Enjoy the Wonders of Watamu Malindi
Watamu looks out over the Indian Ocean and enjoys a blinding white-sand beach and a soft breeze coming off the water. It's a gorgeous slice of coastline and one that includes its own marine national park. Watamu (means “home of the sweet people” in Swahili) enjoys a friendly community feeling; it is a small although rapidly growing area where most people know and recognize each other. Watamu is a beautiful and peaceful village on the Kenya Coast a few kilometers from Malindi , nestled between pristine beaches and lush tropical forest. Since it was first settled as a remote Swahili outpost at Gedi, this area has remained a haven of peace and tranquility and is still one of the coast's most undeveloped and natural areas.  Known for its unique, relaxed and laid back way of life, Watamu welcomes visitors seeking to chill out, explore and enjoy the wonders that it has to offer.

Whether it's a family holiday, a romantic getaway or a wild coastal adventure, you'll never forget the Wonders of Watamu. Exceptional snorkeling conditions in Watamu Marine National Park allow all visitors easy access to the spectacular undersea life. Whether a newcomer to the sea, or an experienced diver, you'll be able to find some exciting things to do. Dolphin families have lived in Watamu's Protected Park and Reserve in Kenya for as long as people can remember. Come visit them in their Indian ocean home.

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Best Season:July through October to be the best time to visit Watamu, as this is the longest dry season with cool coastal conditions
Popular Location: Watamu, Mida Creek, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve