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Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Kenya
Located in Watamu, Sun Palm Beach Resort is within a 30-minute drive of Malindi Airport and provides an outdoor pool and a private beach. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, an all-hours reception and massages.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Location
0.5 mi from city centre
Kifaru Road, Watamu, Kenya
Watamu Sunflower House provides a comfortable setting while in Watamu. Those staying at the property can also make use of free Wi-Fi.
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Free Wi-Fi
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1.2 mi from city centre
Kanani Road, Watamu, Kenya
Offering a private beach and an outdoor pool, this 4-star resort is situated in Watamu. Guests can also make the most of complimentary internet access throughout the property.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Location
4.3 mi from city centre
$1,487

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Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Watamu:$152/night
Cheapest price found:$11/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$25 - $345
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$25 - $345
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Top-rated Watamu hotels

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Marine Park Road, P.O Box 296, Watamu, Kenya
3.5 mi from city centre
$140
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Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
3.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$197
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Mida Creek Road, 3-4, Watamu, Kenya
1.1 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
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$110
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Hotel prices in Watamu

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Mida Creek Road, 3-4, Watamu, Kenya
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Plot 2, Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
Marine Park Road, P.O Box 296, Watamu, Kenya
Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya

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Other accommodations in Watamu

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Plot 2, Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
1.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$234
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390 Kanani Road, Watamu, Kenya
2.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$336
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Where to stay in Watamu

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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.

Facts about staying in Watamu

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  • What are the best hotels in Watamu?

    Turtle Bay Beach Club (7.5/10 from 191 reviews), Temple Point Resort (8.2/10 from 217 reviews), and Medina Palms (8.8/10 from 169 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Watamu.

  • What is a good hotel near Watamu Beach?

    Rafiki Village is a good hotel close to Watamu Beach - it has scored 8.9 over 79 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is the cheapest month to book a hotel in Watamu?

    The cheapest month to book a hotel in Watamu is June ($25). Conversely, the most expensive month to stay in Watamu is July ($345).

  • What is the cheapest day to book a hotel in Watamu?

    The cheapest day to stay in Watamu is Sunday ($25). On the other hand, travelers can expect to pay the most on Tuesday, when the average nightly price is $345.

  • Are there any hotels in Watamu close to Malindi?

    The closest hotel to Malindi is The One, which is located 4.3 mi away from the city center.

  • What are some other cities to stay in when visiting Kilifi?

    In addition to Watamu, travelers opt to visit Malindi when visiting Kilifi. Mtwapa is also a popular choice to visit.

  • How many hotels are there in Watamu?

    In total, there are 380 hotels to choose from in Watamu, compared to 1,314 properties in Kilifi.

  • Are there accommodation options other than hotels in Watamu?

    In addition to hotels, consider choosing from 2 hostels, 3 apartments, and 129 vacation rentals in Watamu.

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