Swimbo House, Watamu: 10 Guests
The incredible Swimbo House is second row back from beachfront but enjoys an elevated position that catches the breeze and provides beautiful ocean views across Watamu Beach and Turtle Bay from both the lovely pool and veranda. Two en suite family rooms have king-sized beds plus single beds and two tiny kids’ rooms provide ample space for sleeping up to ten (we recommend up to eight adults). A double en suite room has A/C. Swimbo also has a kitchen, inside and outside dining areas, a large seating area and outside veranda.
Swimbo also comes with WiFi for those who always need to be in contact and a power backup for electronics. All in all, Swimbo is a fantastic house with great staff at unbelievably competitive prices; what else do you need? Oh, a direct walkway down to the beach is the cherry on top.
If you have a large group you could use Swimbo Cottage a smaller house located on the same property as spillover.
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.
For the Christmas period: 21st – 28th Dec (7 night minimum): USD. 580 per night
For the New Year period: 28th Dec – 4th Jan (7 minimum) : USD. 632 per night