Watamu is a small and tranquil coastal town on Kenya’s North Coast, surrounded by natural beauty including one of Africa’s top beaches, Watamu Marine Park, Arabuko Sokoke Forest, and Mida Creek reserve. It has the irresistible combination of tropical beauty, culture, friendly people, endless activities and the ability to inspire peace in its visitors.
“Watamu and Watamu Luxury villas will be a vacation experience that will resonate with you for a lifetime.”
Travel to Watamu
The closest airport is Malindi airport which is approximately a 20 minute drive from Watamu.
Malindi airport has daily flights to and from Nairobi with two airlines; Fly540 and JamboJet.
Mombasa airport is also an option, however this is a 2.5 hour drive from Watamu.
Taxis and hire cars are easily arranged through us.
Gede Ruins are the remains of a Swahili town located in Gede, just north of Watamu. Between the 13th to 16th century, Gede was a thriving community before it was abandoned in the early 16th century.
Watamu Luxury can arrange your Gede Ruins experience. We organize your transport, ticket purchase, private tours and an exclusive afternoon tea in the Gede grounds.
Local Ocean Conservation
Local Ocean Trust is a fantastic non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Kenya’s marine environment.
Watamu Turtle Watch was established in 1997 by Watamu residents to protect nesting sea turtles. The programme now consists of nest monitoring and protection, by-catch net release, and a specialist rehabilitation centre for sick and injured sea turtles.