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WATAMU BEACH COTTAGES

This is the ideal destination for beach lovers looking for a family vacation or a romantic getaway. We are situated on a beautiful, beachfront property located along the North coast of Kenya.

A Peaceful Paradise

Watamu Beach Cottages

Watamu Beach Cottages is a beautiful, wildly rustic, coastal property situated in Watamu, Kenya. Our large, beachfront plot is immersed in nature and has so much to offer whilst you are on holiday with us – it’s a Peaceful Paradise!

Enjoy the relaxed, tranquil environment of our shady, tree-filled property with lush gardens, laze around the pool or take a stroll down to the glorious, white sands of the unspoiled beach which is a few meters down our private pathway.

Our many, unique accommodation choices vary, with more budget friendly options found at Watamu Sailing Camp, set amongst the beach forest on our property. We don’t just have standard hotel rooms – we try to offer each guest an experience when staying with us. Enjoy self-catering or B&B options throughout the year, and try our Bamba Kofe Snackbar which is a popular spot to order meals and is available exclusively to all guests. Our beach resort is family-run, along with our wonderful team of valuable staff members, who are always on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Our homely, beach resort is a peaceful oasis ready to welcome YOU to enjoy a truly special, once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

This is an ideal destination for beach lovers looking for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or seeking a little active adventure.

AMAZING BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

Self Catering Coastal Homes

Watamu Beach Cottages is a peaceful paradise along the North coast of Kenya

Our holiday-home choices have been designed to offer an option for everyone and to suit all budgets. The varied accommodation ranges from tents or tent huts in the forest for a Camping adventure, air-conditioned Clubrooms to comfy Cool Chalets, all located at Watamu Sailing Camp, to pool side Cottages with air conditioning, two sea-view Apartments, & a double story, sea facing Villa. This is a peaceful, beachfront oasis just waiting for you to arrive to experience all its magic and natural beauty.

Location

We are situated on the North Coast of Kenya in Watamu, approximately 5 kms from Watamu Village on a large 5 acre, beachfront property, along Turtle Bay Road. We are based in the heart of the Watamu National Marine Park.

Getting there

Make your way to Magical Kenya! We recommend catching a flight from Nairobi to Malindi and then a taxi directly to us in Watamu. This is the fastest route. Alternatively, you can opt for the train or fly to Mombasa and arrange a taxi to Watamu.

The Best Choice for your next Holiday

Salt Pool

Cool off and relax around our sparkling blue, salt water swimming pool. Rest and relaxation are essential here.

Beach Access

Step down to the beautiful, white, sandy beach of the Watamu National Marine Park with direct, private access from our property. It is literally paradise on your doorstep.

Snackbar

Spend some relaxing time at Bamba Kofi Snackbar – an outdoor dining area at our Clubhouse exclusively available to all guests. Enjoy fast speed WIFI and order freshly prepared meals & refreshments. Breakfast time is popular here!

Activities

Explore and take part in a variety of cool excursions, interesting places to visit and a host of fun water activities, like snorkelling, diving, kite surfing with JC Kiteschool, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking along the Mida Creek...

Our Facilities

We have some beautiful facilities & chill spots around our large property, created for our guests to enjoy their holiday experience with us.

Bamba Kofi Snackbar

Our Snackbar at Watamu Sailing Camp, set under a huge makuti roof, is a tropical, open, outdoor clubhouse. We have a bar and a small menu offering our guests simple, yet tasty meals, which we recommend pre-ordering ahead of time if you can. We don’t profess to be a restaurant, just an inviting snack bar for the convenience of our guests when you really don’t feel like cooking, you fancy a chilled evening with a beer, a glass of wine and something to eat. We welcome our guests to spend the day catching up on work or simply to relax.
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Salt Water Swimming Pool

We have a sparkling, salt water swimming pool where you can cool off after a day at the beach, and laze around on a sun bed with a good book! Our pool is surrounded by shady trees and plants, keeping it cool and private.

