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Blue Monkey Beach Cottages Guesthouse

Wasini, Wasini Island, Kenya

Blue Monkey Beach Cottages are eco-conscious handmade constructions dispersed in a wild garden along Wasini's coast line. Read more

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Towels Included

Important Information

Please inform us in advance of your estimated time of arrival in Shimoni so that we can arrange a boat for your transfer (KSH 250 pp). An additional phone contact the day of your arrival is requested to facilitate this 10-min boat ride.

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice
Late cancellation – one night charge
Payment upon arrival by cash only
Check in from 12.00
Check out before 10.00
Breakfast not included
Taxes are not included in the room rate: Tourist tax- 150 KSH/total stay.
Main meals = delicious Swahili sea food dishes HAVE TO BE ORDERED BY 10.30 am. Please contact us by eMail or phone to place your order for the day of your arrival.

There is no ferry connecting the mainland with Wasini. Therefore, it is essential that you inform us in advance of your estimated time of arrival and re-confirm your arrival time once you are actually on the road. This way, a boat captain will welcome you in Shimoni to bring you directly to your cottage (10 min ride, KSH 250 pp during day time).

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Wasini Island?

Contact us directly

Blue Monkey Beach Cottages are eco-conscious handmade constructions dispersed in a wild garden along Wasini's coast line. Read more

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Blue Monkey Beach Cottages

Mainly local material from the island has been used to build the cottages; rough stones and shells make up the walls and the mangrove roof constructions are covered with palm shingles. A solar installation caters for all energy needs. Since there is no ground water on the island and its inhabitants have to entirely rely on rainwater collected in communal cisterns, the cottages are equipped with water saving bucket showers. Waste water is used for plants and solid waste material is composted.

Special care has been taken to leave the environment as untouched as possible and the bush stretches right into the rocky compound situated beyond the outskirts of the main village, clearly showing the owners's love for nature.

Each cottage has sea view, a 2 x 2 m (6' x 6') double bed, an additional single bed (incl. mosquito nets), a sitting/writing area, a shower/toilet, and a large roofed terrace including cooking area for self-caterers (fireplace & charcoal cooker).

You should not be surprised to encounter Blue monkeys, monitor lizards, chameleons, duikers, cats, birds, and a donkey named Habib.

Egrets and storks feeding in the intertidal zone can be watched from the comfort of chairs set in the shade of a baobab tree, and with a bit of good luck resident Humpback dolphins can be spotted playing around with their befriended bottlenose dolphins.

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice
Late cancellation or no show – one night charge
Payment upon arrival by cash only
Check in from 12.00 - 18.00
Check out: 06.00 - 10.00
Breakfast not included
Taxes are not included in the room rate: Tourist tax- 150 KSH/total stay.

General:

There is no ferry connecting the mainland with Wasini. Therefore, it is essential that you inform us in advance of your estimated time of arrival and re-confirm your arrival time once you are actually on the road. This way, a boat captain will welcome you in Shimoni to bring you directly to your cottage (10 min ride, KSH 250 pp during day time).

Due to the remoteness of the location, main dishes have to be ordered by 10 am. Please place your order for the day of your arrival in advance. We will send you the menu to your email address once we received your booking. In case you have no access to your email account, please contact us by phone. Water and soft drinks are available but no alcoholic drinks are served our available in any island shop.

Wasini is not connected to the national power grid. Blue Monkey Beach Cottages are equipped with a small solar installation. Besides lighting, it provides energy 24/7 for your small electronic devices such as phones and cameras. However, high energy consuming equipment such as laptops or e-cooler boxes exceeds its capacity.

Accommodation Information

Due to the remoteness of the location, main dishes have to be ordered by 10 am. Please place your order for the day of your arrival in advance. We will send you the menu to your email address once we received your booking. In case you have no access to your email account, please contact us by phone. Water and soft drinks are available but no alcoholic drinks are served our available in any island shop.

Wasini is not connected to the national power grid. Blue Monkey Beach Cottages are equipped with a small solar installation. Besides lighting, it provides energy 24/7 for your small electronic devices such as phones and cameras. However, high energy consuming equipment such as laptops or e-cooler boxes exceeds its capacity.

Location Information

Wasini island is Lamu's little sister; no cars, no roads. Life is mainly influenced by Swahili culture, its arid flora, the indigenous fauna, and the surrounding sea including the magnificent Kisite Mpunguti National Marine Park. Our laid-back home has plenty to offer to the traveler who seeks a peaceful nature sanctuary to refresh soul and mind. The hassle of Kenya's busy beaches seems a 1000 miles away. Unpleasant companions like flycatchers and pickpockets are left behind on the mainland.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.