Malindi
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Michael G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We have naives rewards card but somehow the cashier or somone is stealing our rewards points I have tried to contact there customer service but they will not get back to me michaelgrossman666@yahoo.com
Written 16 April 2024
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Sandra S
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Great for clothes shopping. Bought 2 stunning caftans, only 1,000 Kenyan Shillings each = 8 Euros. I was lucky enough to have a local with me, so I probably got a better deal.
Written 1 January 2023
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west1983
London, UK323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We stayed in a house in Malindi for 2 weeks. It's charming in places, very faded, very dirty, friendly and desperate for more visitors. The are building a new park on the waterfront, very close to an old, smaller one with beautiful trees and broken paving and seats which is used as a place to dump trash. It feels very safe. The beech was sometimes full of sludgy seaweed, sometimes not. Plenty of good diving. Lots of nice villas up for sale, a few deserted beach front hotels. Decay.
Written 27 November 2020
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Chris K
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
I have been visiting Kenya since i was 4 Years old. The last time i was in and around Kenia was in the Year 2000. The Kilifi Region and especially Malindi has been a Hotspot for the European and especially the Italian Tourists. Nowadays Tourism is Way Down and you can feel that in every Corner. Malindi Road is desolate as ever with Potholes big you can Park your Scooter in. Infrastructure outside of the All-inclusive Places is pretty non existent and leaves alot to be desired - the Italian crowd has since moved on to places like Sansibar etc.

The stay in Tropical Sandies has been pleasant. Very nice and always smiling Personel that will be reading every wish from your Lips. The Service Personel are the Backbone of Kenian Tourism - yet getting paid next to nothing with workshifts 12 hours long.

Rooms in the Double Deluxe Category are spacious , nice balcony for lounging.

Foodwise theres not much to write home about. Standard All Inclusive Food that lacks any Taste and caters to a wider Range of clientele. Beeing on the Coast its odd you will almost never find Seafood. Well i have never even had Shrimp etc in my 2 Weeks stay. You can feel the Chef there has no Food Culture - get a new one that Cooks with finese and some taste to the Hospital like Food.

I originally had planned a return visit with my whole Family next year but put that aside as the biggest problem that the few Hotel that are still operating face is the Constant begging and hand Openers when you leave the Hotel Premises. One step on the Beach and you have hordes or Touts constantly begging. To a Level that makes it impossible to enjoy the nice Beaches.

Malindi seems left and stuck 30 years behind. The Italians came , left and spat it out and so will the rest if there is no improvement made into Infrastructure , getting rid of constant Hand openers and the Good Feel Vibe. For the Record : For my Holiday , All Inclusive , 14 Days including Flights from Europe i paid € 2300,—. Way overpriced, Kenia - a Land forgotten and left behind.
Written 4 September 2019
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
With a week to spend in Malindi we found much to enjoy! The beaches, the people and especially the intriguing areas in and around Malindi. It’s a very walkable town and totally safe. There is an interesting tourist area as well as an old town market that anyone would find fascinating. I also wandered and walked in residential areas as well as the commercial heart of “real” Malindi. Such an enriching experience. I highly recommend Malindi as a destination as part of one’s travels in Kenya.
Written 30 August 2018
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Traveller Kate
Gold Coast, Australia566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Popped into Malindi town a few times. For a beachside city it is busy. It is perfectly safe to walk around and I ate at a local restaurant. The city offers a few sights so it is worth popping in.
Written 18 October 2016
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izret
Brno, Czech Republic282 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Business
Well, I can not find here something special interesting, many markets of course, but any sights? Something from Kenyan culture, Giriama tribe? Boring.
Written 11 January 2016
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Craig L
England, UK35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
The Kenyan coast has been hit by recent world events hence places like this are desperate for tourist income. You can get bargains but be prepared to be tough and don't give in on price. In my limited experience they offer a price and then increase it! I always offered half of the original and then stuck to that - they always agreed but I felt a bit rubbish especially when a Kenyan told me most families survive on 60 shillings a day - that's about 40 pence (UK) or 70 cents (US)!
Written 24 October 2015
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Gary C
Droxford, United Kingdom57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Solo
I was there in the quite season so I would expect a lot more tourist during their summer, this certainly did not distract the Beauty of Malindi for me. I went out and about and mixed with the locals who were generally friendly and engaging. I would probably taken more care if I had taken my daughters along, as it was as a solo traveller I certainly went to places I wouldn't have with the family. The Tuk Tuk transport was good fun, be careful they will charge you 500KS until you cotton on that the fare is only 100-150KS usually! If you do stay in a large hotel, do get out and about and under the skin of Malindi.
Written 11 July 2015
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Emmanuel M
Mombasa, Kenya85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
I liked the beaches and surfing ! ishing and swimming was the order of the day ! the locals are very friendlt and provide very nice local palm wine which make you energetic ! Its also a natural body herb which help kidney cleaning as said. the fresh coconut water is refreshing ! Hotels are many and of good quality and price ! lots of Italian invested here and casinos !
Written 6 March 2015
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