This is a list of the best hotels in Watamu. Watamu is one of the most beautiful tourists destination along the Kenyan Coast, lined with sandy white beaches, idyllic and stylish hotels that are dedicated to sustainable tourism.
In no particular order, here is a list of the best hotels in Watamu.
1. Hemingways Watamu
Hemingways is a luxury 5-star boutique beach hotel located just off Turtle Bay Road, outside Watamu village. The hotel offers exceptional personal service with amenities such as; spacious ocean view rooms with easy access to the beach, an onsite restaurant that offers a range of options, a spa, a well-stocked bar and modern conference facilities.
Contacts: 0709 188 000.
2. Medina Palms
The 5-star resort offers luxury accommodation on one of the most spectacular and unspoiled beaches on the Kenyan coast of Watamu. The rooms feature elegant suites and villas with extended views across tropical gardens and sea views. They also offer ensuite dining, conference facilities and water sports.
Contacts: 0710 571 515, 0718 152 999.
3. Visiwa Beach Resort
The resort offers exceptional services and amenities such as garden view rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and bar, a restaurant that serves local and continental cuisine, free private parking, meeting/conference facilities and a range of activities such as snorkelling, walking tours, canoeing and windsurfing.
Contact: 0790 299 926.
4. Alawi Boutique Hotel
It is a luxury hotel that offers the feature of staying in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in Watamu. The hotel’s rooms are tastefully furnished in the typical coastal style and equipped with all comforts to satisfy every relaxation requirement as well as business.
Contact: 0743 079 620.
5. Temple Point Resort
The resort is located on Marine Park Road, Watamu. They offer amenities such as an onsite restaurant that prepares daily buffets and a la carte dishes, a state of the art pool, beach cinema, concierge, spa, boutique, free parking. Rooms are nestled into the privacy of 20 bungalows, each offering a view of the botanical garden or calmness of the Mida Creek.
Contact: 0722 204 131.
6. Turtle Bay Beach Club
The resort is situated on 200 metres of beach on the edge of Watamu Marine Park. It is set in 10 acres of tropically landscaped gardens with 145 rooms, 3 restaurants and bars, an entertainment lounge, modern conference facilities and a swimming pool. It offers activities such as bird safaris, deep-sea fishing, excursions, snorkelling and dhow trips.
Contacts: 0721 830 604, 0734 601 066.
7. The One Watamu Bay
It is a four-star family beach resort that seeks to redefine the holiday experience. Amenities include an in-house spa with a jacuzzi, retail outlets, water sports, kids club, swimming pools, boardroom and conference hall and spacious guest rooms.
Contacts: 0727 777 477, 0785 603 442.
8. Rock & Sea Resort.
It is a 5 million star eco-lodge where you can sleep under an amazing African starry sky on the Watamu Mida Creek. It features a restaurant where you can enjoy fresh and tasty food with dishes from Italian, Asian and fusion cuisine. The resort organises safaris, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, kitesurfing, wakeboarding and bird watching.
Contact: 0799 670 253.
9. Gecko Resort
The resort is located on the beautiful Garoda beach inside the Watamu Marine Park. Rooms and apartments are elegant with a contemporary style and each offers a veranda or balcony with garden views. Other amenities include; a restaurant that serves local and international dishes, a well-stocked bar, hot tub and solarium.
Contact: 0729 388 777.
10. Crystal Bay Resort
The resort is located in the heart of the Watamu Marine Park. It overlooks the beautiful Watamu Beach. The resort features restaurants that offer high-class dinners in an atmosphere that follows the enchanting setting of the magical Watamu. Rooms are well furnished and equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom and ethnic style beds with mosquito nets.
Contacts: 0725 401 856, 0718 565 000.
11. The Charming Lonno Lodge
The Charming Lonno is a family-owned and managed stylish lodge located on the coast of the Watamu Marine National Park. The lodge features four rooms and four suites with features such as mosquito nets on all beds, kitchenette, frigo bar, wall fan, kettle, tea kit, hot and cool water dispenser.
Contact: 0726 226 292.
12. Seven Island Resort
The resort is set on turquoise waters of Watamu National Park. It offers spectacular views of the islands of love and their natural wildlife. The rēsort has 84 comfortable rooms, a spa, two seaside restaurants, 3 bars and swimming pool and a 200 seat fully-equipped conference room.
Contact: 0722 356 309.
13. Watamu Treehouse
Watamu Treehouse is a unique guest house located along Turtle Bay Road in Watamu. It offers unique rooms and suites, treehouse yoga, classes and retreats, gentle adventures and nourishing meals prepared by chefs with vast experience.
Contact: 0712 810 055.
14. Kobe Suite Resort
The resort is located on the famous Garoda Beach in Watamu. It features a tropical garden and a private beach area, two outdoor pools, a restaurant, bar, spa and boutique. The resort offers luxurious accommodation in a garden view and ocean-view suites that are well furnished and air-conditioned.
Contact: 0700 951 951.
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