Top things to do

Top Choice Fusion in Nyali Beach

Tamarind Restaurant

Without doubt the finest restaurant around Mombasa, Tamarind looks out over the harbour. Laced with high white arches, this refined restaurant has a superb menu that looks to Asia for inspiration and includes things…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nyali Beach

Bombolulu Workshops & Cultural Centre

This non-profit organisation produces crafts of a high standard and gives vocational training to physically disabled people. Visit the workshops and showroom to buy jewellery, leatherwork, sisal bags, carvings and t…
Top Choice Cafe in Nyali Beach

Cafesserie

Inside Nyali City mall, Cafesserie has the best selection of cakes on the coast. But it doesn't end there: the breezy, chilled-out place has a crowd-pleaser menu of brunch items, bagel sandwiches and heartier mains,…
Fast Food in Nyali Beach

10 Street

Catering both to midnight and regular munchers, this round-the-clock fast-food joint has baffling decor (vintage red telephone box, menacing wide-angle shot of pigeons), friendly service and very good burgers. Choos…
Cafe in Nyali Beach

Java House Nyali

We know, we know. It's a chain, but it's Kenyan and it's a good one. Java House's coffee always goes down a treat, and we're big fans of its BLT sandwiches and milkshakes. The Nyali branch has enough in the way of h…
Beach in Nyali Beach

Nyali Beach

This attractive strip of white sand practically disappears at high tide – particularly its northern end. At the southern end of the beach, look out for Shiva Cave with its phallic stalagmites; visiting it will suppo…
Italian in Nyali Beach

La Veranda

This reliable Italian restaurant is behind Nakumatt Nyali shopping centre, with a big pizza oven, al fresco dining on the verandah and reasonable prices.
Ice Cream in Nyali Beach

Ooh! Ice-Cream

Even if this friendly, air-conditioned place didn’t serve fantastic ice creams, we’d still consider including it just because of the name!
Zoo in Nyali Beach

Mamba Village Crocodile Farm

This is the largest reptile farm in Kenya, with guided tours taking you past several pools where you can see the crocs in various stages of development: from babies to the 100-year-old Big Daddy, who's 5m long. Ther…
Cocktail Bar in Nyali Beach

Tapas Cielo

This place can't seem to make up its mind as to what it is. Is it a cocktail bar? A sports bar? A Lebanese restaurant? The lighting is too dim and the beats are too loud for an intimate night out, and there are no t…