If you're looking for somewhere really relaxed, friendly with great food, without paying the prices of some of the more lavish hotels, this is the place for you.
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- A relaxed and friendly taste of Africa: the perfect Kenyan beach destination
- One of the most established hotels in Watamu Bay
- Restaurant serves fresh seafood and locally grown fruit and vegetables
Facilities includeAir conditioning Free WIFI Air conditioning Swimming pool PADI certified Diving School Room safes Ocean side restaurant Ian's Bar
- Land Sports
- Scuba Diving
- Sea Kayaking
- Wind Surfing
- Creek Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Swahili Dhow Trips
- Beautician On Site
- Golf Driving Range
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Seasons in Kenya
About Ocean Sports
Located in Watamu, on the South East coast of Kenya, Ocean Sports Resort offers views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel has 28 rooms and a Beach House. The rooms are spaced out, surrounded by gardens that overlook the Indian Ocean. All of the rooms are air conditioned, have a private veranda and en-suite bathrooms.
The Beach House is self contained. It has four double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite and the other two share a bathroom. It comes with staff and a private chef to make sure that your stay is as relaxing as possible.
Ocean Sports is a beachfront resort with an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and bar. The restaurant serves fresh seafood and locally grown fruit and vegetables. It also offers wood-fire pizzas and homemade bread. Guests can unwind at Ian’s Bar and enjoy a cocktail.
There are so many sites to visit when you stay at Ocean Sports.
Bio-Ken Snake Farm: Bio-Ken is a research centre open to the public. It houses the largest collection of snakes in East Africa and is a very worthwhile place to visit. View, handle and learn all about the incredible reptiles and amphibians found in this country.
Watamu Turtle Watch: Another very worthwhile place to visit. Turtle Watch does a huge amount to help protect the turtles that use the Watamu Beach as their nesting ground. If ever a turtle is found injured it is kept in their sanctuary and cared for until it is fully recovered and can be released back into the wild. You can view these releases, learn all about turtles and find out about any nests hatching along the beach during your stay.
Kipepeo Butterfly Project: Located within Gede Ruins; you can admire the beautiful exhibition of butterflies. The project educates and helps local people to farm butterflies and month species for export.
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest: Covering an area of over 400 square kilometers, it is the last large piece of indigenous costal forest left in Kenya. It is the key site for the global survival of six bird species and three mammal species. A perfect place for adventurous travelers and keen bird watchers. An expert guide can accompany you on a trip, or go by mountain bike with Aqua Ventures. Buffalo, elephant, antelope and other game can also be seen.
Mida Creek: A short 5-minute drive south of Ocean Sports takes you to Mida Creek. A tidal inlet lined with mangroves stretching across an area of 32 square kilometers. The waters are calm and ideal for sailing, fishing and water skiing. The mangroves are home to a whole different array of bird species and it is in fact an International Bird Area along with the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. Explore the creek in the Ocean Legend for sundowners or during the day.
Gede Ruins: Incredible ruins from a 12th century Swahili village that was abandoned some 600 years ago. It is now a museum offers a great way to spend a few hours exploring. The area is heavily shaded with Tamarind and Baobab trees along with beautiful indigenous forest. Syke’s monkeys are commonly seen and it is another bird watcher’s paradise. There are knowledgeable guides to take you on a tour - well worth a visit.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Mombasa International Airport is a 2-hour drive to Ocean Sports
Malindi Airport is a 30-minute drive to Ocean Sports
(Some international flights fly into Mombasa)
Buses go from Nairobi to Watamu daily
There is an overnight train that goes from Nairobi to Mombasa 2 times a week
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
There are two main seasons to visit Watamu:
From late July/August through to April the sea is much calmer and scuba diving and deep sea fishing are available.
From May to late July the rains usually come - the weather is much cooler, there is often strong wind and the sea is much rougher preventing deep sea fishing and diving.
The beach is completely clear of seaweed from November through to March. The rest of the year seaweed does wash up, the worst months being May, June and July.
Vaccinations are highly recommended for Africa. You should seek medical advice before you travel to ensure that all the appropriate vaccinations are up to date. Your GP should be able to advise your personal circumstances. Alternatively, dedicated travel health organisations such as MASTA clinics throughout the UK, can advise and administer a personalised travel vaccination plan.
Travel to Kenya may expose risk to Malaria. There are precautions that can be taken to ensure you are not affected. We urge you to speak to your doctor or Travel Health Clinic about your option.
Travelling with children
The rates for children sharing is 50% of the adult single rate.
Teenagers pay 75% of the adult single rate.
One family room available, made up of two interconnected rooms with a shared bathroom.
A vast number of the rooms are large enough to add two extra beds for children sharing with their parents.
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