Mombasa is a city on the east coast of Kenya bordering the Indian Ocean. Because of its history, Mombasa was under the influence of the Portugeese, the British and the Arabs (Sultanat of Oman), many historical ruins like Forte Jesus de Mombaša (Fort Jesus a historic Portugese fort) and the Old Town are examples of Portuguese and Islamic architecture. Mombasa is located on mombasa Island, separated by two creeks: Tudor Creek and Kilindini Harbou, and the surrounding mainland. Mombasa is a major trade centre and home to the Kilindini Harbour, Kenya's only large seaport.
Mombasa is Kenya's main tourist destination, it is popular for its perfect beaches, diverse marine life, friendly atmosphere and wonderful tropical climate.
The beaches are: Nyali beach, Bamburi beach, Shanzu beache (north of the city), Shelly beach, Tiwi beach, and Diani beache (south of Mombasa). Several luxury hotels and resorts are situated on these beaches.
Some of the hotels in Mombasa are: Voyager Beach Resort four stars, Travellers Beach Hotel four stars, Best Western Plus Creekside Hotel four stars, Bahari Beach Hotel four stars, Nyali Beach View Apartments four stars, Makwetu Resorts and Ocean View Nyali Boutique Hotel.
Mombasa's north shore offers a vibrant 24-hour entertainment, including family entertainment (water parks, cinemas or bowling), sports (watersports, windsurfing, kitesurfing, mountain biking and gokarting), restaurants (with specialities from all over the world) and an exciting nightlife (many bars, pubs, clubs and discotheques).