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Good for all
We only had 2 days in Mombassa and stayed at the Voyager resort. It is billed as a Family resort. I was a bit dubious because I don't have kids and do not want to deal or suffer with other peoples kids being badly behaved and rowdy.
I was pleased with this place. It is big enough to have quiet areas and as long as you make sure you have a Sea view room you'll be away from the main kid’s areas. If you have a garden view room it will be pot look. I also suggest you go fully inclusive. The increase in price is not much and it give you a lot in return including water sport all meals and snacks and basic alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
It is also refreshing to know that tips are not expected but are definitely appreciated!
A lot of people seem to go to Mombassa for a beach holiday and don't do anything else but we did it as a wind down from a Safari. We expected to have a relaxing couple of days but we found that much to around Mombassa and with the water sports we only had an hour by the pool. Just about every thing you could want.
Not sure on price it was in with our total bill.
leisure at the Indian ocean
The hotel is located in Nyali, a leafy suburb of mombasa. the Beach is not too wide, but the pools (a silent pool, a fun pool and a sports pool) make up for this I love the silent pool area - it is constructed in a way that you can swim there and look out to the ocean, feeling like you have to paddle just a bit to hit the waves. It is no go area for kids unter 14, so that it will remain a silent zone - you can actually chill out for hours without being splashed ! Parents and juniors, don´t worry, there is more than enough to do for the kids and they have so much to do at the fun pool area usually that they do not really miss access to the silent pool
We spent 2 weeks at Voyager and had a great time. Excellent place to stay, with very friendly and helpful staff. A large percentage of the guests had been to the Voyager Beach Resort before. Good choice of food and excellent quality. You can buy virtually anything you require at the local high quality supermarket if you forget anything. Get a taxi from the hotel as it is only a short distance away or walk which will take about 30-45 minutes. Taxi fares are cheap!
Best deals for trips are from the boys on the beach; their prices are lower than the tour operators. The boys work hard to see you have a good time.
Parts of the resort will be refurbished and some rooms are being upgraded, this is being carried out some time this year. I think it will be during their quiet time in the rainy season but check!
Will certainly return for another holiday
mombasa's favourite hotel for locals and tourists
We have not been to any other hotel in Mombasa, but from what we've seen and heard from persons staying in other hotels, we will definitely be returning to Voyager Beach.
Here is our frank breakdown:
Candle-lit dinner every night under the stars, huge grounds (originally there were 2 hotels there but they joined together 8 years ago and there are plans for more work to be done), bars/pool overlooking the indian ocean.
Genuine smiles/greetings, efficient service and they make an effort to remember you and what you said previously. At breakfast time, you can ask for specific omelettes to be made as well as other foods. They even got up at 5 am to prepare a mini breakfast for us when we went on our safari trip at no extra cost. Food was varied everyday and to excellent quality. You might want to ignore the flies (although they do cover up the food and it is safe) if you see any because this is Africa and you will find flies EVERYWHERE you go!
Best thing about our room was that it was located near to the adult pool and in a fairly quiet part of the hotel. Also, satanta sky sports is avaiable for free! So we watched all the live England matches (also available in some of the bars) as well as cnn, bbc, etc. And no mosquitoes (well we didnt experience any at all in the week that we were there).
Worst thing about the room was the bathroom. It was a bit dirty and the water clogged up on our first night there when we took a shower. However, this was promptly resolved by one phone call to reception.
3 pools: 1 adult, 2 that allow kids. There was a big entertainment pool mainly for kids with a slide, etc and a whirlpool bath at the top area. Only thing about the adult pool (overlooking the indian ocean) was that it was far from the bar although there are waiters taking your orders whilst you're chilling at the pool.
Acrobats, dancers, fashion shows every night. Non motorised water sports are free.
Not as wide a variety as we've had in previous all-inclusives BUT they poured a lot of safari rum when we had that with fruit juice or coke - practically a 3/4-filled glass! We had to ask for a second glass of juice/coke!
Be sure to haggle for everything, don't feel bad about it either because they do this for a living. Haggle even for your camel rides on the beach. They remember everything so dont tell them your names if you do not want them to hassle you every time they see you. Do not take any trips with people who are not part of the hotel or a legit company (some people lost money this way we heard). Visit the restaurant that's built in the creek at Mtwapa - wonderful ambience. We've heard that on the south coast there's a lovely restaurant built in a cave. We managed to squeeze in 2 days in Tsavo East Saltlick Lodge (£175 and worth it for the 4-star lodge alone - it is built on stone columns so the animals come right up to the lodge and under your rooms!!! Very safe so dont worry!) for a safari experience but we've heard that Masaai Mara is the best one where you see a wider variety of animals including cheetahs, hippos, leapords and rhinos - none of which we saw in Tsavo. We definitely recommend the Eco tour day trip that finishes at Ngomongo village for 6000 shillings (£60) - our guide was a walking encyclopedia of information which we found fascinating. We were also randomly selected for the Captain's private dinner which was the highlight of our voyager beach experience - it was simply divine.
