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Watamu Beach

Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
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Rustic, pleasant, not one of the best beaches.

Watamu comes across as a rustic sleepy town to me. There is a lot less going on than in places such... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Diani Beach, Kenya
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Beautiful beach!!!

We went for one day to stay in watamu white sandy beach! Was amazing! We walk a lot...water is so... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2016
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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
10 Apr 2017
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Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Watamu comes across as a rustic sleepy town to me. There is a lot less going on than in places such a Watamu and Diani. That said there are a good celection of fantastic restaurants and places to have a few drinks. The beach is...More

Thank AcaciaGM
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We went for one day to stay in watamu white sandy beach! Was amazing! We walk a lot...water is so blue!!!! We went to the restaurant at the beach of Sun Palm Beach Resort and had a lunch there. There's pizza and so nice food....More

Thank ivanastt
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Watamu for a couple of weeks in during November. I was so disappointed with Watamu's beaches. Yes, the setting is beautiful, the sand white and sea blue but oh dear, the plastic pollution is awful. I have never, ever seen so many discarded...More

3  Thank David V
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Quite a bit of seaweed this time of year...and noisy construction around Hemmingways resort. But a huge expanse of beach great for walks and lots of shallows for paddling and swimming in front of Ocean Sports. A few traders on the beach selling their wears......More

Thank hmf5863
Reviewed 18 October 2016

the beach is good for resting and having sea breezes with family to enjoy, take swimming gear and cameras and eye glasses

Thank Maiyo T
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed right by Turtle Bay Resort. Went deep sea fishing with Big John's Excursion. Phone numbet +254 727 417258 had a half day fishing trip caught some great fish. Captain kept trying new baits. He hooked into 2 sailfish at same time. Landed them both....More

Thank mikepatti2013
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Any time i visit this destination, i absolutely feel complete, i have experienced sky diving and its one of the thrilling experience, clean and not crowded beach with white sands, awesome creek and adventures by the board walks.

Thank Suburbs01
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went to watamu beach on recommendations of guest I went via a matatu stayed the day beach was amazing with beautiful views

Thank NelsonLancslad
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Beppe is a very good safari guide and have very nice sun beds on the best beach of watamu. He is very reliable guy and he is very good to organize different kind of activities .

1  Thank karin helena A
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I am told the BBC ran an article on TV that was very derogatory to the east coast and Kenya in general. Well my wife and I have been visiting KENYA twice a year for 10 weeks each time for many years now. I can...More

5  Thank John W
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Hello, Is there a place by villagers in or around Watamu beach where we can put our car and put up our tent for some days, not far from the beach ? We are living in Ethiopia and just like to be with locals. Thanks.
23 May 2016|
Response from Collin F | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Actually yes! there is lots of small villages and also the beach is long. So you can always find some place there. just be careful about the tide. its changing each 6 hours.
Nyale K
It's amazing. Wud be there once again wen I visit ma motherland .
19 February 2016|
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21 September 2015|
Response from mascris |
ciao Lussy :-) è una spiaggia, spiaggia libera, non ha giorno di chiusura :-)
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