Viewpoints

There are four separate viewpoints which have been built on the edge of the cliff at our beachfront. Relax under the makuti for a spot of shade and take in the spectacular panoramic views of the ocean. Guests love to spend the day here, enjoying the ever changing scene.

Rooftop Lounge

Who doesn't enjoy a beautiful view? Introducing our new space, exclusive to our Clubroom guests, right at the top of our new Clubhouse building. A perfect chill spot to enjoy 360° views, catch the awesome sunset and just be still to feel the balmy sea breeze! We are still developing this space, so there is lots to look forward to, but you can still enjoy the privacy and the peacefulness this offers.

Sea Breeze Massage

Take the opportunity to indulge in a Relaxing Massage with a picturesque ocean view. At the front of our property, we offer a serene and private viewpoint where you can unwind and enjoy a soothing massage. Our goal is to provide you with a tranquil experience, complete with the calming sounds of the ocean and refreshing sea breeze. Choose from our range of massage options and leave feeling recharged and refreshed.

Games Area

Enjoy some fun and laughter with a game of Pétanque at our beach sand communal area at Watamu Sailing Camp. There's a place to chill under a makati umbrella, a serene water feature and plenty of space to get little competitive with friends and fellow guests!

Gym

We have a basic workout spot with some weights and an excercise bicycle. Stay active with your fitness routine whilst on holiday with us.

Camping

Get into nature and camp in one of our Tent Huts or Tents in our lush forest areas. Listen to the sounds of nature all around you with the distant crashing of waves onto the beach. Watamu Sailing Camp caters to Overlanders who need a parking space for their vehicles and those who would like to bring their own tents.

How we try to make your stay at Watamu Beach Cottages more Special

We want your holiday to be a safe, fun and memorable one

Transport Services

We can arrange a Taxi to transfer you to and from the airports - please organise this with us at the time. Tuk-Tuks and Boda-Bodas are readily available to get you around Watamu.

Your own Cook

A personal cook can be hired to prepare all your meals. Fresh fish, crabs & prawns are available daily from our local fishermen and all grocery items can be purchased from the local supermarkets and stores.

Kite Surfers Paradise

We are situated along one of the best beaches with perfect sea and wind conditions for Kite Surfing. Bring your own equipment or grab a lesson or two with JC Kiteschool who operates from our property. It's a Kite Surfers paradise!

Safety & Security

We have two guards on duty patrolling day & night, with controlled access to the property. There is a 24hr response team from G4S with panic buttons for any unforeseen emergency. We have set up a fire safety station in the event of a fire.

Unlimited Wifi

If you need to do a spot of work whilst with us, WIFI with fast speed internet is freely available throughout our property for all our guests. In the unfortunate event of a power cut our Bamba Kofi Snackbar Clubhouse has a solar back-up system to keep you connected.

Excursions

There are so many fun & exciting outings or activities for everyone to enjoy. Excursions to explore the ocean and the surrounding areas can all be arranged with a recommended guide who you can chat to about your adventures.

Explore Watamu and all it has to offer

Enjoy sunsets whilst sampling excellent food choices at unique venues. Take guided tours and discover hidden treasures around our coastal paradise.

In House

Bamba Kofi Snackbar

An inviting snack bar for the convenience of our guests when they really don’t feel like cooking or fancy a chilled evening, a beer, a glass of wine, and a place to hang out.

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Holiday Ideas

Take a Safari

The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling, and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of the palm-shaded Galana River is one of the

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EAT OUT

Eat like a local

There’s a lot to do locally all around us! Step out and enjoy a variety of food offerings, cocktail spots and luxury resort settings to

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Some words from our happy guests

We are constantly striving to keep our wonderful guests comfortable and happy!

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Emelda
October 17, 2023

The accommodation was stunning, exactly as shown in the pictures. The staff was exceptionally welcoming, and we were given a tour of the extensive and eco-friendly premises, which were lush. Additionally, the host was incredibly responsive and attentive. Definitely going back.

