Refine Your Search

Star ratings
Guest Ratings
See all filters

Popular Hotels in Watamu

Filter by star ratings
All filters
Blue Bay Village
8.9 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 6 reviews
8.9

Blue Bay Beach Resort provides a comfortable setting when in Watamu.

Blue Bay Cove
8.6 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 13 reviews
8.6

Located in Watamu, Blue Bay Cove is within a 20-minute drive of Malindi Airport and offers an outdoor pool and a private beach. Some of the facilities on offer at this 5-star property include free on-site parking and wireless internet.

Marijani Holiday Resort
7.9 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

GoodBased on 40 reviews
7.9

Marijani Holiday Resort offers a comfortable setting when in Watamu. It also provides bicycle rental.

Alawi Boutique Hotel
9.3 Excellent

1.4 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 71 reviews
9.3

Alawi Boutique Hotel provides a comfortable setting while in Watamu. It also offers a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

Silver Rock Hotel
7.4 Good

1.2 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

GoodBased on 35 reviews
7.4

Situated in Malindi, Silver Rock Hotel provides 3-star accommodation, as well as a private beach and a swimming pool. Those staying at the property also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

Kobe Suite Resort
9.6 Excellent

3.4 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 170 reviews
9.6

Situated in Watamu, Kobe Suite Resort offers 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and a private beach. It also provides complimentary wireless internet.

Florlaleona Villa

1.5 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

This comfortable property in Malindi offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and laundry facilities. It is conveniently close to Malindi Airport, which is a 10-minute drive away.

Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel

1.7 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

Located in Watamu, Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel is within a 20-minute drive of Malindi Airport and offers a saltwater swimming pool and a private beach. It also provides a playground, massage services and a 24-hour reception.

Crystal Bay Resort
8.3 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 51 reviews
8.3

Located in Watamu, Crystal Bay Resort Watamu is within a 20-minute drive of Malindi Airport and offers an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy free internet in all areas.

Malaika Beach Villas
8.8 Excellent

5.8 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

ExcellentBased on 44 reviews
8.8

Boasting a private beach and an outdoor pool, Malaika Beach Villas is located in Watamu and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers free Wi-Fi.

Tips for booking a Watamu hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Watamu:$114/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$9/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$35 - $168
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$70 - $158
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Watamu hotels

Show all 219 hotels
1
Temple Point Resort
9.4 Excellent

3.9 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

Situated in Watamu, Temple Point Resort offers 3-star accommodation, as well as a private beach, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts. It provides free Wi-Fi, a kids club and meeting rooms.

2
Kobe Suite Resort
9.6 Excellent

3.4 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

Situated in Watamu, Kobe Suite Resort offers 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and a private beach. It also provides complimentary wireless internet.

3
Lily Palm Resort
6.0 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

Lily Palm Resort provides a comfortable setting while in Watamu. It also features free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and laundry facilities.

Cheapest hotels in Watamu, Kenya

Show all 219 hotels
Prestige Holiday Resort
6.9 Good

1.2 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Prestige Holiday Resort offers a comfortable setting when in Malindi. It is also a short car trip from Marine Park and Nidhamia Hall.

$12
Avg. per night
Jua Baharini

2.1 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Jua Baharini is located in Malindi and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers a swimming pool.

$23
Avg. per night
Mida Creek Eco Camp
8.5 Excellent

3.3 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

Mida Creek Eco Camp offers a comfortable setting when in Watamu. It also provides a car rental desk, a swimming pool and room service.

$27
Avg. per night
Seawhispers Inn
9.2 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

Boasting a swimming pool, Seawhispers Inn is located in Watamu and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides room service and an airport shuttle.

$35
Avg. per night
Marijani Holiday Resort
7.9 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

Marijani Holiday Resort offers a comfortable setting when in Watamu. It also provides bicycle rental.

$36
Avg. per night
Villa Mela Hotel

1.6 mi from city centre, Malindi Show on map

Villa Mela Hotel provides a comfortable setting while in Malindi. It also features a safe, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

$36
Avg. per night
Crystal Bay Resort
8.3 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

Located in Watamu, Crystal Bay Resort Watamu is within a 20-minute drive of Malindi Airport and offers an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy free internet in all areas.

$37
Avg. per night
Mawimbi Lodge Hotel

0.2 mi from city centre, Watamu Show on map

Featuring an outdoor pool, Mawimbi Lodge Hotel is located in Watamu and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides massage services, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

$42
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Watamu

2 stars and under

$27 - $42

#1 Most popular

$42
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Seawhispers Inn
9.2 Excellent
$35
Avg. per night

Best value

Mida Creek Eco Camp
8.5 Excellent
$27
Avg. per night
3 stars

$23 - $180

#1 Most popular

$180
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Temple Point Resort
9.4 Excellent
$130
Avg. per night

Best value

Crystal Bay Resort
8.3 Excellent
$37
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$36 - $196

#1 Most popular

$78
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Medina Palms
9.0 Excellent
$196
Avg. per night

Best value

$59
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Watamu

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

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 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.

Watamu travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Watamu?

    Turtle Bay Beach Club, rated with a score of 8.3 from 122 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Watamu. Other top stays include Mida Creek Eco Camp, with an average rating of 8.5 from 56 reviewers, and Medina Palms, with a score of 9.0 from 97 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Watamu Beach?

    Simba House Watamu is a hotel near Watamu Beach that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.9 across 19 reviews.

  • How much is a hotel in Watamu tonight?

    A hotel in Watamu tonight can start as low as $12 for the night, with an average cost of $178, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Watamu tonight, prices start from $50.