Watamu Castle, Watamu
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 fun and unique, 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 facilities & satellite television.
Watamu Castle features 5 bedrooms, 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 & 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.
This is Watamu, so the question becomes, what can’t you do near the house, not what can you do? From the KWS marine park that stretches the length of Watamu beach for snorkelling, kite surfing and stand up paddle boarding, to meals at Pili Pan, Medina Palms, Ocean Sports, the Crab Shack, the opportunities are endless. If you fancy yourself as a serious fisherman, Ocean Sports has some of the best deep-sea fishing on the coast. Alternatively, Malindi is half an hour away from Watamu, with stunning shopping and restaurants in the town, as well as the Driftwood Club. And, finally, for the cultural and adventurous in the group, you can visit the amazing Gede ruins, the butterfly centre and the snack park or the Arabuko Sokoke Forest to see amazing birdlife and elephants, if you’re lucky.
Low Season Ksh.15,000/- up to 6 people,
Ksh2000/- per person extra
Peak season (21st December -5th Jan) – Ksh. 45,000/- per night ( 21 Dec – 5 Jan)