Voyager Beach Resort
35 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Everything about the hotel is fab! The staff, food, location, beach, sea etc.
Had a fantastic time and will be back one day definite!!
We went on 2 trips - 2 day safari and day trip to Wasini Island and loved it.
I have had LOADS of holidays and this was best ever and the food the best all inclusive ever plus we never had to queue!"
- Travel date: Wed 11th of January 2006
Great Hotel to go to
"We have recently returned from staying at this hotel and cannot praise the staff enough for their quality of service.
There was always plenty to eat at the restrauants and the choice was amazing.
The 3 pools had sufficent sun beds for all and the pool boys could be relied upon to find somewhere suitable for you.
We took our turn at "look-out" at the quiet pool and never got bored with people watching.
The rooms get cleaned every day with clean bedding and towels and a small tip is always appreciated.
We felt we made good friends there and will be returning on our next visit to Kenya."
- Travel date: Sun 1st of January 2006
Review for December 2005
A friend and I decided on recommendation of our travel agent (STA TRAVEL South Africa, Bloemfontein) to go to Mombasa and stay at the Voyager Beach Resort. We were booked for 6 nights, all inclusive. We were at first a bit sceptical about the all inclusive part, I mean how do they regulate who drinks and eats what... Very surprised everything was great and organized very carefully.
On arriving at the resort you walkup to the reception which is a beautiful thatch roof structure, you fill in a quick form and your luggage are then taken by staff to your room. The rooms (we had a standard double room) and yes it is standard, but we didn't know it was going to be a sea view room. If you can, book a sea view, it really makes a difference in the whole experience. Everything is explained although we had to sort out a few things slowly by ourselves because you dont really listen that carefully to all the instructions. We also made use of the safebox (which is available in all rooms), it's very cheap and makes life a bit more relaxed to know your valuebles and documents are put away.
A buffet breakfast is served in the main restaurant which is partly covered by roof, so you can sit outside or inside, with roof fans and enough tables, we never once had to wait for a table. You can really find anything to eat there: stand and wait while a quick omlette is prepared, a pancake or a waffle, with lots of fresh fruit. The there are the usual sausages, bacon, breads, etc. etc... tea coffee and juices are served continuosly. We liked to eat breakfast inside (under roof) and always aimed for a seating under a fan, because in the early mornings it is really warm and humid. If you can ask for Samson (a waiter) he will take care of you while you stay there, as will all the others ofcourse, they kind of adopt you and always look out for you when you go to eat there. Proscovia will otherwise make sure you get a nice table if you standaround looking confused as we did the first few times. As the days went on we knew how things worked and went straight for a table.
Lunch is served around 12h, but is announced with a loud horn-ish sound. again at the main restaurant. buffet, same routine, but do note you can do you own 3 course there, it is buffet, but there is always, different kinds of breads, soups, and an arrange of desserts.
Dinner can be booked at reception for one of the 2 other restaurants, italian and seafood. You can ofcourse do dinner at the main restaurant and every night there is some kind of "on board" entertainment. The italian restaurant is set at one of the 3 swimming pools and we did feel like we were in a movie, it's a very serene setting at night with candles around the pool and a "walking" band.
Throughout kids are been entertained by the "Animation Team", even at nights when the parents had dinner... Very nice touch for those who want to relax , but also have children.
If you do get hungry inbetween meals, do make use of the snack bar. Very nice gourmet sandwiches, frech fries, pizzas etc. really you will never go hungry.
Certain drinks like beer, wine, vodka, rum are inclusive if you did choose the option. You order everything by the glass, by bottle you pay. The all inclusive option is really the best way to go, you never worry wheter or not you still have money to pay afterwards, you just tell them the room number for their own records and to check that no-one tries to cheat. Note that the cocktails are not included, and when you had a "White Ocean" you will go back for more. We went back a few times, later we were so lazy you just raise you arm in the pool and there you are. haha, we even a few free ones, we became "regulars" haha...
all watersports should be tried, jan and his team will teach you all there is to know about windsurfing and please tease them about "Extreme Aqua biking", try to keep a straight face and ask for a helmet. it is basically a huge bike with big wheels you have to paddle like hell, but it's great fun on the water. also go out for sailing with your own captain. Beach soccer everyday as well as volleyball. And in the mornings after breakfast we did aqau robics in the pool, fun fun fun..... african dance lessons with Rose really worked our hips, and we know a bit more swahili after 2 lessons.
there is lots to do, and enough to keep all ages busy.
A must is the Dolphin Dhow Snorkelling Day Trip. It's all in the name, dolphins, excellent snorkelling (our first time, and most amazing) and a great lunch included on an island. People that dont even swim snorkelled... A real must and can be booked by your rep. Ours was Stephanie from Rove Africa.
As you can see we tried to do everything, and we did not even come close. We lost track of time, didn't not way date or day it was, so all in all, it was a perfect, holiday at the Voyager
Hope you'll enjoy,
AndrÃ© & Maretha
- Travel date: Sat 31st of December 2005
"We stayed at the Voyager in September and we booked through Kuoni - exceptional service! We also got married there so booked the wedding package aswell. I can't tell you how nice it was, they organised everything and couldn't do enough for us. Anything we wanted for the wedding was provided and the co-ordinator was very friendly and they all speak good English. They took us round the hotel to choose where we would like to get married and the whole ceremony was perfect! We hired the African dancers and they were fantastic - made the wedding actually!
