Sun N Sand Mombasa Hotel
Sun N Sand Mombasa is an all inclusive resort on Kikambala Beach on Mombasa’s North Coast. Each of its rooms has a sea view and a private balcony from which to catch the sunrise. Sun N Sand is set in beautifully landscaped grounds with lush gardens, palm trees and scented flowers.
The Sun N Sand Mombasa has 300 rooms, varying from standard to lavishly decorated suites. All rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, ensuite bath, private balconies, safes and telephones. Guests are greeted with a refreshing cold drink on arrival.
Standard rooms are decorated in shades of green. The deluxe rooms, which are decorated in blue, have a few extras such as refrigerators, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryers. Guests of the deluxe rooms and suites are greeted with baskets of fruits and flowers on arrival and receive a free daily newspaper.
All suites, including the Royal Suite, have Lamu style furniture from the king-sized beds to the living room furniture. Gold is the dominant color in the Royal suite which has 2 bedrooms with jacuzzi-sized bath tubs, floor rugs strewn everywhere and lovely wall paintings to enhance the ambience of luxury.
Rooms are kept nicely cleaned with daily housekeeping. Towels and linens are changed daily.
Total number of rooms 300
Royal Suite 1
There are six restaurants ranging from all day snacks to fine dining and catering to all tastes with cuisines including barbecues, international buffet and oriental food. Guests help themselves to a champagne buffet breakfast, lunch and themed dinners while enjoying fabulous ocean views at the Fahari restaurant.
Reservations are required for fine dining at Safina Grill. Otherwise, there is fine Italian at the intimate La Stella which overlooks the pool and the beach lawns all the day to the ocean. Safari Ranch serves barbecue game meats, poultry, steak and lamb in an atmosphere reminiscent of a tropical rain forest. Delicious Chinese cuisine is served at the China Hut and the Safina snack bar is a fast food restaurant with all day snacks and a bar on the premises.
There are four bars at the Sun N Sand with the main Msafari bar open till 1am.
• Bahari – the swim up bar in the pool has sunken beds for swimmers to sip their drinks while lazing in the pool’s sparkling water.
• Lamu – decorated like the deck of a ship, it is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails against sumptuous Indian Ocean views.
• Msafari – centrally located, the resort’s main bar is available to guests till early morning hours.
• Safina – overlooks the sea and is a good stop for snacks during the day.
There are three pools, two of which are filled with salt water. The main pool has a 100 m water slide, a swimup bar and tiled beds sunk into the water for swimmers to relax in or they can opt for the outdoor jacuzzi. There are also two pools for kids.
Evening performances by live African bands, traditional dancers, acrobatic acts and local cultural events.
Things to enjoy
Floodlit tennis courts, volley ball, scuba diving and lessons in the pool for newbies, rides in paddle or glass bottom boats, kayaking, sports-fishing, windsurfing, water polo, golfing in 9-hole greens, archery, soccer, basketball, pool, and bowling.
The water slide is great fun! Sun N Sand Mombasa is kid-friendly and its kiddies’ club offers both education and adventure for kids from 4-11 years old. Children get to try their hand at traditional fire making, or swinging from a monkey climber, playground swings and see saws or romping around a jungle tree house. They are also exposed to arts and crafts, a tour of the tropical fish farm and educational documentaries on the wildlife on land and in water.
There is no ATM on the premises. The closest one is Barclays Bank at Mtwapa or on Bamburi Beach and the resort does not give a good rate on foreign exchange.
On Kikambala Beach, Mombasa, Kenya
An estimated 20-25km from Mombasa. The former fishing village of Mtwapa has banks, restaurants and shopping.