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Ocean Sports Resort

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Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went a few times during my time in Watamu. It's a nice place with fantastic waterfront. Have a drink and walk on the beach. They have free wifi which was nice. The food was average overall but I did like the breakfast and the fish and chips.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mates and i recently spent 7 Nights at Oceans Sports on a fishing expedition. The resort is well located right on the beach in Watamu. a little rustic, the rooms were perfect for us, cozy and comfortable. Our only comment to enhance their rooms would be to increase the water pressure in the showers, other than that it was...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent three glorious days here. It is still a uniquely lovely and captivating place to stay. Simple clean rooms, superb local fish and other fresh produced served in the restaurant, friendly and very helpful staff. Great Dive center, possibly the best beach on the Kenyan coast... What more do you need to while away the time at the beach?

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been coming to Ocean Sports for 15 or so years. It hasn't changed much (except for a change of ownership and refurbishment about 10 years ago) and that is very much part of its charm. The staff are friendly and helpful. The bar / restaurant terrace is a seriously relaxing place and you can while away hours just watching...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Have been coming to OS for nearly 10 years and it gets better and better. It's nothing fancy. Been described as 'a pub with rooms' but its a bit more than that. Simple but comfortable rooms, great bar and terrace and good food. Fruit at breakfast is spectacular. Friendly service and the most amazing setting.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Florian Biziere. Amazing manager who boogies with all the guests on a Friday night! OS is basically a pub for all the white locals who come in for a drink as the deep sea fishermen come in with the catch. The bandas (rooms) are detached with air-con. The guest menu is wonderful compared to anyone else coming to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I stayed at Ocean Sports Resort in August 2016 for three weeks while running a service trip in local schools with 6 volunteers. Ocean Sports was a fantastic base for us to return to after working. The food was delicious, and we ate both breakfast and dinner there most days, and they even provided us a packed lunch. The staff...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We chose Ocean Sports because the dive shop we booked with, Aqua Ventures, is based there. We wanted to be as close as possible to the dive shop as diving was the purpose of our trip. I'd say we did all right with our choice. The hotel is nice, clean, and well managed. Our room was spacious. I booked a...

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Anacortes, Washington
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My family stayed in the Beach House for three nights. Some might say it could do with some maintenance, but a big facelift would only make it cost more, and we found it to be perfect just the way it is, with a verandah almost on the beach to sit an watch the boats and people come and go. It...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a well-known lodge and have been around since the 50’s. I have in the past met friends for a coffee or a drink, this time I decided to try it out. The start was good, Jonathan was prior to my stay as well as during my stay very helpful. So was several of his colleagues. The room had...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The plaque on our famous 1952 bar boat states "Ian Pritchard sailed his boat through the reef and staked his claim right here. Cheers Ian!" And so the legend of Ocean Sports was born.Our ambiance is relaxed, friendly and barefoot chic. Frequented by a loyal following of East African residents and savvy overseas guests, many consider this being their second home.Located 20km south of Malindi Airport, within the protected Watamu Marine Reserve, our 30 rooms, suites and self catered cottage overlook Kenya's favorite, white sand beach.Our outdoor, ocean-side deck dinning venue is simply stunning! Freshly caught, sustainable seafood and local organic produce, inspired our French chef, Florian's new mouth watering menu choices. Delicious stone-oven piazzas and a 'daily specials' board, ensure something for all. Nature will nourish your soul! Our 14 acre plot boasts indigenous African fauna and wildlife that includes monkeys, bird-life and night bush babies. Low-tide reveals rock pool aquariums of sea life, crabs and even King George, our grumpy resident Moray eel! Turtles, dolphins and whales are observed further out to sea.Our name reflects our love of ocean activity and adventure. Deep sea fish with our professional charter boats to experience adrenalin hook ups. Blue water dive over sparkling coral reefs, all organized by our PADI scuba centre. Try kite-surfing, kayaking and boogie boarding - the ocean is your playground! Onshore we offer trail-biking, tennis, squash, hokey, beach volley and touch rugby. On weekends our resident DJ entertains all age groups in total harmony.We are "A small, stylish and sociable beach hotel for free spirits and active families in search of Africa" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Sports Resort

Address: Mida Creek Road | P.O Box 208, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: €77 - €225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Sports Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Ocean Sports Hotel Watamu
Ocean Sports Watamu
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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“From room 18 and onwards to get away from the outdoor bar area.”
 of 5 bubbles josorb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms vary a lot, I'd suggest one with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Jori9889, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ensure that you have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Jcd58in2016, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean, some with less obstructed views, such as number 21.”
 of 5 bubbles 410williamf, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Family rooms with two floors and an upstairs balcony are really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Sevillanita, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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