The Hidden Gem In Watamu Kenya

If you are planning a trip to Malindi or Watamu, Kenya, or if you are looking for a holiday but aren’t sure where to go, this article is for you.

We opted to visit Watamu Kenya on our most recent trip to Mombasa because, well, why not? Who wouldn’t want to? If you know anyone who wouldn’t want to spend the weekend on Watamu’s pristine white beaches sipping their favorite cocktail, you should seriously¬†let them go. You don’t deserve such negativity in your life.

We set out to find the ideal resort to round off our extensive travel, and after a quick internet search, we came across this hidden paradise in Watamu, Kobe Resort Watamu, a home away from home.

We were offered a complimentary stay at the gorgeous resort after calling the manager and informing him of our intentions.


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The resort is in Watamu, Kilifi County. It is only a 2-hour (108-kilometer) journey from Mombasa. Guests from other counties can fly directly to Watamu via Malindi Airport, which is only a few kilometers from the resort.



A friendly receptionist checked us in and immediately showed us to our room, which faced one of the pools. She made certain that we had all of the required information as she escorted us down the steps past lovely tropical gardens.


The Living Room

The living room was extremely large. There was a one-of-a-kind interior design with natural finishes and huge sliding doors that let in plenty of light. There was a large concrete sofa, a TV, and a decoder right in front of it.



The Bedroom

The bedroom was very spacious, with a large artwork of an African woman on the wall. A double-sized bed lay in the center of the room, and through the huge glass doors, you could see the garden and pool. I was pleased with the soft bedding, which allowed us to have a good night’s sleep on each of our nights.

One thing that grabbed me about the room was this particular picture, which was designed to stare at you from every angle. It reminded me of the Mona Lisa’s stare, which has deceived art lovers all over the world.


Both the living room and the bedroom featured spacious closets for our relatively limited luggage. To keep your belongings safe, a safe was supplied in the bedroom closet.

The Bathroom

The bathroom was quite new, with a simple design. Once again, the finishing was basic but genuine. The faucets and shower both dispensed cold and hot water.

There was only one large sink, a shower, and a bidet. A huge wall mirror, bathrobes, and amenities were also provided. Personally, I felt that everything in the bathroom had been carefully considered and positioned so that reaching for what was needed was simple and painless.

Another thing I loved was that the management kept organically prepared shampoo, conditioner, and body wash on hand. The perfume was energizing, and it will keep you moisturized throughout the day.

The Pool

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a little pumped here. Do you have a sense of it? For two reasons, the pool was one of my favorite spots at Kobe Resort during my entire visit.

  1. It was spotless. Every second, it was meticulously cleaned. I’m not even joking.
  2. It was literally a stone’s throw from our room.

Have I mentioned that the resort has 2 Pools? Yes, imagine getting to spoil yourself with whatever pool you want. The weather was perfect for swimming when we visited and the water felt very warm to soak yourself in. The pool is also designed for all ages.

Have I mentioned that the resort offers two swimming pools? Yes, imagine being able to pamper yourself with any pool you choose. When we arrived, the temperature was ideal for swimming, and the water felt quite warm to bathe in. The pool is also suitable for people of all ages.

There were at least three distinct depths to meet the needs of different swimmers. This is one of the factors that contribute to Kobe Resort being an ideal starting point for a family holiday.

When we went swimming, we always had properly spread loungers with beach towels. There was also a chest for each sunbed where you could store your belongings. Yes, can you guess how many times we swam? Not at all, Let’s just say we swam around like little fishes.


Breakfast is offered from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Kobe Resort. If you’re not a morning person like me, you’ll appreciate how convenient this arrangement is. We awoke at 8 a.m. since we were fatigued from swimming the day before and the nice snug bed was virtually tough to leave.


We quickly changed and went to breakfast; we were famished, and the sight of a well-arranged buffet had us virtually bouncing up and down with delight. I started with a cup of hot black brewed coffee (tea bags and instant coffee were provided in the rooms), but nothing surpasses a freshly made hot cup of coffee in the morning.


Tropical fruits, coffee, tea, yogurt, and freshly squeezed juice were available on the buffet. Pastries included carrot cake, croissants (salted, chocolate, and plain), various cereals, bread, and biscuits, among other things. Baked beans and eggs (fried or boiled, as desired) were available.

There was also lots of bacon and sausages. What is breakfast without bacon and sausages, after all? We both got a sandwich (made to order); an omelet with mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese, onions, and more mushrooms on the side. I enjoyed the mushrooms; they were buttery and tasty.


During our two-night stay, we were able to experience the enchanting atmosphere of Kobe Resort in Watamu, Kenya. We couldn’t provide a review of the many food they serve because we were staying in a B&B. My only wish is that we could have stayed another day or two to see more of the Kobe Resort and the neighboring Watamu town, as it was a 3-hour drive from Mombasa.

Don’t get me wrong: we were completely satisfied with Kobe Resort; it genuinely offers everything you need for a fantastic beach vacation.

That being said, I guess I’ll have to return to Kobe Resort?


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Based on our two nights' stay at Kobe Resort, we strongly believe this place deserves a solid 9!
Based on our two nights' stay at Kobe Resort, we strongly believe this place deserves a solid 9!
Total Score
  • Cleanliness
    9/10 Amazing
  • Convenience
    8/10 Very good
  • Value
    9/10 Amazing
  • Service
    9/10 Amazing
  • Breakfast
    8/10 Very good

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