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Cathy Winston
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Kenya beaches

Our verdict:

Visitors to the unspoiled white sands of Kenya’s Watamu Marine National Reserve can enjoy snorkelling and waterspouts - and see rare nesting turtles. If such an idyllic spot needs an added temptation, eco award-winning Turtle Bay Beach Club has no single supplements for all-inclusive double rooms year-round through Tropical Sky.

Recommended tour operator: Tropical Sky

PoolDouble room for single occupancyRelax on the hotel beachGreen turtle - Watamu Turtle Watch

Tropical Sky says

We’ve negotiated an unbeatable deal for solo travellers close to Mombasa, on Kenya’s coast.

  • no single supplement year-round
  • turtle nesting site
  • your own double room

There is no single supplement year-round in the spacious double- or twin-bedded Super Club and Lamu Rooms at the 3.5 star Turtle Bay Beach Club.

We highly recommend this hotel for its relaxed atmosphere, friendly and welcoming staff and amazing location – on a stretch of white sand beach in the Watamu Marine National Reserve.

From the beach you can enjoy superb snorkelling, windsurfing and sailing, with mini-golf, bicycles and a floodlit tennis court also on site. You can even have a go at learning Swahili.

Rates here are all-inclusive and there’s a choice of places to eat – a buffet restaurant overlooking the beach, a pizzeria and a la carte restaurant (extra cost) for dinner each evening – or you can opt for the even more relaxed poolside snack bar.

The beach is a nesting site for several rare breeds of turtle and the hotel management has linked up with the local Watamu Turtle Watch so that guests can see the turtles up close without disturbing them. Turtle Bay became the first property of its kind in Kenya to be awarded the prestigious Gold standard by EcoTourism Kenya – a great accolade.

Find out more about the Turtle Bay Beach Club, where a week’s all-inclusive stay costs from just £1,049 including flights and transfers.

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