Hemingways Watamu

Kenya Coast & Lamu Kenya

  • Hemingways Watamu pool and apartments


  • Restaurant at Hemingways Watamu


  • Hemingways Watamu sundowner dhow cruise


  • Hemingways Watamu deluxe ocean view room


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  • Superb beachfront location
  • Light, spacious rooms with balcony or terrace
  • Apartments for greater independence
  • Watersports and excursions
  • Delicious cuisine
  • Inviting pool
  • Spa offering a range of treatments 

Hemingways in Watamu is member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, testament to its quality. It is within a national marine park south of Malindi, and is noted for its gorgeous beach, big game fishing, excellent choice of watersports, and delicious food. 

All rooms and apartments are sea-facing, tastefully decorated and situated in 2 wings, north and south. All are large, light and airy, have a contemporary en-suite bathroom and a private terrace or balcony. Air conditioning keeps the interior crisply cool, and you have the benefits of tea and coffee maker, minibar and free Wi-Fi. The south wing rooms are arranged in apartments of varying sizes, each with a lounge-dining area, kitchen and large terrace.

As well as the large beach-facing pool, you can enjoy the gym and a game of tennis, or a pampering visit to the spa. Being by the ocean there are lots of water-based activities, too. Big game fishing is one of the specialities of the hotel, evoking memories of the eponymous Hemingway himself. You an also enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, paddleboarding and explore by canoe, while a sunset cruise on Mida Creek aboard a dhow is surely the most romantic way to end the day.  

There are local excursions you can take too, such as visiting the nearby Arabuko-Sokoke forest in search of elephant, explore the archaeological site of Gede,go on safari in Tsavo East and West and enjoy a round of golf on the nearby 18 hole course.

But the chances are that you're here to relax, so chilling out on the beach or by the pool might be as much as you want to do! Whatever you decide to do, you'll certainly enjoy the excellent cuisine here, and there's nothing better than sitting in the African sun with a cocktail in hand!

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Hemingways Watamu

Hemingways Watamu pool and apartments

A luxury beach resort with rooms and apartments in Watamu, south of Malindi.

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