Tijara Beach is an exclusive retreat set in 5 acres of colourful gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. At the foot of the cliffs on which the resort perches is its own private beach. This is a romantic haven of peace that hosts a maximum of 8 people.
From Tijara you will only hear the roaring of the ocean as the breakers roll on to the reef, and the ever present bird song from any number of the hundreds of species that frequent the grounds. There is wildlife on the grounds which includes dikdik, bush-buck, wild-pigs, genet cats, bushbabies and an abundance of exotic species of butterflies.
Tijara Beach is an exclusive private home that offers 4 exceptional luxury cottages spread a good distance apart to ensure your privacy. Each cottage is sited on its own cliff head with large open decks that give breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean. Insect-proof king size beds with exclusively handcrafted Swahili furniture reflect the warmth and character of the local architecture. A magnificent fresh water swimming pool and ‘al fresco’ dining area complete this enchanting resort.
All the cottages are spacious with large decked verandas you can step on to from both the room and the bathroom. All cottages are en-suite with double wash basins, double showers and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean from wherever you are. There is a beautiful Honeymoon Cottage that is ideal for a private and romantic getaway.
At Tijara you will find the most spectacular, breathtaking views, gentle waves will caress your feet and the full moon will rise from the ocean and the stars will shine as you have never seen them! We are sure that you will fall in love with Tijara Beach upon your first visit.
If you feel lazy you can simply lie on the beach close your eyes and enjoy the sight and sounds of the ocean or find a cool coral rock pool to immerse yourself in to take the heat out of your day.
The private beach is shared only with the fishermen who bring their fresh daily catch to the lodge. Fine white sand, refreshing waters of the Indian Ocean, a beautiful reef with a great variety of live shells, different star fish, corals – these are only a few things to enjoy while you are here. Tijara is often visited by dolphins swimming by the reef, and turtles close to the beach can be seen even without taking a deep sea dive. A large variety of tropical fish will share the waters with you while you snorkel.
For those feeling energetic we recommend a short walk to the most magnificent cave. Legend says that it was a Black Jack’s Cave used during the time of slave trading. The cave has many chambers with shafts of light illuminating it within, and the high tide comes in twice a day and creates intricate patterns on the floor.
The rates include soft drinks, beers, house wines and spirits, airport transfers (for those staying 3 or more nights), Snorkeling, Reef, beach & cave walks, Wi-Fi Internet access, Croquet and French Boules, Badminton, Library and Board games, Bird watching, Tree planting, Visit to a charity supported by the hotel.
Optional extras (available at a supplement payable locally) include Champagne, luxury spirits & select wines, In-house beauty treatments & massage, Golf at any of the 3 Mombasa golf courses, various excursions including Shimba Hills National Reserve, Dolphin Dhow Trip, Mombasa Old Town & Fort Jesus, Haller Park, Deep Sea fishing, Scuba diving, Kite surfing and Jet skiing.
Tijara’s commitment to conservation includes a community project to involve the local villagers in planting trees for further use as building or carving materials. This is an ongoing project with tree planting taking place before each rainy season. Tijara is also closely involved with the local Chief in talking to the local schools about the importance of the reef and its inhabitants and the necessity to protect them.