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Watamu, Kenya
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Lily Palm Resort
Lily Palm Resort
6.0 Good
Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu, Kenya
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0.3 km from city centre, Watamu 
GoodBased on 226 reviews
6.0

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

Marine Holiday House
Marine Holiday House
9.3 Excellent
Dolphin Road, Malindi, Kenya
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16.3 km from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 214 reviews
9.3

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.

Garoda Resort
Garoda Resort
Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
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5.6 km from city centre, Watamu 

Located in Watamu, Garoda Resort is within a 25-minute drive of Malindi Airport and provides an outdoor pool and a private beach. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, a 24-hour reception and massages.

Blue Bay Cove
Blue Bay Cove
8.4 Excellent
Watamu, Kenya
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0.5 km 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.

Sun Palm Beach Resort
Sun Palm Beach Resort
Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Kenya
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0.8 km from city centre, Watamu 

Featuring a private beach and an outdoor pool, this 4.5-star resort is situated in Watamu. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access in all areas.

Turtle Bay Beach Club
Turtle Bay Beach Club
8.2 Excellent
Mida Creek Road,3-4, Watamu, Kenya
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1.8 km from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 139 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.

Simba House Watamu
Simba House Watamu
8.7 Excellent
peponi road, plot 1035, Watamu, Kenya
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0.6 km from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 31 reviews
8.7

Boasting an outdoor pool, Simba House Watamu is situated in Watamu and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a terrace, laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception.

Alawi Boutique Hotel
Alawi Boutique Hotel
9.2 Excellent
P.O. Box 577, Watamu, Kenya
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2.2 km 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.

Watamu Sunflower House
Watamu Sunflower House
8.9 Excellent
Kifaru Road, Watamu, Kenya
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1.9 km from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 5 reviews
8.9

Located in Watamu, Watamu Sunflower House is within a 20-minute drive of Malindi Airport and offers a swimming pool. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Watamu:$176/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$12/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$138 - $285
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$91 - $200
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Lily Palm Resort
Lily Palm Resort
6.0 Good
Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu, Kenya
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0.3 km 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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Marine Holiday House
Marine Holiday House
9.3 Excellent
Dolphin Road, Malindi, Kenya
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4.3 km 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.

$46
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Simba House Watamu
Simba House Watamu
8.7 Excellent
peponi road, plot 1035, Watamu, Kenya
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Boasting an outdoor pool, Simba House Watamu is situated in Watamu and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a terrace, laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception.

$66
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Watamu Sunflower House
Watamu Sunflower House
8.9 Excellent
Kifaru Road, Watamu, Kenya
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1.9 km from city centre,  

Located in Watamu, Watamu Sunflower House is within a 20-minute drive of Malindi Airport and offers a swimming pool. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

$68
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Garoda Resort
Garoda Resort
Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
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5.6 km from city centre,  

Located in Watamu, Garoda Resort is within a 25-minute drive of Malindi Airport and provides an outdoor pool and a private beach. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, a 24-hour reception and massages.

$94
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Sun Palm Beach Resort
Sun Palm Beach Resort
Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Kenya
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Featuring a private beach and an outdoor pool, this 4.5-star resort is situated in Watamu. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access in all areas.

$109
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Turtle Bay Beach Club
Turtle Bay Beach Club
8.2 Excellent
Mida Creek Road,3-4, Watamu, Kenya
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1.8 km from city centre,  

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.

$114
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Lily Palm Resort
Lily Palm Resort
6.0 Good
Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu, Kenya
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0.3 km from city centre,  

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

$122
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Alawi Boutique Hotel
Alawi Boutique Hotel
9.2 Excellent
P.O. Box 577, Watamu, Kenya
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2.2 km from city centre,  

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

$176
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Hotel prices in Watamu

3 stars

$46 - $176

Simba House Watamu

No. 1 most popular

Simba House Watamu
8.7 Excellent
$66
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Turtle Bay Beach Club

No. 2 most popular

$114
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Marine Holiday House

Best value

$46
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4 stars and up

$94 - $122

Lily Palm Resort

No. 1 most popular

$122
Avg. per night
Sun Palm Beach Resort
$109
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?

    Simba House Watamu is a very popular hotel in Watamu, with a score of 8.7 from 31 reviews. Turtle Bay Beach Club (8.2 from 138 reviews) and Temple Point Resort (7.8 from 113 reviews) are also highly rated Watamu hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Watamu Beach?

    Reviews of Simba House Watamu recommend it as a good place to stay near Watamu Beach, scoring 8.7/10 from 31 ratings.