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, Vrbo 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Watamu?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 165 vacation rentals near Watamu. From 111 houses to 57 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Watamu for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Houses in Watamu?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 111 Houses in Watamu. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Watamu include:

  • Villas: 57 rentals available
  • Flats: 30 rentals available
  • Cottages: 8 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Watamu?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 104 vacation rentals with pool available in Watamu. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.