Malaika Beach Villas - Resort in Watamu, Kenya

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Exploring Mida Creek

For the daily episode of our virtual blog, we want to let you exploring Mida Creek.

Mida Creek is a natural inlet in the coast about 5 km deep south of Watamu which stands out from the surrounding nature for completely different fauna and flora creating a unique eco-system of its kind.

Mida Creek has been designated by UNESCO as Biosphere Reserve because it is here that one of the largest mangrove ecosystems in the world is preserved: there are nine types, along with thirty-three species of algae. With the Arabuko Sokoke forest, Mida Creek has been designated the second largest ornithological reserve in Africa.

Research indicated that the mangrove forest and other marine resources are a great economic, ecological and environmental resource for the local village communities. The forest provides construction timber for houses and boats, firewood, coal. Minor uses of mangrove products include medical and pharmaceutical applications, tanning material and furniture production.

Today, with its shallow fjords, ruled by the tides and protected by a tangle of rhizomes that seem to want to prevent any human passage, this large marine lagoon, a comfortable bed of aquatic plants (of the genus Posidonia) and corals, is a labyrinth of waterways where the Indian Ocean is wedged, forming several small islets.

Mida Creek is home to many fish species and a feeding site for sea turtles.

Moreover, it has been designated by UNESCO as Bird International Zone given that sixty-five species of birds live there, some settled, other nomads, storks, herons, pink flamingos among others.

There are several ways to visit Mida Creek: on a boat, crossing these channels to discover the vast multitude of birds that inhabit the surrounding jungle. Alternatively, you can visit the lagoon on foot, walking along the bridge, which, from the mainland, crosses a part of the lagoon and which is not by chance called ‘the Indiana Jones bridge’.

The lagoon is also an incredible destination for kayaking and canoeing, with endless small canals and passages through the mangroves to explore. You can also take a paddleboard.

Mida Creek, that is around Watamu area, is only 30 minutes away from the resort.

Our resort is located in a very strategic position so that many places to be visited can be reached in a very few time! Check the other excursions we can arrange for you!

We hope you enjoyed this “exploring Mida Creek”!
We also love to tell you that from August the first we will be able to re-open our resort. Stay tuned to visit our country deeply following our Facebook and Instagram page and, if you have any question, feel free to reach us from our contact page.

We are back!

To our dear customer customers and friends,
we are thrilled to announce that, starting from August the first, we will be able to be back doing what we love.

This period was very tough for all of us and it was a very weird situation and, this place without you was empty.
We did this in order to protect firstly you, beloved customer, and our fellow employees.

If you want to make a reservation you can contact us clicking HERE.
We can’t wait to see you again;

Sincerely yours,
Malaika Beach Villas

We’re Closed because of Covid19

Dear Estimated Friends,
We are very sorry to have to inform you that in light of the current coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to close the resort
as of Monday 16th March.

This closure is a necessary precautionary measure because the health and the safety of our loyal guests and of our staff are an absolute priority and concern to us.

Thank you for your understanding and please take good care of yourselves and your families at this difficult time.

If you are interested in booking a holiday in the coming months, click here to contact us.

Hopefully the situation will get better and we look forward to be able to re-open our Resort soon.

Malaika Beach Villas

Valentine’s Day

Romantic Escape at Malaika Beach Villas.


What better way to make your sweetheart happy? For lover’s day we offer you a romantic 2 night escape in our Resort in Watamu at an amazing price.


You will surprise your lover by spending two unforgettable and relaxing days in a fabulous location, to enjoy a full immersion of love.


If you are looking for a beach resort that proposes an ad hoc package for Valentine’s Day, we have thought of a special offer for this very special occasion.


Our romantic escape includes a two-night accomodation in Bed&Breakfast, two romantic couples massages and a bottle of Italian wine upon arrival in the room at the incredible price of 21.000/00 ksh per couple.


Romantic atmosphere, regenerating couple massages, a dive in the turquoise and emerald sea. Get ready to live a daydream.


And if after a day at sea and relax you want to enjoy a candlelight dinner, we will be glad to have you at our restaurant, to delight you with the refined Valentine’s Day menu created by our Chef.


So what are you waiting for?  Surprise your girlfriend/boyfriend with a romantic escape at Malaika Beach Villas!