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iGV Club Blue Bay

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Mida Creek Road, Watamu 80202 Kenya
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#2 of 39 hotels in Watamu
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Blue Bay Village is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Watamu, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning and a desk.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the resort, including a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and currency exchange. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge during their visit.

For those interested in checking out Bio-Ken Snake Farm (1.8 mi) while visiting Watamu, Blue Bay Village Hotel is a short distance away.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Bahati Gelateria Italianna Andrea, which is a cafe that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Enjoy your stay in Watamu!

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Property amenities
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Facial treatments
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
VIP room facilities
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili

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52Somewhat walkable
Grade: 52 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Jule wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
What an idyllic place to visit! We spontaneously changed to the hotel and loved it from the start. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. It is located at the beautiful bay of Watamu overlooking the small fishing boats and the white beach. You can easily reach the center of Watamu and restaurants/ bars. The hotel complex is very well maintained and green. It feels like a small oasis in paradise. My family and I will definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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McGreevyTeam wrote a review Jan 2019
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP210 contributions108 helpful votes
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Great location, almost exclusively Italian...really good authentic cuisine. Evenings are dress up and feel good experiences! Facilities and rooms, are clean but not sophisticated... bathrooms are average...suffering from some wear and tear... If you’re not fussy you will love it!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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bizfish wrote a review Feb 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa51 contributions55 helpful votes
I only needed a hotel for the weekend as it was another flying visit to Watamu. Having stayed at Hemingways, Medina, Turtle and Ocean Sports, I had a fair idea of what to expect. But even my low expectation was above what was delivered. First, the good points. Good airconditioning and some friendly F&B staff. And the water was hot. Sadly not much else. Reception was like checking into a prison - 2 extremely grumpy and rude ladies - no welcome, just "Name, Papers" and then tried to tell me I booked for 4 not 2. I explained 2 single rooms but the concept of someone travelling alone was beyond her. Not an auspicious start. Then to the rooms, no kettle, no phone, no option of room service for late arrivals, no wifi (reception only) and a mattress that came from a prison. A shower that constantly flooded and powerpoints that didn't work completed the penitential experience. F&B was so regimented - you had to sit at the same table all the time and more than half the choices were octopus or calamari in various disguises. Pretty unappetising. Upon returning from an activity with some fresh fish, I asked the Italian chef if he could prepare some for dinner (as is the custom in the Watamu hotels). He didn't even speak, just shook his head and waved me away! Fortunately one of the Kenyan chefs obliged - but only if we had it served before the main dinner and in a separate area! Check out was worse than check in - despite spending 180 nights a year in hotels, I don't think I have ever been shouted at by a front desk person. Surprisingly I kept calm and explained the errors in billing (wrong bills allocated to wrong rooms - despite what was written and signed for, they had been posted incorrectly) and eventually settled after a 20 minute debate. A poor experience and one not to be repeated.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Stay away from the pool area - very noisy until late.
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Patriziadu64 wrote a review Aug 2017
Milan, Italy83 contributions54 helpful votes
First time I went to Blue Bay it was 1996. And it was even my first time to Africa.A deep passion is bringing me back year after year.....Africa with her people and her nature it is something unique and Blue Bay too. The resort is located @Watamubeach with direct access to the ocean. An amazing place where you can assist to one of the most beautiful sunset of the world....Mostly Italian food in a very elegant ambience and the care to you from all the people working there. Maurizio, the director, manages everything in a very professional way but it is even that brother always ready to support you. There are thousend of words I can write but the best it is you go there to try.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Tamara M wrote a review Feb 2017
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The entertainment is amazing, really great to watch at night. Always fun things to watch, always pumping! They put on such great shows all the time since we've been here. Its different all the time. The activities are great, they do beer drinking , volly ball, golf , dancing, disco at the beach every day, they do crazy games like paddle boats and zumba and much more. The food is great and all in all the resort is amazing, people are so friendly and they work so hard to make us feel great! George de LA Rosa veronica barbie Pedro '_yandra_alfredo, Anthony, Stefanie Raul Mercado his good also really nice team very good nice show nice hotel pool beach spa area
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$151 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
blue bay village hotel watamu, blue bay village watamu
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceWatamu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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Frequently Asked Questions about iGV Club Blue Bay
What are some of the property amenities at iGV Club Blue Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at iGV Club Blue Bay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at iGV Club Blue Bay?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to iGV Club Blue Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include NON SOLO GELATO by anna, Caffe Sotto Sopra The Liars Club, and Bahati Gelateria Italianna Andrea.
Are there opportunities to exercise at iGV Club Blue Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does iGV Club Blue Bay have airport transportation?
Yes, iGV Club Blue Bay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is iGV Club Blue Bay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Watamu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at iGV Club Blue Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Swahili.
Does iGV Club Blue Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.