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Watamu
The delightful village of Watamu is an eco-tourist’s dream, lined with sandy white beaches and hotels dedicated to sustainable tourism. Watamu is a quick snorkel away from the Malindi Marine Reserve Park, and Turtle Beach is the ideal spot for a swim and a tanning session. The village proper features quaint Kenyan shopping stalls called dukas, where you can stock up with supplies. Make sure to visit the Gede Ruins, a mysterious and heavily overgrown 12th century Swahili village, and the beautifully fluttery Kipepeo Butterfly Project.

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Mida Creek
Mida Creek
Attraction type: Bodies of Water; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Watamu National Marine Park
Watamu National Marine Park
Attraction type: National Parks
Bio-Ken Snake Farm
Bio-Ken Snake Farm
Owner description: Bio-Ken is a research centre, which deals with reptiles, especially snakes and snake-bite. Located less than 5 minutes drive from the hotels in Watamu - Kenya, it houses the... more Owner description: Bio-Ken is a research centre, which deals with reptiles, especially snakes and snake-bite. Located less than 5 minutes drive from the hotels in Watamu - Kenya, it houses the largest collection of Snakes in East Africa and is open to the public. There are about 127 different snake species in Kenya. Of these only 18 have caused human fatalities and only another 6 could kill you. Another 10 could cause you a lot of pain and the remaining 93 or so, are non-venomous nor dangerous. less
Attraction type: Farms
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Watamu Turtle Watch
Watamu Turtle Watch
Owner description: Local Ocean Trust is a private, not for profit organisation committed to the protection of Kenya's marine environment. We love our local ocean and we use practical conservation... more Owner description: Local Ocean Trust is a private, not for profit organisation committed to the protection of Kenya's marine environment. We love our local ocean and we use practical conservation, community involvement and development, education, research and campaigning to promote the sustainable use of Kenya's marine resources. Watamu Turtle Watch is our flagship programme. It was started by local residents in 1997 to protect nesting sea turtles. Now it consists of our Nest Monitoring and Protection programme, By Catch Net Release Programme, and specialist Rehabilitation Centre for sick and injured sea turtles. The combination of these programmes enables us to make a real difference in ensuring the future of endangered sea turtles. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Attraction type: Beaches

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papa Remo
papa Remo
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Safina Beach Bar & Grill
Safina Beach Bar & Grill
Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: African, Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Pub
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Come Back Club Watamu
Come Back Club Watamu
Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Watamu
Price: $9 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, International, African, Seafood
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Bahati Gelateria Italianna Anna & Andrea
Bahati Gelateria Italianna Anna & Andrea
Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hosteria Romana Watamu
Hosteria Romana Watamu
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Jumbo Watamu
3.5 of 5
Jumbo Watamu
$63 - $155
Ranked #10 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
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Mimi na Wewe...in Africa!
Mimi na Wewe...in Africa!
$49 - $65 (€44 - €58)
Ranked #2 of 23 Watamu B&B and Inns
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Mawimbi Lodge
Mawimbi Lodge
$43 - $106 (€39 - €95)
Ranked #1 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Watamu
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Mawe Resort
3.5 of 5
Mawe Resort
$76 - $196
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
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Crystal Bay Resort
5.0 of 5
Crystal Bay Resort
$113 - $145
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
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Garoda Resort
Garoda Resort
$86 - $109
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Charming Lonno Lodge
5.0 of 5
The Charming Lonno Lodge
$206 - $327 (€185 - €293)
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
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Medina Palms
4.5 of 5
Medina Palms
$202 - $434
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
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Barracuda Inn
4.0 of 5
Barracuda Inn
$94 - $155
Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
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