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Lee
October 16, 2023

Ians place was lovely! Clean, place is cleaned daily, there’s a snack bar if you need food and it’s in a great location! Green, clean air! Pristine beach! Would recommend.

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Sanne
October 15, 2023

We loved the stay at Watamu Beach Cottages. The people who work here are very welcoming and helpful in a professional but loving way. The restaurant and swimming pool are very nice, as well as the garden. The food is tasteful though it is good to order before because it may take some time before the chefs finish te food. We stayed in laser cottage which is a nice little house with its own sheltered garden with seats. The house is cleaned on a daily basis. Be aware to close both doors because otherwise monkeys will come in the room to take your food. Towels for the swimming pool or beach are provided. You walk there directly from the cottages. So all together a loving, beautiful and peaceful place to relax or go for some adventures in the surrounding areas.

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Juan Antonio
October 12, 2023

Amazing place into the Cottage with everybody caring you. Thank you everyone.

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Joe
October 9, 2023

Thank you so much sir Ian for being such a wonderful and amazing host. I really enjoyed my stay and your responsiveness is amazing. Definitely coming back here again.

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Joerg
October 8, 2023

Nice and silent location next to the excellent beach.

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Emma
September 30, 2023

Great flexibility. immaculate. access to outside campsite kitchen. cheap snackbar on site can get pasta for £6 approx. ac and good bed fan and mozzie net. a little more housekeeping flexibility would be good like the UK e.g a do not disturb sign, system to reuse towels to save water, they were always taken and changed. Nice viewpoints to relax in nearer sea. Great communcation

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Matthias
September 26, 2023

Schön gelegene Cottages (10-15min mit dem Tuktuk ins Zentrum) mit sehr freundlichem Personal. Besonders hervorheben möchten wir Justus & Grace, welche ein hervorragendes Team an der Rezeption und in der Küche bilden. Wir können die Unterkunft sehr empfehlen.

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Jolene
September 18, 2023

The Watamu Beach Cottages was our favourite place to stay on our Kenya travels! So much nature, right by the ocean, a super relaxing place, beautiful view points, great pool area, clean and comfortable rooms, delicious food from their restaurant! What made this place extra special was the staff, they are all so friendly and helpful and make you feel right at home! We spent a lot of time at the Bar/Restaurant with Justus and Grace, two beautiful souls! Also Benjamin is a Great guy! Asante sana, we hope to see you again! Jolene & Vincent

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Eden
September 13, 2023

A beautiful location right by the sea. The staff were very friendly and helpful through out our stay. I needed to push back my check out and they were very accommodating.

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Miriam
September 11, 2023

simo stati davvero benissimo, posto meraviglioso, anche meglio che in foto, Grace e Justice hanno cucinato per noi piatti buonissimi, la cucina che ho preferito di più in tutto il viaggio, ci siamo sentiti davvero a casa, ottimo anche il servizio lavanderia ❤️

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Emma
September 8, 2023

We had a wonderful stay and the place was just as described

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How far are the local shops?

Watamu Village is 5kms down Turtle Bay Road where you will find all shops, pharmacies, banks, and local stalls. Blue Marmelade is a well-stocked supermarket which we recommend as a one-stop shop for all your grocery needs.  

 

What is Self-Catering?

Self-Catering requires you to supply all the supplies which you will consume or use during your stay. This would include your toiletries, your food and drink and all sanitary supplies, etc. 

Self-catering accommodation is described as self-contained holiday accommodation which has facilities for the guests to prepare their own meals.

Can I bring my pet?

Yes, we welcome guests with pets but please be aware to keep your pet on a leash and supervised at all times. The safety of your animal is solely the owners responsibility.

What happens in an emergency?

We have a complete First Aid Kit available to guests if required. A Doctor is on call for any medical emergencies. There is a 24-hour response team with G4S panic buttons located in most units. The response team will assist with ambulances, police, or the fire brigade. 

We have 2 guards on duty at all times, manning the front entrance gate and patrolling the beachfront of our property.  We also have a fire safety station set up in case of a fire.  The safety of our guests is important to us! 

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Just left us a 5 star review

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Emelda
October 17, 2023

The accommodation was stunning, exactly as shown in the pictures. The staff was exceptionally welcoming, and we were given a tour of the extensive and eco-friendly premises, which were lush. Additionally, the host was incredibly responsive and attentive. Definitely going back.

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Lee
October 16, 2023

Ians place was lovely! Clean, place is cleaned daily, there’s a snack bar if you need food and it’s in a great location! Green, clean air! Pristine beach! Would recommend.

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Sanne
October 15, 2023

We loved the stay at Watamu Beach Cottages. The people who work here are very welcoming and helpful in a professional but loving way. The restaurant and swimming pool are very nice, as well as the garden. The food is tasteful though it is good to order before because it may take some time before the chefs finish te food. We stayed in laser cottage which is a nice little house with its own sheltered garden with seats. The house is cleaned on a daily basis. Be aware to close both doors because otherwise monkeys will come in the room to take your food. Towels for the swimming pool or beach are provided. You walk there directly from the cottages. So all together a loving, beautiful and peaceful place to relax or go for some adventures in the surrounding areas.

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Juan Antonio
October 12, 2023

Amazing place into the Cottage with everybody caring you. Thank you everyone.

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Joe
October 9, 2023

Thank you so much sir Ian for being such a wonderful and amazing host. I really enjoyed my stay and your responsiveness is amazing. Definitely coming back here again.

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Emma
September 30, 2023

Great flexibility. immaculate. access to outside campsite kitchen. cheap snackbar on site can get pasta for £6 approx. ac and good bed fan and mozzie net. a little more housekeeping flexibility would be good like the UK e.g a do not disturb sign, system to reuse towels to save water, they were always taken and changed. Nice viewpoints to relax in nearer sea. Great communcation

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Matthias
September 26, 2023

Schön gelegene Cottages (10-15min mit dem Tuktuk ins Zentrum) mit sehr freundlichem Personal. Besonders hervorheben möchten wir Justus & Grace, welche ein hervorragendes Team an der Rezeption und in der Küche bilden. Wir können die Unterkunft sehr empfehlen.

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Jolene
September 18, 2023

The Watamu Beach Cottages was our favourite place to stay on our Kenya travels! So much nature, right by the ocean, a super relaxing place, beautiful view points, great pool area, clean and comfortable rooms, delicious food from their restaurant! What made this place extra special was the staff, they are all so friendly and helpful and make you feel right at home! We spent a lot of time at the Bar/Restaurant with Justus and Grace, two beautiful souls! Also Benjamin is a Great guy! Asante sana, we hope to see you again! Jolene & Vincent

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Eden
September 13, 2023

A beautiful location right by the sea. The staff were very friendly and helpful through out our stay. I needed to push back my check out and they were very accommodating.

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Miriam
September 11, 2023

simo stati davvero benissimo, posto meraviglioso, anche meglio che in foto, Grace e Justice hanno cucinato per noi piatti buonissimi, la cucina che ho preferito di più in tutto il viaggio, ci siamo sentiti davvero a casa, ottimo anche il servizio lavanderia ❤️

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Emma
September 8, 2023

We had a wonderful stay and the place was just as described

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Michelle
September 2, 2023

The cottages are such a Gem, ideally located on the beach, with a pool and restaurant. We really enjoyed our stay and would thoroughly recommend the cottages to all.

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Elena
September 2, 2023

Super nice place! We loved to hear the waves from our place while falling asleep. Good breakfast and super chef if you want to have lunch or dinner there! They also clean everyday the apartment. Perfect sport to enjoy the seaside and quietness and not far away from downtown.

