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Hemingway’s Watamu Hotel

5 Stars

Hemingway Resort LogoMaybe it’s the location – right in the middle of the pristine white sand beach of Watamu; maybe it’s the big game fishing – one of the top destinations in the world for this sport; or maybe it’s the fantastic personal service and sincere charm of this hotel that has come to represent Kenyan coastal luxury to so many families and couples over the years.

Hemingways is a 76 room resort Hotel overlooking the stunning beach of Watamu Marine Park, 20 miles south of Malindi and 60 miles north of Mombasa. The ambience of the hotel is of relaxed sophistication, with the friendliness of a privately owned hotel coupled to the facilities and standards of an International resort. Our varied cuisine is highly regarded, with attentive service to match, and our staff are renowned for their courtesy and friendliness.

Hemingway Resort ArchitectureNine miles of alabaster sand extend in front of the 76 bedrooms – every one with a view of the warm jade waters of Watamu. This sophisticated beach resort is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The al fresco restaurant is the ultimate setting for savouring fresh seafood in the velvet evening air of Kenya’s northern coast.

Watamu’s beach is such an alluring setting for a romantic getaway. Celebrate your engagement, honeymoon, anniversary, birthday or just run away together for a while to the secluded ivory sands of the Indian Ocean’s shore-line. Hemingways Watamu is surrounded by the beauty of a tropical oasis with all the benefits of a lively resort. You can even get married here in the flawless sunshine.

Hemingway Watamu BeachPart of the Watamu Marine Park, Hemingways is great for scuba diving and snorkeling among tropical reefs as well as a host of other activities. The more adventurous guests can head out on a number of excursions including exploring Hell’s Kitchen or the ancient Gede Ruins. Hemingways Resort rooms all offer a view out across the ocean and the resorts cuisine is immaculate, this is a fantastic place to relax after your Kenyan safari experience. Watamu has been voted by the Sunday Times as being one of the top 10 beaches in the world.


  • Air Conditioning (In Room)
  • Newspaper (Free)
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Safe (In Room)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Mini-Bar

Hotel Details

  • 78 Rooms / 3 Floors
  • Built in 1988
  • Babysitting or Child Care
  • Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Sprinkler in Rooms
  • Car Rental
  • Common Area High speed Access
  • Complementary Transportation
  • Smoke Alarm in Rooms
  • Photocopy Service
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Computer Use Available
  • Administrative Services
  • Concierge Services
  • Uniformed Security on Site
  • Barber/Hair Stylist
  • Common/Public Areas Accessible to Wheelchairs
  • Surveillance Cameras On Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • A-V Equipment Rental
  • Parking Area Well Lit
  • Crib/Rollaway Bed
  • Fax (For Guests)
  • Complementary Coffee
  • Common Area Wireless Access
  • Gift Shop
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant in Hotel
  • Health Club
  • Beach
  • Jogging Track
  • Pool (Outdoor)
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Tennis (Outdoor)
  • Fishing

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