Located on the Eastern coastline of Kenya bordering the Indian Ocean, Mombasa is a popular tourist destination which has shaped up the identity of its nation. Benevolent nature, beaches, parks, forts, marine life and reserves glitter around the city. Once ruled by Portuguese, Arab and British, the city has a rich imperial heritage to display. Scattered around are historical ruins like Forte Jesus de Mombaça, a historic Portuguese fort, and the Old Town are attractions which have been given birth by Mombasa's trade culture. The architecture of Mandhry Mosque is a marvel which coalesces the Arabic and African design. The chaos, the jostling, yelling and wheeling at spice market will acquaint you with its indigenous commercial culture. The classical Swahili poet has very well summed up the essence of the city as “The city of salt and of spice, of dreams and of battles, of poetry, sea faring stories of wave upon wave of traders from faraway lands”. Stroll around the city and you shall encounter Bombolulu workshops, some Hindu Temples and Mombasa Tusks. The city is a mosaic of culture, Taarab music, the modern hiphop, reggae, salsa and Bhangra. The buzzing nightlife has added to the glamour and entertainment quotient of the city.There are many accommodations to choose from ranging from five star hotels in the city to budget ones. Bamburi Beach Resort, The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel, Afrochic Diani, Lantana Galu Beach, Almanaca Luxury Villas, The Sands at the Nomads are some of the best available hotels in the town.