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Hemingways Watamu

Discover Hemingways Watamu

A proud member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hemingways Watamu is a tropical paradise situated in the middle of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park in Kenya's Turtle Bay. With clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, Watamu has so much to offer those seeking an active holiday and represents true Kenyan coastal luxury.

Renowned for its prolific big game fishing all year round, the boutique hotel offers 39 luxury ocean-view bedrooms as well as 21 spacious, one- two- and four-bedroom residences, all with ocean views and situated within yards of the white sand beach. With numerous water sports activities on offer as well as a fabulous new day spa, a wide array of international cuisine, and even traditional Arabic dhow cruises, this is the perfect way to encounter Kenya's coast.

Special offer: Book for 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights. This offer is only valid between 05 January - 30 June and 01 September - 22 December 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

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Expert View

  • Situated within the famous Watamu Marine National Park
  • Renowned area for exceptional year-round big game fishing
  • Larger residences perfect for families and small groups
  • All rooms offer ocean views

At a glance

  • 60 Rooms
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • B&B to Full Board

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Travel between June and October to witness the annual humpback whale migration pass through the Watamu Marine National Park. You may even be lucky enough to view them from the land."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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