Watamu is more than simply a sublime beach resort on the sun-drenched East African Coast. This is a precious part of the Watamu Marine National Park and free of the distractions that can clutter many other coastal locations. Relaxation is rarely this utterly unspoilt.
Seven kilometres of white sand perfection on the edge of the Indian Ocean.
Things to do
Things to do
Stroll from your boutique hotel onto the pristine beach, where you can spend the day swimming, snorkelling or relazing in the shade. Or marvelling at passing wildlife. Watamu Beach’s secret is simple: nothing is allowed to disturb or compromise its beauty.Things to do
Your luxury hotel places you in the heart of famous fishing territory. Embark on a private trip and bring your catch back to be expertly prepared and transformed into a fine dining treat. If you prefer the quieter life, simply take a sunset cruise aboard a traditional dhow, before return for an exquisite seafood dinner – caught by somebody else.
As you would expect, being in a Marine National Park makes Watamu a haven for wildlife. You can go whale, dolphin and turtle watching in the clear waters. Or, why not enjoy the colourful birdlife? Stroll towards the mangrove-fringed Mida Creek to spot white pelicans and many more exotic species.
Tear yourself away from the coast to explore Gedi, a mysterious 12th-century Swahili ruin.
Top tip from SLH