The Indian Ocean Club
The Indian Ocean Club – Kenya Hotels and Accommodations
The Indian Ocean Club is situated in a prime location on a quiet stretch of white sandy beach, bordering a marine park on the Indian Ocean. Indian Ocean Beach Club is designed in Swahili architecture, and is adjacent to history –next to a 16th century Mosque.
The Indian Ocean Beach Club has a hundred rooms in clusters of thatched cottages and double upper level whitewashed rooms with flat rooms.
Wake up each morning to breath-taking views of a sun-drenched white sandy beach and sounds of waves at the Indian Ocean Beach Club in Mombasa. Rooms are available in thatched cottages or in double-storey buildings. This is an unparalleled experience in Kenya.
The Indian Ocean Beach Club boasts impeccable service. In ocean front rooms, all guests need do is to hoist a little yellow flag and food and drink will be brought at no extra charge.
Located on a beautiful and quiet stretch of Diani Beach on Mombasa’s South Coast, the Arabic architecture has historic roots. The Indian Ocean Beach Resort was opened in 1992. It is an exclusive, luxury resort built on the site of a 16th century mosque. The luxury resort is located on a stretch of coast that was once ruled by the sultans of Zanzibar. The resort grounds cover more than 25 acres of coconut palms and age-old baobab trees. Look out for the 600-year-old baobab tree which graces the landscape.
Guests will find antiques from the Sultanate era displayed throughout the resort. The Kenyan coast was once ruled by the rich Sultans of Zanzibar, hence the architecture is Arabic and a lot of antics from the Sultans Palace have been used as décor. Look out for an antique chandelier in the reception which was presented by British traders to the Sultan in exchange for landing rights.
On the beautiful grounds is a swimming pool and 3 plunge pools. IOBC (also sometimes referred to as Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club) is on the edge of a marine park and the offshore coral reef offers great snorkeling opportunities.
Rooms in the cottages are casual beach chic and are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, a mini bar, free water, an ensuite bathroom with separate toilets, good size wardrobes with plenty of drawer space, tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryer.
All rooms have a patio or balcony furnished with sunbeds or furniture for lounging while enjoying awesome views of the ocean. Each room has its own personal valet who attends to room-service needs 24/7, serves tea and coffee in the morning and provides an evening turn-down service.
For the business traveler this resort is the region’s premier venue for functions. They have two conferences with secretarial support facilities, audio visual and internet connections
Surrounded by over 600 years old massive baobab trees providing an umbrella of shade, the hotel has a built terrace that is used as a giant chess board, wedding venue, dance floor, dinner and cocktail venue
There is a Kid’s Club, baby-sitting services and wheelchair accessible rooms.
The hotel has four restaurants that offer American style breakfasts, excellent seafood, and dining in a traditional Kenyan restaurant. The main restaurant, Spices, serves a full American buffet breakfast and an eight course dinner of appetizer, soup, salad, sorbet, main course, dessert, cheese and coffee.
The Bahari Cove is an open air beachside restaurant serving Swahili style Seafood. Lunch and all-day snacks are available Al-fresco at the poolside.
The Jungle Village restaurant is the stage for themed dinners and indeed memorable experiences. Resort guests dine in under starry skies with an African village atmosphere enhanced by lantern lights, a crackling bonfire and African entertainment.
The Dhow bar on the beach, surrounded by baobab trees, is the perfect place of sundowners and cocktails. Sultan’s Lounge is the place for pre-dinner aperitifs or a drink. All day drinks and cocktails until 6pm are served at the spacious poolside Coconut Willy’s.
There is a good-sized swimming pool and 3 plunge pools.
Find local musicians providing guests with entertainment all day and all evening at the Bahari cove. A band performs at the Ocean Terrace while guests will be able to enjoy the beautiful melodies by a pianist at the Sultan’s Lounge. Special acts are performed during themed evenings.
Things to Enjoy
Free watersports available to guests include Catamaran sailing, windsurfing, two windsurfing lessons, boogie boarding and two scuba dive lessons. Deep-sea fishing can be arranged for an additional cost, Other facilities include tennis courts, volleyball, jogging and bird watching, massages and Spa services. The ocean is steps away from the cottages fronting the white sands at the Indian Ocean Beach Club. The Indian Ocean Club also offers meal plans on an all-inclusive basis.
-Located on Diani Beach, South Coast, Mombasa
-32 Km South of Mombasa and one hour from Moi International Airport
-Total number of rooms 100
-Deluxe Oceanfront 35
-Disability rooms with wheel-chai access, specially designed to suit the handicapped
-Daily animation and entertainment
-Kids Club with daily tailored programs organized for children by the animation team
-Sports programs throughout the day ranging from tennis, aerobics, table tennis or volleyball at the hotel
-Water Sports; world class deep sea fishing, nearby marine parks offering professional scuba diving, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, and water skiing
-FREE pool dive training at swimming pool, compliments of the hotel
-Diving by the creek by trained team at the hotel
-Golf at a nearby Leisure Golf Club
*Note: Non-motorized water sports is free of charge
All rooms are equipped with;
Ensuite bathroom with bath/shower and separate toilet
Minibar and tea/coffee making facilities
Air conditioner and ceiling fan
Room attendance and evening turndown
Wariara Convention Centre can hold upto to a maximum of:
84 delegates – classroom style
180 delegates – theatre style
36 delegates – boardroom style
200 guests – cocktail reception
20 delegates boardroom style
40 delegates classroom style
80 guests cocktail
Flipchart, paper and marker pens
Overhead projector and screen
Individual stationery pad and writing equipment
Mineral water and mints
Equipments for hire;
Computers and printers