Lodging Type: Resort
Dining: A la carte, Half board, Buffet, Self-catering
Water sports: Scuba Diving, Water-Skiing, Fishing, Kayaking, Boat Trips
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Beach Access, Child / Family Oriented, Child - Babysitting, Disabled Facilities, Forex desk, Salon, Spa, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts
In 1952, Ian Pritchard sailed into Watamu and set up a drinking hole on the beach which he named Ocean Sports. The original boat he sailed in still stands prominently in the bar, along with trophies from fishing grounds near the resort. To this day, Ocean Sports remains popular with beach lovers, anglers and sportsmen alike. There are 29 en-suite rooms, made up of doubles, twins and family rooms. All rooms have aircon, mosquito net and sea view. Ocean Cottage has 1 en-suite bedroom, 2 bedrooms with shared bathroom, a large lounge, beachfront veranda and fully equipped kitchen, and is staffed by a chef, housekeepers and babysitters. Ian’s Bar, known as the Locals’ Watering Hole, is the legendary bar built around the Ocean Sports boat. The main bar, serving the veranda and the deck, offers beers, wines, champagnes, cocktails and fresh juices. The restaurant, with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, specialises in seafood. Ocean Sports has a Sunday seafood curry buffet, with live jazz band. Healing Zone has treatments and therapies such as shiatsu, aromatherapy and reflexology.
An accredited PADI scuba diving company is on site. Other activities include deep sea fishing, water-skiing, kayaking, squash and tennis. Trips to local attractions include Gede Ruins, Arabuko Sokoke Forest and Mida Creek.
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