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Blue Bay Village
Blue Bay Village
9.1 Excellent
P.O. Box 162, Watamu, Kenya
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0.6 mi from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 8 reviews
9.1

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

Blue Bay Cove
Blue Bay Cove
8.4 Excellent
Watamu, Kenya
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0.3 mi from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 15 reviews
8.4

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.

Alawi Boutique Hotel
Alawi Boutique Hotel
9.2 Excellent
P.O. Box 577, Watamu, Kenya
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1.4 mi from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 78 reviews
9.2

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
Silver Rock Hotel
7.3 Good
Coral Rock Road, Malindi, Kenya
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11.2 mi from city centre, Watamu 
GoodBased on 38 reviews
7.3

Situated in Malindi, Silver Rock Hotel provides 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, 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
Kobe Suite Resort
9.5 Excellent
Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
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3.4 mi from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 198 reviews
9.5

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
Florlaleona Villa
Malindi, Kenya
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10.8 mi from city centre, Watamu 

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
Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel
Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Kenya
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1.7 mi from city centre, Watamu 

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
Crystal Bay Resort
8.3 Excellent
P.O. Box 424 - 80202 -Jacaranda Road Watamu Kenya, Watamu, Kenya
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0.2 mi from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 120 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
Malaika Beach Villas
8.8 Excellent
Malindi, Kenya
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7.0 mi from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 49 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.

Turtle Bay Beach Club
Turtle Bay Beach Club
8.2 Excellent
Mida Creek Road,3-4, Watamu, Kenya
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1.1 mi from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 137 reviews
8.2

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 a Jacuzzi, free bicycle rental and an all-inclusive meal plan.

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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Watamu:$112/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$9/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$35 - $151
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$73 - $158
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Temple Point Resort
Temple Point Resort
7.8 Good
Marine Park Road, Watamu, Kenya
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3.9 mi from city centre, Watamu 

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.

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Kobe Suite Resort
Kobe Suite Resort
9.5 Excellent
Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
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3.4 mi from city centre, Watamu 

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.

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Lily Palm Resort
Lily Palm Resort
6.0 Good
Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu, Kenya
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0.2 mi from city centre, Watamu 

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

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Chrystal Palace
Chrystal Palace
Malindi Kiangunyi Villa, Malindi, Kenya
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2.1 mi from city centre,  

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

$15
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Prestige Holiday Resort
Prestige Holiday Resort
6.9 Good
Malindi Road, Malindi, Kenya
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

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

$15
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Mida Creek Eco Camp
Mida Creek Eco Camp
8.6 Excellent
Mida Creek off Mombasa Malindi Road, Watamu, Kenya
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3.3 mi from city centre,  

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

$24
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Villas Watamu Resort
Villas Watamu Resort
9.2 Excellent
Turtle Bay Road Plot 546, Watamu, Kenya
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1.7 mi from city centre,  

Located in Watamu, Villas Watamu Resort is within a 20-minute drive of Malindi Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$34
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Seawhispers Inn
Seawhispers Inn
9.2 Excellent
Watamu Beach Road, Watamu, Kenya
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

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

$35
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Mawimbi Lodge Hotel
Mawimbi Lodge Hotel
Watamu Beach Road, Watamu, Kenya
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

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
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Silver Rock Hotel
Silver Rock Hotel
7.3 Good
Coral Rock Road, Malindi, Kenya
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

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

$45
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Marine Holiday House
Marine Holiday House
9.3 Excellent
Dolphin Road, Malindi, Kenya
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2.6 mi from city centre,  

Marine Holiday Malindi is located in Malindi and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool, a sun deck and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$45
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Hotel prices in Watamu

2 stars and under

$24 - $42

Mawimbi Lodge Hotel

#1 Most popular

$42
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Seawhispers Inn

#2 Most popular

Seawhispers Inn
9.2 Excellent
$35
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Mida Creek Eco Camp

Best value

Mida Creek Eco Camp
8.6 Excellent
$24
Avg. per night
3 stars

$15 - $180

Turtle Bay Beach Club

#1 Most popular

$78
Avg. per night
Blue Bay Village

#2 Most popular

Blue Bay Village
9.1 Excellent
$180
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Marine Holiday House

Best value

$45
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4 stars +

$34 - $242

Lily Palm Resort

#1 Most popular

$83
Avg. per night
Medina Palms

#2 Most popular

Medina Palms
8.8 Excellent
$218
Avg. per night
Villas Watamu Resort

Best value

$34
Avg. per night

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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 8.2 from 137 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Watamu. Other top stays include Temple Point Resort, with an average rating of 7.8 from 111 reviewers, and Mida Creek Eco Camp, with a score of 8.6 from 65 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 8.7 across 30 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Watamu cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Watamu have been around $125 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Watamu?

    $10 per night is the cheapest Watamu hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.