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Hemingways Residences Watamu

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Discover the epitome of lavish coastal living at Hemingway's Residences, an exclusive collection of ultra-luxe apartments nestled within the prestigious South Wing of our esteemed hotel. Offering an array of 1, 2, and 4 bedroom configurations, these residences have been meticulously designed and impeccably finished to showcase the pinnacle of modern coastal luxury.

Prepare to be mesmerized as you step onto the majestic open terraces, where enchanting panoramic vistas of the pristine beach and captivating Marine Park unfold before your eyes. Immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of the surroundings as you bask in the serenity of these breathtaking views, creating an idyllic backdrop for your coastal escape.

As you enter the Residences, you will be greeted by an abundance of natural light that floods the comfortable lounge and dining areas, evoking a sense of warmth and tranquility. Relax and unwind in these inviting spaces, where contemporary design seamlessly blends with coastal charm, providing a haven of serenity and comfort.

Retreat to the luxurious en-suite bathrooms within each residence, where indulgence and relaxation converge. Impeccably designed with the utmost attention to detail, these private sanctuaries offer a blissful escape from the outside world, allowing you to immerse yourself in a world of pampering and rejuvenation.

For those with a culinary inclination, the fully equipped contemporary kitchens in the Residences are a haven for aspiring chefs and culinary enthusiasts. With state-of-the-art appliances and ample space, these kitchens provide the perfect setting to unleash your culinary creativity and prepare sumptuous meals to be savored with family and friends.

Moreover, guests of the Residences are granted full access to all the exceptional facilities and amenities of Hemingways Watamu. Indulge in a world of luxury and leisure as you unwind by the sparkling pool, surrender to the blissful treatments at our renowned spa, or embark on thrilling aquatic adventures in the azure waters.

The Residences also offer the distinct advantage of complete self-sufficiency, allowing you to tailor your experience according to your personal preferences. Whether you prefer the privacy and independence of a self-contained retreat or desire the convenience of accessing the hotel's impeccable services, the choice is yours to make.

Prepare to embark on a transformative journey where coastal elegance meets unparalleled luxury at Hemingway's Residences. With its awe-inspiring views, exquisite interiors, and access to world-class amenities, this is a sanctuary where every moment is crafted to exceed your expectations. Immerse yourself in the splendor of coastal living and create cherished memories that will linger long after your departure.
An iconic tropical paradise on the Kenyan coast sitting right in the middle of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park with its idyllic white sand beach and turquoise waters. The exceptional personal service and sincere charm of this established hotel has come to represent Kenyan coastal luxury to so many travellers for close to 30 years. And it’s just got better with a mega makeover.

Hemingways Residences embraces a modern and relaxed coastal lifestyle. The magnificent view of Watamu beach and the Marine Park is at the core of the concept with the apartments all featuring open plan living and dining areas with large and expansive terraces to make the most of the wonderful coastal climate that Watamu offers. The interiors have been designed using light and clean materials which are easy to maintain and are long lasting whilst the furnishings offer the home comforts you’d expect in a 5* hotel.

Hemingways Residences is a private development on one of the most sought after beaches in the world, Watamu beach. It is the intention of the developer and property manager (Hemingways Holdings Ltd) to ensure the development is maintained to a 5 star standard with the highest degree of modern coastal luxury. The design and development team undertaking the project were also responsible for the construction of the iconic, award winning and world famous Hemingways Nairobi boutique hotel which was completed in 2013 and which has been rated in the top 5 hotels in Africa.

Adjoining Hemingways Watamu hotel and managed by Hemingways Watamu Ltd., the low rise development comprises 3 x 1 bedroom, 16 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 4 bedroom apartments all of which feature exquisite ocean views and large terraces. These magnificent apartments offer access to premium property services such as permanent security, metered water and electricity, reliable Internet connectivity, satellite TV, cleaning and maintenance, room service, laundry, transport, entertainment and dining, and a Wellness Centre.

There is so much to do here – learn to kite-surf; get your PADI certificate, take a sunset dhow cruise on Mida Creek, play a round of golf on the nearby world class golf course, Vipingo Ridge; or go on safari for a few days in Tsavo or the Masai Mara. If that all sounds a little too energetic, relax around the pool with a good book as you work your way through our cocktail menu.

  • Stunning Beachfront Location
  • Complete Luxury Experience
  • Spa and Wellness
  • Ideal for Groups and Big Families
  • Watersports snorkeling, windsurfing

What are the 2024 Prices for Hemingways Residences Watamu?

