Malindi Beaches and the Old Town
Malindi is a coastal town in the north coast of Kenya and is only 120km from Mombasa Island. Malindi and its splendid white sanded beaches were before known as Melinde. The town is situated on a bay and can be reached by driving on Mombasa-Malindi road.
Here you will discover some of the best beaches in Kenya. Malindi has a domestic airport and a highway between Mombasa and Lamu.
Visit Malindi on the north coast of Kenya and explore the Sabaki river or Gedi ruins
In the northern part is located the spectacular mouth of Sabaki River and the ancient Gedi Ruins are located south. On the south, you will also find Watamu and Marine National Park whit its fabulous Swahili architecture.
Malindi is situated along the coast and has only one main street. The town is quite busy and the narrow ancient streets of the old town are remarkable and definitely worth a visit on your holiday.
This attractive location in Kenya is very popular especially among Italian tourists. Most of the private villas and cottages, but also luxury hotels are owned by Italian expats.
Along the coast there are many good restaurants with great Italian and traditional African cuisine. Here are also the best restaurants with fresh seafood on the coast of Kenya.
Highlights and safaris in Malindi
As the tourism is the major industry, there are many tourist attractions, activities and safaris available.There are casinos, nightclubs, bars, shops, ancient mosques, traditional African markets with tropical fruits, spices and colorful fabrics.
Malindi is excellent for golf holidays and offer many different water sports. If you like an active holiday, then you should take lessons of kitesurfing or perhaps to learn how to dive with a professional diver.
If you do not want go under the ocean, but you would like to see the marine life, you can sail on a glass bottom boat, which one of the best tours for kids as well.
Discover Marine National Park and its fascinating marine life
The Marine National Park is a home to thousands of attractive wildlife. You will spot lizard fish, thornheads, flutemouths, zebra, halfbeaks, parrotfish, hawkfishes, trigger fish, porcupine fish, puffers and thousands of colorful corals along the reef.
Malindi has a large fishing club and a fish market. It is well known that Kenya holds a few world records in big game fishing.
It was in the 30’s when the famous Hemingway came here to enjoy his favorite sport, fishing!
You will enjoy the splendid coastline, lined with tall coconut trees and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, excellent night life and many discos.
On of the best things to do in Malindi is simply relaxing and of of course the best in one of Villas Diani exclusive beach villas or small luxury hotels with exceptional service.