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10 Best Hotels in Watamu

Jacaranda Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Jacaranda Road, Watamu
AU$179
per night
27 Nov. - 28 Nov.
4.4/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

"Staff very friendly, everything was clean, plenty of places to relax which was our purpose of this vacation. One suggestion: make supper from 6:30-8:30 and then start shows at 9:00...10:00 was too late for us. Coffee/Tea service in the rooms would be nice. And we suggest pool/sea side beverage service. ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2018

Jacaranda Beach Resort
Hemingways Watamu
4.5 out of 5
Watamu, Watamu, Kilifi County
AU$328
per night
24 Nov. - 25 Nov.
4.4/5Wonderful! (14 reviews)

"This is probably the nicest place I have stayed in my 70 years. Everthing perfect, the cleanliness superb, the staff so thoughtful and helpful. Changing the sheets and towels everyday without the option to reuse was not eco and necessary. Otherwise highly recommended. The quiet, the sea, the pools, ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2019

Hemingways Watamu
The ONE
4 out of 5
Kanani Road, Watamu, Kilifi County
AU$132
per night
22 Nov. - 23 Nov.
3.3/5 (3 reviews)

"If you are planning a relaxation get-away, this is the place for you. Although getting to the location was a bit tedious because of the 5km or so stretch of bad road before the resort, the resort environment itself was quite nice. The rooms were quite spacious and comfortable. The food could have ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2019

The ONE
Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Jacaranda Road, Watamu
AU$109
per night
9 Dec. - 10 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (14 reviews)
A little gem off the beaten path

"Mawe Resort is a great place if you want to get off the beaten path and do nothing but enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean. It’s a bit isolated from town, but then then you’re generally going to come here to do nothing but relax. The service is very attentive, the ambiance is super and the food is decent. ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Apr. 2019

Mawe Resort Watamu Boutique Hotel
Turtle Bay Beach Club
3 out of 5
Mida Creek Road, Watamu
AU$252
per night
27 Nov. - 28 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (29 reviews)

"Very nice swimming pools which are very well maitained, good on site security."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2019

Turtle Bay Beach Club
Lily Palm Resort
4 out of 5
Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu
AU$98
per night
27 Nov. - 28 Nov.
3.6/5Good! (30 reviews)
Beautiful pool

"We had a one night stay in Lily Palm en route and arriving late. The staff served us dinner (good grilled fish and chicken) when the kitchen was essentially closed. The rooms are very basic but serviceable (i.e. no toiletries but hot water, mosquito net in working order, a/c, towels and wash cloths). ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019

Lily Palm Resort
Temple Point Resort
3.5 out of 5
Marine Park Road, Watamu
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3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly and keen to ensure I enjoyed my stay. My room had a beautiful view of the ocean and was clean"…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov. 2019

Temple Point Resort
Alawi Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
P.O. Box 577, Watamu
AU$145
per night
4 Dec. - 5 Dec.
4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Boutique luxury, really a perfect place to relax!

"We have stayed a bunch of places in Kenya and Alawi is a new favorite. The staff are so friendly and attentive, the small boutique hotel is beautiful with lots of carefully curated details, relaxing and just a really nice spot to post up for a couple of days. They helped us arrange a motorcycle for ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov. 2018

Alawi Boutique Hotel
Blue Bay Village
3.5 out of 5
P.O. BOX 162, Watamu, Kilifi County
AU$193
per night
25 Nov. - 26 Nov.
Blue Bay Village
Crystal Bay Resort
3.5 out of 5
Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Coast Province
AU$278
per night
4 Dec. - 5 Dec.
Crystal Bay Resort
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Visiting Watamu

Visitors to Watamu are sure to enjoy the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy all the city has to offer including its parks.

  • There are 28 hotels and other accommodations in Watamu
  • The closest major airport is in Malindi (MYD) 16.7 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Watamu

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and such places to visit as Watamu Beach and Watamu Marine National Park. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Watamu Marine National Park and Bio-Ken Snake Farm.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 28 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Watamu. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Jumbo Watamu - All Inclusive - With a stay at this 3.5-star resort, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale.
  • Turtle Bay Beach Club - This 3-star resort features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.

Dressing for Watamu

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 88°F and the nighttime average to be 74°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 88°F during the day and 70°F at night
  • July through September averages 84°F during the day and 69°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 87°F during the day and 72°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Watamu is 1.54 inches
  • Hottest months are usually February and March with an average temperature of 88°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 70°F

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