Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

Mombasa, Kenya

The hotel

The Sarova Whitesands Resort & Spa rests amongst twenty-two acres of lush, tropical gardens which overlook the powdery sands of the Indian Ocean shoreline. This excellent resort boasts lots of stimulating outdoor and beach activities including 5 swimming pools, a beachfront spa, water sports and even an activities programme for the kids. There is a great variety of dining options, including three bars and restaurants to tempt your palate, including the Lido Seafood Grill and Cocos Beach Bar, both set among the palm trees with sweeping views of the ocean. All of this combined with modern rooms, a high standard of friendly service and beautiful surroundings ensure you a wonderful experience in this beautiful haven.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

On the beach at Bamburi, north of Mombasa. Transfer time from Mombasa Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

335 rooms on 3 floors in several buildings. All with terrace or balcony, air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, in-room safe and hairdryer. Garden Facing Rooms have garden or pool views and double or twin rooms, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: available at a supplement and includes buffet breakfast, lunch and themed dinners at the Pavilion Restaurant. Lunch can also be taken at the Minazi Café or a set menu lunch and dinner is available at Lido Seafood Grill (some restrictions may apply to both). Snacks. Selected brands of wine and spirits, cocktails, local beer and soft drinks are available from all bars between 10.00am-midnight. It also includes use of snorkel equipment, kayaks, pedal boats and one glass bottom boat ride per stay (marine park fee is payable locally).

Half Board includes: buffet breakfast and themed dinner in the Pavilion Restaurant.

Pool Facing Rooms are situated around the large palms swimming pool, overlooking the pool anr gardens, some have partial views of the ocean.

Sea Facing Rooms are at the front of the resort and have views across the gardens to the ocean.

Family Rooms are also avilable.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Fabulous beachfront location

Great All Inclusive option with a choice of bars and restaurants

Great for couples and families

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefit:

  • Guaranteed late check out until 2:00pm.
  • 4 restaurants; The Pavilions (buffet breakfast and live cooking stations for themed dinners). Minazi Café (24-hour café). Lido Seafood Restaurant (open for lunch and dinner). Cocos Beach Bar (with regular dinner entertainment) and a lounge bar. 5 swimming pools (one is an adult-only, quiet pool by the spa). Kids' pool with slide. Tulia spa*. Well-equipped fitness centre. Kids' club (4-13 years) with special kids menu, kids' playground and games room. 4 floodlit tennis courts. Water sports centre* offering windsurfing, water-skiing and catamaran sailing among other activities. PADI diving centre*. Business centre. Hair and beauty salon*.

    Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

    * Denotes local charge.

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    Sep 9, 2019 68estherb Copenhagen, Denmark

    Our stay at this resort has been absolutely magical. The surroundings are stunningly beautiful and the staff are absolutely the most helpful and friendly people ever! Well done all of you! A special thanks to the pool man Francis who was extra helpful. If ever you are looking to stay in Mombasa this is an EXCELLENT place to stay. I leave with the… Read more
    Our stay at this resort has been absolutely magical. The surroundings are stunningly beautiful and the staff are absolutely the most helpful and friendly people ever! Well done all of you! A special thanks to the pool man Francis who was extra helpful. If ever you are looking to stay in Mombasa this is an EXCELLENT place to stay. I leave with the fondest memories. Read less
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    Sep 8, 2019 Masra007 Bristol, United Kingdom

    A female receptionist manager dressed in light blue shirt or supervisor was rude never smile at all and suprisingly she works right in front of the house. An excellent hotel down the road is Voyager Beach Resort this hotel is excellent and wonderful features happy staff, good food and excellent level of security.
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    Sep 8, 2019 mauricecollis Kuwait City, Kuwait

    This was my first visit to Mombasa and to this hotel. I wasn't;t quite sure what to expect but once inside at reception the check in was handled professionally even though it was a busy period. Everything thereafter was very good - the walk to the room and the assistance from the porter, the room and all facilities are very good, the breakfast… Read more
    This was my first visit to Mombasa and to this hotel. I wasn't;t quite sure what to expect but once inside at reception the check in was handled professionally even though it was a busy period. Everything thereafter was very good - the walk to the room and the assistance from the porter, the room and all facilities are very good, the breakfast buffet magnificent and very popular, the swimming pools and the beach quite spectacular. And dinner in the evening very enjoyable. The customer service here throughout is absolutely excellent in every department. A special mention to Ramko who provided us with great service throughout our stay and was very helpful at all times. We look forward to another stay. Read less
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    Sep 5, 2019 mmmfoodies Harlow, United Kingdom

    This hotel is absolutely incredible. The swimming pools are amazing. The beach is delightful although there are quite a lot of people trying to sell things I still had a good time. The watersports are highly recommended. The staff are incredible I particularly loved Valentine and Joyce. Thank you so much to the whole team for looking after us ❤️
    Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible experience!

    Sep 3, 2019 kulanini

    I am so happy I got a chance to visit them when they were launching the new & improved Lido Restaurant & Lounge. Amazing food, very well-trained & talented staff. I especially enjoyed how Titus from the animation team treated me during the launch party. Made sure we were attended to and comfortable. He also doubled as an incredible M.C who kept us… Read more
    I am so happy I got a chance to visit them when they were launching the new & improved Lido Restaurant & Lounge. Amazing food, very well-trained & talented staff. I especially enjoyed how Titus from the animation team treated me during the launch party. Made sure we were attended to and comfortable. He also doubled as an incredible M.C who kept us all entertained. We thoroughly enjoyed the launch party because of him. Thank you Whitesands for an incredible experience. Read less