10 Best Beach Resorts In Kilifi, Kenya - Updated 2024

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Kilifi welcomes travelers to a clean and green holiday, thanks to its rich natural beauty and conservation practices. This hidden gem in Kenya is about a couple of hours away from Mombasa by car. Here, you can explore the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean by hopping on a dhow - a type of sailing vessel - or watch sunsets while lazing on the pristine sands at Bofa Beach. The lovely Kilifi Creek flows through the town and meets the Indian Ocean, providing opportunities for boating. History buffs visiting the town should check out the Mnarani Ruins, which arguably date back to the early 14th century. Another historically significant attraction, less than an hour’s drive away, is Vasco da Gama Pillar, which the explorer himself constructed.

If you’re planning a stay by the shore in this quaint town, read on to find the best beach resorts in Kilifi, Kenya!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 02, 2024.

1. Kilifi Bay Beach Resort (from USD 123)

Kilifi Bay Beach Resort features only 50 rooms, ensuring attentive service and personalized care. Its ideal location affords guests access to a private beach area and stunning ocean views from their accommodations. You can also indulge in various water sports for an additional charge.

A kiddie pool and playground will surely keep your little ones entertained as you explore rejuvenating treatments and massages on-site. At the end of a fulfilling day, admire sea or garden views while sipping on some wine on your private balcony.

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Kilifi Bay Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Bofa Road

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Garden

2. Silver Palm Spa & Resort

Silver Palm Spa & Resort features amazing wellness facilities to provide a relaxing stay. From the lavish Barizi Spa to the winding lazy river - choose from many tempting offerings at the stunning property. Moreover, the property boasts a lovely private beach area and several rooms with sea views.

Enjoy water sports on site, luxuriate in the hot spring bath, or stay active on the tennis court during your stay here. Your little ones will appreciate the kids’ club for their daily dose of entertainment. If you’re looking to calm your mind, head to the yoga room at the property.

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Silver Palm Spa & Resort

8.9 User Rating

Address: Bofa Road, Kilifi, Kilifi, Kenya, 80100

Other beach accommodations in Kilifi, Kenya

3. Salty's Kitesurf Village (from USD 37)

Have a fun- and adventure-filled stay at the beachfront Salty’s Kitesurf Village, which offers kitesurfing lessons. When you’re not floating over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, explore the vibrant and colorful interiors of the hotel. Each accommodation on the property comes with a patio, where you can lounge in the sun while admiring garden views. When hungry, head to the on-site restaurant to savor some African delights.

Aside from beachside activities, guests staying at this hotel can engage in cultural recreation in the form of themed dinners, happy hours, temporary art galleries, and evening entertainment.

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Salty's Kitesurf Village

8.0 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Bofa Road 38 Bofa Road,

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

4. Bulloch House Kilifi (from USD 400)

Those who are into rustic-style accommodation will absolutely love their stay at Bulloch House Kilifi. The house takes pride in its locally sourced building materials, including exposed wood beams, coral, and thatched roofs. You can easily access Bofa Beach from this rental. Although the beach is meant for public access, it is pretty secluded and well-maintained.

There’s a lovely private pool on the property for those who prefer a more intimate swim. An outdoor shower is also available for rinsing off after a long pool or beach session. For your culinary needs, the rental offers a well-equipped kitchen. You are free to relish the homecooked meals in the outdoor dining area.

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Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya
11 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but the house pool is perfectly maintained and larger than many pools in resorts or hotels
lovely place and friendly and attentive staff
also the very friendly owner mr
during the stay the staff is always there to help and fulfill every wish
great place extremely friendly staff very efficient dominic whipped some great meals will be back soon
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5. Rusty's (from USD 250)

Admire stunning views of the Indian Ocean from the infinity pool at Rusty’s. You can take an easy stroll to Bofa Beach from this rental, which is located only 60 meters (196.85 feet) away. Enjoy a morning jog on the beach, build sand castles with your little ones, or engage in thrilling surfing sessions during your stay here.

Those on a workcation are free to use the designated workspace and Wi-Fi connection for remote work. After finishing your tasks, relax by having an outdoor grilling session. Your fur babies are welcome to join in on the fun, but do remember to check with the hosts at the time of booking!

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Kilifi, Kenya
77 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is fantastic with an amazing view
it has lovely views from the terrace and pool areas and a fresh breeze at night
the big garden beautiful pool and view point are perfect places to spend the days
the pool was absolutely stunning
perfect spot to relax beautiful ocean views from the pool and william's point
the sea is clean and shallow
the place was very comfortable and was always clean
the staff are friendly
the staff were superb
the staff were beyond wonderful
super staff and excellent meals
the staff looked out for us and were very helpful
i will definitely booking this location again
great location and a very comfortable house
this house is in a lovely location up on a coral cliff above bofa beach
we had a good time at rusty’s brilliant location
we had an absolutely fantastic stay at rusty's location was 10/10
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6. Mama Tancredi's Makaazi

With the white-sand Bofa Beach just a few steps away, Mama Tancredi’s Makaazi offers a magical stay. Spend hours on the shaded verandah, chatting with loved ones and gazing at the ocean. The shared outdoor pool and gazebo are other excellent spots to soak in the ocean views and socialize.

The spacious dining and living area received plenty of sunlight, thanks to the many windows. You will also love preparing meals in the light-filled kitchen, which comes with a desk for reading, writing, or savoring a snack.

