Turtle Bay Beach Club
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After being a bit concerned about the snow, we got off to a good start – even though we were delayed for nearly 2 hours while they de-iced the plane! However, at least we took off in spite of the adverse weather conditions.
Jambo! Jambo! (Le franšais, c'est plus bas!)
After a very relaxing dinner physically and cognitively (feet in the sand, wonderful night sky over my head and African music in the background) I am now sitting at the bar trying to coordinate my thoughts about today's adventure!
Some very difficult&demanding mental exercise (How am I …
M'ladies&Gentlemen... (la version francophone se trouve plus bas)
I don't really know where to start... so I am just gonna splatter words down... I do apologize...
It is around 9pm local time and I do feel like having blown an overload fuse! :-)
I'll try to work my way out chronologically (as I do with …
Quite incredibly we stayed at Turtle Bay in Watamu for two weeks. It is a resort used by the major package tour providers with an emphasis on providing activities for kids with facilities and activities for adults. Exactly the type of place Jude and I would never have gone to at our advanced age and we had a whale …
If it's not the delegates, it the Brits
on holiday that meant once again there was no room at the Inn for the
SBS. Our grand plans of staying in lovely self catering cottages
along the coast as we meandered our way slowly northwards were dashed
by the fine array of union jack shorts inhabiting our
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Turtle Bay Beach Club Watamu
We have just returned from our holiday in Kenya and it was just magnificent. The first week we went on safari to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli and Tsavo West. As it was very tiring, we were very happy we could spend our last week in the Turtle Bay Beach Club. At first we didn't know what to expect, but when we arrived there after a long drive from Voie and were welcomed by the staff with a warm handtowel and a welcoming drink, we felt right at ease. And it didn't take us very long to feel right at home. The staff is so friendly and would do anything for you. The food is excellent, whether you have it at the poolside restaurant, the Turtle Bay restaurant or at the pizzeria. The Fun Base Group keeps you busy all day with their activities, for example beach, creek or village walks, water aerobics, water polo, table tennis, etc. We never had a dull moment. The locals are also very friendly. It's true that they try to sell things, but you have to keep in mind that there's a lot of poverty there and that they just try to make a living. If people think they are pushy they have never been to Egypt or Marokko where they don't take no for an answer and here they do. If you're not interested they leave you alone. For us it was the first time that we felt this way about a place and we've already seen quiet a bit of the world (Hawaii, Australia, Egypt,...) but didn't feel quiet as home as we did in the Turtle Bay Beach Club. We still want to visit other places in the world, but we'll defenitly come back here (probably next year).
Greatest People in the world
All the staff were fantastic. The hotel was very comfotable and the food was also great. We went on the 3 day safari which was one of the best things I've ever done in my life. Loved every second of our holiday.
Came here for our Honeymoon, Staff were wonderful they really couldn't do enough for you. Also went on a 3 day Safari which was excellent. Had a beach front room and were literally on the beach, the waiters even came to our balcony asking us what drinks we'd like. Unfortunately the company (SOMAK) that we came with were very poor as the airline we came out with went bust the day we arrived that was the last flight, so we then had to fly to frankfurt and then wait around there then fly to Heathrow, didn't sit next to my Husband and they didn't give us any apology or any money back which I'm disgusted at, when the manager found out about this he was very sorry about it even though it wasn't their fault and even sent a fax to the embassy for us. The food did get boring the second week and not such a great choice. The African choir were great if you like that thing and staff very good at their jobs so much better than staff in England. Watch out for the beach boys as you leave private beach.
Honeymoon to remember
we got married on 25th june went on safari for a week then spent 1 week in turtle bay. From the moment we arrived the staff could not do enough for you. We had a fantastic time they were doing some renovations while we were there but they did these at night so you never knew they were going on, Beach was beautiful unfortunatly there was men trying to sell you something as soon as you went off the private part on to the public part which you have to do to go to the sea but they got the hint after awhile. All in all Turtle Bay Beach Club was a fantastic place to stay for our honeymoon and we will definatly return one day soon.
The Best Holiday Hotel in Kenya!
My wife & I came to Turtle Bay in 1999 to surprise my brother-in-law. We do not normally go to the same place twice. We will be returning to Turtle Bay for our 6th time this January. What can I say the staff are great, the beach is perfect. Just leave it at that, please do not tell too many people about this Hotel as paradise should never be crowded!
Neil & Sandra
TBBC is a fantastic hotel situated in turtle bay, Watamu , we first discovered this hotel in 2003 after our tour company could not get us good accomodation in Malindi (25km north of Watamu) at first we were really dissapointed as all of our friends live in Malindi, Malindi being our previous base for our visits to kenya, however this was the closest we could get.
The best holiday ever
We spent our second honeymoon in Kenya and fell in love all over again! Kenya is a fantastic county and Turtle Bay Beach Club is a great choice for your stay. The staff were all extremely friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The food is excellent with plenty of choice and the rooms, although basic, are very clean. We can't wait to return.
We got married at Turtle Bay Beach Club back in January 1997, and have returned there for anniversaries in Jan 2000 and Jan 2004. We just can't get enough of this place and will return again in 2006 and probably for many more anniversaries after that! This hotel really is set on a "paradise" white sand beach with turquoise clear sea. The staff in this hotel are genuine and friendly and really can't do enough for you. Most of the staff who were there when we got married are still there now and remember us each time we return. The food is superb and the Pizzeria is delightful. Rooms are basic, but spotlessly clean. It is worth venturing out of the confines of the hotel to experience "real" Kenya. We have done the Tsavo safari twice, but this year tried the Air Safari to the Masaai Mara. The Mara is the best - stayed on the Governors Camp (where the film crew for the Big Cat Diaries stay), and were lucky enough to see Keke the Cheetah and her cubs who starred in the programme.
Excellent staff, wonderful setting
We went to Turtle Bay for our Honeymoon is September last year. The most wonderful thing about the hotel were the staff who worked there. They could not do enough to make us happy, even offering to change our mattress.
The setting is idyllic, beautiful white beach just past the swimming pool.
Excellent food on the all inclusive and two fabulous restaurants.
A resort to remember!