Turtle Bay Beach Club

It has been a ',topsy turvy', year with all that has been going on in the region and despite the fact that Turtle Bay has remained a little haven of peace as always we have seen one of the quietest years for a while at the hotel. Nevertheless we are all celebrating the passing of a very peaceful set of elections and all signs for the future look very rosie so fingers crossed and the rest of 2013 and 2014 should be good for us all.

Overview

The Rooms

The club has 150 rooms set amongst 10 acres of tropically landscaped gardens. All rooms are en-suite with fans and air-conditioning.

Super Club Rooms - 65 Rooms

These rooms have been extensively renovated and redecorated, all have a separate bath and showers, balcony, split unit air-conditioning, coffee and tea facilities and a complete mosquito proof sleeping area. These rooms are also equipped with a double and single bed; some of these rooms have interconnecting doors and 3 have been specifically designed for physically handicapped clients with showers only.

Lamu Rooms - 44 Rooms

These are cottage style units, all renovated and new decorated, with some overlooking the ocean or garden. All with split unit air conditioning and ceiling fan, coffee and tea facilities, ensuite bath and shower or showers only, twin beds (or Queen size on request) and mosquito proof sleeping area, patio or terrace. Suitable for 2 adults.

Ocean Front Rooms - 14 Rooms

14 rooms which have been extensively refurbished; are beach front all with air-conditioning and ceiling fan, separate bath and shower, double and single bed, a complete mosquito proof sleeping area and balconies or patios with direct beach access. Have tea/coffee facilities. Suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Standard Rooms - 24 Rooms 

All 24 standard rooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fan, bath and shower, twin beds (or queen sized beds on request) and patio suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Some interconnecting rooms are also available.

2 Sea - View Suites 

Lounge and bedroom with split unit air - conditioning, Lamu bed with mosquito net, personalised fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Separate shower and bath suitable for two adults.

Food & Drink

  • Full breakfast and dinner offered in the main restaurant by the pool, which seats 300 and has smoking and non-smoking areas overlooking Watamu beach. The meals are buffet style. 
  • Full lunch is offered at the Snack Bar at the poolside in buffet style and also snacks from 12.00 p.m. ? 6.00 p.m. 
  • Blue Turtle Restaurant on the beach is regularly utilised in the evenings as a waiter service area. Guests need to book in advance for this area. A la carte menu at an extra charge and also run for special occasions (weddings, etc). 
  • Pizzeria (Kasaramba Restaurant) overlooking tropical water ponds offers a variety of oven fresh pizzas and other meals for lunch and evening at an extra charge for some meals.

Drinks

Domestic wines, beer, spirits, soft drinks and fruit juices.

Bars

There are three bars:

  • -Pool Bar  Opens at 10 am and closes at 1 am. A popular area during day and evening time.
  • -Kasaramba Bar   Next to the pizzeria in a quieter location. Opens from 11 am 2 pm and 6 m 11 pm.
  • -Dunes Bar  Right on the beach where you can enjoy branded drinks at an extra charge. 
  • Opens from 10 am 1 am.

Special feature: Being amongst the top five beaches in the world, the Club offers excellent water sports facilities in a national Marine Park hosting an abundant variety of fish, coral and marine life. Plus hundreds of birds species to see and enjoy. As one of the first coast eco-hotels, Turtle Bay Beach Club has been awarded the Bronze Rating from Eco-Tourism Society of Kenya.

General Facilities

All arrivals will be checked in at the reception lounge. You will be given a welcome drink and a cold towel while the reception team is looking after you. Reception is open 24 hours throughout the week and a Manager on Duty will help you out with Information and needs you might require.

International calls, local calls and faxes may be made through reception. The hotel provides complimentary e-mail service for the use of sending and receiving guest e-mails. The Internet is accessible at an additional cost.

Foreign Currency Exchange facilities are available at the cashier's desk behind reception. The local currency is Kenya Shillings. The exchange rate provided is straightforward and does not involve any hidden charges or commissions. Due to the Government restriction, please note that Kenya Shillings cannot be converted into Foreign Currencies.

The club honors Visa and Master cards. The hotel is unable to give cash advances on credit cards; however, the Barclays Bank in Malindi is allowed to do so. Personal cheques are not accepted in the Club.

SHOPPING AREA: Covering a variety of merchandise including a boutique, a jeweler and an excursions office.

DOCTOR: Doctor available for consultation at the Club at an extra cost from Monday Friday at 8.00 a.m.  9.00 a.m. and between 2.00 p.m.  3.00 p.m. Saturday 9.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m. Sunday 8.30 a.m. 0 9.00 a.m. Reception will also call him in case of an emergency. Staff is also trained in first aid and has a supply for anti-septic and bandages for small cuts or abrasions.

Also available at an extra charge are:

  • Laundry
  • There are no telephones in the rooms but local and international calls; fax and internet services are available at Reception.
  • Baby sitting services.
  • In-room safes
  • Hair dressing salon
  • Massage

CONFERENCE FACILITIES: The club has opened up a brand new conference room which can take a maximum of 150 delegates. Along with the new conference room, the club has three more meeting rooms for smaller groups or group work.

PALM ROOM: Situated opposite the hotels Reception desk for easy access Equipped with split unit air condition, Has personal power supply for laptops,Theatre style 150 pax, U Style 60 pax, Square style 80 pax.

KASARAMBA ROOM: Split unit air conditioning, Theatre style 30 pax, U style 20 pax, Square style 28 pax.

BAHARI ROOM: Theatre style 90 pax, U style 30 pax, Square style 36 pax 

TURTLE ROOM: Split unit air conditioning, Theatre style 18 pax, Square style 16 pax 
U style 12 pax.

Recreational Facilities

Traditional dancers. Theme Nights. Acrobats. Dancing under a tropical starlit sky with live music or disco. All to fill your holiday with fun.

KIDS CLUB:Children can choose from an array of interesting activities including swimming, arts and crafts,field trips, video and Tarzania Tree House. 

WATER-SPORTS  DIVING:The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are your play ground whether you want to sail [at extra cost], canoe or windsurf. The marine park on our doorstep provides an opportunity to see and learn about exotic fish and coral life. Scuba diving is available at Turtle Bay Beach Club (free scuba diving initiation in the swimming pool) and it is very accessible with the outer reef being only 10 minutes boat ride. Over 1000 fish species have been identified and it is recognized as one of the richest marine areas in the world.

TENNIS: Day and night on a floodlit tennis court with free group tuition.

POOL: The size of the pool is 24m x 10m, 3.4m deep and 1.86m deep at shallow end. Open between 7.00am 06.00pm.Lifeguard not provided.

Others include: 

  • Boogie boards
  • Paddle skis
  • Fun catamaran
  • Pedaloes
  • Open seated canoes
  • Windsurfing 
  • 1 free dive lesson in the pool
  • Kites
  • Cycling Bicycles for both men and women are available for use.
  • Group tuition is available for windsurfing, sailing and paddle boats. The windsurfing school with ordinary windsurf boards for beginners and average windsurfers is managed by a qualified English - German speaking instructor.
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