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Christopher
August 31, 2023

Ian was a very friendly, helpful, flexible and responsive host. His team at the cottages are very experienced, helpful, kind, and attentive to visitors’ requests and needs. It was a great fit for accessing nearby activities (SUP and kayak trips, yoga, sand bar at low tide, birding, and a variety of restaurants.) I am grateful for such a wonderful stay—great value for money.

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Kelly
August 27, 2023

The host and staff were very friendly and the bnb is located right next to a beautiful beach. Definitely worth it!

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Ilaria
August 26, 2023

Tutto perfetto davvero bravo Ian e il suo staff

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Cecilia
August 24, 2023

excellent location best beach and. a great place to be

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Anita
August 6, 2023

Wir fühlten uns sehr gut aufgehoben, genossen die Nähe zum Strand und die naturbelassene Umgebung! Wir empfehlen für Gäste im Dhow Cottage, jeweils 1h vor der gewünschten warmen Dusche, dies anzumelden, dann klappt es wunderbar 😉 danke für eine wundervolle Zeit 😘

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Olga
August 1, 2023

We gad a wonderful stay at Ian’s Little Gem Cottage. The cottage is right in front of the shared and very beautifully situated swimming pool and just a a minutes walk to the beach (you can’t get any closer to the beach in Watamu!) Our kids freely wandered around the area and to the nearby sandbar in low tide. We enjoyed nearby activities, including snorkeling in the sanctuary, paddleboarding on Mida Creek and learning about reptiles at the local snake center (just 15 mins away)!

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Kat
July 24, 2023

My partner and I had such an amazing time at Watamu Beach Cottages -- we will definitely be back! Thank you for such a fantastic stay.

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Andrea
July 1, 2023

Beautiful place right on the beach.

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Laura
June 28, 2023

Watamu beach cottages is fantastic value for money. Steps away from the beach! Ian was a responsive host and he and his staff treated us above and beyond expectations.

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Winfred
June 22, 2023

Topaz is a wonderful place. We enjoyed it immensely. Just a very short walk to the beach. House girls clean the house daily. We didn't realize that there are several other apartments or houses also sharing the same property. This wasn't a big problem. I just had not noticed that fact. The tiny ants are a bit of a problem and will get into anything left on the counter, so make sure you have containers that seal very well for any food items. Otherwise, we loved the place and would definitely go back.

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Dominique Sisey
June 19, 2023

Es war sehr schön mitten in der Natur zuschlafen und dem Klang des Waldes zuzuhören. Sehr schöne Anlage, gute Erholungsmöglichkeiten am Strand. Ein Auto zuhaben ist von Vorteil. Für Kitesurfer wie wir ist die Unterkunft super geeignet. Wir würden definitiv wieder dort übernachten.

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Matilda
June 12, 2023

Such an easy place to stay and very well looked after with great staff!

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Thomas
June 10, 2023

Palmengedecktes Ferienhaus, wenige Minuten vom Meer entfernt mit tollen Aussichtspunkten. Schöner Salzwasser Pool, der geteilt wird, umgeben von viel Grün, dadurch auch genug Schatten. Die beständige leichte Brise macht ein angenehmes Klima. Das Personal vor Ort ist sehr hilfreich, ein Koch kann dazu gebucht werden. Die vorhandene Küche ist gut ausgestattet. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder.

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Charlotte
June 7, 2023

We loved our stay at Watamu Beach Cottages! The whole property is gorgeous, there is a pool, a snack bar to get breakfast and dinner and viewpoints with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean and the beach! The pictures of the outside area definitely don’t do it justice! :) There is a private beach access from the property and the beach is beautiful and was pretty empty in the beginning of June. The cottage is spacious and really cozy, we booked for three guests and there was a kingsized bed and a sofa/extra small bed for the third person. All the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming and accommodated every request/question we had during our stay! We’d definitely come back :)

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Michael
June 4, 2023

The host is very friendly, and staff are approachable and always ready to help. The Beach Cottages are at a fantastic location. Will be back!