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Turtle Bay Beach Club
Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2011

This place ticked all the boxes and I can understand why the reviews are fantastic. We enjoyed the food ( too much probably), the red wine (South African) and the service which is always friendly. Someone described it as a three star hotel with five star service which sums it up. Out and about we visited the local village with the boys from the beach. Our guide was 'King David' and we met his family, distributed sweets and pencils to some of the the 700 kids! The village women danced for us and we drank the home made Palm Wine ( great experience but Yuk!). Our guide for the beach walk was Safari Man and Mr Tesco who showed us the Moray eels in the rocks, urchins, shrimps, crabs etc. Please support their beach shops, especially Tesco and Mr Kool. Mr Tesco made a lovely coaster with Hakuna Matata inscribed on it as a memento for me. At the end of the holiday Mr Kool presented me with an ebony rhino as a present. We didn't try the safari this time as we had a safari some years before but I would recommend Safari man on the beach (Safari.com). He will organise the lot for you much cheaper than the hotel.
The diving was excellent, Marcel took me through my advance diving and then I had another five dives with the rest of the team who are all superb divers. They know their way around the coral and the sights were amazing, Giant Morays, Rays, Lion Fish, Napoleons, shoals of beautiful fish and also a wreck to explore. With a 7:30 meet and diving at 8:15 we were back by 9:30 for a full English. If you want more diving in one day they go back out at 10:00 and carry out various try dives during the rest of the day. The equipment is excellent. The entertainment is African based, dancing, acrobats etc. but was followed by the resident band who were very very good. The wildlife is great with Weaver birds busy on their nests in the Palm trees and monkeys taking chopped bananas from your hand. All in all we had a wonderful time and are planning to return.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2011

We booked this Hotel after reading all the good reviews and were not disappointed. We stayed in a club room on the 3rd floor with stunning views over the sea. The Hotel and rooms are basic but very clean. I was a little apprehensive when we discovered the main restaurant was buffet but was amazed to discover Chateaubriand Steak and other outstanding dishes so freely available. WE booked the Blue Turtle which is defiantly worth a visit if you like Lobster as it was a huge portion and so tender. We booked a 2 day Trip with Tunda Tours www.tundatourssafaris.com or araxman17@yahoo.com as I had contacted Abdul before we arrived. Please see my full comments on their review. We only wanted to do a 2 day tour with our 9 year old so booked TSAVO EAST. The trip was excellent and we saw so much and for such a cheap price compared to other tour operators. We also booked a boat trip and were given a free Malindi trip. These trips are a must with Abdul as compared to other trips, they dont offer as much. Our Overall visit to Turtle Bay was faultless and I would recommended it to all families. The boys on the beach do approach you but they are great and when the tide is out they take you around the rock pools where you will discover Lion fish, Puffer fish etc. I even held a Puffer fish which was an experience in itself. There is nothing bad I can say about this Hotel as nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff. I must say a BIG THANKS to Ratamu who gives 1st class service and Moses on the Fresh fruit. An AMAZING holiday and Thank you Turtle Bay.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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9  Thank LymmLife
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

We just spent three weeks at Turtle Bay Beach Club and we loved it. The staff was fantastic and we felt pampered in every way. The food was good and well prepared.

We noticed that there were not so many beach boys as there were around other resorts especially in the area nearby the Island of Love. Anyhow once they see that you are there for an extended time, they tend to leave you alone.

We did some great snorkeling, unfortunately the water does not have the same clarity as we found in the Red Sea, but it was very nice.

We also did a three day safari which was great at Tsavo East and Amboseli, there were lots of animals... but next time we’d opt for a plane ride instead to get there and back.

The weather was great and hot. It was always nice with a beautiful breeze that kept us comfortable.

An upside to this hotel is that it has a very international clientele which does not favor any one nationality. The surrounding beach is huge which allows you to walk for kilometers and eventually reach the Garoda Resort and not even bump into a living soul.

In short I certainly recommend Turtle Bay Beach Club.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

Yet again a fantastic holiday .As always the staff are lovely , many thanks to Dennis in the pitzza gardens. 2 weeks of being relaxed , Lovely pools , food fantastic , great shows ,uk plugs in the rooms adds to the ease of this lovely hotel , whatever you want someone will help you .Nice to see Damian strolling around having a chat with everyone.Suited all ages , our party ranged from 7 yrs to 66 yrs including teenagers , everyone will return again for our 3rd visit in Feb 12 .

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

We booked after reading the great reviews and we were glad we did. We booked with Thomas cook from Manchester but when we picked up the tickets we found out we were going via Gatwick with Monarch and we agree with the previous review it was terrible. We had a 2 1/2 hr journey from the airport to TBBC but it is well worth it.
The hotel is well maintained and spotless clean. We went for the beach walk most mornings with the fun crew as it was a good way to meet new people and find out information about the place and to burn off a few calories as the food and drink is very good and plentiful. The staff are lovely and they work really hard. Nothing is too much trouble. We visited the a la Carte and the meals and service was excellent. Its well worth a visit.
We booked a 2 day safari when we arrived with Joseph and our excellent driver Livingston and we had so much fun. We saw lots of animals and I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I did. It was amazing. They also took us out for a day in Malindi so we could see more of their wonderful country.I would recommend him. His E mail is joseoti2002@yahoo.com if you want to book direct.
The entertainment was good and varied. We had acorbats, dancers and some excellent groups, even a fashion show by the pool one afternoon. Some of them used to have a market after their show where they would sell their goods. We got some souveniers at very reasonable prices. We met some wonderful people who made our holiday really special. If you are thinking about visiting TBBC don't hesitate book it today. we can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Storybook1999
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Additional Information about Turtle Bay Beach Club

Address: PO Box 10, Watamu, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Watamu
#8 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Watamu
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
Price Range: €139 - €322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Turtle Bay Beach Club 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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