By: Joseph Roberts
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa is situated in Mombasa on one of the longest beachfronts protected by the Mombasa Marine Park. It features 4 outdoor swimming pools, 3 restaurants and a beachside nightclub.
Each air-conditioned room at Whitesands offers ocean, pool and garden views. It comes equipped with a satellite TV a minibar and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The bed is draped in mosquito nets.
They take pride in ensuring our guests enjoy the most relaxing and comfortable stay in tastefully furnished rooms and suites offering Spectacular Ocean, pool and garden views.
For dining and entertainment, guests can choose from three themed superb restaurants, two great bars, and the exclusive Cocos Beach Bar, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. There are five outdoor swimming pools with water slides, spring board, diving boards and four floodlit tennis courts that also serve as a landing ground for helicopters.
Whitesands Presidential Suites
Sarova Whitesands offers 2 extremely spacious and well decorated Presidential Suites located in a serene, secluded spot, overlooking the palms pool. The truly luxurious suites each comprise of two superbly appointed master bedrooms ensuite, bathrooms and a Jacuzzi. The large lounge in each suite is attached to a kitchenette and a fully stocked bar. Exclusive car parking slots are located nearby, and a private butler is assigned and available round the clock to ensure a most comfortable stay. These suites also have two back rooms with twin beds and rear exit doors.
Whitesands Executive Suites
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa have 3 expansive one bedroom suites, the Executive Suites, on ground floor with spacious lounges and bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The suites have an extra washroom near the sitting lounge. The suites have a direct view of the Indian Ocean with a stunning and breathtaking view of all rising and setting sun from the balcony.
Whitesands Premier sea facing rooms
These are Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa newly redesigned rooms, built with quality and family comfort in mind. They incorporate elegant, splendid, comfortable and modern inspired designs. The Premier Sea Facing Rooms, are located on the ground floor with a direct view of the beach from the room’s verandah. These rooms are more spacious and have an extended verandah with a pergola, and two sun beds for your relaxation.
Whitesands Garden facing rooms
They are comfortable with details that will make your stay pleasurable, enjoyable and memorable. The Garden Facing Rooms have a garden and pool view.
Whitesands Sea Facing rooms
The Sea Facing Rooms have unimpeded view of the expansive tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Each room has comfortable deck chairs on the balcony , so you can sit back and soak up the view at your leisure
Whitesands Pool facing rooms
The 66 elegant Pool Facing Rooms are located in the rooms blocks around the picturesque palms pool. The large spacious rooms with high ceilings and ensuite bathrooms, are done up in warm colourful hues lending them a very inviting appearance. All rooms have balconies that overlook the Pool facing, colourful bouganvillea and frangipani trees. They have the pool, garden and partial sea views.
Meetings & conference facilities
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa experienced event planning team will help you design the perfect event for you. From the choice of the most suitable
venue to the menus, themes and décor, our team will ensure that your event will suit your every need.
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa offers some of the finest meeting and conference services in the country with
state-of-the-art equipment and facilities designed to meet the entire range of requirements from large meetings to executive
offsites or board meetings.
This unique location offers an exciting theme to any event. Laid out as an African village featuring traditional huts, enjoy your
event in an authentic African atmosphere. If desired, the village comes alive by incorporating local artisans and colourfully
attired dancers. Learn the local language, a dance as well as local crafts, key components of the African culture.
9 conference rooms including syndicate room
Secretarial assistance available
Personalized conference coordinator
Photocopying, Fax, Telephone, & Stationery offered
Audio visual equipment
WiFi, pen & writing pads
Dining at Sarova Whitesands
Taste, Discover and Enjoy
Dining at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa is like embarking on a tour of the finest world cuisines. Guests have a wide choice of continental, Arabic, Swahili and Indian cuisine, all set out on magnificent displays. For fun and relaxation, the resort also has three lively bars offering vibrant entertainment.
The Pavilions is the main dining restaurant that serves exceptional buffet-style cuisines at Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for guest on all meal plan as well as non-in-house guests. Cuisine options include indigenous African, Continental, Asian, Arabic and Mediterranean. Breakfast is usually traditional English. Beverages available range from fresh juices to international wines and spirits. The restaurant has a capacity to seat 680 people. Entertainment is provided.
With a capacity of 92 people, the restaurant is open 24-hours. The restaurant is not included in half or full board packages. Minazi is a Swahili word for coconut tree. It is the resort’s bistro style restaurant, snack bar and pizzeria with a wood-fired pizza oven that serves light meals, a rich variety of our signature freshly brewed coffee, large selection of premium wines, juices, smoothies, health drinks, and an enticing selection of Italian ice creams, milkshakes, smoothies and patisserie. The restaurant also has a special menu for children with a children’s buffet for early dinner where specially trained Sarova staff look after the children.
Lido Seafood Grill
Lido Seafood Grill is a Chaine des Rotisseurs certified fine dining, al-fresco restaurant set amidst the palms on the beach with a stunning ocean view. The outdoor terrace provides spectacular views of the sea. It serves fresh seafood in a variety of fresh cuisine dishes as well as traditional favourites like grilled prawns, lobsters and crab. We design intimate dinners on the beach to celebrate special moments with family. The restaurant has a capacity for 45 people and is open seven days a week (both lunch and dinner), subject to the weather.
Cocos Beach Bar
With breathtaking ocean views and outstanding entertainment, Cocos is the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day. There is a DJ every night, special salsa nights on Fridays, karaoke every Saturday and live dance or acrobat performances on other days. Cocos Beach Bar has a capacity of 150 people. Bar snacks and beverages are served all day with a special happy hour every evening from 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm.
Our Outdoor catering & banqueting product dubbed “Kitchens of Sarova” specializes in corporate hospitality, catering for a wide range of occasions from corporate events, conferences, business lunches, office parties, Christmas parties, birthday celebrations, social events and weddings.
What we offer include
- Site visits by a hawk-eyed team.
- Full waiter and bar service with managerial supervision.
- Customized catering services via our event contacts (We sub-contract on behalf of the client).
- No radius limit.
- Have transportation details arranged.
Weddings & honeymoons
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa has hosted many special weddings and is well geared to create a spectacular wedding event. The resort has many interesting venues such as the Palms Pool Island, on the beach or even in a glass bottomed boat.
Wedding services include venue décor, floral arrangements, tiered wedding cakes, wedding banquets, music and dance, special romantic dining, special wedding services at the Tulia Spa, beauty and hair treatments at the salon, special requests for accommodation for the guests and a honeymoon suite for the newlyweds.
Weddings at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa are easy and fun as the resort takes charge of all arrangements allowing guests to truly enjoy the occasion with friends and family without worrying about the details.
Wedding in a Tropical Beach Paradise
- Photography and digital photos on a CD
- Bridal flower bouquet & button hole for Groom
- One gift for the couple
- One tier wedding cake
- A bottle of sparkling bubbly to toast the wedding ceremony
- Candle lit lobster dinner & a bottle of wine at Lido Seafood Grill
- Sparkling Bubbly Breakfast in Bed or at the beach
- Marriage License and certificate including registrar
- Free upgrade to sea front/ Suites subject to availability
- Massage for the couple on wedding day
- Manicure, pedicure, hair-care and facial for the bride
- Hair-care for the Groom
- Special room turndown
Wedding Venue Option
- Presidential pool island
- Jambo Beach Lawn
- On the Beach
- Glass-bottom Boat subject to boat charges
- Any other venue the couple may find suitable on
arrival at the Hotel (through prior arrangement by
mutual agreement with the Hotel)