The entire point of being on vacation is not having a single care in the world. Having the finest people from the hospitality industry at your beck and call really drives this point home or rather drives this point to a hotel of your choice. Even better is not having to spend any more money on meals, drinks, and snacks. This is where all-inclusive resorts step in. An all-inclusive hotel means that you pay a one-time amount for your stay and included in the cost is accommodation, full access to the resort’s amenities, all meals, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as snacks. Ideally, one may end up not spending any money during one’s stay at such a resort. However, it is noteworthy that all-inclusive hotel packages usually do not include transport. That being said, some travel agents may include transport, including hotel transfers, in the package cost but it is always best to confirm that. Anyway, which are the best all-inclusive hotels in Mombasa? Let’s hop into it.
The Best All-inclusive Hotels in Mombasa Summary
- Baobab Beach Resort & Spa (4-star) – Diani Beach
- Diani Sea Resort (3-star) & Diani Sea Lodge (3-star) – Diani Beach
- Neptune Beach Resort (4-star) – Bamburi Beach & Neptune Village Beach Resort (4-star) – Diani Beach
- PrideInn Flamingo Beach Resort (3-star) & PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort (4-star) – Shanzu Beach
- Malindi Dream Garden (4-star) & Diamonds Dream of Africa (4-star) – Malindi Beach
- Bamburi Beach Hotel (3-star) – Bamburi Beach
- Honorable Mentions: Amani Tiwi Beach Resort, The Reef Hotel, Southern Palms Beach Resort, Kaskazi Beach Hotel, Pinewood Beach Resort, Kilili Baharini Beach Resort and Spa, Turtle Bay Beach Club, and Hemingways Watamu.
1. Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Baobab Beach Resort & Spa is arguably Kenya’s leading all-inclusive beach resort. Firstly, it is located on the award-winning Diani Beach in Kenya’s South Coast. Secondly, it is a 4-star facility which means the quality of service and amenities is world-class. Further still, the resort has 5 restaurants and 6 bars and lounges which really help it live up to its self-proclamation of being Kenya’s leading all-inclusive beach resort. As for cost, it is fairly affordable and would rank as mid-range in terms of pricing. Additionally, Boabab Beach Resort & Spa usually has special discounted offers especially during the low season (May and June).
2. Diani Sea Resort & Diani Sea Lodge
These two sister resorts only offer accommodation on an all-inclusive basis. They are categorized as 3-star facilities but their reviews suggest that they really are world-class. Diani Sea Resort and Diani Sea Lodge are also quite affordable for resorts on Diani Beach. Diani Sea Resort is usually priced slightly higher than its counterpart but the difference is negligible. Both resorts are set amidst exotic tropical gardens that are home to monkeys.
3. Neptune Beach Resort & Neptune Village Beach Resort
Both of these resorts are part of the Neptune brand of hotels, obviously. Neptune Beach Resort is an all-inclusive 4-star facility located on Kenya’s North Coast along Bamburi Beach. Neptune Village Beach Resort, on the other hand, is set along Diani Beach on Kenya’s South Coast. It is also a 4-star facility. These two resorts make the list for being really affordable. The single room supplement in the resorts is perhaps the most affordable we’ve ever come across. Their low season rates are the best value for money one can come across and the limited Superior Promo Rooms at Neptune Village Beach Resort are a further bargain. Though the two resorts also offer other meal plans such as half board and full board, the all-inclusive package really is the best value for money.
4. PrideInn Flamingo Beach Resort and PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort
Yet another pair of world-class resorts under the same umbrella brand. These two resorts are both on Kenya’s North Coast along Shanzu Beach. Despite offering other meal plans, both resorts have all-inclusive plans as well. The two resorts make this list due to their popularity and worth noting is that PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort also made it to our list of Top 5 Kid-Friendly Hotels in Mombasa. It’s Aqua Park and Pakico’s Kids Club definitely make it one of the best resorts for kids in Kenya. PrideInn Flamingo Beach Resort is the more affordable of the two.
5. Diamonds Dream of Africa & Malindi Dream Garden
Plan Hotels Hospitality Group is the umbrella brand that manages these two gems in Malindi. These two resorts are categorized as 4-star resorts but are very luxurious boutique hotels and probably worthy of a 5-star classification. Very rarely do such luxurious resorts offer all-inclusive meal plans. Most other resorts in this class stop at full board packages with Medina Palms in Watamu only offering bed and breakfast. For this reason, these two resorts make it on our list. Another reason is the incredible discount they offer for the young ones. Kids 12 years and below stay absolutely free of charge. Despite the resorts being a bit pricey, the all-inclusive package and such an amazing discount for kids make them a good value for money proposition. Malindi Dream Garden is slightly more affordable than Diamonds Dream of Africa.
6. Bamburi Beach Hotel
Bamburi Beach Hotel is one of the North Coast’s most popular beach hotels. The hotel offers a variety of meal plans including an all-inclusive package. Bamburi Beach Hotel is a 3-star hotel and is, therefore, quite affordable hence its popularity. That being said, it still maintains a high degree of quality across its services and amenities and is also a kid-friendly beach hotel. Its sheer popularity earns it a spot on this list.
A few other resorts also have all-inclusive packages and deserve at the very least a mention. Some of these resorts include Amani Tiwi Beach Resort, The Reef Hotel, Southern Palms Beach Resort, Kaskazi Beach Hotel, Pinewood Beach Resort, Kilili Baharini Beach Resort and Spa, Turtle Bay Beach Club, and Hemingways Watamu.
Next time you’re looking for all-inclusive packages now you know the best all-inclusive hotels in Mombasa.