality we received from Jeremy and Saumu at the Karibu restaurant was heart warming.The three pools offered different pleasant experiences..the kolekole with the water activities like water polo, the baobab pool with the water gymnastics and the… Read more
We enjoyed our stay at Boabab. The food was amazing, always a different menu for each day. The hospitality we received from Jeremy and Saumu at the Karibu restaurant was heart warming.The three pools offered different pleasant experiences..the kolekole with the water activities like water polo, the baobab pool with the water gymnastics and the maridadi pool with the silence and calmness thats the 3 in one pool brought with it. I would like to revist the place. Read less
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Sep 11, 2019 Paul D

Our stay at Baobab was absolutely paradise. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and we had our entire wedding planned by Renson and the day went without a hitch, we couldn't have asked for more. It is a shame to have to come back home to reality.