Date published: 19/01/2018

Planning a wedding can be quite hectic with the emotional rush that comes with it. After the wedding, it is time to take some time off everything and everyone, to enjoy the new union and make lasting memories. To make this happen, plan a visit to Watamu, one of the best honeymoon destinations in 2018.

Why Watamu is the best honeymoon destination this year

There are various reasons why Watamu is the perfect place for a romantic getaway for the newly weds. Below are a few reasons why this should be your honeymoon place.

  1. Location

Watamu is a small coastal town located north of Mombasa and south of Malindi. It is a beautiful piece of coastline that also has its own Marine National Park, a great place to visit. This town is one of the most undeveloped and natural areas of the coastal region. It is popular for its relaxed, unique and laid back way of life, thus a haven of peace and tranquility.

Honey moon at Hemingways Watamu

                                                A couple relaxing at Hemingways Watamu

2. Hemingways Watamu

The re-opening of the iconic Hemingways Watamu just made this town 2018’s best honeymoon destination. This 5 star luxury hotel offers exceptional services to its clients, it is strategically situated next to the beach and the perfect hideout for a romantic getaway. It has all the facilities a couple could want, delicious food, their rooms face the ocean for those heart-warming moments together just watching the beautiful sunsets. What else could a couple want to make their honeymoon memorable?

Best honeymoon destination

                                                      A night view of Hemingways Watamu

3. Attraction Sites

There are many attractions in Watamu worth visiting. Some of the places to visit include the Watamu Marine National Park, The Mida Creek Reserve, Gedi Ruins and not forgetting a tour to the Sokoke Forest (the largest, most intact coastal forest in East Africa) to see some rare wild animals.

Best honeymoon destination

                                                    An Elephant-shrew at Sokoke Forest

4. Thrilling Activities

Watamu is one of the best honeymoon destinations due to the many adrenaline rushing water sports that couples can engage in. Some of the exhilarating activities to take part in include; Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddle, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving among many others.

Best honeymoon destination

                                                       Upside down plot Kitesurfing

Make every minute count by enjoying your honeymoon in Watamu. It’s not just one of the best honeymoon destinations in Kenya for nothing.

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