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Watamu Accommodation


Looking for accommodation in Watamu Kenya? If you are interested in coming to do activities with us at Tribe we can recommend accommodation options with a range of different providers, catering for all needs and budgets. There are a number of hotels located on the beach each offering something slightly different:

Ocean Sports Resort

A small, stylish and sociable beach hotel for free spirits and active families in search of Africa. The resort is based on the beach with the deck overlooking the Indian Ocean. OS offers 28 rooms, suites and a self catering beach cottage. Half and full board room options also available and served at the restaurant. If you are looking for a chilled atmosphere then Ocean Sports is the choice for you.

Hemingways Watamu

Recently completely renovated – luxurious Hemingways has 76 beautiful rooms, all of which come with views of the Indian Ocean and the endless white sand beach of Watamu Marine Park, air conditioning, fans and a private balcony or verandah. Hemingways has two accommodation wings, one each side of a characterful and handsome central block which houses the bar, restaurant, reception, shops and business centre.

Medina Palms

A luxury resort, situated on the powder white sand beach of the Indian Ocean in Watamu. The hotel offers a range of luxury suites and villas, with views over tropical gardens and pools, tree top penthouses with inner courtyards, and magnificent beach front villas. Fine dining is available at Medina’s signature Amandina Restaurant, the sophisticated Long Bar and Star Lounge, as well as a tropical coffee garden. Other Medina Palms facilities include a spa, boutique shop and fitness studio.

Mwamba Conservation Centre

Located just 80m off the dazzling white sands of Watamu’s world-renowned beach and National Marine Park, Mwamba Conservation Centre provides simple but pleasant, friendly and relaxed full-board accommodation for anyone in need of a holiday on the beach and near a forest and in particular for birders, botanists, marine enthusiasts and anyone interested wildlife. Facilities include those for longer-term resident researchers.

Turtle Bay

The leading player in the all-inclusive holiday market and has, for may years, been popular with both families and couples seeking quality accommodation at an affordable price. Turtle Bay has 145 rooms comprising delightful standard en-suite accommodation: club rooms, Swahili-style Lamu rooms and ocean-front rooms. Guests have a range of options for meals, which include wholesome breakfasts, as well as buffet-style lunches and dinners. There is also a poolside snack bar, pizza garden and for special evenings, the à la carte Blue Turtle Restaurant.

Watamu Treehouse

Watamu Treehouse was in 2014 selected as one of the “100 Most Unforgettable Experiences” by Kenya Airways’ Msafari Magazine. The establishment has seven en-suite bedrooms, a pool, and delicious, nutritious food. The unique architecture allows 360 degree views of Watamu, including the coastline and the native forest. Choose between a self-catered holiday, a catered holiday or yoga and adventure retreats. Treehouse offers a truly unique holiday in Watamu.

Watamu Beach Cottages

Watamu Beach Cottages are a fantastic option for kitesurfers looking for more of an extended stay in Watamu. They offer 3 well appointed, air-conditioned, self catered cottages situated on a beautiful beachfront property. Each cottage has two bedrooms, both with bathrooms ensuite; a fully equipped kitchen and a lovely patio to lounge away lazy afternoons. Watamu Beach Cottages will organise a personal cook to prepare all your meals – a real holiday treat! The three cottages all face onto a sparkling blue pool – perfect to cool off after a hot day down on the beach.

Temple Point

A large spacious resort surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. With 100 Swahili-style rooms located in 20 bungalows, guests can enjoy comfortable Garden Rooms, luxurious Bayview Rooms or their especially gorgeous Superior Rooms. With a choice of 5 drinking & dining locations within the resort you are truly spoilt for choice and sunsets and special occasions can be enjoyed from one of their private pavilions. Temple Point also offers a range of activities, events and has an onsite spa to help you relax during your holiday.

Private Property Options

In addition to our recommended partners above, Watamu has some truly stunning private houses available for rental located on the beach and surrounding Mida Creek.Houses range from small budget two-bedroom guest cottages up to six bedroom beachfront villas, the majority with pools and private chefs. The perfect retreat for families, groups of friends or a private romantic getaway. Watamu Property Services can assist you with booking the perfect house for your holiday in Watamu.

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Struggling to pick a place to stay? If you are looking for some on the ground advice or are wanting some recommendations for specific needs, please get in touch.
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