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Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort

The Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort is situated North of Mombasa town on one of East Africa's most stunning white sand beaches leading into the protected Mombasa Marine Park. Sarova Whitesands is a destination in itself.Set over 22 acres of naturally landscaped greens with lily ponds, five free form swimming pools and Lamu style architecture, the resort has a unique ambience suited for an ultimate leisure retreat. The resort has 338 rooms in different categories on three floored room blocks, two large buffet dining pavilions, a bistro cafe, a fine-dining seafood grill, a beach bar and disco, a Tulia Spa with an outdoor ocean-view jacuzzi, Ozone children's club, PADI certified diving school and water-sports centre and numerous other leisure and recreation facilities. Set on 22 acres of tropical gardens along a 300 metre beach front with five expansive swimming pools, a luxurious spa, numerous dining and accommodation options and a vast plethora of things to do.

Location and seasons

Kenya’s north coast, one of her most popular beach holiday destinations, offers clear blue sea, marine parks, excellent water sports, coral reefs, monsoon winds, numerous hotels and beach resorts, family vacations, sun n sand, cultural and beach travel and more. Close to Mombasa, it is also within easy reach of Malindi, Lamu, Diani and many other popular Kenya safari resort hotels.


338 guestrooms and suites feature casual comfort amid pool and garden views or ocean vistas, all with resort comforts and services close at hand. There are 5 categories of rooms and suites to choose from as described below, all of which feature: balcony and pool or sea view, satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities, hair dryers, mosquito nets, air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, wireless internet connectivity. Private bath, shower and WC Voltage of 240 volts and 50 cycle razor outlets operating on both220 and 240 volts.

  • Presidential Suites (2). The Presidential Suites are located in a serene and private spot on a secluded island overlooking the Palms pool. The suites offer two superbly appointed master bedrooms with king and queen size beds, ensuite bathrooms and a jacuzzi. The large lounge in each suite is attached to a kitchenette and a fully stocked bar. Exclusive car parking slots are located nearby. A butler is assigned and available round the clock to ensure a most comfortable stay. 

  • Executive Suites(6) The expansive Acacia suites, most with ocean views, feature spacious lounges and bedrooms. They are available as one or two bedroom suites, all with ensuite bathrooms done up in luxurious style complete with persian rugs. 
  • Palm Rooms (66). Palm Rooms are located in the rooms blocks around the picturesque Palms pool. 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 bougainvillea and frangipani trees.
  • Sea Front Rooms(125). Sea Front rooms have an unimpeded view of the expansive tropical waters of the Indian Ocean beyond the landscaped greens and swaying palms. 
  • Standard Rooms (133)

In addition to the above the resort has three specially equipped rooms for the physically challenged.

Dining and bars

The Pavilion Restaurant is the main dining restaurant and serves buffet style cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cuisine includes continental, Asian and Indigenous African with 14 themed dinners over a fortnight. Entertainment is provided by live bands, traditional dancers and acrobats.

  • Minazi Café - A bistro style restaurant and pizzeria with a wood-fired pizza oven that serves light meals, a rich variety of coffees, Italian ice creams, milkshakes, smoothies and pattisserie. The restaurant also has a special menu for children with a children's buffet for early dinner where specially trained Sarova staff look after the children. 
  • Lido Seafood Grill - Lido is a Chaine de Rotisseur certified, fine dining al-fresco restaurant set amidst the palms on the beach with a stunning ocean view. It serves fresh sea-food in a variety of nouvelle cuisine dishes as well as grilled prawns, lobsters and crab. 
  • Cocos Beach Bar - Situated on the beach, Cocos is the open air bar and night spot. There is a DJ every night, special Salsa nights on Friday and live dance or acrobat performances on other days. Bar snacks and beverages are served all day with a special happy hour every evening. 
  • Lido Pool Bar - Serves a variety of beverages to be enjoyed while relaxing in the Lido pool or in the loungers on the pool-side. Also serves an interesting menu of cocktails and mock tails to the adjoining Lido seafood restaurant. 
  • Tulia Health Bar - Located alongside the Tranquil Pool near the Tulia Spa, the Tulia Health Bar serves light meals, salads, smoothies and freshly squeezed juices.
  • Special Occasion Dining - Sarova Whitesands offers a range of special occasion dining services which include private beach dining, a romantic dinner for two, cocktail parties, high tea service, bridal showers and gala dinners. The resort has the ability to fulfill any special requests for food, beverage, décor or ambience. Special menus are designed to meet the requirements of each occasion and service staff are trained for the same.
  • In-Room Dining - The resort offers 24-hours room service with a special In-Room Dining menu. 

Conference and event facilities

The following conference facilities are offered:

  • Makutano Conference Centre - This amphitheatre has the capacity to seat three hundred and thirty people. It is also equipped with its own secretariat and rest rooms. 
  • Baraza Conference Room - The conference room has a combined capacity of four hundred people. It can be separated into Baraza I, Baraza II and Baraza III, each with seating capacities ranging from one hundred to  two hundred persons. It is equipped with its own secretariat and rest rooms.
  • Fahari Conference Room - It has a seating capacity of up to two hundred and forty people and is equipped with a secretariat and rest rooms.
  • Board Room - The Board Room has a seating capacity of up to 20 people in theatre style. Facilities available include flip charts, wireless connectivity, LCD and slide projectors.


Sarova Whitesands has hosted many a special wedding 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 newly weds.


Children are especially welcome at Sarova Hotels and at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, we ensure that parents get as much of a break as the children. We have a large team of specially 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 at the Ozone Club and outdoor activities such as swimming, beach walks and nature trails. The Ozone Club is extensively equipped with games, toys, children's films, hobby craft and things to do. Children of all ages are welcome and appropriate activities are planned for different age groups. The resort has a special swimming pool for children with a water-slide where children can have a lot of safe fun. For younger children, there is a well-equipped mini-playground. A special children's menu is available at Minazi Cafe and there is even a Children's Buffet there each evening. Special meal requests are also taken for infants or children with allergies or unique meal requirements. In addition, baby-sitting services are provided on request.


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