South of Mombasa, the beaches of Tiwi and Diani offer beautiful settings that aren't unlike those of a tropical island. This is the perfect spot for those who love to practice the art of doing nothing. But for those who like their holidays a bit more action-packed there are plenty of activities for you to get stuck into such as reef walks, diving and snorkelling. Tiwi is best suited to those who need tranquility and Diani for those who like to be presented with a variety of activities. To the north of Mombasa, there is a string of hotels that stretch over the beaches of Nyali, Shanzu and Bamburi.
The waters of Mombasa are teeming with fish.© Mark Daffey - age fotostock
The beaches on Mombasa's south coast are much more beautiful than those on the north coast.© Martin Siepmann/ age fotostock
The coast of Mombasa is bathed in gold at sunset.© Paul Joynson Hicks - age fotostock