At a time when the tourism crisis linked to the pandemic has led to drops in attendance of up to 75 percent, coastal hoteliers are trying to revitalise the sector with events and improved services.
In Watamu, the Seven Island Resort, with its fabulous Paparemo beach, has organised a three-day Festival event which kicked off on Friday and will end on Sunday.
The three-day event will have at least 12 DJs who will make sure revelers have continuous entertainment.
“Watamu has the potential to be the “queen” of the Kenyan coast: the beauty of its beaches and Nature conquers, the presence of high-level hotels and activities favours a quality hospitality, it’s time to offer entertainment and fun also in this period of limitations, hoping soon to do even better,” said the organisers.
The event will be held in the beautiful setting of Paparemo and will continue on Saturday with the exclusive beach island party and end on Sunday with a spectacular pool party at the Seven Islands Resort, all with numerous DJs, good music for dancing and having fun and a great desire to be together always respecting the anti-Covid-19 regulations.
The music is tailored towards Afro House, Amapiano, House/Techno, Jazz, Live Music, Hip-Hop and Radio DJs.
This is the first edition of the festival and will have a series of four curated events under the umbrella of the 7 Islands Festival.
On the line up to entertain the revelers will be Dj Kace, Dj Suraj, Dj Mgm, Dj Foozak, Dj Vidza, Dj Dylan-s, Dj Xan Woods, Dj Paps, Dj Donnaccia, Dj Shem, Dj Aqce and Dj Rathod.
Weekend pass tickets are going for Sh14,000 and day tickets are going for Sh3,000 for March 12, Sh5,000 for March 13 and Sh3,000 for March 14 all payable via Mpesa Buy goods 588434.