The Kenyan Coast conjures up images of sun-drenched beaches with soft sand, warm turquoise waters and refreshing sea breezes. The coast is also dotted with attractive creeks, sleepy rivers and shady inlets. This is an ideal place for big game fishing, diving, water sports - or just lying on the beach. No region in Kenya is better served in terms of hotel accommodation. From Lamu in the north to Chale Island in the far south, visitors will find just about every type of hotel with a range of prices to suit all budgets. Lying just offshore is a series of highly protected marine parks - Mombasa, Malindi, Diani/Chale Island, Kiunga, Kisite Mpunguti and Watamu - that together stretch almost the entire length of the Kenyan coastline, offering a true paradise for divers.