Paradise........A wonderful destination to escape the cold British winter
We arrived home on 25th February, 2006 after a wonderful 2 week holiday at the Voyager Resort in Nyali, Kenya. Wow, what a great place – wonderful sunshine, warm sea, white sand, swimming, snorkelling and safari…… FANTASTIC… What a great way to escape the cold UK winter.
The Voyager Resort is very clean, well looked after and the staff are absolutely amazing. Nothing is too much trouble for them so willing to please and make your stay a happy one. This is the first time that Pete and I have stayed at an all inclusive resort and we really were pleasantly surprised how good the food was. So much choice – so fresh and if you are not careful you could go home a stone or 2 heavier……. Really difficult to resist such good food!
The Voyager is run like a ship…. Such fun, and the staff and Captain take it very seriously. Each day you arrive a different port, and the staff change their outfits to match the county - from Indian costumes to Portuguese outfits and African clothing…. Really was fun. The entertainment also follows the theme of the day and the entertainment team – known as the animation team are a team of young people who try and work so hard to entertain you… they are great.
The Voyager has 3 swimming pools – a pool to suit everyone from a quiet relax pool for adults only to a sports pool and a fun pool for the young active holiday makers…. But not too noisy just fun!
The grounds are spectacular with the most beautiful flowers and exotic plants and palm trees…. The resort backs onto the Nyali beach which is amazing… white sand and clear blue seas. I have included some photos of the grounds and plants – take a look.
We also went along to a local Kenyan Baptist church on the Sunday and it was so good to sing, dance and praise with the African people – After the service a couple invited us to their home for lunch they then took us out and about to a local attraction - Halla Park to see the monkeys, crocodiles, turtles and Rhino…….. They were so kind – a Big Thank you to Peter and Dominica.
The Safari was fantastic – booked with the beach boys – We made friends with a lovely couple Rob and Kay from Manchester and Rob helped us book the safari. The four of us went to the Safari Voy Lodge and had a smashing time. So good to see the beautiful animals in their natural habitat – and wow so many elephants, giraffes, zebra, and many more. Thanks to Rob for booking it for us.
Finally a very BIG thank you to my husband Pete for booking such a great holiday….. I can’t wait to go again. Love Hilly xx
If I were you I would go ahead and book your holiday at the Voyager…. It is a wonderful resort - Have fun and bye for now,
We were a family of 7, four adults with three children aged 6,4 and a baby of 1. The resort was first class with attentive staff always with a smile on thier face and always willing to help. We stayed in two superior romms facing the lawns but also with a sea view. Only a few yards walk from the small bar overlooking the beach and ocean. Rooms were well equipped, cleaned daily. Unusual to sleep under a mosquito net, but to be honest did not find them a problem. Early morning visits from the monkeys meant you had to keep everything inside, but again no problem. Warning....just dont feed them.
Food was varied and good, with options to eat at the seafood restuarant, at a 50% reduction for all inclusive. Lobsters so big they slipped of the plate.
So much more I could say about the entertainment, beach, safaris (Book through the Hotel).
All in all a great time for adults and the kids who both fel in love with the Animation Team in the Adventures Club.
Mick Anne Kirsty Paul Morgan Ellie and Jade
WE arrived here on Boxing Day. Everything was great from the hospitality which was second to none, the rooms, the gardens and the delicious food. We are fairly well travelled and have a small hotel in the UK so are fairly critical (husband especially!!) but this place was faultless. It was extremely busy the first week but it was Xmas and New Year howver the staff work tirelessly to change the dining areas around etc for variation and it works. The choice of food was incredible and you can't help but put weight on! These are the nicest people you could meet. The weather was excellent and the walks on the beach great. The kids had a great time and came to bed a couple of hours after us every night such was the safety of the hotel (they are 11 and 13) In fact, we could have gone on safari and left them in the hotel and I don't think they'd have noticed! A fabulous holiday and somewhere we would definitely return to.
We arrived on Xmas Day to celebrate our honeymoon. Our room was decorated with flowers with wine and fruit, a beautiful sea view and complimentary meal in the a la carte restaurant.
Hospitality, friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was the best i've experienced anywhere and i've done a bit of travelling.
Tips would be to:
a} book a room in Block B or C with ocean view
b} book any trips from the beach boys
c} recommended trips are The Serena Lodge for a safari in the Masai Mara and Shimba Hills
d} take some binoculars
e} hire a guide off the beach and go for a city tour - guaranteed to see places with no tourist and get a true picture of Mombasa - warts and all
f} don't barter too hard - people are lucky if they earn 40p an hour so what's a bit of fun to you and me is a living to them
g} be sensible about your personal safety - like any third world country you have to be careful. But don't let that stop you going out.
The staff in the hotel are fantastic and will invite you to go to their homes - be mindful they haven't much, but what they do have they will share with you.
h] take clothes you don't mind leaving there as the people will make good use of shirts and t shirts. And also your toiletries.
i] biros for the children but not sweets as dental care is non existent for most people
You'll have a great time here and want to come back. this was our honeymoon and the hotel, food, trips, beach, people made it a truly wonderful time. Please email if you have any questions.
