What to do

Watamu is the perfect place to kick back, chill out and relax. But that doesn't mean that there is nothing to do. There is so much to see and do in and around and Watamu that you will be spoilt for choice. With pristine beaches as far as the eye can see and crystal clear waters above an underwater world of wonders you can snorkel, dive, kite, SUP and more. Watamu is a famous fishing centre that promotes tag and release fishing of spectacular game fish. Beyond the beach you'll find the peaceful tropical forests of Arabuko Sokoke, have encounters with reptiles at Bio-Ken or explore the mysterious ruins of Gedi. There are restaurants, local handicrafts and culture all waiting to be discovered.

And of course you can rest, relax and explore inner space on a yoga retreat or just lay back and let the days drift by. It's the Watamu Way of life.

Find out more about attractions and activity providers in Watamu:

Mida Creek

Stretching inland from the sea into Arabuko Sokoke Forest is one of Watamu’s true hidden treasures: Mida Creek, a broadwater tidal creek surrounded by extensive mangroves and lined with palms.

See details

Bio-Ken Snake Farm

Located just a few minutes’ drive from Watamu’s hotel resorts, Bio-Ken Snake Farm houses the largest collection of snakes in East Africa and is open to the public.

See details

Local Ocean Trust

Local Ocean Trust (LOT) is a private not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation and protection of special marine areas and endangered species.

See details


Not far from Watamu, near the junction with the main Mombasa-Malindi road, lie the Gedi Ruins, a National Museum site and a window into the mysterious past of this stretch of coastline.

See details

Turtle Bay Dive & Watersport Centre

The 1970 founded Turtle Bay Dive and Watersport Center was taken over in May 2020 by the German
couple Harry and Tina Scholz. It’s located on the hotel grounds of Turtle Bay Beach Club with direct
access to the natural sandy beach and Watamu Marine National Park.

See details

Tribe Watersports

Tribe Watersports are one of the world’s leading kitesurfing training institutions and also offer offers tuition and equipment rental for stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking and body boarding.

See details