Sarova WhiteSands Beach

Sarova WhiteSands Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa Kenya

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I have been yearning to go to North Coast precisely Sarova WhiteSands Beach Resort & Spa. I Know we love it at Diani but my visit to WhiteSands changed this narrative.

The hotel`s Arabic architecture and the serenity in this lush greenery landscape will make you profess the love for this Palace effortlessly.

Whitesands beach resort & Spa boasts 340 Rooms meaning it can host up to 680 Pax excluding Children at a go.

Sitting on 22 Acres of lush green land and a pristine beautiful clean private beach. In every turn you make you will find an opulence swimming pool.

You literally become hydrophile by default the moment you land at Sarova Whitesands & Spa.

If you have been to Mombasa Kenya you know the swimming pools are naturally warm thanks to the high temperatures at the coast.

Without much ado, let’s delve into my first-hand experience at Sarova WhiteSands Beach Resort & Spa and see what they have to offer.

How to get to Sarova WhiteSands Resort Mombasa from Nairobi.

Well, you have Three Options you can use. Either by Air, SGR Train, or Road.

SGR Train.

At Nairobi Terminus ready to Catch a Train to Mombasa
At Nairobi Terminus ready to Catch a Train to Mombasa

I find it more reliable, especially with time, convenience and more importantly it is affordable for everyone.

This is the option I always prefer whenever I am doing any Mombasa Vacation. You have the morning session (Departs Nairobi 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, it takes longer since it has around 7 stopovers namely Voi, Mtito Andei, Mariakani, Miaseny, Kibwezi, Emali and Athi River.

The Afternoon Session Which Departs Nairobi at 03:00 PM – Arrives in Mombasa at 8:08 PM and now we have the Night Travel Which was launched recently. It departs from Nairobi at 10:00 PM – Arriving in Mombasa at 03:35 AM.

I Chose the Morning Session which worked for me, after all, it is like a game drive from Nairobi to Mombasa, not a minute will you be bored even though if you want to see lots of elephants use the 3:00 PM Session.

Transfer from Mombasa Terminus to Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa.

At the Mombasa Tusks
At the Mombasa Tusks

I would advise you to skip lunch on the first day you check-in and have it the last day of checking out. Here`s the plan, talk to your transfer guy to take you through Mombasa town.

You can have delicious street food and visit some of the attractions within the Mombasa Town before heading to your palace WhiteSands Beach Resort which will be your home until your check-out time. Maybe after a month?

How much is the Transfer?

The minute you mention you`re going to Whitesands you`re done. They know and believe only the rich can afford WhiteSands which is not the case here.

Read these 29Tips on how to Travel and  The 7 Secretes on how to cut costs. Then you will, believe me, you can travel anywhere on a reasonable budget without breaking your bank.

You can use Travel Apps to either confirm the legit price so that you negotiate with the offline taxis or simply use the online. Remember you can always tip at the end of your Journey. This is the ultimate guide on how to Tip in Kenya.

The Check-in at Sarova WhiteSands Beach Resort.

Front View of Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa
Front View of Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

We arrived at the hotel at Around 6:00 PM, we were given a 5 Star welcome (It is a nice feeling) then we were escorted into our room which was our home for the next 3 days.

On our way to the room, we were awed by the lush green well-manicured lawns with paved well-lit pathways. The palm trees were beautiful, to say the least.

Upon entering the room there was this coziness, the room displayed luxury and the furnishing was gratifying to the senses. The furniture was ostentatiously rich and superior in quality.

Since you`re on the coast you would expect the rooms to be sweltering but the room A.C gave a different Narrative.

Dinner at Sarova White Sands Beach Resort & Spa.

It is served between 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM but they are not rigid with time. By 8:00 PM we were ready for dinner.

It was dark and the place looked different already. The emitting light played us. We thought we were in a different hotel as the lighting made it even more amiable.

I liked their cuisine since it had all the possible diets you can think of. I feasted on the seafood until I had no space left.

How long should I Spend on WhiteSands?

At the WhiteSands Beach Cocos
At the WhiteSands Beach Cocos

I would promptly shout three Days; this is the minimum time I can advise one to take however you can stay there up to even a month.

I met an Italian who told me he was in his 4th week. He had already stayed close to a month.

The thing is you can never get enough of Sarova WhiteSands. Only your budget and plan can.

The Beach at WhiteSands Beach Resort & Spa.

Evening Stroll at the Beach
Evening Stroll at the Beach

This is one of the pristine private open and uncluttered beaches on the Northern Coast. You are most unlikely to meet with the Beach Boys here.

Besides the Hotel providing water sports, there are companies which provide water Sports. They are Blue Ocean Water Sports, Travelers water Sports and Water Sports Center.

The Activities at the Beach and how much they charge.

Jet Ski.

Jet Ski at WhiteSands Beach
Jet Ski at WhiteSands Beach

They say money can`t buy you happiness but have you seen anyone on a Jet Ski unhappy? Whoever brought this theory anyway that is a story for another day.

