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.

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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.

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.

Hemingways Watamu Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Hemingways Watamu

Client Score: 4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews 4 Showing 1 of 1 reviews
Hemingways Watamu

Ray & Joan Woodroofe


I would have given it a 5 but for 2 reasons: - there were building works going on in the hotel which we were not pre advised of - we were only given one key between 6 people, we did ask for extra keys several times but to no avail Having said that, the four bed apartment was amazing and most of the staff were excellent. We went game fishing on two days…

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