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The One
The One
8.1 Excellent
Kanani Road, Watamu, Kenya
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4.3 mi from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 90 reviews
8.1

This comfortable resort in Watamu offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a private beach. It also features a sun deck, a kids pool and a kids club.

Lily Palm Resort
Lily Palm Resort
6.9 Good
Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu, Kenya
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0.2 mi from city centre, Watamu 
GoodBased on 186 reviews
6.9

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

Sun Palm Beach Resort
Sun Palm Beach Resort
9.0 Excellent
Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Kenya
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0.5 mi from city centre, Watamu 
ExcellentBased on 2 reviews
9.0

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.

Watamu Sunflower House
Watamu Sunflower House
8.9 Excellent
Kifaru Road, Watamu, Kenya
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1.2 mi 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.

Tips for booking a Watamu hotel

Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Watamu:£89/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£21/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
£57 - £133
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£44 - £103
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Lily Palm Resort
Lily Palm Resort
6.9 Good
Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu, Kenya
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0.2 mi from city centre, Watamu, Kenya 

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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Lily Palm Resort
Lily Palm Resort
6.9 Good
Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu, Kenya
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0.2 mi 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.

£32
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Watamu Sunflower House
Watamu Sunflower House
8.9 Excellent
Kifaru Road, Watamu, Kenya
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1.2 mi 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.

£47
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Sun Palm Beach Resort
Sun Palm Beach Resort
9.0 Excellent
Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Kenya
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0.5 mi 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.

£59
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The One
The One
8.1 Excellent
Kanani Road, Watamu, Kenya
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4.3 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable resort in Watamu offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a private beach. It also features a sun deck, a kids pool and a kids club.

£60
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Hotel prices in Watamu

2 stars or below

£20 - £1,506

Watamu Adventist Beach Resort

No. 1 most popular

£23
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Zawadi Residence

Best value

Zawadi Residence
9.3 Excellent
£20
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3 stars

£66 - £113

Turtle Bay Beach Club

Best value

£66
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4 stars and up

£32 - £60

The One

No. 1 most popular

The One
8.1 Excellent
£60
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Sun Palm Beach Resort

No. 2 most popular

£59
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Lily Palm Resort

Best value

£32
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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 (7.9/10 from 150 reviews), The One (8.1/10 from 90 reviews), and Medina Palms (8.9/10 from 152 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Watamu.

  • What is a good hotel near Watamu Beach?

    With a rating of 9.2/10 from 132 reviews, Seawhispers Inn is a hotel close to Watamu Beach that is highly recommended by HotelsCombined users.