Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Watamu

The ocean views, parks and gardens are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Watamu. This romantic and relaxing city entices travellers with its snorkelling and local tours. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Watamu

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Watamu a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bio-Ken Snake Farm (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Crocodile and Snake Farm - Malindi (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Mambrui Beach (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Watamu

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, February, March, April and January are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Watamu

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Watamu is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Watamu Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Mida Creek (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Watamu Marine National Park (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Arabuko Sokoke Forest (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Marine Park (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Silversands Beach (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Watamu

The nearest airport is in Malindi (MYD), located 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Watamu?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 360 holiday lettings around Watamu. From 79 Villas to 44 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Watamu?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Watamu. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Watamu Beach: 361 holiday lettings
  • Watamu Marine National Park: 361 holiday lettings
  • Ruins of Gedi: 359 holiday lettings
  • Bio-Ken Snake Farm: 358 holiday lettings
  • Marine Park: 357 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Watamu listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Watamu?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 79 Villas in Watamu. Our other popular types of Watamu holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 44 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 60 self catering accommodations
  • Bed & breakfasts: 140 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Watamu?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 264 holiday homes with pool available in Watamu. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.