About Mombasa Island
Mombasa Island is one of the popular destinations at the coast of Kenya. Nyali Bridge, which is a landmark, connects Mombasa Island to the mainland. There are also ferry services.
On the east and southern part of the island is Mombasa Old Town while the north and western part of the island is called new Mombasa. Mombasa port, the largest in the greater East African region, is located at Kilindini Harbour on the western edge of the Island.
Things to Do in Mombasa Island
Mombasa Island has a variety of attractions. Some historic attractions on this island date back several centuries ago. For instance, Fort Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 17th Century by the Portuguese, as a military base to protect the island from invasion. Explore the Fort Jesus Museum.
The Mombasa National Museum is located in the fort and it boasts of a wide collection of 15th -18th Century art, jewelry, carvings and culture.
Mombasa Old Town is popular with history and culture lovers. This town, which was constructed in the 15th -18th Century, bears ancient architecture reflecting different cultures of early settlers.
Mombasa Old Town's unique architecture displays the designs of several centuries ago. It has narrow streets and houses with carved doors. It also has numerous antiques, spices, fragrant oil shops and cafes offering local dishes.
Top Mombasa Island Hotels
Some of the top hotels Mombasa Island has to offer include Sentrim Castle Royal Hotel, New Palm Tree Hotel, and the lavish Prideinn Hotel Mombasa, which is about 14km from Moi International Airport.
Most hotels Mombasa Island offers have essentials like airport pickup, water sports adventures and fine dining facilities.
Cheap Mombasa Island hotels include the Stadium Holiday Inn. You can also check into one of the numerous guest houses and apartments in Mombasa Island.