The hotel was brilliant - the best I've stayed in. The facilities are brilliant and entertainment great. Its not like Butlins (I've seen a few people write this) as it is so big you can get away from the entertainment if you want. The staff are really freindly and be prepared to say 'Jambo!' all the time (hello).
We would definatly go back to the hotel, it was worth the extra money. Please email me if you want any further information about getting married there.
- Travel date: Wed 28th of December 2005
"The Voyager is a great hotel - catering for everyone. The staff are brilliant, they all work very hard and can't do enough for you - if you want to join in with all of the activities there are plenty organised day and night by the animation team, equally there are plenty of trips to choose from away from the hotel, the obvious being safari. We organised our 2 day safari through the 'beach boys' it was perfect and reasonably priced. The food in the hotel is mostly good and the rooms are clean and comfortable, some with fridge/tv. Although the seafood restaurant in the hotel is lovely - we'd recommend eating at 'The Moorings' restaurant. It is a short taxi ride away, very reasonably priced and the prawns are HUGE. Overall our first holiday to Kenya was amazing."
- Travel date: Mon 5th of December 2005
"We stayed at the Voyager for 2weeks and can honestley say it was a great time the staff are friendley the food is a good mix of many countries some rooms are poorley furnished (go for superior)The Hotel is run like a ship i.e.Captain and officers Jambo is always heard as a greeting and if you get invited to the Captains table it is a wonderful night(3times a week)
The seafood restaurant is fantastic you pay 50% of bill so around Â£12 for starter / main course and lobster is YUMMY,be careful bottled drink is payable but wine and beer by the glass is free.
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- Travel date: Tue 29th of November 2005
jambo, jacob, morrison,jeanette
"Thankyou to all the warm, friendly staff who made our 7day stay a wonderful one, Credit where credit due special mention to the animation team Jacob Jeanette Dixon they are amazing entertainers and now friends..If you read this Hi!! I recommend safari at the David Livingstone Lodge in the Masai Mara where you are surrounded by Hippos and if like ourselves Kelly & Claire may be lucky enough to see all types of animals including the Big 5.. . Go and enjoy your stay at the voyager the "big ship" that you wont want to leave.. Ever! x x x"
- Travel date: Fri 25th of November 2005
what a way to relax after safari
"spent a bone rattling week on Safari,dusty tired and dirty...all that red dust.Arrived at voyager only to be greeted to an haven of tranquility and comfort.The staff were courteous and efficient.The surroundings were great.I loved the fact that there was loads of space,even though the place was full,no annoying crowds.The free beach towels were a godsend and I did,nt have to get up early to grab a pool side lounger....great.The food was varied and plentiful,the tea and coffee stations a great idea too.All in all I would reccommend the Voyager for a relaxing holiday. The only downside was the beach or lack of one,full of hawkers a real nusiance."
- Travel date: Mon 19th of September 2005
"Stayed at this resort for a full relaxing 7 days (mixed in with a 4 day safari) and have to say it was lovely.
We had a sea view room and were glad to have paid extra (you definitely would not want a room looking onto the restaurant/entertainment area.
The all inclusive food was delicious and varied. The minestrone food wasn't really all that inspiring but the seafood restaurant was delicious and worth paying extra for!!
Rather hilariously they take the whole ship thing really seriously but I think it makes it stand out from the rest!!
Annoyingly the relaxing pool lost sun at around 4pm - too many palm trees, and then it goes behind the building ... so to catch later arvo sun you'd need to be by the noisier sports or fun pools.
The "glass bottom boat" trip is well worth taking ... take reef shoes with you to walk in the water (watch out for sea urchins)
Masages are great value for money too - bliss!!
All in all a lovely resort!!"
- Travel date: Wed 7th of September 2005
We love this place!
"There is little more for me to add having read the other reviews. We loved the Voyager. There is as little or as much as you wish to do. My family have varied interested and they were all catered for. Go on, stay here and enjoy yourselves because I would happily go back tomorrow."
- Travel date: Mon 29th of August 2005
The best week ever!
"We love the Voyager, we spent our Honeymoon there three years ago. This month we spent our third wedding Anniversary in the same fantastic room. So very beautiful ocean view. The staff could not have done more to make our stay so very special. Fresh flowers decorated our room every day.... Wow so beautiful.... My husband and I said is was the best week ever... It even topped our Honeymoon, if that is possible. We had a great time, the animation team was great we played volleyball every afternoon. They made you feel so much a part of the team no matter what your skill level was, it was great fun!
The food, entertainment, and African live bands were fantastic. We danced the night away. Unbelievable fun! It was a great stress free week to relax and enjoy African culture. My husband and I agreed it was one of the best weeks we have spent together in three years.
We can't wait to return and see the many smiling faces we grew to love as the week went by. You all do a fantastic job in making your guests feel so special. Thank you again and again!!! Tim & Teri
- Travel date: Wed 14th of September 2016
"we had the time of our lives at the voyager hotel in mombassa very hot we did a 2 day sarfi fantastic if anyone wants that sort of holiday i would reckomend this one we went 11th feb 2011 for 21 days every thing from the food to the ros'e wine brilliant"
- Travel date: Tue 26th of April 2011