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Ocean Sports Resort

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is good for fishing.....sky diving quite enjoyable there.....good and fast wi-fi connection....the boat rides are fun.....the meals are enjoyable with family....the scene of the beach makes it look fantastic.....it's the place to be

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great atmosphere among fishermen . Not really a resort but a friendly place on a beautiful beach with a lot of friendly people . A must on the Kenyan coast for keen fishermen . A cool place to relax and enjoy the Indian Ocean

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Ocean Sports is a brilliant place to stay in Watamu. The location could not be better, right on the beautiful white sandy beach and a few minutes by tuk tuk to Watamu village. The place has an easy going charm about it and is very well managed by Florian, a French chef from Bordeaux, who is extremely attentive, as is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

An excellent place to visit and experience Watamu. Amazing fishing opportunities just across the reef and an awesome atmosphere. I visited for the fishing and have made lifelong friends along the way. See you there!

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Thank Roy B
Nanyuki, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over Easter so I could do some diving and a friend could get her basic dive qualification. You could see the sea from our rooms and the views were beautiful. Rooms were large with huge beds and good basic bathrooms and a small dressing area. Is was a bit faulty towers as the air on kept over heating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We did not lodge at Ocean Sports, but we met one of their staff members on the beach, Moris, who asked us if we might be interested in windsurfing, which we were, and after that the rest is history. We visited Watamu in the low season and it quickly became our base for adventures (amazing glass bottom boat tour/snorkeling and... More 

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Thank Morgan B
Community of Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Beach House. The cottage with four bedrooms accommodate up to 8 people. The house was next to the beach, unbeatable location in terms of proximity to the water. House great and clean in particular bedroom and bathrooms. The only exception was the kitchen, small and very bad compared to the rest of the house. Service and... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Local, and traditional, yet welcoming to strangers who wander in from up-country. A popular watering hole for the Kenyan Cowboy crowd, unreservedly friendly, no shortage of character. The kitchen is quite accomplished, exceeding expectations. Authenticity, old-school, for those who do not slavishly follow the latest in beach trends. As is so often the case in Kenya, it is the people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We stayed in Ocean Sports with our children over New Year and enjoyed the experience, the laid back, slightly bohemian atmosphere of the place, and the stunning beach-side location, but think the place could definitely do with a bit of a refresh as it feels a bit tired and the 'shabby' is starting to take over 'the chic'! It's an... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We camped at Ocean Sports, and it was a great experience. The small campsite is not adjacent to the sea, but near enough, and it is sheltered from the winds that can blow along the beach. We were the only campers in August, when the sea in that area is full of algae, and thus not so appetizing (although it... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about Ocean Sports Resort

Address: Mida Creek Road | P.O Box 208, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $85 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Sports Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Ocean Sports Hotel Watamu
Ocean Sports Watamu
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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