Malindi is a warm town located on Kenya’s North coast on an extension of picturesque beaches that have fascinating hiding spots. Malindi offers an amazing blend of old and new all the while having palmed edged beaches that are grand resorts willing to cater for anything that you need on a Beach holiday in Kenya. Gede ruins is a town less than twenty kilometres away that was established in the twelfth century, it was a town that flourished and thrived up to when it was deserted in the seventeenth century. The Arabuko-Sokoke forest, the biggest surviving coastal African forest surrounds these ruins.
The Vasco Da Gama pillar is among the oldest surviving African monument for this Portuguese voyager and it is situated on the oceanfront road close to the jetty. It was constructed by Vasco Da Gama in 1498 as a token of gratitude for the hospitality he had gotten from Malindi’s Sultan. The cross that is on top of the pillar is the initial cross that is embodied with Lisbon limestone.
Near this structure is St Francis Xavier, a tiny Portuguese chapel that was constructed in 1542. It is the oldest of all the Christian churches in East Africa and it is enclosed by a tiny ancient cemetery.
The Malindi Museum that is located along the sea walk close to the jetty possesses some fascinating exhibitions about Malindi’s history. You can also find a contemporary town centre that has craft shops, bars, restaurants plus a club. The Watamu and Malindi marine parks were in 1968 constructed and they were the pioneers in Africa. These marine parks flow with various coral kingdoms and diverse coloured species of fish, for example, the triggerfishes, butterfly, angel and surgeon. Tourists are able to see these aquatic wonders at a cost on glass-bottom tours provided by the marine department. Boats can privately be rented out for a full-day or half-day expedition. While you are inside these vivid reserves, snorkeling and scuba-diving are some of the adventurous activities you can do.
Malindi’s major attraction is its blue warm tropical waters and infinite gorgeous beaches of white sand. All the hotels provide various aquatic sports from snorkelling, to paddle boating and windsurfing.
You can go and discover more about the town’s historic sites, for example, the Malindi museum that is located on the oceanfront close to the jetty, the establishment itself is a basic 19th Century handwork style. You can also take a trip to the Gede Ruins that are close by.