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The all inclusive Turtle Bay Resort sits on a 200 metre stretch of beach on the edge of the Watamu National Marine Park, and offers fantastic facilities for everyone.

An award winning family friendly resort, it offers 145 rooms and suites, all with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms, set amongst ten acres of tropical landscaped gardens. Facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, lounge area, swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball, non-motorised watersports and an on-site PADI affiliated dive centre. There are wheelchair friendly rooms available on request.

The resort is an hour and a half north of Mombasa and on the edge of one of the most important marine parks in Africa. A great place to relax while those around you take part in numerous activities on offer. Diving is at its best from Oct-Apr when the sea is calm. The lagoon is home to a magnificent diversity of corals, thousands of species of fish and plenty of nudibranch. It’s common to see dolphin on the way to the dive sites. Schools of devil rays, mantas and whale sharks frequent these waters from Feb-Apr.

Year round special offers are available to those who book early and there are no single supplements in some room types.

Turtle Bay Dive Centre

The PADI dive centre is within the hotel grounds, has immediate beach access to Watamu Marine Park, and is professionally run with dive groups of four divers per guide, to ensure the highest level of safety. Daily morning boat dives operate to the 20 local dive sites both on the outer reef and in the lagoon. Optimum diving conditions are Oct-Apr and Nitrox is available. Average visibility is 20 metres and water temperature, a pleasant 28C.

Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Families
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Speedboat
This accommodation is located in:

Watamu National Marine Park

Created in 1968, Watamu is one of the finest marine parks in Kenya, with excellent diving and snorkelling possibilities. Over 1000 species of fish have been identified here and you can expect to encounter devil rays, mantas and whale shark (in season), dolphins and turtles.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, green turtle, giant grouper, common dolphin
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving