Blue bay cove apartments are an exceptional facility. The two bedroom suit at the garden level is actually my favorite. The balcony apartments are lovely but the upstairs sitting room layouts are a bit cramped.
The pool is perfect for dips and sheltered from the wind, and the apartments location on the cliff provides varied landscapes. The cliff view and stormy waves, the little bay at the base( great for exploring crabs and octopus in low tide) the sheltered reef beach round the next bay, lovely for walks and sunbathing and the next bay after that for hotels and big waves. (30 min beach walk to Hemmingways)
It is a good resort for visitors that like to do things together or wander off and do their own thing individually and meet at dinner time. The village is truly a 5 minutes walk away so you can just pop out if you have forgotten to buy something! Buy your fish from the local fishermen and not the shops. You can get fresh octopus in the blue bay cove, just time the early fishermen and enjoy exploring the natural coral pools in the bay.
Carry bin bags, and refills of the big bottles for the water dispenser as they are expensive in Watamu shops. Everything is available locally but its cheaper at Nakumatt Malindi , a 20 minute drive away.
After you have exhausted the Watamu sites, Malindi is a quick trip down the road for restaurants etc, as well as the Italiano supermarket. The ice cream shop in Watamu has excellent ice cream and we did a daily stop over to try all the different flavors.
You cant go wrong holidaying here if you like a quiet private getaway and Rosmary is always on hand to help .
The only thing you have to get used to is luke warm showers as the solar panels don't work well on overcast days and the water is generally warmer later in the day. Time your showers!! Also the pillows are the hard big fluffy type , so carry yours from home if you are particular!
Enjoy your stay! we did... thoroughly! The pictures posted on the reviews are all realistic and cover everything so I added some of the coral pools and the fresh fish you can get and enjoy! Red snapper, parrot fish, Chi chungi, Tafi and kingfish. yumm!!
Waiting to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Bay Cove is set on a dramatic location overlooking the Indian Ocean and with direct access to a white sandy beach cove. All the stunning residences have sea views and are cooled by the ocean breezes. Completed in 2011, finished and furnished to the highest standards Blue Bay Cove is the ideal coastal hideaway. Our extensive on site staff of concierge, chefs, maids and baby sitters make your stay truly relaxing. Blue Bay Cove offers hotel like services in private home setting. ... more less
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