Kabi House, Watamu: 8 Guests
Kabi House is located two rows back from the beach, next door to Turtle Bay Resort, with an access path to the beach that it shares with its sister house, Swimbo. Kabi sleeps 8 to 10 people in four en-suite bedrooms and two day-beds if needed. There is a twin room on the ground floor, three double bedrooms on the first floor, with day beds and a massage area. On the ground floor of the house, there is a lovely kitchen and dining room, sitting room, gazebo and downstairs shower and loo. In front of the house, to finish it off is a gorgeous swimming pool.
If you take a walk up the stairs to the top of the house (past a private flat which is also available to rent) you come to a rooftop terrace where you can sit and enjoy 360 views of the sea and the creek and soak up the enormous sky above.
In bustling Watamu the question is more what can’t you do from your doorstep? The KWS marine park that stretches the length of Watamu beach offers snorkelling, kite surfing and stand-up paddleboarding, or you can visit the amazing team at Local Ocean Conservation Trust to find out how they are protecting turtles or check out the whale shark migration. On land, it’s a short hop to the amazing Gede ruins, or learn more about smaller spectacular members of Kenya’s wildlife at Mida Creek, Butterfly Farm or BioKen Snake Centre, both hubs of conservation excellence. A short drive away, Arabuko Sokoke Forest is home to the amazing birdlife and some secretive elephants. Keep yourself fortified with endless meal options at Pili Pan, Medina Palms, Ocean Sports or the Crab Shack. If you fancy yourself as a serious fisherman, or you want to learn, Ocean Sports has some of the best deep-sea fishing boats on the coast. Malindi is half an hour away from Watamu, with stunning shopping and restaurants in the town, as well as the Driftwood Club. Whatever your coastal dream, we have a house for you.
Inclusive of a chef:
Year-round: Ksh. 22,000 per night
Christmas and New Year (6 BEDROOM): Ksh. 50,000 a night