Laid-back little Watamu looks out over the Indian Ocean and enjoys a blinding white-sand beach and a soft breeze coming off the water. It's a gorgeous slice of coastline and one that includes its own marine national park. As well as its natural endowments, great dining scene and relaxed village vibe, Watamu makes an excellent base from which to explore the nearby Gede ruins, Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve and the mangrove-fringed waterways of Mida Creek.


Watamu is one of the world's top destinations for Deep Sea Fishing, with the majority of skippers supporting the 'Tag and Release' system, to allow the sport to continue well into the future. 


Not far from Watamu, near the junction with the main Mombasa-Malindi road, lie the Gedi Ruins, a National Museum site and a window into the mysterious past of this stretch of coastline. The town of Gedi was a Swahili settlement established in the 13th-century town and inhabited by sailors, traders and settlers from Oman who plied the spice trade between the Middle East and Africa. Unlike other well-known Swahili towns such as Lamu, Mombasa or Zanzibar, however, almost no historical record was made of the town, nor was it marked on maps from that period. The reason for the secrecy surrounding the existence of Gedi is unknown, and the cause of its downfall also remains a great historical mystery.


Set sail in style on a traditional Mozambican dhow to explore the magic of Mida Creek and the Watamu  Marine Park. With the capacity to seat 15 people, Monangu is available for private day trips and sunset cruises.


Stretching inland from the sea into Arabuko Sokoke Forest is one of Watamu’s true hidden treasures: Mida Creek, a Broadwater tidal creek surrounded by extensive mangroves and lined with palms.

Mida is a stopover point for many migratory birds and an essential protected area for their survival. This makes it one of the most important and beautiful natural attractions on the Kenyan coast.

Mida is best explored by boat, on a cruise through the creek at sunset for a sundowner drink, as the setting sun turns the waters to gold and flocks of roosting birds fill the sky. Flamingoes are often seen feeding in Mida. The creek is also an incredible kayaking destination, with endless small channels and passages through the mangroves to explore where kingfishers hunt in the shallow waters and fish eagles perch in the overhead trees. You can also take a stand up paddle board (SUP) through the creek or even take a guided float through the waters of the creek in a life-vest, carried by the gentle tidal currents.


Located just a few minutes drive from Watamu's hotel resorts, Bio-Ken Snake Farm houses the largest collection of snakes in East Africa and is open to the public. The 35-year-old research centre also offers snake removal and snake bite anti-venom services.


Watamu offers a wide range of Water-related activities.  From Kayaking and funboats to scuba diving and snorkelling.  Kite-surfing too has taken off in a big way in Watamu.


There are plenty of places to go and things to see in Watamu and beyond.  From the fascinating Bio-ken Snake Farm and Watamu Turtle Watch's rehabilitation centre to the Butterfly Farm and the historic Gede ruins are only a short taxi or tuk-tuk ride away.


There is a large choice of restaurants, and bars in Watamu - the Pilipan offers Asian fusion, and the Italian influence in Mpango is clear in the thin pizzas.  The Ice creams at Anna and Andreas are something else and everywhere there are opportunities to sample fresh seafood. View Beach Watamu, Safina Beach Bar & Grill, Caffe Sotto Sopra, Pilipan Restaurant - Watamu Just to mention a few


If you have had too much the water, there are lots of other sports to take part in.  Cycling, Golf, and Tennis are only a few of them.

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2 Days / 1 Night

Group Size: TBA

Reference Number: BST/TURTLE BAY/WATAMU 2023

Special Interests: Visiwa Restaurant, Safina Beach Bar & Grill, Caffe Sotto Sopra, Pilipan Restaurant - Watamu, Monangu Dhow Cruise, Mida Creek, Watamu Marine Park, Gede Ruins, Vasco Da Gama Pillar



Rates valid from 24 Dec 2023 – 3 Jan 2024

1) Resident

Club Room

Single - Ksh 30,750 per night

Double  - Ksh 41,000 per night

Lamu Room

Single - Ksh 32,250 per night

Double  - Ksh 43,000 per night

Ocean Front Room

Single - Ksh 33,750 per night

Double  - Ksh 45,000 per night

Junior Suite Room

Single - Ksh 36,750 per night

Double  - Ksh 49,000 per night

2) Nonresident

Club Room

Single - USD 342 per night

Double  - USD 456 per night

Lamu Room

Single - USD 360 per night

Double  - USD 480 per night

Ocean Front Room

Single - USD 378 per night

Double  - USD 505 per night

Junior Suite Room

Single - USD 415 per night

Double  - USD 552 per night

Rates are subject to change without notice

***Rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking***



  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner snacks and pan cakes
  • Pizza Garden (pizza, pasta for lunch and dinner)
  • Soft drinks, selected wines and spirits and draft beer
  • Supervised kids club (4-12 years)
  • Entertainment (day and night)
  • Wifi throughout
  • Watersports: boogie boards, canoes, paddles, stand up paddle boards, windsurfing (certified with current certificate surfer will get 1⁄2hour daily used on beginner boards


  • Transfers
  • Flights
  • Other Meals
  • Tours/Excursions
  • Tips and gratuities

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