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Watamu Beach

Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Malindi
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: The coastal village of Watamu is known for its wonderful white sand beach. The region is protected...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: The coastal village of Watamu is known for its wonderful white sand beach. The region is protected as part of the Watamu National Marine Park.

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Callaway, Minnesota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Spent a day here walking the beach, swimming and then a two hour snorkel trip. It was all very nice, but to be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed as I was expecting perhaps a more spectacular beach setting. It was nice for sure, but the random layout of the various hotels and beach cafes and the such left a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

beautiful sea and white sand. Clear water. Shade and sun beds at Giorgio's and Safari's seaside resort. They prepared for us excellent and inexpensive grilled fish and lobsters. If you need a place to stay look for the nearby Kira's House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Watamu had the finest beaches in kenya, the sand is white and the water is crystal clear. Not populated and the tour guide are very friendly and helpful. If you love the ocean this is were you belong.

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Malindi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Scenic and dramatic setting. Plenty of places to rent sunbeds and have lunch or drinks. Go north near the end of the tarmac road then cut through and find this beach. Lounge around in the shallow waters.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Watamu Beach is my favorite along the peaceful Kenya coast. Nearby hotels are reasonably priced and comfortable. The underwater park is a highlight. Don't miss it.

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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

walking around the white sand beach was a lovely experience it was so refreshing feel the breeze from the ocean. had a memorable experience will definitely plan for another visit soon away from bara

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Watamu has a marine park where we took part in snorkeling. After that we tasted the night life of Watamu which was very vibrant.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

walking on the beach and picking shells was very exciting. Walking bare feet was tricky coz the ground was prickly. We also saw crabs and were even able to hold some in our hands. The ocean had gone away to the other side so we could easily walk on the dry land without fear.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is largely uninterfered with and has turtles that come to the beach to lay their eggs and return to the sea

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Thika, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It speaks of itself.. paradise on Earth. I and my daughter really had fun. I loved the clean sandy beaches and the fresh air.

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