The powder-white beaches, turquoise waters and palm-fringed coastline offer the discerning traveller the perfect post-safari downtime.

Enjoy activities such as kite-surfing, diving, snorkelling and sailing in a local fishing dhow, or relax and revel in your tranquil surroundings.

On the north coast there is the sophisticated town of Malindi, especially popular with Europeans because of its wonderful beaches and quality accommodation.

The famous Diani Beach, with its white sand and azure waters, is regularly voted one of the best beaches in Africa. It is located south of Mombasa and offers a handful of luxury boutique hotels.