Kenya Accommodation,
Mombasa and the coast

Cardamom House


Situated on Kuruwitu Beach, about an hour’s drive north of Mombasa, this delightful property is a superb choice for a few days relaxation aside the Indian Ocean, to conclude your safari holiday.

There is a main building, Manda Toto, with a bar, several lounge areas, and a dining area. A nice perk to Cardamom House is that you can choose exactly when and where to eat, as there are no set meal times or menus. The creative dishes have a strong emphasis on freshly caught fish and seafood, whilst you can choose to dine in the main house, by the pool or on your private terrace.

The ten rooms are made up of two penthouses and eight suites. There is a lounge area on a rooftop terrace, on the Tower building, a glorious location from which to enjoy the sun setting over the Indian Ocean, with a cocktail and some delicious finger food. The Hotel has a lovely outdoor swimming pool, sat beside colourful flower-strewn pergolas that invite you to lounge in the dappled shade.

In early 2000s overfishing and unsustainable fishing practices had resulted in declining fish numbers in Kuruwitu, threatening the livelihoods of local fishermen. To resolve this, the community set up the Kuruwitu Conservation & Welfare Association.  KCWA engaged with local fishermen on how to improve fishing practices and set up a marine park.

Fish have grown in abundance, size and diversity, as has the biodiversity of the Kuruwitu region, creating numerous jobs and helping the growth of ecotourism.  In addition, building on the success of the Kuruwitu locally managed marine areas, 20 other LMMAs have been set up along the Kenyan coast.  A contribution of the conservancy fees per booking at Cardamom House goes towards the marine park and helps sustain the amazing underwater wildlife for generations to come.


Fire pit with adjacent lounge area, swimming pool with shaded sunbathing areas, a wine cellar. Wi-Fi is available in the public areas and in the suites.

There are three suites in the Tower building, in Villa Shela there are two suites, one suite in Villa Lulu and two penthouse suites in Manda Toto. All suites have a private terrace, air conditioning, king size bed with mosquito net, en suite bathroom, double basin unit, writing desk, safety deposit box, ceiling and floor fans.

Optional Activities

Water sports: Diving, snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, SUP, windsurfing.

Guided excursions include boat trips, snorkelling tours, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, 'reef walk' in the adjacent marine sanctuary, whale and dolphin watching (seasonal).

There is a nearby tennis club and golf course, whilst fitness and yoga classes, and massages are available at the hotel.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

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