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Watamu Castle, Watamu: 12 Guests

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, Watamu Castle is entered by following ‘the yellow brick road’ over a humpbacked bridge spanning the swimming pool. On the second row from the beach, the house is uniquely fun, spread over three floors and although it may be 13th century on the outside, it’s very much 21st century inside with a well-equipped modern kitchen, en-suite bathrooms and satellite television.

Watamu Castle features 5 bedrooms; 4 doubles and a family room, extensive verandas and wrap-around balconies, as well as a flag tower which offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean and surrounding countryside, the perfect place to watch sunsets. The property sleeps up to 10 adults and 2 children and with a child-friendly pool and a short 4-minute stroll to one of the world’s finest beaches, Watamu Castle is the ideal base for a family holiday.

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.




Season Rate
Low Season Ksh.15,000 (up to 6 people)
(Ksh2000/- per person extra)
Peak season
(Dec 21st – Jan 5th)
KSH 45,000/- per night

Watamu Castle



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