Watamu – the home of “sweet people”

Watamu is a small village located on the Kenyan coast, approximately 120 km north of Mombasa and 25 km south of Malindi. The area has developed an international reputation for its pristine white-sand beaches and reef-protected lagoons, which line the Watamu National Marine Park and Reserves, which are the oldest in East Africa and cover over 229 kmsq.


The beaches

Watamu beach is known for its local reefs, clear water and soft white sands. The beach offers a great swimming opportunity, gives you a delightful feeling and the alluring ocean gives an amazing sight. You can engage in some beach activities such as surfing, sunbathing or take a long walk along the shores.


The People

Inhabited by the Bajun, Giriama people and a number of Italians, Watamu enjoys a friendly community feeling. It is a small although rapidly growing area where most people know and recognize each other.

The local community work together in keeping the environment clean, protecting the local tourism industry and resolving problems and conflicts that threaten a seemingly trouble-free paradise –  ensuring that Watamu in all its pristine beauty can be enjoyed by everyone, including the wildlife.


Marine Life

Rich for its impeccable marine and coral life, Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve has been named one of the best in Africa.


Night Life

Watamu is filled with many different events during the night. From parting at a beach party at Papa Remo, clubbing at Come Back Club or dancing to sensual Bango music at Kalahari, you will be spoilt for choice.


The Food

Lick the plate while sampling some mshakiki, wali wa nazi or samaki wa kupaka. Or taste some local street food like bhajia, samosa or kaimati. You could also enjoy some pizza, pasta or gelato if you’re a lover of Italian cuisine



Do you want to spend your holidays in a warmer place? It’s always sunny here in Watamu.