Planhotel Malindi Beach Hotel

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Casuarina Road, Malindi, Kenya
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sea and sun in Malindi

by call_me_rhia

Malindi beach is a long sandy white beach that's perfect for swimming - at the right time of the day. Your beach activities will depend on the tide: at high tide you can swim everywhere - while at low tide it's a bit more tricky- but not impossible. There's a place called the jacuzzi where the water is constantly high enough to allow you to swim a bit - and there are also underwater "little streams" that turn the pool into a natural jacuzzi. Ask the local beach boys about it, and for a small fee they'll gladly take you to the exact place just a swimsuit


by croisbeauty

Malindi Beach, or just Malindi, can be called "Piccola Italia" because more than 4000 Italians live here. As a metter of fact, most of the restaurants and bars are held by Italians and here you can enjoy in traditional italian cuisine and excellent seafood.
I made a day trip here, visiting nearby historic sight of Gedi and the beach resort famous for its underwater world. Haven't seen much of the town, only the small part of it situated on the seashore where we had lunch in one Italian restaurant.
The Malindi beach resort looks good, it is several kilometres long sandy beach wth the characteristic white coloured sand. The water is much deeper here than the water in Shanzu or Bamburi beach but still, it is shallow.


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Forum Posts

Maleria Tablets which ones??????

by dirtytotty

Help i am confused.............i have been given all kinds of advise regarding Maleria tablets and i still dont know which one i need. I am staying at the Scorpian Villa and intennd to just chill, i dont expect to go on a safari during my stay. i have been told Avloclor 250 Mg (chloroquine Phosphate) would be ok. can any one advise?

Re: Maleria Tablets which ones??????

by HansDK

Yes, your GP/district nurse/travel clinic can advise. Don't trust advice coming from a travel forum.

Re: Maleria Tablets which ones??????

by GrumpyDiver

There are different forms of malaria throughout the world. They all have different responses to the various prophylaxis, so you should consult a doctor who is knowledgable in travel medicine to find out which specific medication you should take for that specific location.

Re: Maleria Tablets which ones??????

by Doffcocker


As you are coming from the UK you can only get anti-malarials with a private prescription, so you will need to go and see your GP or practice nurse anyway.

The two currently most used here in Kenya are Malarone (Atovaquone plus proguanil) and Doxycycline both are effective in sub-Saharan Africa and both have minimal side effects (though some say they get upset stomachs from Malerone, but there are a host of other reasons for upset stomachs). Malerone is convenient you take it for 1 or 2 days before you go, every day you are there and for 7 days after leaving, with Doxycycline you take 2 days before, one a day while you are there, but have to continue for 28 days afterwards, but it is a fractionj of the cost of Malerone.

You can get malerone for £2.25 a tablet, and Doxy for 14p a tablet

Re: Maleria Tablets which ones??????

by unaS

A travel clinic or a doctor well versed in tropical medicine are the ONLY reliable sources for the proper medication for any given locale, and for you as an individual.

Re: Maleria Tablets which ones??????

by Odinnthor

We may be experts on travel advise, but we are not medically trained,(except for members who are doctors). NEVER take medical advise from non medical people, - including us. If you are from the U.S. do not assume that your GP is qualified to answer your questions. See a travel medicine specialist. Malaria and Dengue fever (and several other issues), are nothing to play with. Malaria can and will kill you! Here are the Kenya medial requirements. Look them over and discuss with a qualified doctor.

Travel Tips for Malindi


by BarbieGirl

Malindi, once known as Melinde is a town on Malindi Bay at the mouth of the Galana River, lying on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is 120 kilometres north of Mombasa. Its population is 68,311 (as of 1 January 2005). It is the capital of the Malindi District.

Tourism is the major industry in Malindi. The city is exceptionally popular among Italian tourists. Malindi is served with a domestic airport and a highway between Mombasa and Lamu. The nearly Watamu resort and Gedi Ruins (also known as Gede) are located south of Malindi. The mouth of the Sabaki River lies in northern Malindi. The Watamu and Malindi Marine National Parks form a continuous protected coastal area south of Malindi.

The town is home to an airport.Malindi has been a Swahili settlement since the 14th century. Once rivaled only by Mombasa for dominance in this part of East Africa, Malindi has traditionally been a port city for foreign powers. In 1414, the caliph of Malindi initiated diplomatic relations with China during the voyages of the explorer Zheng He. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama met Malindi authorities in 1498 to sign a trade agreement and hire a guide for the voyage to India, when he erected a still extant coral pillar. In 1499 the Portuguese established a trading post in Malindi which served as a resting stop on the way to and from India. A church dates from this era.

Many traditional buildings survive, including the Juma Mosque and palace on the beach, a stretch popular with tourists


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