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Mida Creek Road, Watamu 80202 Kenya
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#2 of 42 hotels in Watamu
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Blue Bay Village is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Watamu, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning and a desk.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the resort, including 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a gift shop. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge during their visit.

For those interested in checking out Bio-Ken Snake Farm (1.8 mi) while visiting Watamu, Blue Bay Village Hotel is a short distance away.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Mida Dhow, which is a steakhouse that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Enjoy your stay in Watamu!

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Property amenities
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Facial treatments
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
VIP room facilities
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili
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Jule wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
What an idyllic place to visit! We spontaneously changed to the hotel and loved it from the start. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. It is located at the beautiful bay of Watamu overlooking the small fishing boats and the white beach. You can easily reach the center of Watamu and restaurants/ bars. The hotel complex is very well maintained and green. It feels like a small oasis in paradise. My family and I will definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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McGreevyTeam wrote a review Jan 2019
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP210 contributions109 helpful votes
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Great location, almost exclusively Italian...really good authentic cuisine. Evenings are dress up and feel good experiences! Facilities and rooms, are clean but not sophisticated... bathrooms are average...suffering from some wear and tear... If you’re not fussy you will love it!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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bizfish wrote a review Feb 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa51 contributions55 helpful votes
I only needed a hotel for the weekend as it was another flying visit to Watamu. Having stayed at Hemingways, Medina, Turtle and Ocean Sports, I had a fair idea of what to expect. But even my low expectation was above what was delivered. First, the good points. Good airconditioning and some friendly F&B staff. And the water was hot. Sadly not much else. Reception was like checking into a prison - 2 extremely grumpy and rude ladies - no welcome, just "Name, Papers" and then tried to tell me I booked for 4 not 2. I explained 2 single rooms but the concept of someone travelling alone was beyond her. Not an auspicious start. Then to the rooms, no kettle, no phone, no option of room service for late arrivals, no wifi (reception only) and a mattress that came from a prison. A shower that constantly flooded and powerpoints that didn't work completed the penitential experience. F&B was so regimented - you had to sit at the same table all the time and more than half the choices were octopus or calamari in various disguises. Pretty unappetising. Upon returning from an activity with some fresh fish, I asked the Italian chef if he could prepare some for dinner (as is the custom in the Watamu hotels). He didn't even speak, just shook his head and waved me away! Fortunately one of the Kenyan chefs obliged - but only if we had it served before the main dinner and in a separate area! Check out was worse than check in - despite spending 180 nights a year in hotels, I don't think I have ever been shouted at by a front desk person. Surprisingly I kept calm and explained the errors in billing (wrong bills allocated to wrong rooms - despite what was written and signed for, they had been posted incorrectly) and eventually settled after a 20 minute debate. A poor experience and one not to be repeated.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Stay away from the pool area - very noisy until late.
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Patriziadu64 wrote a review Aug 2017
Milan, Italy83 contributions54 helpful votes
First time I went to Blue Bay it was 1996. And it was even my first time to Africa.A deep passion is bringing me back year after year.....Africa with her people and her nature it is something unique and Blue Bay too. The resort is located @Watamubeach with direct access to the ocean. An amazing place where you can assist to one of the most beautiful sunset of the world....Mostly Italian food in a very elegant ambience and the care to you from all the people working there. Maurizio, the director, manages everything in a very professional way but it is even that brother always ready to support you. There are thousend of words I can write but the best it is you go there to try.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Tamara M wrote a review Feb 2017
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The entertainment is amazing, really great to watch at night. Always fun things to watch, always pumping! They put on such great shows all the time since we've been here. Its different all the time. The activities are great, they do beer drinking , volly ball, golf , dancing, disco at the beach every day, they do crazy games like paddle boats and zumba and much more. The food is great and all in all the resort is amazing, people are so friendly and they work so hard to make us feel great! George de LA Rosa veronica barbie Pedro '_yandra_alfredo, Anthony, Stefanie Raul Mercado his good also really nice team very good nice show nice hotel pool beach spa area
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paola L wrote a review Mar 2015
Province of Trento, Italy69 contributions45 helpful votes
one of the best trips I've done ... splendid village , wonderful sea and sand that looked like baby powder ... management and staff excellent . What to say more ... again even now !!!!!!!!!!!!! I would recommend it to everyone ... the pain of Africa there and I tried.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Liv W wrote a review Feb 2015
County Londonderry, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
The village is in a nice bay, with clear water. The reef is not very close but you can reach it by boat. The rooms are very nice african style. The food is deliciuos, fish, meat, vegetables, pasta, cakes!!It is a good location to explore Malindi and the Tsavo park for a safari tour.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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May H wrote a review Dec 2014
OC, California45 contributions17 helpful votes
Been here 3 TIMES!!! Yes!! Not the most sophisticated place but for sure a magic place. To the point we just wanted to move to Watamu Kenya. Service, food and location is the most amazing! I am so lucky to have visited this place...GO!!...Take a safari forst and then go to this amazing place to enjoy the most beautiful beach, location and food!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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StevenRayC wrote a review Oct 2012
Vicenza, Italy8 contributions15 helpful votes
This is a great place to go if you are looking to see Africa but also want to stay on a beach. It is located right on the beach, which is very beautiful. The grounds themselves are very beautiful and the view from any room is great. This place is geared towards Italians, which can be hard if you’re not Italian. The night time entertainment most nights is geared towards their taste and is the food. The “beach Boys” can be annoying, but if you learn how to deal with them they aren’t so bad. The hotel offers great excursion trips to the sea and local area. The best thing you can do however is to go on the safari trip. You cannot go to Kenya and not do this. It was a once in a life time experience; it can be a bit pricey but if you can’t afford the extra money to go on safari then you probably should not travel to Africa either. The staff was very friendly and we loved the décor of the whole area. It is advisable to not venture out of the hotel grounds alone too much. Basically, this is a great place especially if you are Italian.
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Date of stay: November 2011
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jasperkennel wrote a review Mar 2009
Solva, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
We did a timeshare swap via Interval International but no indication that this is an Italian Resort with all activities and excursions in Italian . The Italian Chef is fantastic it is an all inclusive resort food-wise and well worth $40 per day. The evening " Caberet " is like a 1950's British holiday camp only louder and in Italian .Secure tropical gardens are well maintained and the accomodation in thatched huts adequate ( no TV , phone , kitchen ) The beach is white sand with safe swimming and lots of local boats catering for snorkelling , dolphin watching and fishing but huge number of " beach boys " constantly pestering tourists to take boat trips and buy trinkets . Local village is dirt poor ,pestering there too with drug vendors in evidence it is a no-go area after dark . Trip to Gede museum/ruins nearby was interesting but didnt go on a safari as too far for a day trip .Trinket stalls /shacks on beach good fun as they like to barter and all have shop names like "Harrods " , Tesco ,M&S quality of goods poor but its good to support the local people by buying .
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Date of stay: March 2009
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$151 - US$274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
blue bay village hotel watamu, blue bay village watamu
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceWatamu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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Frequently Asked Questions about iGV Club Blue Bay
What are some of the property amenities at iGV Club Blue Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at iGV Club Blue Bay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at iGV Club Blue Bay?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to iGV Club Blue Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include NON SOLO GELATO by anna, Caffe Sotto Sopra The Liars Club, and Bahati Gelateria Italianna Andrea.
Are there opportunities to exercise at iGV Club Blue Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does iGV Club Blue Bay have airport transportation?
Yes, iGV Club Blue Bay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is iGV Club Blue Bay located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Watamu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at iGV Club Blue Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Swahili.
Does iGV Club Blue Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.