Hotel - Safari - Hotel
We spent a fantastic week travelling between the voyager(2 nights) followed by a camping safari for 2 nights then 3 days back at the voyager.
The camping was good. Not like anything I've been on before. I've stayed in worse hotels on my travels. The only down side about camping(satao camp) was the lack of activity between the morning and afternoon game drives. The lodges have swiming pools and in that alone would be more appealing. If there was pools at the camp site we would have the elephants amongst us. As it was there is a watering hole 30m away and a raised lookout to sit and watch them relax in the sun. The camp food was fantastic.
The voyager was a peaceful resort, we were told it would be full to capacity two weeks later. So I cannot voice for service in the hotel when full. The staff were friendly and they make an effort to make your holiday as comfortable as possible. Free drink from 10am to mid-night.
Another couple of days would have been nice in the hotel but I do not think there is enough to keep you occupied for a fortnight.
Thyramid Dhow - boat/restaurant wonderful food and enjoyable night on the river.
A stay at Voyager Mombasa Beach Hotel
We visited Voyager hotel in Mombasa in July this year. The weather was perfect and as always the locals were warm and friendly.
We got a sea view room and the breeze from the Indian ocean was calming and truly soothing.
Africa Point arranged for our vacation and we were glad to have been able to book everything online.
Voyager is truly serene and ideal for a family vacation. we look forward to coming next year.
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Voyager Beach Resort - Nyali
Just looking for some advice. We are thinking of going here for our honeymoon, but are also wanting to go for a 3/4 day safari whilst there.
Are they easy to book out there, who is the best person to buy one from and what sort of price are you looking at?
Any info about the resort would also be appreciated.
RE: Voyager Beach Resort - Nyali
The Resort is Very okay for your honeymoon. For the Safaris, you'd better arrange earlier in advance.
You may contact Mics for the arrangement. www.micssafaris.com
They'll make the arrangement for you.
RE: Voyager Beach Resort - Nyali
Guess if you are going out on Honeymoon,you will want things to run smoothly!
Safaris will be cheaper "IF" you do some leg work and visit their offices in Mombasa town/city?!Offer payment in$$$$$,they love it!
Rhino safaris are pretty good,so are Flamingo,but are run by Thompsons etc.....!
You could try Lofty safaris on Nkrumah Rd nr Barclays Bank,Opp New Palm Tree Lodge.Every bit as good as the above mentioned and CHEAPER.Somak another run of the mill operator,on a par with the rest.$ioo min per day at least.Visit the Mara if you can,fantastic if you can escape the crowds....Local operators are more flexible in their game viewing!!!
RE: Voyager Beach Resort - Nyali
We recently booked our safari from a local travel agent - called Mantra travel. They are in Mombasa, and you could start your safari at any point.
e-mail : email@example.com.
All arrangemets were faultless.
voyager beach resort + 2 days tsavo east
we're going to the voyager beach resort (26 april 2005 to 4 may).
have you some informations of it ?
we have 2 childs (5 and 10 years), we want to do a safari in tsavo east on 2 days, with a night in voi safari lodge. do you know the better price and the better operator in place ?
thanks, and sorry for my poor english !!!
RE: voyager beach resort + 2 days tsavo east
Voyager beach resort is in the North coast of Mombasa.It was very nice staying at voyager.I stayed with my husband for 8 days before doing safari to Tsavo East and Saltlick Lodge.The workers are very friendly and they also offer very good services.You have to be very careful with the beach boys and if anything stay away from them.After doing our safari from Nairobi we were given a conduct by our driver Simon.you can use the email adress below to conduct the lady who organised our safari from Mombasa.She met us at the airport,did our transfer and orgarnised for our safari.
RE: voyager beach resort + 2 days tsavo east
The Voyager beach resort is a pleasant beach hotel in the northern coast of Kenya.It gets a little crowded but april being the low season,I expect it will be less crowded.They have superb programmes for children so your kids will be kept pretty occupied.You can access water activities from the beach front so I think your choice of hotel is good.
Your 2 day tsavo east safari might be a little rushed.I suggest you consider 3 days.Then you can do both the tsavo East and the Tsavo west.Better chances of seeing the big 5.In the Tsavo west you might consider staying at the Ngulia lodge.
There is a tour operator based in Mombasa that I found most helpful and realiable.You could contact him directly on the address-( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Have a memorable safari.Just dont forget your mosquito repelant!
RE: voyager beach resort + 2 days tsavo east
My husband and i were in kenya last december and we stayed at the voyager beach resot for three weeks and it was worderful.We did our two safari the second week and we enjoyed it very much.We had booked our safari with mics tour back at home before we went for our holiday on their web site and the price was fine, i can recomend you to try them there web site is www.micssafaris.com.
We are due to stay at the Voyager Beach Resort in October, but having heard that at present this hotel is like a building site because of refurbishment and should be shut I am a bit concerned. Has anyone stayed there recently. If so could you give me any info about this - or does anyone know how long this work is set to last. Apparently some tour companies are informing people who have booked about this work but First Choice have not said anything to us about it. Any information would be greatly appreciated. We are still really looking forward to going, but we are hoping this building work won't spoil it.
Thanks in advance
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