Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama stopped at Malindi on his way to India in 1498 and erected a pillar that remains overlooking the harbor, however precariously, to this day. Still popular with Europeans, Malindi is famed for coral reefs that lie just 1,000 feet off its shore, best seen at Malindi National Marine Park or nearby Watamu. Game fishing, surfing and simply relaxing on the beach are popular local pastimes. The narrow streets and market of Malindi's old town are worth a visit.
Things to do in Malindi
3.5 based on 99 reviews
This must be one of the best places in the world to drink really cold beer, eat very chispy chicken and chips and watch the world go by. Great atmosphere, very basic but good service and reasonably priced. We have been visiting here for the last ten years and they have always maintained their standards !!!
4 based on 297 reviews
The restaurant has very good food and service. Recommend for dinner . Small and cozy . Very good desert
4 based on 198 reviews
Baby Marrow is the perfect place to eat in Malindi: perfect service, nice staff, quick and really good value for money and the owner is the typical Italian man who is always able to make you feel welcome and at ease.
Food is just delicious, great ingredients and a wide choice for all the kinds of customers!
Don't miss a great dinner here if you pass by!
4 based on 279 reviews
The KB Karen Blixen, in the historic square of the Center Galana in Malindi.Bar, Restaurant open for breakfast, open for lunch and dinner from 11am to 11pm.Typical Italian cuisine, swuaili, pizza.
We visited the Karen Blixen Malindi for a late morning coffee / drink. It is extremely hot and stuffy if you sit inside. we them moved to the outside, where it is difficult to get a waiters attention, and where you have hawkers and beggars...Morehi sorry Malindi this time it is very hot everywhere, we can't do nothing for that, our restaurant/bar is in open space, for the waiters we take our action. Thanks
4 based on 52 reviews
Robinson island is an hours drive north of Malindi .It is as nature intended and run by a delightful Lady and her German husband who are seriously into ecologie and you shoud enjoy the work they have achivied in replanting the mangroves around this unique Island.
You can at first, as we did ,enjoy a day trip here to the natural and fine beach via the punted boat across the creek to their island home. The beautiful cooling breeze from the ocean is a refreshing change from air-con! The lunch served around 1.00pm after the drums to summon other adventure's is a great experience. Fresh mangrove crabs ,prawns from the sea and fish cooked with a huge supply of well cooked vegatable rice with a plateful of fruit to follow are well served by friendly and chatty lads. Remember if you want a beer or wine bring your own as there is no licesence.Our second visit saw us renting one of thier rustic ,simply built but very attractive bungalows with shower and toilet, and fantastic Terrace overlooking the ocean.A delightful return to nature and interesting and informative company. We realeased a fisherman caught turtle back to the wild!
4 based on 209 reviews
Rosada is situated right on the beach making for great people watching. There are a wide variety of Seating options and the menu is extensive if not a little more expensive for comparable dishes than at some of the other italian neighbour restaurants.
It's a nice vibe and seems very popular.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
Suddenly you are on the coast of Africa - just a short distanceaway from Malindi town off the Lamu road, a 20 minute drive and now on the golden beach where the sea is breath taking, the sandy beach shimmers gold and the ocean shoes are surrounded with sand dunes, palm trees and bushes. Here lies Barefoot Beach Camp.Lunch or Dinner Bookings- We concentrate on exclusivity and we encourage prior bookings on night or daytime excursions for those looking for a day out to experience superb cuisine cooked by Eddie himself, and to build our reputation by opening up new dimensions to the word “Kenyan hospitality.” We offer you a hosted service.Barefoot’s superb service is complemented by the growing reputation for world-class, international cuisine from our renowned kitchen, where daily fresh baked bread and focaccia is just the beginning. Guests are welcome to request, a day in advance, for local or international food, vegetarian or anything else that might take your fancy – we will endeavour to match your desires or provide exciting alternatives.The menu is not ordinary! It is exciting and constantly evolving- the primary offering is fusion/contemporary cuisine with a dash of North African flavours using the finest organic produce from the Kenyan coast.
“A mini holiday to remember”
we stayed here for two nights at the end of March 2015. Eddie and Selma took good care of us.
Great food.....and we are fussy eaters!
Great service....Zero took very good care of us.
Great accommodation..... very comfortable.
The perfect place to relax and kick back.
We will return very soon.
Stayed March 2015
4 based on 54 reviews
The food is good. They serve swahili food. But the Highlight are the Samosas. Very nice tasty meaty crunchy samosas.... Always enjoy them... Mostly we takeaway samosas...
4 based on 54 reviews
A lovely beach location, the venue has a very interesting art display that is worth a meander. There is a nice pool and atmosphere is OK. Beach area was very crowded with little privacy, sea not brilliant for swimming. Lunchtime food - was very average. Service could be improved (a lot).
4.5 based on 36 reviews
Extremly high standard of cusine, very courteous/ happy staff. The ambience is perfectly for all kind of occasions. thank you for taking such wonderful care of my friends and since then i found the best restaurant in the home area. i recommend scorpio villas to anyone.
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