Skip to content

10 fun things to do on your next vacation in Watamu

Stay at Villa Stone

You are probably wondering where you will stay when you visit Watamu on your next vacation. What if we tell you of a convenient place for your sweet escape?

True there are lots of places to stay around here, but if you are looking for an exclusive, private and comfortable villa on a budget, then Villa Stone is just the right place for you.


Take a walk to the beach

Nothing soothes the soul like a walk on the beach. Open your eyes and pay attention to the little things like watching the kite surfers, admiring seashells or catching crabs. There’s always fun and excitement to be found.


Snorkeling in Watamu Marine Park

The inviting clear and warm blue waters and the coral reef gardens are a must visit. Teeming with colourful coral fish around the reef, even at low tide, it is a marvel to swim with the fishes & dolphins.


Sample some local food

If you are a foodie you’ll probably be spoilt for choice between the local Swahili food or Italian cuisine. Good thing is, you can have both!

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


Take a boat cruise on Mida Creek

Explore the magnificent Mida Creek by boat, watching the sunset as flocks of roosting birds scamper around the last rays of daylight. With it’s unique ecosystem of mangrove forests, a variety of birds such as herons, flamingos, kingfishers, ospreys, bee-eaters, sandpipers, sooty gulls, and many others, a visit to Mida Creek will definitely give you a refreshing break from your active Watamu beach vacation.


Go fishing

If you love fishing, then Watamu is the right place. We’ve got the most experienced and best fishermen for you to enjoy local and big game fishing.


A day tour/ excursion to visit local attractions

From a trip to the ancient Gede Ruins, to the extensive Arabuko Sokoke Forest, watching the sunset at Mida Creek, Snorkeling at Watamu Marine Park and off to see the largest collection of snakes in East Africa at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, Watamu is never lacking in attraction sites.

Take a tour of Malindi town and visit the Hell’s Kitchen in Marafa, Che Shale, see the Vasco da Gama pillar or enjoy safari blue to Sardegna 2.


Go on safari

Watamu is very close to the Tsavo National Park, Amboseli and Masai Mara and it’s always a good idea to go on a 1 day, 2 days or even 3 days safari to see some wildlife. We have partnered with the best safari experts to give you a memorable tour of the wild.


Mingle with the locals

Known as the home of “sweet people”, Watamu is inhabited by the Bajun, Giriama people and a number of Italians. By mingling with the locals in Watamu, you will be able to learn some of their cultures.


Shop for some souvenir

As you leave Watamu, you might want to pick something to remember it for. The local markets have a variety of souvenirs to pick from. You could pick a painting, some beads or a nice artistic sculpture to take back home.