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is located in the Watamu
area of the Kenya Coast
Unlike nearby Malindi
, Watamu itself is much more of a village than a town, with a scattering of small shops and a reasonably hassle free environment. The coast is largely lined by sweeping white sand beaches, whilst just to the south lies the scenic Mida Creek with its mysterious mangrove forests. Offshore lies an extensive system of reefs, which provide some of the best diving in the region.
Until relatively recently Watamu was considered to be a place to avoid the crowds, with a large number of private house rentals providing pleasantly low key accommodation. But in recent years there has been considerable development and the place now has its share of large beach resorts, almost all of which are offering very low rates in an attempt to attract visitors.
Situated on a exclusive peninsular around 2km south of the town, Watamu Treehouse is undoubtedly the most architecturally interesting of the many private house and villa rentals in the area, with two organically shaped houses connected by a raised walkway and decorated throughout by some superb artisan glass-work.
Activities include diving, snorkelling, inter-tidal walks, spa treatments and visits to various historic sites in the area.
The main potential downsides are the aforementioned shortcomings of the area and the fact that the property is set back a fair distance from the ocean.