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Turtle Bay

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- Stunning beachfront location
- Excellent activities
- Large property with extensive faciities

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Turtle Bay Beach Resort is a large and delightful all-inclusive resort situated near Watamu, on Kenya’s stunning white-sand coast. Two hours north of Mombasa, and a mere 200 metres from the Watamu National Marine Park, this vibrant hotel offers great value combined with high levels of comfort and convenience, along with a plethora of superb activities and the opportunity to witness some of the best marine life around.

The resort is set within ten acres of tropically landscaped gardens. Although often busy, the atmosphere is fun and cheerful, with a friendly reception in the brightly-coloured lobby. The staff are generally very warm and helpful, although service can be a little inconsistent, particularly at busy times. There are a wealth of facilities including three bars, an entertainment lounge, and two lovely pools. While the main pool includes a designated kids zone and paddling pool, the quiet pool around the corner provides a more serene option, with sun loungers on which to relax. The four restaurants include a central buffet area, a pool-side snack bar, a pizza house, and the more intimate beachside Blue Turtle.

The hotel has 145 rooms, all with pristine ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, a safe, and mosquito nets. The 89 'Super Club' rooms come with a balcony, and both a double and single bed, making them a great option for groups or families. The 40 'Lamu' rooms are decorated in a traditional Swahili style, and contain twin beds, or a queen can be made up on request. Suitable for two sharing adults, some of the ‘Lamu’ rooms enjoy garden or ocean views. The 14 superior 'Ocean Front' rooms have balconies, or patios with direct beach access, and contain both a double and a single bed. The 2 'Sea-view' Suites offer top-end space and luxury, each with a lounge area, a beautiful Lamu bed, and a mini-fridge. The rooms do not have TVs or Wi-Fi, but this only serves to encourage relaxation, and participation in the many available activities.

This lively resort offers an enormous variety of entertainment and activities to keep both children and adults occupied. During the day, tennis, beach soccer, volleyball, and aqua aerobics are available, whilst at night, more traditional entertainment is provided by way of tribal dances, acrobatics, and snake shows. Beyond the hotel, guests can engage in water sports such as wind surfing, kayaking, or snorkelling around the Marine Park, and dhow excursions to Mida Creek complete with lobster BBQs and stunning sunsets, are a real draw.

Turtle Bay makes superb provision for families, especially those with young children. The Kids Club offers an array of supervised activities including swimming, arts and crafts, field trips, cooking lessons, beach games, Tarzan's Tree House and Kids Fort by the pool. There are no age restrictions, and the bedroom layouts facilitate seamless family sharing options. If parents require more privacy, or are travelling with more than two children, some of the 'Super Club' rooms have interconnecting doors. Although there are many supervised activities on offer, it remains the responsibility of parents to make sure their children are well supervised at all times, especially around the pools or on the beach.

Turtle Bay Beach Resort will suit couples, groups or families seeking a fun, all-inclusive beach holiday on the Kenya coast, with an abundance of activities in a vibrant and cheerful setting.

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  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 27 August 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

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