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Ocean Sports Resort

Jumia TravelUS$66*
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#16 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$111*
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Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Visited Ocean Sports mid May 2015. The staff are very warm and welcoming and made our stay very comfortable. I also liked that they have freshly prepared meals at an affordable cost. The check in and check out times are conviniently flexible. The only downside of visiting at this time of the year is the unpredictable weather and the beach...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Allan, Thank you so much for writing us a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you can visit us again between October and April when the weather is more predictable and the beach is at its best! We'd love to welcome to you back to Ocean Sports.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Spent 4 nights at this resort in one of the garden rooms. Rooms were comfortable, clean and neat. Coffee was delivered every morning and the breakfast was good. The staff were always helpful and on hand to help out with any queries. The bar is fantastic - I would say one of the best along that beach - with great...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review. We are all thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and our bar and restaurant. We are lucky to have such a great view of the Marine Park. I hope you can come back and enjoy it again in the near future!

Diani Beach, Kenya
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Our family of 4 spent 2 nights at Ocean Sports Resort. Our rooms were neat and clean and staff were very friendly, accommodating and hospitable. The food is always good (we've dined here on previous occasions too) and there is something to satisfy everyone's taste buds. My daughter loves the tranditional fish & chips so much she had it 2...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Esme, Many thanks for writing us a review! We're glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and that your husband enjoyed the very early boxing match! Hope to have you visit us again in the near future.

Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Amazing accommodating staff. Lovely family suite room. Stunning views and beach. Great diving sites in the marine park. I saw huge manta rays and my friends saw reef sharks whilst SUPing. Untouched safe and affordable.

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Danielle, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are all thrilled that you enjoyed Watamu and our beautiful Marine Park. I hope you can return in the near future for more diving and adventures!

Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2015

As a former Kenya resident I have visited Ocean Sports many times. What strikes me now as much as ever is the outstanding hospitality of the managers Emilie, Florian and their staff. We felt really welcome, with the staff, particularly in the restaurant and bar area, engaging and chatty but never intrusive. This welcoming atmosphere and the excellent sea food...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thanks so much for your great review which I'm sure many of our future visitors will find very helpful! Sorry it's taken me a while to respond! It was great having you both to stay, as always, and Florian, myself, and all the staff look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit.

Littleton, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We have been coming to Ocean Sports for 4 years and each year becomes more memorable. The GM and family are so personable and the staff can't help you enough. It seems everyone loves to hang out at Ocean Sports and why wouldn't they.

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was great having you to stay with us and we really look forward to having you back again.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Thank you for an excellent service during my recent stay. I stayed for 3 nights to be able to attend a friend's wedding nearby. Ocean sports were incredibly helpful, accommodating several last minute changes to my booking dates and number of rooms needed without any fuss and ensuring I got the best rate each time. They arranged airport pick up...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing us such a lovely review! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed staying with us and being in Watamu. It is a perfect place for a wedding and a perfect place to relax after one! Hope to see you back here soon.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We loved our stay at Ocean Sports. If you're looking for somewhere really relaxed, friendly with great food, without paying the prices of some of the more lavish hotels, this is the place for you. The room we had was clean, quiet and had a spectacular view of the beach. It is not the place if you're looking for perfect...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. All of us here are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and the relaxed atmosphere of Ocean Sports. Watamu has so much to offer and we're happy that you enjoyed it all. Hope to see you back here soon!

Gloucestershire, UK
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Good points - Food was amazing! We were on half board and I looked forward to breakfast and dinner every day - Amazing sea and beach views from our room and the beach bar - Loved the beach bar, had fantastic atmosphere and decor - Small intimate hotel, all the rooms were quite private - Beautiful room, which had everything...

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! It's great to see that you enjoyed your time with us and it's always helpful for us and potential guests to hear what we did right and where we can improve! Hope you can visit us again soon.

Letterkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 28 January 2015

On few occasions I visited the restaurant of this hotel and I must say I really enjoyed the food - i especially liked the ice latte and the sandwiches. You can just stop by here while walking on the beach, order a drink and enjoy a sunset sitting on a terrace overlooking the ocean. Oh yes!

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Emilie B, Manager at Ocean Sports Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. All of us at Ocean Sports are glad that you enjoyed your time in Watamu and that you loved our deck and food! We hope you can make it back here for more!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $106 - $246 (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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“The family room had an extra bedroom with two single beds. The A/C was just above one of the beds which meant we ended up moving it.”
318anitaz, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“From room 18 and onwards to get away from the outdoor bar area.”
josorb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms vary a lot, I'd suggest one with a balcony.”
Jori9889, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ensure that you have a sea view”
Jcd58in2016, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean, some with less obstructed views, such as number 21.”
410williamf, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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