Hemingways Watamu

CEDARBERG RATING

Premier

PRICING FROM

$ 113 (Pps)

Overview

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

Location

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 (meaning"home of the sweet people") 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 26 Ocean View rooms, 13 Deluxe Ocean View rooms and several 1, 2 and 4 bedroom suites; all within sound of the sea, all having views of the ocean. The elegantly 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 beautiful pool and there are plenty of activities on offer 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!

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Rooms

4 Bedroom Ocean View Penthouse Apartment

Penthouse style duplex apartments featuring living and dining areas and exquisite furnished terraces on both floors offer the perfect set up for groups of friends or large families. Offering two large master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and two large twin bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms, all bedrooms provide wondrous ocean views and direct access to the beautiful terrace. These apartments offer both interior and exterior lounging and dining space and a fully equipped modern kitchen.

2 Bedroom Deluxe Ocean View Apartment

The Deluxe 2 Bedroom Residences are larger in size and range from 240m² to 305m². Soaked with natural light and offering a large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a second large twin bedroom with adjoining bathroom, these apartments offer even more space. Both bedrooms have wonderful ocean views and direct access to the terrace and the common areas feature interior and exterior lounging and dining space and a fully equipped modern kitchen.

2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

Ranging from 200m² to 230m², soaked with natural light and offering a large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a second large twin bedroom with adjoining bathroom, these apartments are ideal for families. Both bedrooms have wonderful ocean views and direct access to the terrace. Featuring interior and exterior lounging and dining space and a fully equipped modern kitchen, the 2 bedroom apartments have ample room for socialising or retreating to a quiet spot.

1 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment

Approaching 150 m² in size, these beautifully appointed apartments offer a large master bedroom with marble tiled en-suite bathroom adjoining a tastefully furnished living and dining area with a fully equipped modern kitchen. The large open terrace provides fantastic sea views and ample space to kick back and relax. These are perfect for couples seeking a little more space and privacy.

Deluxe Ocean View Double

Located on the top floor of our North Wing, our Deluxe Ocean View Rooms offer a whole new flavor of laidback luxury. Marble tiled en-suite bathrooms and private balconies with jaw dropping views of nothing but ocean and horizon offer the quintessential R&R experience. Add to that a flat screen TV and the magical Watamu breeze and you may not want to leave your room.

Deluxe Ocean View Single

Located on the top floor of our North Wing, our Deluxe Ocean View Rooms offer a whole new flavor of laidback luxury. Marble tiled en-suite bathrooms and private balconies with jaw dropping views of nothing but ocean and horizon offer the quintessential R&R experience. Add to that a flat screen TV and the magical Watamu breeze and you may not want to leave your room.

Ocean View Double

Spacious and with easy access to the beach and the botanical pool, our ocean view rooms are found in the North Wing of the hotel on the ground and first floor. En-suite bathrooms and a beautiful balcony overlooking the Marine Park provide guests with the utmost comfort and luxury. The quiet grassy area in front of the rooms is a relaxing place to read and soak up the coastal sunshine.

Ocean View Single

Spacious and with easy access to the beach and the botanical pool, our ocean view rooms are found in the North Wing of the hotel on the ground and first floor. En-suite bathrooms and a beautiful balcony overlooking the Marine Park provide guests with the utmost comfort and luxury. The quiet grassy area in front of the rooms is a relaxing place to read and soak up the coastal sunshine.

 

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

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