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Address: Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
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The coastal village of Watamu is known for its wonderful white sand beach....

The coastal village of Watamu is known for its wonderful white sand beach. The region is protected as part of the Watamu National Marine Park.

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Big Johns Excursion and Safari

Stayed right by Turtle Bay Resort. Went deep sea fishing with Big John's Excursion. Phone numbet +254 727 417258 had a half day fishing trip caught some great fish. Captain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed right by Turtle Bay Resort. Went deep sea fishing with Big John's Excursion. Phone numbet +254 727 417258 had a half day fishing trip caught some great fish. Captain kept trying new baits. He hooked into 2 sailfish at same time. Landed them both. U want to fishing in Kenya go with these guys

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Any time i visit this destination, i absolutely feel complete, i have experienced sky diving and its one of the thrilling experience, clean and not crowded beach with white sands, awesome creek and adventures by the board walks.

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nelson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went to watamu beach on recommendations of guest I went via a matatu stayed the day beach was amazing with beautiful views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Beppe is a very good safari guide and have very nice sun beds on the best beach of watamu. He is very reliable guy and he is very good to organize different kind of activities .

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I am told the BBC ran an article on TV that was very derogatory to the east coast and Kenya in general. Well my wife and I have been visiting KENYA twice a year for 10 weeks each time for many years now. I can say we both feel much safer there than we do here at times. Kenya is... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful white sand. Warm water incredible blue sky. I went for deep sea fishing from Hemingway resort. That was great!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The beach was and could be amazing. However it suffers from serious erosion and litter problems. The medina hotels has huge sandbags on the beach front. See photos. The authorities seem to do nothing about the litter and the illegal fishing in the reserve

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dublin, ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice views. Hawkers are a bit annoying and deeper water would've been nice. We went to papa remo beach club which is pricey but class.

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1 Thank i4detail
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Good experience. Really enjoyed it. Though was there for only a night , but definitely will go there again. Quite n relaxing. Good place to go.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The village of Watamu, along with its many beaches, is an amazing place to visit. Our family of 5 spent a week there is July of 2016. There are multiple beaches to visit during your stay (turtle bay beach, blue beach, watamu bay beach, garoda beach) all of which can be accessed within a 10 min tuk-tuk ride. As many... More 

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