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Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

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5 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, scuba diving
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, scuba diving
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, scuba diving
5 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas

Overview of Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

4.0 star property
Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Bamburi Beach

8.4/10 Very good

190 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
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Malindi Road, Bamburi Highway, Mombasa, 80100

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Vipingo (VPG) - 18 min drive
  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Ukunda (UKA) - 102 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Yul's - 9 min walk
  • Cheers - 10 min walk
  • Il Covo Bamburi - 13 min walk
  • Bob's Bar - 3 min drive
  • Cafesserie - 3 min drive

About this property

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

At Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, you can spend time at the beach enjoying volleyball, beachside drinks, and sun loungers, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, surfing/body boarding, and windsurfing. 5 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, aromatherapy, and Ayurvedic treatments. Dining choices include 3 restaurants and the 2 bars/lounges are great places to grab a cold drink. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a free kid's club, a poolside bar, and a fitness center. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and beach location.

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 335 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer to the property via required shuttle and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Rafting
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1970
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Waterslide

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

Tulia Spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 4 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Lido Seafood Grill - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per person (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service for children between the ages of 4 and 12 costs USD 15

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 4 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 12 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Sarova Whitesands
Sarova Whitesands Beach
Sarova Whitesands Beach Mombasa
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort
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Whitesands Sarova
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Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Hotel Mombasa

Frequently asked questions

Does Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?
As of 28 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa on 11 Dec 2022 start from CA $302, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, there are 5 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 30 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like rafting, water skiing, and windsurfing. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics. Indulge in a treatment at the spa, soothe your senses in the spa tub, or go for a swim in one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa also has 2 bars, a waterslide, and a fitness center, as well as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Yul's (9-min walk), Cheers (10-min walk), and Il Covo Bamburi (13-min walk).
Does Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa like?
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa is located a short 3-minute walk from Bamburi Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very good

8.7/10

Cleanliness

8.4/10

Staff & service

8.9/10

Amenities

8.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.8/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

From starting morning with a fresh breakfast buffet with varity is wonderful. Then take off for a walk on the beach grab a drink and relax. Every staff member with a greeting makes for a wonderful home feeling. Whitesands and Mombasa are top destination for singles, married couples and family something for everyone! Will definitely be back for another wonderful week and experience.
David Brian, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Excellent choice for families, clean, good variety of food and kids activities. Lovely beach bars
Daphne, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great and beautiful resort
Great and beautiful resort for both business and leisure. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great food.
George, 2-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Vitumbiko, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Whitesands is even more beautiful in person. We experienced excellent service, loved our room, delicious food and easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The children’s club was so much fun for my son and the option to have free adult time was very welcome. Be sure to use the spa which exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back to stay at the Whitesands. The pools and well cared for facilities are even more beautiful in person,
Prof. Jane E, 4-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Great amenities. Great location. Very safe. Amazing breakfast. My only suggestion is to share with guests when they arrive the amenities that are available. No one showed me the pool or the secret pool or the hot tub of the hammocks or the bar or anything. A run down of all the awesomeness would have helped. But a great big gem on the Indian Ocean.
Kathleen Moira, 3-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Review
The stay at the hotel was good and rooms too. The AC system was good but the water leaked in the room and after requesting the service, no one came to fix it.
Huzefa, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This hotel has exceeded my expectations….the hotel is located next to bamburi beach with lots and lots of water sport activities as well as other attractions that will keep you busy during your vacation. However the highlight of it all is the sarova staff. They went above and beyond to make our vacation memorable. Special thanks goes to Nixon and the entertainment team, you guys deserve all the luck in the world without you this hotel would probably have been a bit dull. I was amazed as to how your charismatic and the whole team energy lights up this hotel…. Also anderson thank you for the small birthday decorations it was soooo beautiful and my partner loved it also with our daily small conversation on the way to the room. We also have nelson on the reception even though i was barely there he made sure to have that professionalism.. and to all the staff of whitesands Asante Sana you have made the begining of my holiday one to remember… remember always its the staff that makes the place worth a billion dollar….
Chloe, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Happily surpised
Pleasantly surprised. Rooms were nice, very comfortable, not rundown. Good service, excellant breakfast. Nice pools. Very happy, will be back
Karim, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Rakhiben, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review