It was not only a breathtaking experience but also a magical one. Don`t go to any beach and fail to do the Jet Ski.

How Much do they Charge for Jet Skiing?

This one depends but the official prices are as follows-:

  • 20 to 30 Minutes Jet Ski One Seater Yamaha Kes3500 or $35
  • A two-Seater Yamaha is Kes3800 0r $38 for 20 to 30 Minutes.

Creek Safari.

This is half Day Safari to Marine Park Mombasa and sightseeing in Mtwapa creek.

  • This is Kes3000 or $30 Per Person.
  • Coral Garden /Reef Marine Park for 2 hours only. Kes 1500 and Children Kes750 Plus Park fees.

Marine National Park Fees.

  • Residents: Adult Kes100 Child Kes100
  • Non Residents: Adult $15 Child $10


  • 1 Hour of Kayaking calls for Kes1,000 or $10 Per Person.
  • Boat Rides along the coast Kes1500 0r $15

Glass Bottom Boat.

The Glass Bottom Boat.
The Glass Bottom Boat.

Snorkeling excursions are organized daily with a 25- or less seater Glass-Bottom boat. Leaving from the Coral Garden for 1 to 2 hours every day.

The boat is equipped with life jackets and communication with the office onshore. Snorkeling equipment and life jackets are provided.

Marine life can be viewed through 2 large “toughened” glass panels fitted in the hull for those who do not want to snorkel.


  • Kes 1,000 Per Person for everybody Onboard. Sometimes you may be compelled to wait for the boat to be full.

Deep-Sea Fishing.

I think it is important to be a good swimmer to do this, though they will say not necessarily. Do this with caution.


  • 4 hours deep Sea Fishing with a minimum of 6 Pax Kes35,000 or $350.

Types of rooms at Sarova WhiteSands Beach Resort.

Relaxing with the view of the Beach
Relaxing with the view of the Beach

Garden Facing Room.

They are the most affordable category of the three. Your view will be directed to the beautiful green lawn combed by palm trees.

This is was actually my room and I enjoyed my balcony despite not having the sea View which calls you to cough more coins.

Pool Facing Room.

They call it midrange and I call it semi-blue water room. You will be facing directly to the swimming pool.

It has a nice view of seeing people dive and relaxing on those Sun Loungers. It also motivates and captivates me to the heights of wanting to swim every other time.

Did I mention Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa has more than 5 Swimming pools?

Sea Facing Rooms.

Sarova WhiteSands has one of the best front beaches in Mombasa if not East Africa. Now if you`re booked in this room you will have one of the best views of the ocean during your staycation. It may be expensive, it is just like a business class but those who pay know what they get. #Lanes

Sarova WhiteSands Tulia Spa.

The name “Tulia” says it all, it is a Swahili word meaning to Relax. They offer full body massage, head Massage with traditional healing oils.

The Facilities include massage bandas, Ayurvedic massage rooms, outdoor Jacuzzi, reflexology pool, steam, and sauna.

The Spa menu also includes other treatments such as foot reflexology, body scrubs with Kahawa made from finely ground Kenyan coffee, and the signature Tulia Massage.

Ozone Kids Club/Gym.

Part of the Ozone Kids Club
Part of the Ozone Kids Club.

One thing is for sure, Sarova WhiteSands & Spa know how to treat their guests. They have taken off their shoes and fitted in their guests’ shoes selflessly.

This is why they just know how and where to press the right buttons. It just works like magic.

Take this, for instance, you have kids and you probably want to go Jet Skiing or Deep-Sea fishing. Where will you leave your kids?

Okay another scenario, Kids want specific games and you as an adult obviously prefer other activities. What happens here?

In most hotels, you end up sacrificing your quality time to make your kids happy. Is that fair? You also need to enjoy and this is where Sarova WhiteSands Beach Resort & Spa won many hearts of couples traveling with their kids.

They have what we call the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort Ozone Kids Club. They open at 10 Am and sometimes stay late up to 8:00 PM.

The best part is, the kids won`t even miss you. It is you who will come looking for them. In some instances. The kids may even refuse to come with you and prefer staying in the Kids Club.

That department has experts who just know how to keep the kids intrigued throughout the day.

3 Days Sarova WhiteSands Beach Resort & Spa Package.

You will not get enough of the beach
You will not get enough of the beach

Did you like the 3 Day Vacation at Sarova WhiteSands? Hit em up at Incredible Kenya Adventures for a special offer of Kes27,200 for Residents and Non-Residents $315 Per Person Sharing.

Package Includes.

  • Return Transfers from Mombasa SGR Terminus.
  • Half Board Accommodation.
  • SGR Return Economy Tickets.

Book the Package Now.

Do you have any compelling Questions regards to my Vacay at Sarova Whitesands? Hit me up in the comment section.

Beach Packing List.

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Below is a Recap vid of My Vacay.

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