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Vacation rentals in Watamu

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Popular amenities for Watamu vacation rentals

Stay near Watamu's top sights

Mida Creek30 locals recommend
Hemingways Watamu7 locals recommend
Medina Palms8 locals recommend
Gede Ruins Malindi... Snake Park42 locals recommend
Garoda Beach5 locals recommend
Garoda Resort3 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Watamu

  • Total rentals

    850 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    620 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    260 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    420 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    7.5K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Watamu?

    Watamu typically has a tropical climate. The warmest months are from December to April with temperatures around 30°C (86°F). The cooler months, from July to September, see temperatures average around 24°C (75°F). Watamu experiences its rainy season from April to June.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Watamu?

    Popular activities in Watamu range from exploring the Watamu Marine National Park, snorkeling in the Coral Gardens, to experiencing the rich biodiversity of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. Cultural enthusiasts may also enjoy a visit to the Gede Ruins.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Watamu?

    The most frequented time to visit Watamu is from November to February due to its warm, sunny weather. During this period, you may explore the Mida Creek Annual Canoe Competition in December, a local event that celebrates the region's rich cultural and ecological diversity.

  • What are the best places to stay in Watamu?

    Watamu boasts several popular areas to stay. Blue Lagoon Bay is known for its beachfront accommodations, while Watamu Village is admired for its access to local amenities and shops. Turtle Bay Road, with its proximity to the Watamu Marine National Park, is another popular choice.

  • What are the best places to visit in Watamu?

    In Watamu, visitors often enjoy the Watamu Marine National Park, Bio-Ken Snake Farm, and the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. The Mida Creek, with its diverse bird species and beautiful sunsets, is another popular destination.

  • What are some hiking trails in Watamu?

    While Watamu is predominantly known for its beaches, it does have a few hiking trails. The most well-known is the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve Trail, a 6 kilometer (3.7 miles) trail that traverses through one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa.

  • What are some family activities to do in Watamu?

    Watamu provides numerous family-friendly activities. Families can explore the Watamu Marine National Park, visit the Bio-Ken Snake Farm, or take a boat tour in Mida Creek. The Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve also offers guided tours, great for children to learn about local wildlife.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Watamu?

    Day trips from Watamu can take you to a variety of interesting places. The Gede Ruins, an archaeological site dating back to the 12th century, is a frequent choice. You might also consider a trip to Malindi, a vibrant town located 23 kilometers (14 miles) away, known for its Swahili architecture.

  • Do guesthouse rentals in Watamu have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 guesthouse rentals with a kitchen in Watamu. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cottage rentals in Watamu have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 cottage rentals with free parking in Watamu. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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