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Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

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Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa is situated north of Mombasa on one of East Africa’s most  stunning beaches, manicured grounds, Arabic architecture and wonderful facilities make it simply  ‘the’ place to stay on the Kenyan coast. The Resort is set on 23 acres of land, and has the longest  beach front on the North Coast giving you panoramic views to the Indian Ocean. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa is one of East Africa’s finest resorts, it is located on one of the longest beach fronts at the Kenyan Coast. All rooms and suites have been tastefully furnished by Kenya’s leading interior designers offering spectacular ocean, pool and garden views.

Tulia Spa promises complete rejuvenation of the body, mind, and spirit in beautifully tranquil surroundings overlooking the Indian ocean. Be it a family holiday with children, beach wedding, honeymoon, business meetings with a difference or special interests like deep-sea diving or fishing, Sarova Whitesands Mombasa has something special for everyone.

Enjoy a tropical wonderland just minutes from Bamburi Beach at the Sarova Whitesands Mombasa. Twenty-two acres of lush, green grounds, a beautiful pristine beach, and upscale service and dining offer you a relaxing getaway.

Choose from a selection of 338 rooms in this serene haven, all of which include terraces and balconies, complimentary Wi-Fi, free mineral water and air conditioning for ultimate comfort. The Palm Rooms and Sea Front rooms at Sarova Whitesands will give you and your family an awesome experience.

Sarova Whitesands has 4 rooms that have been adapted for guests with special needs/ who are  differently-abled. The Hotel staff will endeavour to ass’1st guests with special needs as much as they  possibly can, and will attempt to anticipate your needs.

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort is a luxurious beachfront hotel located in Mombasa, Kenya. The resort offers a range of amenities and services to cater to the needs of guests, including several restaurants, bars, a spa, fitness center, and swimming pools.

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort is situated on a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach, which is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The resort offers a range of activities for guests, including beach volleyball, water aerobics, and snorkeling.

The resort's dining options include Lido Seafood Grill, which serves fresh seafood and grills, Minazi Cafe, which offers a range of international cuisine, and Pavilions, which serves Indian cuisine. There are also several bars, including the Tulia Bar, which is located on the beach.

The resort's spa offers a range of treatments and therapies, including massages, facials, and body treatments. The fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and there are also several outdoor activities, including tennis, table tennis, and beach soccer.

The surrounding area of Mombasa is filled with activities from water sports to nature walks along the white beaches or through nearby Nguuni Nature Sanctuary, Mombasa Marine National Park or the Butterfly Park at Haller. There is a waters sports center at Sarova Whitesands from where most of your activities can be booked.

Relax on the private beach or take an 11-minute walk to Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach or a quick drive to Mombasa’s city center for a day of shopping and local culture. If you would like to Golf while at Sarova Whitesands, take a cab to the prestigious Vipingo Golf Course.

How to get to Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

One can access this great resort in a number of ways

  • Sarova Whitesands is actually situated 14kms from Mombasa town center, on Bamburi Beach.
  • The distance from Nairobi to Mombasa is 500 km while The flight duration is 45 minutes
  • Transfer from the Mombasa Airport to Sarova Whitesands will take around 45min and covers 25 km
  • The Day SGR train ride takes 5 hours. Transfers to the Railway Station take  1hr minutes and covers 30 km



  • Hot days (average 28°C)
  • Warm Nights (average 22°C)
  • Tropical climate with high humidity levels
  • Tropical climate with high humidity levels

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  • 5* Resort
  • Stunning Beachfront Location
  • Beachfront Resturants
  • Entertainment Programs
  • Watersports snorkeling, windsurfing
  • Kids Club

What are the 2024 Prices for Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?

Here are Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Resident Rates:

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Rates

Half Board (HB) Garden Facing Room
Pool Facing Room
Whitesands Prices Per Night Sharing Single
Sharing Single
2nd Apr 2024 – 22nd Dec 2024 KES 13,900/- PPS KES 22,000/- PP KES 14,800/- PPS KES 24,000/- PP

Sarova Whitesands Mombasa Prices/Rates are in KES, Per Person, Per Night
HB: Half Board(Dinner and Breakfast)
Rates Exclude: Drinks and other Extras

Sarova Whitesands Child Policy:
Up to 6 years, Sharing with 1 or 2 Adults: FREE (Max: 2 Per Room)
7 – 12 years, Sharing with 1 or 2 Adults: 15% of Single Rate, Per Child (Max: 2 Per Room)
13 – 17 years, Sharing with 1 or 2 Adults: 25% of Single Rate
Up to 17 years in own Room: 80% of applicable Single/Double/Triple Rate

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What Hotel Facilities are available at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?

