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Angel's Bay Resort
Angel's Bay Resort

7.5 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Featuring a private beach and an outdoor swimming pool, this 3.5-star resort is located in Mambrui. Guests can also enjoy free internet access throughout the property.

Luna House Malindi
Luna House Malindi

2.4 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Luna House Malindi is located in Malindi and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides a swimming pool.

Sandies Tropical Village
Sandies Tropical Village
8.5 Excellent

1.5 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

ExcellentBased on 69 reviews
8.5

Situated in Malindi, Sandies Tropical Village provides charming 4-star accommodation, as well as a private beach and an outdoor pool. It also offers meeting rooms, a kids pool and massage services.

Hemingways Watamu
Hemingways Watamu
9.0 Excellent

12.6 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

ExcellentBased on 110 reviews
9.0

This comfortable resort in Watamu offers free wireless internet, as well as massage services and an outdoor pool. It also provides laundry facilities, a safe and a terrace.

Casuarina Villas Resort
Casuarina Villas Resort

0.2 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Casuarina Villas Resort is located in Malindi and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers a 24-hour reception, an outdoor pool and an airport shuttle.

African House Resort
African House Resort
9.1 Excellent

1.7 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

ExcellentBased on 126 reviews
9.1

This comfortable resort in Malindi offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It also provides laundry facilities, a sun deck and a library.

Driftwood Beach Club
Driftwood Beach Club
8.1 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

ExcellentBased on 49 reviews
8.1

Located in Malindi, Driftwood Beach Club is within a 10-minute drive of Malindi Airport and provides an outdoor pool and a private beach. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free wireless internet throughout their stay.

Premier Guest Residence Hotel
Premier Guest Residence Hotel
7.2 Good

0.6 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

GoodBased on 77 reviews
7.2

Premier Guest Residence Hotel offers a comfortable setting when in Malindi. It is conveniently close to Malindi Airport, which is a 10-minute drive away.

Mariposa Residence
Mariposa Residence

1.1 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Featuring an outdoor pool and a private beach, Mariposa Residence is located in Malindi and provides comfortable accommodation. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.

La Malindina
La Malindina
8.4 Excellent

1.2 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

ExcellentBased on 88 reviews
8.4

La Malindina is situated in Malindi and features complimentary wireless internet. It also provides a laundry service, a 24-hour reception and a swimming pool.

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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Malindi:$103/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$9/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$13 - $336
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$28 - $128
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Sandies Tropical Village
Sandies Tropical Village
8.5 Excellent

1.5 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Situated in Malindi, Sandies Tropical Village provides charming 4-star accommodation, as well as a private beach and an outdoor pool. It also offers meeting rooms, a kids pool and massage services.

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African House Resort
African House Resort
9.1 Excellent

1.7 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

This comfortable resort in Malindi offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It also provides laundry facilities, a sun deck and a library.

3
Diamonds Dream of Africa
Diamonds Dream of Africa
7.7 Good

0.4 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Featuring a private beach and an outdoor pool, this 5-star resort is situated in Malindi. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.

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Young Safari Hotel
Young Safari Hotel
7.4 Good

0.1 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Young Safari Hotel is located in Malindi and is close to the area's popular attractions. It is ideally close to Malindi Airport, which is a 10-minute drive away.

$12
Avg. per night
Travellers Inn Resort Malindi
Travellers Inn Resort Malindi
7.2 Good

4.9 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

This Malindi hotel is situated next to Masjid Al - Noor - Barani. It also offers a swimming pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and free Wi-Fi.

$18
Avg. per night
Premier Guest Residence Hotel
Premier Guest Residence Hotel
7.2 Good

0.6 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Premier Guest Residence Hotel offers a comfortable setting when in Malindi. It is conveniently close to Malindi Airport, which is a 10-minute drive away.

$25
Avg. per night
Le Chateau B&B Malindi
Le Chateau B&B Malindi

0.3 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Boasting a private beach and an outdoor pool, Le Chateau B&B Malindi is located in Malindi and provides comfortable accommodation. Those staying at the property also have access to free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

$32
Avg. per night
Casuarina Villas Resort
Casuarina Villas Resort

0.2 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Casuarina Villas Resort is located in Malindi and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers a 24-hour reception, an outdoor pool and an airport shuttle.

$36
Avg. per night
Malindi Breeze Point Apartments
Malindi Breeze Point Apartments

1.0 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Boasting a swimming pool, Malindi Breeze Point Apartments is situated in Malindi and provides comfortable accommodation. Guests can also make use of free wireless internet.

$38
Avg. per night
Eden House Cottages
Eden House Cottages
9.1 Excellent

1.7 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Eden House Cottages is situated in Malindi and offers free wireless internet. It also provides an airport shuttle, an outdoor pool and a car rental desk.

$40
Avg. per night
Ripasso Apartments
Ripasso Apartments
8.7 Excellent

2.6 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Ripasso Apartments provides a comfortable setting while in Malindi. It is ideally close to Malindi Airport, which is a 10-minute drive away.

$42
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Malindi

2 stars and under

$18 - $267

Le Chateau B&B Malindi

#1 Most popular

$32
Avg. per night
Driftwood Beach Club

#2 Most popular

$267
Avg. per night
Travellers Inn Resort Malindi
$18
Avg. per night
3 stars

$45 - $181

Scorpio Villas Resort

#1 Most popular

$110
Avg. per night
Angel's Bay Resort

#2 Most popular

$181
Avg. per night
La Malindina

Best value

La Malindina
8.4 Excellent
$45
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$52 - $233

Hemingways Watamu

#1 Most popular

Hemingways Watamu
9.0 Excellent
$233
Avg. per night
Diamonds Dream of Africa

#2 Most popular

$138
Avg. per night
African House Resort

Best value

$52
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Malindi

About Malindi

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.

Things to do

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.

Getting around

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.

Malindi travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Malindi?

    One of the most popular hotels in Malindi is Hemingways Watamu, which has been reviewed by 110 users and currently has a rating of 9.0/10. Other top-rated locations include Travellers Inn Resort Malindi and Diamonds Dream of Africa, which have received 7.2/10 and 7.7/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Malindi Beach?

    A good hotel close to Malindi Beach is Diamonds Dream of Africa (rated 7.7/10 from 40 reviews).

  • How much is a hotel in Malindi tonight?

    A hotel in Malindi tonight can start as low as $10 for the night, with an average cost of $121, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Malindi tonight, prices start from $45.