Sitting on 16 acres of prime land is the wonderful PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, in Shanzu beach Mombasa. I had the pleasure of staying there for two nights and sampled what the hotel had to offer – such as exquisite food, a large aqua park and really comfy beds (I kid you not). This is just to name a few of their amenities.
Stepping into the lobby of the hotel, I could already smell the salty ocean air of the Indian Ocean. I love the way the breeze caresses you, making you feel like you are being hugged by a fuzzy bear. If you ever read more of my posts where I am in a Coastal town, this is literally what I always say about the ocean breezes.
Anyway, I digress. My hotel room had a view of the ocean, even though a bit distant, I could still see it. For someone like me who always has back issues, the bed was comfy and soft…so soft. The TV in the room had actual good channels – it wasn’t just one of those TV’s you switch on in vain, knowing the hotel won’t have anything good showing.
Now, the food. I want to get to this part because of how much I enjoyed it. The hotel had a wide option for starters, salads, main dishes, dessert pastries and more. The Dau Restaurant is large, and where the hotel serves buffet meals, plus considering that the hotel has the largest convention centre in Mombasa, it makes sense to have a large eating area.
My favorite was the pancakes and syrup, so sweet, light and tasty. I also really enjoyed the fish, because who visits Mombasa and doesn’t delight in seafood? From their barbecued Kingfisher to their prawns – they really know how to touch a foodie’s belly.
I realise now that I should have taken a picture of my pancakes...but oh well, I inhaled them, before I thought of anything else to be honest.
One other stunning feature you have to check out is their Aqua water park. It’s hard not to notice since it is so prominent once you enter the hotel. It was created to be family-friendly, so everyone can enjoy the park - and yes I did! The slides are particularly enjoyable, so go wild and tap into that inner child (no pedophile pun intended).