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    by Fiuman Written Sep 5, 2006

    Hotel was placed near site the nice sandy beach. Unfortunately to reach the Ocean you have to pass beside insistent souvenir sellers therefore we choose to swim in the hotel pool.

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  • Scorpio Villas

    Mnarani Road, Malindi, 80200, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Driftwood Beach Club

    Silversands Road, PO Box 63, Malindi, 80200, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa

    Casuarina Road, PO Box 93, Malindi, 80200, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Kivulini Village Beach Hotel

    Malindi, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Planhotel Tropical Beach Resort

    Casuarina Road, P.O Box: 68, Malindi, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Planhotel Malindi Beach Hotel

    Casuarina Road, Malindi, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Lawford's Hotel

    Lamu Road, PO Box 20, Malindi, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Lion in the Sun Resort

    Casuarina Road, Marine Park, Malindi, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Angel's Bay Resort

    This Resort have a very nice structur, and kind local personals, but I didn't like as tour operator...

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Malindi Warnings and Dangers

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    by BarbieGirl Updated Sep 20, 2006

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    Generally in the resort you are totally safe, most of the people in Kenya are very nice and sweet person to talk to, they can teach us more than we can think, you only have to use a normal sense of caution to avoid any unpleasant situation that may occur.....for example avoid to walk alone along the beach, don't go too far from your resort, don't go out in Malindi town during the night...if you are alone.....and if you do, try not to show any camera or videotape....

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    by Fiuman Written Sep 7, 2006

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    All around the place there were lots of monkeys. and we laugh when they played their tricks
    One day when we were resting a monkey came into our room, took Pringles from the table and ran out before we realize what happened.
    Advice: be careful with the monkeys!

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Malindi Tourist Traps

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    by Waylon Written Dec 16, 2003

    Spent a week in Malindi and although it's a great place beware of the traders there. They mean well, and while it's not really a tourist trap, you need to make sure you can haggle good with them and talk them down in price on the articles they are selling. This is fun and can be enjoyable but never agree to pay what the price says. In fact on may occasions, they become irritable if you don't try to haggle with them.
    On a similiar note, Malindi has many hookers and streetwalkers so be sure to stay clear of them as diseases are rife in this region and on the African continent in general.

    Unique Suggestions: All you need to do is haggle the price down. Guaranteed that if you show no interest and walk away they will drop the price in an attempt to get you to buy.

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Malindi Off The Beaten Path

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    by gmg61 Updated Nov 22, 2005

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    OK, there are nice beaches around, and a casino where you can spend some time if you like to gamble....but Malindi is a city with its character, its population, its corners not yet devastated by the mass tourism. From the old harbour take a walk along the streets, visit the local market, go on until the outskirts and see the people that work and try to survive, see how the families live, enjoy the colours of the spice vendors, and the strong smells.
    Stop at one of the small local restaurant and taste some roasted fish or meat with a bee and communicate with local people with smiles or in the proper language if you are able to!

    A street in Malindi Spice vendor Pineapples for sale A family Selling coconut
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