These 3 picks are just some of the boundless beach options but definitely ones not to be missed.
Watamu and Turtle Bay
If you're down for a bit of adventure, Watamu beach is the place. It is home to a huge coral reef - which means the scuba diving and snorkeling really can't get better. There is also often a great wave for kite surfing, so why not give something new a try this holiday?
And doesn't the name Turtle Bay say it all? Famed for the nesting of sea turtles on the beach, this sighting is a truly special one. Stay at Turtle Bay Beach Club while you're there for a dreamy and action packed all inclusive experience.
The wildlife doesn't end with turtles either. Swim with whale sharks if you hit the right season! The best months are October through to February. For even more nature, take a day safari trip to Arabuko Sokoke forest.
History runs deep here too at the Gede Ruins, an abandoned medieval settlement, so be sure to delve into the fascinating Kenyan history during your visit.
Unspoilt by loads of tourists, find yourself taking long walks on the beach, exploring old Swahili ruins, and sailing around the Lamu archipelago on the traditional dhow boats. The island is rife with history, wandering donkeys, old authentic architecture and bustling markets which makes it truly charming.
Dhows and donkeys are the only way to get around here and they are a great way of ferrying from beach to beach and island to island. It isn't just their mode of transport but a way of life. Sunset dhow cruises are recommended and if you're in the mood, go luxurious and book a night or two on a dhow, feasting on the freshest fish daily. It really is a unique experience.
Beaches to visit by Dhow are Shela Beach, Manda Island and Kiwayu Island. On Kiwayu you will have a chance to explore the beauty of the Kiunga Marine National Reserve where the snorkeling is some of the best and swimming with dolphins is a common occurrence. On Manda Island the coral stone ruins of Takwa are a popular destination for a day trip. Lamu is calling your name.
The tranquility of Tiwi, is quite spectacular. Being not as popular to nearby Diani Beach adds a serene element to this hidden gem. This is due to limited accommodation options in comparison, however if you organize your stay you are sure to be satisfied. Between the 4-star Tiwi Beach Resort, various cottages and guesthouses there is more than enough accommodation to go round. Yes, it may not have all the amenities, but this rustic vibe can make anyone feel close to nature. It boasts one of the best snorkeling spots on Kenya's coastline with reef starting from the waters edge and stretching for miles. Another pro? It is easily accessible from Nairobi. Add this to your Kenyan Itinerary ASAP.