TBBC News Update

Turtle Bay scoops 4 energy awards

The Energy Management Award (EMA) is encouraging a culture of energy efficiency and conservation.

The awards recognize enterprises that have made major sustainable gains and significant energy/cost reduction.

Collins Obura, Community and Conservation Manager at Turtle Bay,  receives the award from the Minister of Energy Hon. Kiraitu Murungi.

Turtle Bay was awarded last week by EMA in the following categories:


  • Winner of Best Energy Management Award
  • Winner of Service Sector Award
  • 1st Runners up Overall Energy Management Award
  • 1st Runners up Sustained High Performance Award

For more information, please contact email:community@turtlebay.co.ke orwww.kam.co.ke/ema


Minibus for Orphanage in Watamu

Sixth form pupils from Weatherhead High School Media Arts College, Wallasey, Merseyside, England, who have organised the fund raising events with Sandra Ellison (yellow t-shirt) to raise the money for the mini bus for God Our Fathers Children's home in Watamu. They organised a talent show, performed their own musical play, washed cars, sponsored silences etc etc to raise the money.

Most of the students in the photo will be going to university next year but are passing on their role leading the charity fund raising to the year below.  They also intend to keep in touch with the orphanage when they leave Weatherhead. Sandra who had her holiday at Turtle Bay Beach Club was taken to visit the orphanage and the fund raising idea came up. Well done Sandra and the Weatherhead pupils!


Winners 2nd Year Running

Turtle Bay Beach Club are very proud to collect yet another award as a result of their ECO/ENERGY MANAGEMENT. This is awarded by an international panel of judges appointed by the Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM). Active energy saving systems and policies as part of the hotel operations has resulted in a 14% decrease in Electricity KWpH consumption in a year when occupancy was extremely positive.

Chris Magero (center) Eco and Community Officer Turtle Bay Beach Club collects the KAM Eco Award for Hotel sector from KAM Chairman Mr. Steven G. Smith (left) and Assistant Minister for Trade & Industry Hon. Abdirahman Ali Hassan (Right).


The Year of the Dolphin

Turtle Bay Beach Club in Watamu/National Marine Park started a dolphin drawing competition at the hotels Kids Club.

To honor the winning artists (Pamela, Shiko, Gaby, Milia and Courtney) the picyure got framed and hung up in one of the hotel rooms. The international year of the dolphin inspired Turtle Bay to educate and raise awareness of the children in holiday destinations to protect the dolphins in their coastal waters.

Big Thank You

We would like to say a big thank you to Jon Tennant a nine times repeat guest who brought out a football kit for the Turtle Bay Junior Football Team,they are ranked second out of 25 Watamu teams. Well done to the team, to the coach Tony (reception) and Captain Masoud (housekeeping).


Rugby stars at Turtle Bay Beach Club

Charles Ridley, a multi millionaire and rugby lover arranged for some of the world’s greatest rugby players to join him for his wife’s birthday party at Watamu beach.

His remarkable beach touch rugby tournament involved his friends and 25 of the finest players the world has seen.

From Willy John Mc Bride, Gareth Edwards and Phil Bennett to the more recent stars like Jeremy Guscott, Rory Underwood (photo with ball) and Jason Leonard they were all here and enjoying the delights of Turtle Bay Beach Club as well as “a bit of Touch” in paradise. It was one of the most extraordinary birthday parties ever!…and the beach touch rugby tournament will become an annual event in Watamu – watch out for next year


Turtle Bay Beach Club did it again!

Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers (KAHC) has been awarded to Turtle Bay Beach Club for the second time with the
Community Based Tourism and Biodiversity award.

Shafiq Ebrahimjee Chief Finance Officer of TBBC receiving happily the award from Dr. Dan Kagagi, Chief Executive Officer TTF (Tourism Trust Fund).


Eco – Update

Pictured above some of our March regulars, Les and Gill, after a morning’s “Wombling” (What do you mean the Wombles were before your time??) on the beach at Turtle Bay.

Guests have been doing a marvelous job of collecting the plastic and rubbish brought in Turtle Bay Beach Club to Turtle Bay by the tide, using our recycled cement sacks. Well done to one and all as every little bit of Eco Friendly help counts!!

Keep it Up!!


110 returns to Turtle Bay

Happy holiday makers, Anita and Detlef Phillip, from Germany returning together for 110 times to Turtle Bay Beach Club. What makes them come back to Kenya for so many times? Kenya is our second home and for over 30 years we have seen the changes always for the better says Anita. Cheers Anita and Detlef and let it be many times more!

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