The rainy season had started and after a week of hustle and bustle of Nairobi, it was time to get away and relax. Where else to run to than to the tropical paradise, North coast beach!
North coast is mostly preferred by many because the accommodation costs are affordable making it a very family-friendly coastal destination. It’s also a preferred destination for those who wish to relax in the sun, discover fine dining and be entertained at night.
The coastline offers pristine white sandy beaches, refreshing beach walks, sun bathing, swimming, and a deep sea diving experience in the blue seas where you get to see beautiful coral reefs. It’s an all year round destination except during the rainy season. My timing was not that perfect as it was a sun shower weekend (that time when it’s sunny and raining at the same time 🙂
For that weekend at the North coast, Prestige Holiday Resort was to be my home. It was not hard to choose where to stay since I had done my research and the resort has good reviews. And true to it, I was not disappointed. It’s located in Mtwapa, off Mombasa- Malindi Highway, which is a 45 minutes’ drive from Mombasa town. The best thing about the location of the Prestige Holiday Resort is its proximity to the main road, the supermarket, the sea, the market and the clubs for the fun lovers.
The rooms comprise of Self-catering Two and One Bedroom Apartments as well as Standard rooms. The rooms are well lit and the air conditioning works perfectly. Free WI-FI is also available at the resort.
The facilities are fully furnished with modern kitchen equipment. One has no excuse for not having a healthy holiday.
The bedrooms are spacious, with comfortable beds and good inbuilt wardrobes. If you love over packing for the holidays, everything will perfectly be stored in the wardrobes.
They also have two outdoor clean swimming pools and a garden with wooden sun loungers. They have secure parking, so if you are driving you don’t have to be worried about where to pack your car.
I have always thought Mombasa’s North coast is a haven for only seaside and water body lovers but I was wrong. There is a lot of other activities one can engage in. Some of the activities include:
The many times I have toured Mombasa, I have always seen the Mombasa Go-kart but never thought of actually entering the premises. The timing was just perfect as it was not crowded. The first activity before getting into the karts is some basic introduction. Go Karts are fast and fun and the track is a good combination of bends and straights. The timing is computerized and each race takes 10 minutes .At the end of the race, one gets a printout which shows your performance.
Other activities at the Mombasa Go kart include paintball, Rodeo Bull riding, VR-Roller coaster, 9-Pin Bowling and a bar restaurant. It’s an advisable place to spend a day.
The Floating Restaurant
Moorings floating restaurant is located along Mombasa-Malindi Highway. To get there from Mombasa town, take the first left turn after the Mtwapa Bridge. There’s a sign post, and the restaurant is about 800 metres from the highway.
I was just curious why it’s referred to as the floating restaurant, and because I didn’t have much time, I just passed by and put it in my list of places to visit the next time am in Northcoast. At least I had a 30 minutes boat ride to open seas which I really enjoyed.
This was the highlight of my weekend! Wild waters is an awesome water park with thrilling water slides.
The Wild Waters is situated in Nyali, Mombasa, on Links Road. It is right next to Mamba Village, across from Nyali Golf Club. Look out for the ‘big croc’ on the left hand side of road and drive further ahead to spot the Wild Waters car park.
Am so grateful to Reina, my niece, because I almost missed the adventure but somehow she managed to convince me. I never thought it would be fun, I thought of it as a kids’ park. But I was very wrong.
The water slides cater for all ages and does not matter whether you know how to swim or not since the water levels are not high. The slides are very entertaining and addictive. The park was not fully packed, which made it easier to enjoy the water slides.
I will always have memories of the wild waters. I had so much fun. Let’s just say MUCH MUCH FUN 🙂