Set only a short distance south from Mombasa Island, Kenya, Tijara Beach is an exclusive private home which is owned and managed by Ian & Larissa Manson Hart.

Tijara is a remote romantic haven of peace which can host a maximum of 8 to 10 people. At 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 our grounds. We also have our own wildlife which includes dikdik, bush-buck, wild-pigs, genet cats, bushbabies and an abundance of exotic species of butterflies…

 You are our personal guest in our private Eden! You will enjoy delicious home made meals, a lovely swimming pool, beautifully manicured lawns, landscaped gardens and a secluded beach; although we do choose to share it with the local fishermen who bring in the fresh catch of the day.

Welcome to our secluded and tranquil paradise which we want to share with you!

Tijara offers 4 exceptional luxury cottages which are spread a good distance apart to ensure your privacy. Each cottage is beautifully sited on its own cliff head with large open decks commanding beautiful Indian Ocean seascapes and complemented by our very attractive swimming pool


The cottages are refreshed by the cooling monsoon breezes that blow gently off the Indian Ocean all year round, and if you find it a little too warm one can make use of the high speed fans. All cottages overlook the beautiful grounds and vast expanses of the azure Indian Ocean beyond.

All guests will enjoy their privacy and spectacular panoramas from their own private verandas. The traditional Swahili style of our cottages with carved doors and high mukuti (coconut thatch) roofs is complimented by exclusively handcrafted Swahili furniture with ornate carvings and rich decoration; some of which was lovingly restored and some specially made by the local craftsmen.

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! Our honeymoon cottage has a king size bath tub to add romance to your occasion.