Been combing the reviews for nigh two weeks now and really having trouble making sense of the accommodation options in and around Mombasa. This will be our first trip to Kenya, so I'm happy to hear from anyone with firsthand experience…
We're a couple in our 30s coming from China and staying two nights in late August around Mombasa before continuing on the safari circuit to the Masai Mara
I've looked all the way down to Diani and most all the places I'm seeing are either big resort-type places that cater to tour groups or villa complexes that market to families on extended stay -- we're in neither camp. We're looking for small, relaxed accommodation, ideally of the directly beachfront cottage/tent/villa variety. Very willing to pay for the right place but certainly not seeking out luxury food, spa, etc. I'd plan to snorkel and perhaps scuba dive while the missus relaxes in a chair by the beach or pool. An excursion into town for dinner would be nice, provided that's not ill-advised. Obviously, we'd need at least breakfast included and full-board would be fine for such a short stay.
Anyone care to make recommendations?
Thanks for reading and many thanks!