This is a fantastic family-friendly resort set within over 4 hectares of tropical gardens. We reckon that Turtle Bay Beach Club is truly fabulous for families – and for anyone who likes their sports, whether in the water or on land!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Located just outside of Watamu on the Kenya Coast.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Upon arrival at Turtle Bay Beach Club, guests are welcomed with a lovely cool drink to enjoy while the cheerful reception team book you in. The communal areas are vast and immediately you will notice how vibrant the place is, with children being entertained by fun and friendly supervisors and adults making the most of a wide range of activities. In terms of sports during the day, you can take part in table tennis, beach football, volleyball, tennis, and water aerobics in one of the two glorious swimming pools. In the evening, more traditional entertainments are available, featuring tribal dancers, acrobats, quiz nights, dancing and snake shows – something for the whole family! The Club boasts four restaurants, each with a different style of cuisine. There is also an entertainment lounge and three bars, including one located poolside. Dinner can be eaten indoors or out – one of the outdoor options consists of sitting at a candlelit table right by the ocean, perfect for couples or honeymooners!
All 145 rooms at the Club have been extensively renovated in recent years. Today they have an impressive Swahili-style décor – and despite the large quantity of rooms to look after, the Club has done a fab job keeping everything spick and span! Each room has en-suite facilities, including either a bath or a shower. The comfy beds ensure a good night’s sleep, as do air conditioning and mosquito nets! Some rooms have views of the Indian Ocean, while others look out over the Club’s pretty tropical gardens – and a few give guests the chance to walk straight out onto the gorgeous sandy beaches. Whichever room you stay in, you can be sure of a comfortable and relaxing stay.
The Club is well situated for guests to take a trip to Watamu town. The town has retained its quaint fishing village feel, but there is a liveliness about it during peak season that hits the spot for guests here. Around Turtle Bay there are loads of operators offering an extensive number of watersports options. You can go kayaking and windsurfing and be taught how to scuba dive or snorkel. A more peaceful activity on the open waters is a sea trip on a traditional dhow, looking out for the area’s thrilling marine life before watching the sun go down while sinking a cocktail.
There are countless species of bird in this part of the world and guided bird watching trips are a wonderful way to spend a few hours, offering some spectacular photo opportunities! Other excursions from the Club include the 6km journey to the ancient and deserted Swahili town of Gedi, or guests can head even farther afield on a planned safari with expert guides.