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Turtle Bay Beach Club
7.5 Good
Mida Creek Road,3-4, Watamu, Kenya
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1.1 mi from city centre, Watamu, Kenya 
GoodBased on 160 reviews
7.5

Situated in Watamu, Turtle Bay Beach Club provides 3-star accommodation, as well as outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a private beach. It also offers an all-inclusive meal plan, a kids club and a Jacuzzi.

Medina Palms
8.7 Excellent
Plot 2, Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
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1.9 mi from city centre, Watamu, Kenya 
ExcellentBased on 132 reviews
8.7

Medina Palms provides a comfortable setting while in Watamu. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a kids club and an outdoor pool.

Jacaranda Beach Resort
8.6 Excellent
P.O. Box 677 - Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Kenya
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0.2 mi from city centre, Watamu, Kenya 
ExcellentBased on 5 reviews
8.6

Featuring a private beach and an outdoor pool, Jacaranda Beach Resort is located in Watamu and offers comfortable accommodation. It is moments from the beach and provides comfortable 4-star accommodation.

The One
7.7 Good
Kanani Road, Watamu, Kenya
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4.3 mi from city centre, Watamu, Kenya 
GoodBased on 95 reviews
7.7

Offering a private beach and an outdoor pool, this 4-star resort is situated in Watamu. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a beauty centre and a Jacuzzi.

Blue Bay Village
8.3 Excellent
Off Turtle Bay Rd., P.O. Box 162, Watamu, Kenya
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0.6 mi from city centre, Watamu, Kenya 
ExcellentBased on 7 reviews
8.3

Featuring an outdoor pool and a private beach, Blue Bay Beach Resort is located in Watamu and offers comfortable accommodation. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and massage services.

Garoda Resort
Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
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3.4 mi from city centre, Watamu, Kenya 

Featuring an outdoor pool and a private beach, Garoda Resort is located in Watamu and provides comfortable accommodation. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free wireless internet.

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Cheapest month:June
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Average price in Watamu:$115/night
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$36 - $225
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$63 - $228
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About Watamu

Fringed by white sandy beaches and lush, tropical forest, Watamu is a peaceful town on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast. Originally settled as a Swahili outpost, this undeveloped area now lures in travellers looking for a laid-back getaway. It’s a popular destination for snorkelling and diving within the Watamu Marine National Park and is on the doorstep of the wildlife-rich Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve.

Things to do in Watamu

Discover the underwater wonders of Watamu Marine National Park, which was established in 1968 and designated as a biosphere reserve a decade later. You can come face-to-face with around 600 different species of colourful fish in the offshore reefs, which are also home to more than 100 species of stony coral. Green and hawksbill sea turtles inhabit the sand flats of Mida Creek, as do a wide variety of birds.

Want to see elephants in the wild? Head to the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, which is home to several endemic species that include Clarke’s weaver and the golden-rumped elephant shrew. Savannah elephants, African civets and Sokoke bushy-tailed mongooses also find refuge in the forest, together with baboons and vervet monkeys.

Just north of Watamu’s town centre lie the ruins of Gedi, one of several medieval Swahili-Arab settlements found along Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline. Wander between the stone-built mosques and houses that are enclosed by an encircling wall while hearing about the settlement’s prosperity between the 11th and early 17th centuries.

Getting around Watamu

Watamu is around 30 minutes’ drive from Malindi Airport, which has regular flights to Nairobi. Mombasa International Airport is a 1.5-hour drives away. Taxis are readily available for getting around the town or it’s compact enough to explore on foot and by rental bicycle.

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  • What are the best hotels in Watamu?

    Turtle Bay Beach Club (7.5/10 from 160 reviews), Medina Palms (8.7/10 from 132 reviews), and Crystal Bay Resort (8.2/10 from 187 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Watamu.

  • What is a good hotel near Watamu Beach?

    Crystal Bay Resort is a good hotel close to Watamu Beach - it has scored 8.2 over 187 reviews from HotelsCombined users.