Barracuda Inn Resort

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Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Barracuda Inn Resort

Barracuda Inn Resort

4.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Watamu with casino and outdoor pool

6.8/10 Good

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Watamu Road, Watamu
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Casino
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Malindi (MYD) - 40 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

About this property

Barracuda Inn Resort

4-star hotel in a shopping district
You can look forward to a casino, a nightclub, and an airport pick-up service at Barracuda Inn Resort. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach, a beach bar, and sun loungers. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Enjoy international cuisine and more at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy onsite activities like scuba diving, windsurfing, and fishing. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a free daily manager's reception and a garden.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • A TV in the lobby, wedding services, and a gift shop
  • Concierge services, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk
Room features
All guestrooms at Barracuda Inn Resort offer thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like safes and free bottled water.
More amenities include:
  • Showers and hair dryers
  • Patios and daily housekeeping


Afrikaans, English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 85 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport pickup (available 24 hours)*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Scuba diving
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Safari nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Nightclub


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (surcharge)

Special features


A Buffet - This bar specializes in international cuisine.
The Bonefish House - This seafood restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 40.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 20.00 (from 4 to 12 years old)
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 40.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 40.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 20.00 (from 4 to 12 years old)
  • Gala Dinner on 15 August per adult: EUR 40.00

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 60 per person
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 30.00 (subject to availability)
  • Safes in guestrooms can be used for EUR 15 per stay
  • Refrigerators are available for EUR 20.00 per week

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs EUR 20.00 (one way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place and periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Barracuda Inn Resort Watamu
Barracuda Inn Resort
Barracuda Watamu
Barracuda Inn Resort Hotel
Barracuda Inn Resort Watamu
Barracuda Inn Resort Hotel Watamu

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Barracuda Inn Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Barracuda Inn Resort?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Barracuda Inn Resort on 3 Oct 2022 start from CA $122, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Barracuda Inn Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Barracuda Inn Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Barracuda Inn Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Barracuda Inn Resort?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is EUR 60 per person.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Barracuda Inn Resort?
You can check in from noon - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 30.00 (subject to availability).
Is there an onsite casino at Barracuda Inn Resort?
Yes, there's a casino.
What is there to do at Barracuda Inn Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a casino and a nightclub. Barracuda Inn Resort also has a private beach and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Barracuda Inn Resort?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Barracuda Inn (3-min walk), Come Back Club (4-min walk), and Smart Dishes Restaurant (9-min walk).
Does Barracuda Inn Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Barracuda Inn Resort like?
Barracuda Inn Resort is in the heart of Watamu, a short 17-minute walk from Watamu Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Very nice place. Relaxing. June is offseason. Resturant was closed.
Daniel, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

TV was not in the room. Was very much surprised on this matter
Derryl Omondi, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Generally very good. It is true that the facility caters mostly to Italians, but I am not sure why that would be a problem. It was a small irritation that guests can reserve the sunbeds around the pool the entire day just by leaving a towel on them, even if they just use them a little, which means that the beds are empty most of the time and no one else can use them. I don't think this is a good system for the area immediately around the pool.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Location
Nice hotel with private beach area and immediate access to beach. Friendly staff, food was good.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

Great for italians
Friendly staff but everything was in Italian. Not so good if you don't speak Italian..
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Акуна матата
В отель мы не попали, так как при заселение сообщили что проблемы с канализацией именно в нашем номере (бронирование было сделано в июне-июле 2018 года), при этом других туристов заселяли. Что успел увидеть по отелю, территория симпатичная (бегают свои обезьянки, которые животные), убирают ну не спешно и с вытекающим последствием в качестве ))) Заселили в итоге в отель Lily Palm Resort, Ватаму, Кения, как бы так же 4 звезды, но еще в более запущенном состоянии и на второй территории (отель состоял из двух территорий). Что удивило что при бронирование отеля Barracuda Inn Resort я точно брал номер с завтраком, но в итоге его не оказалось в ваучере, в какой момент он пропал я так и не понял!!! Пришлось доплачивать отдельно. Полотенца при заселении в Lily Palm Resort просили заменить три раза, по причини отвратительного запаха!!! Завтраки однообразные, но это из-за того что район Ватаму находится под Итальянцами и их такие завтраки вполне устраивает. Пляж, это вообще грустная история, он красивый, песок скрипит как снег на морозе, но но и еще раз но, его не убирают, и мусор с водорослями лежит на всей его территории из-за этого красота исчезает!!!
ELENA, 9-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

5-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Resort molto carino e curato nei dettagli, camere spaziose con letto king size a baldacchino con zanzariera, situate in piccole e graziosissime palazzine a 2 piani immerse in uno splendido e curatissimo parco. Ottimo ristorante che offre favolosi croissant a colazione e ottimo pesce, carne, pasta e tante verdure a cena. Strepitosa la cena Africana allestita sulla spiaggia! Ben funzionante (solo alla reception) il WiFi gratuito per i clienti Expedia (20 Euro a settimana per altri tour operator). Un po' piccola la piscina e il mare di fronte all'hotel non è certo dei migliori del Kenya, ma la spiaggia è molto bella, sia nella parte soprelevata che quella sottostante, sabbia incredibilmente bianca e fine come neanche alle Maldive!
Francesca, 9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sopra le aspettative!
Albergo super confortevole, personale cordialissimo e disponibilissimo, cibo davvero di qualità! La mia esperienza presso il barracuda è stata davvero piacevole e super positiva!
Alessia, 7-night trip
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