|Most expensive month:||December|
|Average price in Malindi:||$108/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$9/night|
|Most expensive day:||Sunday|
Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.
Surrounded by a string of idyllic beaches, Malindi is a laid-back town on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast. It famously hosted Vasco da Gama's fleet in 1498 after he was turned away from Mombasa and has since become a popular tourist resort thanks to its sun-drenched lifestyle and marine park.
Begin your visit at the whitewashed pillar marking the spot where Vasco da Gama came ashore, then see the oldest Portuguese chapel in East Africa, built by Vasco de Gama himself. You can learn about the Mijikenda tribes that inhabit the region at the Malindi Museum Society, which is also home to a rare coelacanth that was discovered in the nearby waters.
If you want to explore the Malindi Marine National Park, there are several scuba dive stores in town where you can hire equipment and join boat-based dive trips, most of which also offer snorkelling excursions. Surfing is also possible north of the Eden Roc between May and October, together with kitesurfing when the wind conditions are right.
After something more leisurely? Spend a day lazing on the white sandy beach that stretches to the north of Malindi’s pier or stroll amidst the orchids and Spanish moss in the Hanging Gardens. A short drive south takes you to the picturesque fishing village of Watamu and the Gede Ruins, the remains of a once-influential Swahili-Arab trade settlement.
Just five minutes’ drive from the town centre, Malindi Airport is a convenient gateway and has regular flights to Nairobi, Mombasa and Lamu. Moi International Airport is around 2.5 hours away in Mombasa. Buses travel through Malindi on the highway that connects Mombasa and Lamu while tuk-tuks and boda-bodas (motorcycle taxis) are the main means of getting around town.
One of the most popular hotels in Malindi is Sandies Tropical Village, which has been reviewed by 132 users and currently has a rating of 8.0/10. Other top-rated locations include Travellers Inn Resort Malindi and Marine Holiday House, which have received 7.0/10 and 9.0/10 ratings from our users, respectively.
With a rating of 7.6/10 from 64 reviews, Diamonds Dream of Africa is a hotel close to Malindi Beach that is well recommended by HotelsCombined users.
The average price of a hotel in Malindi is $125 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Malindi around is $156 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s $188 per night.
$8/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Malindi by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours. For the coming weekend of May 20 to May 22, prices for hotels in Malindi start from as low as $8/night.
Malindi hotels start at $10 for tonight; however accommodations will average about $113. Many 4-star stays can be found in Malindi tonight, with prices starting at $30. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.