Hemingways Watamu – White sand and big game fishing
- Hemingways lies on one of the world’s best beaches, Watamu Bay
- Dhow sundowner cruises in bird-rich tidal lagoon of mangrove creeks
- Deep sea fishing, dolphin-watching, snorkelling and scuba diving can all be arranged
- Air-conditioned rooms, all with sea views
- Hemingways is one of the few internationally-respected independent hotels
- A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World
New plans update
Hemingways Watamu is currently closed for redevelopment and expected to receive new bookings from October 2017. The plan is to transform the resort into a luxury 39 room boutique-style hotel, all with sea views of the Indian Ocean. Major upgrades and renovations will also be made to the communal areas including the restaurant, bars, reception, swimming pools, spa and gym with emphasis placed on optimizing the famous views of the Watamu Marine Park and landscaping throughout.
Hemingways faces the clear waters and white sands of Watamu Bay, 32 km south of Malindi in Kenya, voted by The Sunday Times as ‘one of the world’s top 10 beaches’. The area is fascinating and beautiful, with marvellous coral reefs and the ancient and archaeologically puzzling Gedi ruins to be explored. Spectacular coral gardens are just 2km from the hotel but the coral reef begins within 5 metres of the shoreline directly in front of Hemingways.
Watamu is a small 7 km long peninsula that is a recognised UN biosphere with the Watamu Marine Park on one side; the Mida Creek Mangrove Reserve on the other and the Arabuko – Sokoke Forest Reserve stretching along the edge of the creek.
Facilities at Hemingways
Hemingways Watamu, an oasis of peace and calm, comprises 76 luxury rooms and suites all within sound of the sea, all having views of the ocean. The simply furnished, spacious rooms have balconies, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and mini bar, twin or double beds and en suite bathrooms with showers. Several of the rooms can take extra beds for families. There’s a great pool and there are plenty of activities on offer at Hemingways including horse riding, mountain biking, scuba diving, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, birding safaris to Arabuko Sokoke forest, boat cruises, canoeing, big game fishing (for which the resort is famous) and snorkelling in the Watamu Marine Park.
The dhow sundowner cruises in the bird-rich tidal lagoon of mangrove creeks teeming with exotic bird-life are an absolute must!