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About Merry Crab Beach Hotel

Off the beaten track nature retreat for birders and most water-sport enthusiasts. We have a popular beach bar and water's edge cafe for all your meals, specializing in vegetarian & vegan cuisine. Seafood braai's are popular in the evenings. Be it couples, groups or international backpackers there's something for everyone at this hotel.

There are various room options, all 20 meters from the beach and with sea views. The Beach Suite offers 2 shower rooms and a guest loo. The Coco Suite is a private room on its own or can lead into the Beach Suite if both units are needed. The Makuti Suite as with all rooms, is en-suite (shower) and 20 meters from the swimming pool and beach. The Palm Suite is spacious and lofty with sweeping views over the bay, also en-suite (shower) and like all rooms, an extra long king bed draped with mosquito net, a fan, swimming towels, couch, a hairdryer, tea/coffee making facility and mini bar.

Watamu Marine National Reserve has amazing coral reefs as well as many exotic fish and turtles. It is a genuine piece of heaven and guests will forever remember the sights of Kenya.

Safari: Sea safaris - dolphin, whales and snorkeling the reef. Mangrove birding, challenging and exciting deep-sea fishing. Nearby little known Arabuko Sekoke National Park with little forest elephant and fauna and flora found nowhere else in the world!

Beach: On the water's edge with natural marina, clear coral waters, ideal for swimming and boating. Protected by small mangrove island, a favourite roosting place for birds and monkeys.

Romantic: Quiet and steeped in nature with spectacular views of sunsets and moonrises makes an ideal setting for romantic couples.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 13
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bar/Snack/CafEn'
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Check in from 11:30
  • Check in from 12:00
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage storage
  • Lunch
  • Maid service
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
  • Suites
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • KiSwahili
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Full amount is payable BEFORE arrival: 50% within 48 hours and balance 45 days prior to arrival or immediate if arrival is less than 30 days. We do not have a credit/debit card facility but accept cash, forex, PayPal or mpesa (Kenyan residents).

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Merry Crab Beach Hotel is 0.5km from the centre of Watamu Marine National Reserve , the nearest airport 21.6km (Malindi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling