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10 Family-friendly Hotels Worth Visiting

07
Oct
When travelling as a family and especially with children, high on your priority list is a hotel that will cater to most if not all your travel party’s needs. You are looking at a hotel that will provide comfort for you while still having elements that will make your stay enjoyable. 
Here is a list of our top family friendly resorts in Kenya
  1. Naivasha Sopa - Located 90km away from Nairobi (about a 1.5hrs drive) is the magnificent Lake Naivasha Sopa hotel. With spacious, airy and beautifully designed rooms with extra beds and cots available, this tranquil hotel is perfect for a family getaway. The expansive lawns are dotted with picnic benches, providing great spots to sit and watch the wildlife. You can spot giraffes, waterbucks, Colobus monkeys, and hippos too if you're lucky. The hotel features a swimming pool that has a baby section so pack up your swim suits. Some of the activities you can indulge in are boat rides, horse rides, biking, bird watching, nature walks, card & board games.
  2. Enashipai Resort & Spa - Enashipai, which is Maasai for 'a place of happiness', does lives up to its name. The hotel features spacious and tastefully designed executive rooms and cottages. Activities at the hotel include visits to Enashipai Maa Museum, mountain climbing, boat rides to Crescent Island, hiking and bird watching. The resort also features a well-equipped gym and a swimming pool. Enjoy a relaxing massage at Siyara Spa as your kids stay entertained at the indoor kids play centre.
  3. Maiyan Villas - Road trip anyone? Located in the heart of Nanyuki is Maiyan Resort. Maiyan, which is a Maasai word meaning God’s blessing, is set on a natural lush landscape that’s situated 20kms north of Nanyuki town.  The rooms are equipped with a smart TV with cable connectivity, a fireplace, jacuzzi and a plunge pool on the rooftop. The hotel also features a children’s play room, a basketball court and a tennis lawn. There’s lots to do at the Maiyan. Activities include nature walks, bird watching, golfing, fishing, boat riding, and horse riding. 
  4. Girraffe Ark Tucked away in Kieni plains, Nyeri is the Giraffe Ark Game Lodge which encompasses both luxury and a memorable bush experience. Enjoy the wild landscapes through nature walks, bike rides and horse riding. The hotel also features a state-of-the-ark playground. Wake up to exhilarating views and stop by the azure pool for a dip.
  5. Ashnil Mara You can never go wrong with at trip to the Mara. Ashnil Mara Camp, which is about a 4-5hr drive from Nairobi, is arguably one of the best hotels in terms of location for game viewing. Relax by the pool after an afternoon game drive or indulge in guided nature walks, picnic lunches in the wild, or better yet, dinner in the bush.
  6. Baobab Beach Resort Situated in Diani, Baobab Beach Resort & Spa is the ultimate relaxation paradise. Guests are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to activities at the resort. Get to play tennis, table tennis and dart and when exhausted, you can indulge in your choice of beauty treatments/ massages at the spa. The hotel offers a 3-tier pool, water sport facilities and evening entertainment on selected nights. 
  7. Voyager Beach Part of the family of Heritage Hotels, the Voyager Beach Hotel is a favourite amongst travellers. The hotel features some of Africa’s finest family entertainment and animation programmes guaranteed to take you and your travel party on a wonderful voyage. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a children’s playground.
  8. PrideInn Paradise With numerous activities to indulge in, PrideInn Paradise earns a spot in our top family friendly hotels. Soak up the sun as you watch your little ones have the time of their lives at the aqua park. PrideInn Paradise features an Aqua Safari themed water park with multi-levels of slippery slides, water cannons, climbing frames and the giant 500 litres bucket of water that empties every few minutes over guests below it in one enormous SPLASH! Since your quality time is just as important, the Pakico kids zone takes care of your young from 5rys-12yrs. 
  9. Sarova Whitesands Explore the best of what Bamburi has to offer by booking your family stay at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa. The hotel is set on 23 acres of land, and has the longest beach front on the North Coast. It features 5 outdoor free form swimming pools with diving boards, spring boards and a water slide.  It also has a PADI diving centre and a beachside nightclub. If you’re feeling a little more active, spent your time at the gym or at the floodlit tennis court. The adults can enjoy some r&r as their kids are entertained from morning till evening at the 0zone kids club.
  10. Turtle Bay Beach Resort Further down South in Watamu is Turtle Bay Beach Resort which is also another favourite for family travellers. This superb complex is one of Kenya's most extensive all-Inclusive hotels. It is set on 10 acres of tropical landscaped gardens and overlooks one of Kenya’s best beaches. Turtle Bay Beach Resort is perfect for relaxing or taking advantage of the many sports and activities on offer. Guests can play table tennis and billiards whereas the children can spend their time at the children’s club, treehouse playground.

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