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Ocean Sports Resort

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#12 of 28 hotels in Watamu
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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"
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Public wifi
Internet
Outdoor pool
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Restaurant
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Darts
Fishing
Airport transportation
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Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Bay View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

A visit on the Ocean Sports Resort in Watamu,Kenya is one of the best beach and ocean sport experience you don't want to miss in your lifetime.Enjoy deep sea fishing. You will see huge Marlins and Wahoo.

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Brilliant. Sleeps up to 8. Chef available (although the kitchen is not great he can cook in the main hotel). A well furnished shabby chic gem perched right on the beach. Excellent value. Lovely space. Rooms have mozzie nets and air con. 2 have en...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank THFA1984
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Recommended by friends the Ocean Sports Resort did not disappoint. Warm , friendly service , a great cottage , fantastic views, ocean frontage, good food and all excellent value for money. Would return at the drop of a hat.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank kenyanholidays
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

OSR is amazing! A really chilled place where you can relax and recharge. The rooms are basic but clean and functional. The food exceeded expectations. Freshly prepared, great quality, and consistent. The staff is helpful, and, while sometimes a bit slow, warm and welcoming. We...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank stephanieh801
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Me and my partner spent our Christmas break (2018) at Ocean Sports and spend 7 nights there. Can I just say what a stellar experience we had, and our heartiest thanks to the manager, Florian, who was so attentive and very very helpful in showing...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Asiimwe P
February 7, 2019|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Just to add that the info about the train journey of 3/4 hours is completely incorrect. It's approx 6 hours from Nairobi to Mombasa, then you would have to travel by car, or fly from Mombasa to Malindi (the nearest airport... More
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"Rooms with on the storey with a balcony are airier especially in December when it can be quite hot and humid"
globing_yolo
Mar 12, 2019
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"I had a room a bit further away from the bar and pool, which was probably a bless, very quiet, had good..."
884kristofl
Dec 31, 2018
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"Gardens in front of the cottages are mature so the sea cannot be seen directly from every room. All rooms..."
Z8129XLjohng
Oct 25, 2018
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"The beach villa is nice and cool."
634mikkelh
Jan 30, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$127 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ocean sports hotel watamu, ocean sports watamu
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceWatamu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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