Hemingways Watamu

Hemingways Watamu is situated on Kenya's Watamu Bay, voted by the Sunday Times as being one of the top 10 beaches in the world. With its perfectly clear waters and golden sandy beaches it is easy to see why. Part of the Watamu Marine Park, Hemingways is great for scuba diving and snorkelling among tropical reefs but Hemingways is most famous for its big game fishing. With a fabulous day spa, a wide array of international cuisines, numerous water sports and activities, plus a traditional Arabic dhow, this is the perfect way to encounter Kenya's coast.

The resort has 70 luxury bedrooms and 6 private suites all with ocean views and within yards of the beach. Each has a balcony or veranda, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito nets and fridge. The suites are larger with the best views. The hotel's amenities include a restaurant and bar, children's playground, garden, gym, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and airport shuttle service.

How to get to Hemingways Watamu

Catch a flight from Nairobi into Malindi (approx 1 hour's flight) and transfer 20 minutes to Hemingways, or fly into Mombasa (approx 45 minutes) and transfer roughly 1 hour 30 minutes to the resort.

Activities at Hemingways Watamu

Bird watching, dhow trips, fishing, glass bottom boats, scuba diving, horse riding, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, the butterfly farm, Hell's Kitchen, Mida Creek, local villages and Gede Ruins.

Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Hemingways Watamu

Kenya Safari and Beach Holiday

Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,240 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Kenya Coast & Islands, Masai Mara, Nairobi