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About Hemingways Watamu

Hemingways Watamu is an oasis of peace and calm, nestled on one of the world’s top 10 beaches. For rest and relaxation, few places on earth compare to Hemingways Watamu. The hospitality matches the setting with friendly, helpful service in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere.

Watamu is a small 7 km long peninsula that is a recognized 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. Watamu is located 20 km south of Malindi Airport and 100 km north of Mombasa Airport on the Kenyan coast.

Every one of the Hemingways’ 76 beautifully appointed rooms offers delightful views of the Indian Ocean and the endless white sandy beach of Watamu Marine Park. Room features include air-conditioning, free broadband and Wi-Fi Internet access, ceiling fans, a telephone, in-room safe, tea and coffee-making facilities, a fully stocked minibar, and a hairdryer.

Facilities include two large swimming pools, a tennis court with equipment and a coach, a gift shop and jewellery shop, a library, business centre, and a massage centre and salon offering a variety of treatments. Activities in and around the area include deep-sea fishing, dhow trips, outstanding cuisine, visits to Gede Ruins, and bird-watching at Muda Creek and Arabuko Sokoke Forest.

  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 304
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The rates include half board basis, bed, breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea, free wireless Internet in all the bedrooms, airport transfers from and to Malindi Airport, scheduled snorkelling trips to the Marine Park, excluding Marine Park fees, scheduled trips to Malindi and Gede ruins, excluding park entrance fees.

Hemingways Watamu Rooms

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Hemingways Watamu is 1.7km from the centre of Watamu , the nearest airport 18.2km (Malindi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Watamu

Bio Ken Snake Farm

(0.4 km from Watamu)

Snakes alive! Stroke a slithery, scaled reptile and watch venomous snakes being milked. Bio-Ken Snake Farm is a research centre housing fascinating reptiles and dealing mostly with snakes and snakebites. It houses the largest collection of snakes...

Local Ocean Trust Marine Conservation Centre

(0.6 km from Watamu)

The Local Ocean Trust Marine Conservation Centre is an interactive and educational centre promoting marine conservation in the area. The Centre is the first of its kind on the Kenyan coast and celebrates the varied marine habitats of Watamu. Their...

Mida Creek Lagoon

(6.4 km from Watamu)

Exploring the Mida Creek is a must-do for everyone looking for a change from sun bathing. Jump right into the magical world of this lagoon surrounding the shores of the hotel. Discover the internationally renowned birds of the Mida Creek during a...

Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort

(55.6 km from Watamu)

This world class golf resort is 10 minutes behind Clamkara House, which is on the beach at Vipingo. It offers a championship golf course and facilities.