we statyed here for a few nights in preparation of a wedding we were attending just down the beach.
the rooms are very nice and largely have great views of the sea. our room was an upstairs flat so it had a particularly good view.
the pool is pretty big with plenty of space for lounging around with a drink, though it's not close enough to the bar to make this entirely convenient.
the staff speak great english and are generally helpful and pleasant and the restaurant food was exceptional (though we mostly had set menus from the wedding party).
the beach is nothing particularly spectacular and i don't think we made the most of the facilities the hotel had to offer in regards to trips, diving etc.
i think for the amount we paid, it's probably a little on the expensive side, especially as our complimentary tea failed to to turn up on at least half the days we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The plaque on our famous 1952 bar boat states "Ian Pritchard sailed his boat through the reef and staked his claim right here. Cheers Ian!" And so the legend of Ocean Sports was born.Our ambiance is relaxed, friendly and barefoot chic. Frequented by a loyal following of East African residents and savvy overseas guests, many consider this being their second home.Located 20km south of Malindi Airport, within the protected Watamu Marine Reserve, our 30 rooms, suites and self catered cottage overlook Kenya's favorite, white sand beach.Our outdoor, ocean-side deck dinning venue is simply stunning! Freshly caught, sustainable seafood and local organic produce, inspired our French chef, Florian's new mouth watering menu choices. Delicious stone-oven piazzas and a 'daily specials' board, ensure something for all. Nature will nourish your soul! Our 14 acre plot boasts indigenous African fauna and wildlife that includes monkeys, bird-life and night bush babies. Low-tide reveals rock pool aquariums of sea life, crabs and even King George, our grumpy resident Moray eel! Turtles, dolphins and whales are observed further out to sea.Our name reflects our love of ocean activity and adventure. Deep sea fish with our professional charter boats to experience adrenalin hook ups. Blue water dive over sparkling coral reefs, all organized by our PADI scuba centre. Try kite-surfing, kayaking and boogie boarding - the ocean is your playground! Onshore we offer trail-biking, tennis, squash, hokey, beach volley and touch rugby. On weekends our resident DJ entertains all age groups in total harmony.We are "A small, stylish and sociable beach hotel for free spirits and active families in search of Africa" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Sports Hotel Watamu
- Ocean Sports Watamu