If you want to keep the sand out of your toes for an afternoon, five swimming pools will accommodate your every need from the quiet getaway of the adults-only pool to a relaxing dip in the spa-side pool. Speaking of spas, the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort’s Tulia Spa offers full-service relaxation where you can enjoy a massage, facial or body treatment, and to redo your ‘do after a dip in the pool or ocean, visit the hotel’s hair salon for a fix-up.

Take a break and let the Sarova Whitesands Mombasa babysitting and childcare services look after the young ones as you explore on your own. A kids club at Sarova Whitesands keeps the young ones entertained with a playground and games room and a special kids menu for mealtimes. And children even get their very own pool complete with slide. The whole family can stay fit with games on one of four lit tennis courts or in their well-equipped fitness center.

A 338-room seaside haven sporting the longest seafront on the Kenyan coast. Main features are:

  • Wireless Internet Connection.
  • The New Tulia Wellness Center.
  • New massage bandas facing the endless sea and white beaches.
  • New Brazilian Pampa Churrascaria restaurant
  • 4  swimming pools including an exhilarating waterslide for the kiddies.
  • Conference facilities including the new amphitheater-style Makutano Conference Room.
  • A wide range of restaurants and bars.
  • A wide selection of water sports, from jet skiing to deep-sea diving – Baccuneer diving.
  • Modern business center/cyber café with a high-speed internet connection.
  • Well-appointed gym and colorful kids’ playroom


Tulia Spa promises complete rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit in beautifully tranquil surroundings overlooking the Indian Ocean.
• Western, oriental and Ayurdevic therapies, manicures and pedicures, facials
• jacuzzi and outdoor plunge pool
• Silent pool been
• Skin wraps
• Skin detox
• Reflexology
• Opening hours: 8:00am – 7:00pm


For the fitness minded, the Sarova Whitesands Mombasa health club offers a range ofstate-of-the-art exercise equipment  including cross trainers, exercise cycles, free weights, multi gfm, rowing machines and treadmills,
free of charge to guests.
• Instructor on duty at all times
• Opening hours: 6:30am – 9:00pm


Aerobics classes are conducted by enthusiastic and experienced instructors. For even more fun,
themed water aerobics is conducted at the Activity suiimming pool every morning


Zumba and contemporary African dance take place daily from 5:00pm – 5:50pm at the beach lawns. Sarova Whitesands also has a daily morning jogging program taking place either on the beach or around the hotel
grounds starting d:50am — 7: ham daily on advance request


• 5 outdoor free form swimming pools, including a childrens pool with a slide
• Organized animation activities
• jet-ski, boats, wind surfing for all ages, snorkelling, pedal boats, kayaking, glass bottom boat
rides “’(Chargeable)
• Golf course for golfers can be arranged at Nyali Golf Club
(Golfclubs available for venting)
• Water polo and beach volley ball
• Tennis services at a fee


Ozone Kids Club welcomes Sarova Whitesands  Mombasa in-house children aged 4-12 years to a friendly and
superb’reed kids fun space. To ensure parents get as much of a break as the children, Sarova Whitesands  has a large team ofspecially trained staff that keep children happy and entertained from morning till evening. A wide variety of activities are planned for the day including indoor activities and  outdoor activities.

A babysitter service is available should parents want to enjoy a relaxing romantic evening together. Sarova Whitesands staff and management team are determined to offer a relaxed, safe and cheerful resort
where children and parents alike can feel at ease.

Which Rooms Types are in Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?

Sarova Whitesands Garden Facing Rooms

They are comfortable with details that will make your stay pleasurable, enjoyable and memorable.The standard rooms have a garden and pool view.

Sarova Whitesands Pool Facing Rooms

The large spacious rooms with high ceilings and ensuite bathrooms, are done up in warm colourful hues lending them a very inviting appearance. All rooms have balconies that overlook the palms pool, colourful bouganvillea and frangipani trees.

Sarova Whitesands Sea Facing Rooms

The Sea Front rooms have unimpeded view of the expansive tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Each room has comfortable deck chairs on the balcony , so you can sit back and soak up the view at your leisure.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?

The variety of dining options is sure to satisfy the most ardent foodie with three bars and four restaurants at Sarova Whitesands offering the tempting tastes of local and international cuisine.

Sarova Whitesands Pavilions I & II Restaurants

For a full English breakfast, take a seat at Pavillions and enjoy freshly squeezed juices and baked pastries. Pavillions also offers mouth-watering dinner selections with live entertainment and 14 evening themes.

The restaurants have a capacity of 680 people and serve buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with different themes. It is open from 7.00 am till 10:00 am for breakfast, 1230-1430hrs for lunch, and 1900-2130hrs for dinner.

