Hemingways Watamu

Hemingways Watamu is situated in Kenya's Turtle Bay, and is a spectacular location for viewing colourful coral and marine life. With its perfectly clear waters and golden sandy beaches it is easy to see yourself enjoying all Hemingways Watamu has to offer.

Fishing Spa Pool at night
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

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 brand-new 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.

Relaunching in January 2018 after a two year redesign, the resort has 39 luxury ocean-view bedrooms and 21 spacious, two and four bedroom residences all with ocean views and within yards of the beach. The hotel's amenities include a restaurant and bar, children's playground, garden, gym, Jacuzzi, two swimming pools, spa and airport shuttle service.

Getting There

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.


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.

Read what our previous clients thought of Hemingways Watamu

Review of Hemingways Watamu

Diego Prada

Service and rooms are amazing. But there is no beach!!! So you need to step out of the hotel to a place that is not so safe, people are really onto selling something or taking some kind of money out of you everywhere and all the time. There is no way to just walk on the beach in a bikini, or just relaxing on the beach, people won't allow that…

30/09/2021 Read full trip review

Review of Hemingways Watamu

Rebecca Burdi

Beautiful hotel with a gorgeous view of the Indian Ocean. Staff was amazing and very accommodating.

27/11/2019 Read full trip review

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