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Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya
34 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent facilities stunning views and hospitable service providers
the pool is ever clean
the pool is large and clean and close enough to watch the kids play from the patio
mary was a great host
mary is a great host and make sure everything is perfect
mary was super helpful in everything
our host was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed
great host that makes sure all is good during the stay
great place with top location
great location on bofa beach
beautiful house in a great location
wonderful location beautiful breeze comfortable house
the house has a wonderful location
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7. Maison Nakheel BoFa (from USD 500)

Maison Nakheel BoFa offers contemporary interiors and direct access to Bofa Beach. The private pool overlooking the beach and the ocean is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. There are loungers by the pool for when you want to read a book while perfecting your tan. You can also lie down on the sandy beach to soak in some sun. Before heading back to the villa, use the outdoor shower to rinse off the sand.

Although there is no TV on-site, the property comes with other entertainment facilities for both adults and kids, including a ping pong table and books and toys for children.

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Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya
6 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
peaceful place with beautiful rooms a swimming pool a table tennis games
the house was everything we dreamed of very cosy clean and family friendly
great views everything was super clean communication and customer service super would recommend this place anytime
amazing location i will come back as well and recommend it to friends
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8. Wesa House (from USD 285)

Wesa House is ideal for environmentally conscious travelers, providing an eco-friendly stay on a serene beach. You will enjoy private access to the beach throughout your stay and are free to indulge in exciting snorkeling sessions on-site. The private pool and lovely rooftop sundowner area are among the other excellent features of this villa.

Although you might want to spend the majority of your time in the beautiful walled garden, the interiors of the rental are equally inviting. Featuring Swahili-style architecture, four-poster beds, and wooden details, the villa offers a cozy and rustic ambiance.

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Kilifi , Kilifi County, Kenya
81 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 13 Beds 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house has wifi which was fantastic the pool is fantastic despite it being salty but it’s great
the house is well organized and the rooms are fantastic with views of the ocean
the place itself is incredible the rooms are comfortable and our stay was super peaceful
the rooms were spacious and entire house beautiful
the staff was so kind and helpful
the staff were all so helpful and kind
very helpful staff and good food
the staff there was so respectful and helpful
wesa house was a wonderful choice for our staff retreat
the location is great in terms of being right on the beach
the location was ideal as we were on a work retreat
the location was stunning and the house was perfect
up there in the goat holiday rankings the house is beautiful the location is fabulous the team are incredible
would definitely recommend visiting this place with a group of friends the house is suited for large numbers
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9. La petite Nyumba

La petite Nyumba is a small but fully furnished cottage ideal for couples or small families. It is only seconds from the sandy beach if you wish to swim in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. If you’d prefer to only gaze at the ocean scenery, secure a spot on the private patio equipped with cushions and rugs.

Thanks to the cottage’s tranquil location on Bofa Beach, you can even finish office work here in peace. Use the work desk and Wi-Fi to attend to your tasks and be ahead of all your deadlines. If you need a quick snack or a hot cup of coffee, head to the kitchen to prepare some.

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Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya
70 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen is simple but functional; mattresses are comfy; and mozzie nets fan and aircon (if needed) is there
there is a good ac in one room with closed windows
james is an amazing host
james was very welcoming and communicative as a host
thank you james for being an amazing host
james was a great host and was adaptable to our check-in arrangements
an amazing property and host
beautiful and convenient location on bofa beach
great location close to the beach and an easy come easy go feel to the place
overall a nice place with a great location on bofa beach
in walking distance to a small beach cafe and restaurant with a very relaxing vibe
best location right on the beach peace and calm
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10. Araliya Cottage (from USD 200)

Featuring bright and spacious interiors and easy access to a beautiful beach, Araliya Cottage ensures a relaxing stay. You can reach the ocean by venturing into a cave - an experience that will become a cherished memory. You will also be able to admire ocean views from various parts of the property, such as the outdoor pool or the balcony.

The kitchen in the cottage comes with necessary appliances, such as a stove and oven, so you can prepare delicious meals for your group. Feeling too tired to cook? Request the chef service to enjoy some local treats. The property also offers laundry and parking facilities for the convenience of guests.

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Kilifi, Wilaya ya Kilifi, Kenya
45 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
araliya cottage is absolutely lovely- stunning view of the ocean and the pool is beautiful
comfortable stay and amazing food from chef seif
it’s a really beautiful house with a spectacular pool overlooking the creek and its cliffs
quiet private comfortable beautiful location and stunning views
we spent most of our stay in/around the beautiful pool
the staff was very kind and took good care of the place
all the staff working in the house were lovely and very helpful
the staff is great and the place is easy to find
check-in was seamless & david the caretaker was always available to answer any questions or help
the large team of staff are awesome and the place is spotless
gorgeous location it was tranquil and peaceful all you hear are birds and waves
the location was ideal also- close to everything and easy to get around on a tuktuk or boda
sonali's place is truly amazing
it is such a peaceful and restful place that i hope we get to come back again
this place is truly paradise
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Enjoy a tranquil holiday in Kilifi

Kilifi is a coastal gem in Kenya that every nature lover should add to their itinerary. Aside from direct access to clear ocean waters and secluded shores, it offers lush greenery that is bound to soothe your soul. Book one of these dreamy beachfront accommodations to make the most of your stay in this charming town!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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