Voyager Beach Resort
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Yesterday morning we literally did nothing but sit around the pool. As a result my shoulders are now a lovely shade of red. It's great not having to get up early for anything, and even if you miss the breakfast buffet (I haven't made it yet) you can get food from the bar. In the afternoon we played tennis and volleyball, the most eventful thing of …
This morning we were awoken at 6am so we could set off early for Mombasa. However somehow it took us 2 hours to eat breakfast and check out so we weren't on the road until 8am. After 2 hours of unsurfaced roads, a few stops and an experience of the mental traffic in Mombasa we arrived at our hotel, the Voyager Beach Resort, by 4pm. Our previous …
It has been 2 weeks now since I left Flying Kites and started traveling. Leaving FK was harder than I could have imagined and I am already looking forward to going back. While we were there, every night the kids ask the volunteers to tell them a bedtime story, they absolutely love fairytales, even the boys. I wrote all 26 kids their own fairytale …
Heading to Kenya in four days for a Safari adventure...just me and my girl!
I really wanted to take the scenic train from Nairobi to Mombasa. It runs through the contryside at a slow pace and the sights are amazing. But it only runs two times per week and I had enougth of Nairobi.
well, om, I yelded to my laziness and booked a cheap flight with the Kenian low-cost airline flight540 to Mombasa.
Mombasa, like …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Voyager Beach Resort Mombasa
My wife and I have just returned from our first trip to Kenya. We did a four day safari and then stayed for ten days at the Voyager Beach Resort.
We had a fantastic, relaxing holiday at the Voyager Beach Resort last year and have booked to go again this year.
I arrived at the hotel quite late and so went to bed shortly after checking in. But the view was spectacular when I opened the curtains in the morning. Palm trees, a swimming pool down below, the beach and in the distance was a coral reef out in the Indian ocean. I went for a walk on the beach and was swamped by what they call beach boys trying to sell me boat trips, safaris and various trinquits and souveniers. It put me off what had intended to be just a peaceful stroll on the sand. I had been warned also that these boat trips and safaris were probably unlicenced and uninsured so arrange these through your travel agent or the hotel if you want to go on them. There is a very friendly and efficient taxi service associated with the hotel. If you want to go somewhere ask for a taxi at reception and they will call a taxi. You will be driven to your destination and you can arrange a suitable time for that taxi to bring you back to the hotel. There are three swimming pools. I don't swim so I didn't really avail of these facilities. A buffet breakfast is served between 7 and 10am in the main dining area. You can also have lunch and dinner here. But for dinner you can also choose from their Italian or seafood restaraunts, but be sure to reserve a table first. A nurse is available until 5pm, should you need one and a doctor is on call 24 hours. There is a shopping centre, an ostrich farm, a wildlife park, a couple of nightclubs and a crocodile farm all within easy reach of the hotel so you will never be short of something to do. The hotel itself offers various watersports to keep you further occupied. The staff are friendly and helpful and will always greet you with "Jambo!" Which is Hello in Swahili, I think. There are also different theme nights, like the Masai theme night, for instance, with some members of the tribe telling about there lifestyle and entertaining some of the guests. You might get a visit from the local wildlife. There were a variety of lizards crawling along the pathways and even vertically up and down walls but these are harmless. On the last day there were even monkeys climing across the balconys, some with babies clinging on. Be aware that these are wild, so approach with caution. Overall I found my stay to be reasonably comfortable and enjoyable.
Voyager is a great place for families and offers a good value all inclusive holiday destination. It is not however an ideal location for a honeymoon (which was our reason for going) being a bit too much like an upmarket holiday camp, and the sea view room originally allocated didnt..have a sea view that is. Efforts were quickly made to remedy the situation however when Kuoni intervened on our behalf. The food is fine..3 star quality as is the hotel generally, but by African standards extremely good.
Stayed at the Voyager beach hotel in Kenya at the begining of the 'rainy season' (01 April). Weather was very hot, needed to find breeze on the beach. Hotel staff were fantastic could not do enough for you, we went all inclusive, beffet food was ok but we used the smugglers cove sea food resturaunt in our hotel which had superb food, better than the Tamarynd resturaunt which is supposed to be the area's best and most expensive resturaunt.
Mombasa Kenya: The Voyager Beach Resort: "Absolutely magnificent!"
We stayed at the good ship Voyager (everything has a nautical theme...) for a week in January 2005 and I can easily say that this was the best package holiday we have ever had. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The staff went far out of their way to help. I have never met friendly staff in all my life!
Love it here
Me and my husband go to the Voyager every year since 1999.We loved it that much we got married there feb 2004. I would recommend this hotel to families and couples.Our wedding group consisted of 17 people ranging from ages 2 - 65yrs and they all loved it. The staff are always helpful and will bend over backwards to help you. We always upgrade to a superiorgarden view room before we get there as it is dearer to do when you arrive. We have just booked another holiday to the Voyager in feb this year, as we cant keep away from it!! The hotel is also near to all things to do and places to see so you dont have far to travel.