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.
- 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
"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."
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holiday to Hemingways Watamu
Again, another exceptional Hemingways location. We had a great ocean-front room with a fantastic view of the Indian Ocean. The staff was genuine and friendly our entire stay. We truly enjoyed ourselves and bonded with members of the staff while we were there for four days. The food was world-class,…Read full review
Family holiday to Hemingways Watamu
Our ocean view apartment was wonderful! The water was so beautiful. The food and staff were great! My only complaint was that the beaches were covered in seaweed. We felt stuck in the resort because we couldn't go walking along the beach. We actually said that we would have cut the vacation shor…Read full review
Family holiday to Hemingways Watamu
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…
Honeymoon to Hemingways Watamu
This was a below average experience for us. The room was updated but the A/C was never fully able to cool the room, it never got under 26.5 degrees. And it was constantly humid in the room. The staff wasn't the friendliest with the exception of some of the pool staff. Most of them seem standoffish …Read full review