Sarova Whitesands Minazi Restaurant

The restaurant has around the clock snack menu, it is open 24 hours. Minazi Restaurant is situated on the ground floor and can carry a capacity of 72 people; this restaurant mainly caters for light snacks with pizzas being the main feature with a fresh filling of choice. For a quick bite, guests at Sarova Whitesands can hop on over to the Minazi Café or order room service from here while the Bianca Pizzeria offers delicious pizzas baked lovingly in their clay ovens.


Located by the poolside overlooking the vastness of the Indian Ocean, with a capacity to accommodate 72 people.
Specializes in barbecue prawns and lobsters. Open Monday to Sunday for – Lunch: 12.00pm to 3pm; Tuesday to Sunday for – Dinner: 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  Seafood lovers can experience the flavor of the sea at Lido Seafood Restaurant while enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean. Cocktail enthusiasts can enjoy a sip while they’re swimming at the Lido swim-up bar or a relaxing evening for a drink at the lounge bar.


At Pampa Churrascaria, it is as if you are in the pampas of South Brazil. The meats are prepared on spits above a charcoal or wood fire and served as in the olden times, keeping the characteristic taste of each cut. More than a dozen different cuts of meat are available, such as beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and sausages. Also, game meat such as ostrich, crocodile, and camel is usually available.

Apart from the meat and the wines, the chefs of Pampa also welcome you to sample our exciting buffet which includes a large variety of fresh salads, hot and cold vegetables, cold cuts and the traditional feijoada and rice.

Sarova Whitesands Cocos Bar

The nights have come alive in Whitesands with the new Cocos Beach Bar, popular for its open-air disco, lively party music, live music from the famous Rafikis Band, exciting shows and cocktails complete the experience!

Cocos Beach Bar has regular dinner entertainment in a beach setting with spectacular ocean views, a DJ and live entertainment from the Sarova Whitesands resident band.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?

Activities & Games at Sarova Whitesands Mombasa

Outdoor enthusiasts can jump on over to the nearby Sarova Whitesands watersports center and enjoy water sport recreation through exciting activities like windsurfing, catamaran sailing, waterskiing, and snorkeling. The nearby Bucanner PADI diving center gets you ready for deep dives into the sparkling sea.

The private beach offers a serene spot to take in some sand and surf or take a snorkeling excursion by boat. Golfers can enjoy a game at the nearby Leisure Golf Club or Vipingo Golf Resort. Not to be left out, all the nature lovers will delight at the Nguuni Nature Sanctuary, home to local Mombasa and international wildlife and a spectacular place to view the sunset.

Lawn Tennis

The resort has two tennis courts and racquets and balls are provided on request

Beach Volley Ball

A popular sport with most guests, the animation team organizes daily matches for guests to participate in.

Table Tennis & Pool Tables

Guests can also enjoy a game of table tennis or pool at their leisure.

Water Polo & Water Volley Ball

The animation team has a daily calendar of activities that include water sports that are held at the large Lido pool near the beach.

Conferencing, Weddings and Honeymoons at Sarova Whitesands

Sarova Whitesands Meetings and Conferencing

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa offers some of the finest meeting and conference services in  the country with state-of the-art equipment and facilities designed to meet the entire range of  requirements from large meetings, weddings, private parties, birthdays, evening cocktails to  executive offsites and board meetings. Plan the perfect business event at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort at the business center with beautiful conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available to guests for an easy way to get attendees to and from your event quickly.

Whitesands has extensive Conference and Banqueting facilities. All-Conference Rooms are fully air-conditioned and well equipped. They offer:

  • Over head projectors
  • Air conditioning sound proof
  • Slide Projectors
  • Laser Point
  • Screens
  • Wipe Board
  • TV/Video
  • White Board
  • Flip Charts
  • OHP/ PA
  • Wireless Internet
  • Drop down screen
  • LCD & Slide Projector
  • Teleconference
  • Roving and Lapel mics

Weddings and Honeymoons at Sarova Whitesands

Sarova Whitesands offers a serene retreat for weddings and honeymoons as well, with event planners helping you plan your perfect day from a beach ceremony to a glass-bottom boat for completing your vows. Wedding services include everything from décor to floral arrangements, food and cake, music and more.

Sarova Whitesands has hosted many special weddings and is well geared to create a spectacular wedding event. The resort has many interesting venues such as the Palms Pool island, on the beach or even in a glass-bottomed boat.

Wedding services include venue decor, floral arrangements, tiered wedding cakes, wedding banquets, music and dance, special romantic dining, special wedding services at the Tulia Spa, beauty and hair treatments at the Salon, special requests for accommodation for the guests and a honeymoon suite for the newlyweds.

Weddings at Sarova Whitesands are easy and fun as the resort takes charge of all arrangements allowing guests to truly enjoy the occasion with friends and family without worrying about the details

Contact us to book your team building, conferences or wedding at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa.

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