Here are Hemingways Residences Watamu Resident Rates:

What Does PPS Mean? PPS (Per Person Sharing) means cost Per Adult when sharing the Room with another. Example KES 10,000/- PPS means, 2 Adults in 1 Room pay KES 20,000/-

Hemingways Residences Watamu Rates

Per Apartment / Per Night Per Apartment / Per Night
Half Board Accommodation 1 Bedroom
(2 Pax)
2 Bedroom
Ocean View
(4 Pax)
2 Bedroom
DLX Ocean
(4 Pax)
4 Bedroom
Ocean View
(8 Pax)
2nd Apr 2024 – 31st Jul 2024 KES 51,200/- KES 76,800/- KES 85,200/- KES 144,800/-

Hemingways Watamu Residences Prices/Rates are in KES, Per Apartment
Hemingways Watamu Apartment Rates are on Half Board Accommodation: Breakfast and Dinner
Half Board Rates Exclude: Drinks, other Meals and Extras
*DLX Ocean: Deluxe Ocean

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Which Hotel Facilities are available for guests at Hemingways Residences Watamu?

Hemingway's Residences in Watamu offers an array of exceptional facilities to enhance your stay and cater to your every need. Here are some of the remarkable facilities available to guests:

  1. Swimming Pool: Take a refreshing dip in the sparkling swimming pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Lounge poolside on comfortable sun loungers and soak up the sun's rays while enjoying a serene and tranquil atmosphere.
  2. Spa and Wellness Center: Indulge in a world of relaxation and rejuvenation at the on-site spa. Experience a range of luxurious treatments and therapies tailored to pamper your body and uplift your senses. Highly skilled therapists and serene surroundings create an oasis of calm where you can unwind and restore your well-being.
  3. Fitness Center: Maintain your fitness routine while staying at Hemingway's Residences. The well-equipped fitness center features state-of-the-art exercise equipment, allowing you to engage in a satisfying workout and keep up with your fitness goals.
  4. Restaurants and Bars: Discover a culinary journey through the various dining options available. Hemingway's Residences boasts exceptional restaurants and bars where you can savor exquisite cuisine, indulge in signature cocktails, and enjoy a delightful dining experience.
  5. Beach Access: Embrace the allure of the stunning beachfront location. Guests of Hemingway's Residences have direct access to the pristine beach, allowing you to enjoy leisurely walks, engage in water sports, or simply relax on the soft sands while soaking in the breathtaking coastal vistas.
  6. Concierge Services: The dedicated concierge team is available to assist you with any inquiries or requests you may have. From arranging transportation and booking excursions to providing recommendations for local attractions, the concierge is committed to ensuring that your stay is seamless and memorable.
  7. Secure Parking: Hemingway's Residences provides secure parking facilities, offering convenience and peace of mind for guests with private vehicles.
  8. 24-Hour Security: Your safety and security are of utmost importance. The residences are equipped with round-the-clock security measures and surveillance to ensure a safe and secure environment for all guests.

Experience a wealth of exceptional facilities at Hemingway's Residences, where every aspect of your stay is carefully crafted to provide unparalleled comfort, convenience, and luxury.

What types of rooms are available at Hemingways Residences Watamu?

Hemingway's Residences offers a range of luxurious accommodations to suit different preferences. Let's explore the various room types available:

  1. Hemingway's Residences 1 Bedroom Apartments: These exquisite apartments, spanning approximately 150 m², are meticulously designed to provide an exceptional living experience. Featuring a generously sized master bedroom with a luxurious marble-tiled en-suite bathroom, these apartments boast a tastefully furnished living and dining area, complemented by a fully equipped modern kitchen. The highlight is the expansive open terrace, offering breathtaking sea views and a perfect space for relaxation. These apartments are ideal for couples seeking additional space and privacy.
  2. Hemingway's Residences 2 Bedroom Apartments: Designed with elegance and comfort in mind, the 2 bedroom apartments present a spacious layout for a delightful stay. Each apartment comprises a large master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, alongside a second sizable twin bedroom with an adjoining bathroom. Both bedrooms offer captivating ocean views and direct access to the stunning terrace. With inviting interior and exterior lounging and dining spaces, as well as a fully equipped modern kitchen, these apartments provide ample room for socializing or finding a quiet retreat. A show apartment featuring two bedrooms is available for viewing by appointment only, offering a glimpse of the exceptional accommodations.
  3. Hemingway's Residences 4 Bedroom Apartments: For larger groups or families, the 4 bedroom apartments offer a luxurious and expansive setting. These apartments boast two grand master bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, as well as two additional spacious twin bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms. Every bedroom offers mesmerizing ocean views and direct access to the magnificent terrace. With both indoor and outdoor lounging and dining areas and a fully equipped modern kitchen, the 4 bedroom apartments provide a lavish and comfortable environment for all guests.

At Hemingway's Residences, you have the opportunity to select the accommodation that suits your needs and desires, ensuring a remarkable and memorable stay in the stunning Watamu region.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Hemingways Residences Watamu?

Hemingway's Restaurants offer a delightful dining experience that embraces the joys of al fresco dining on the beach, accompanied by a gentle breeze. Whether you're indulging in breakfast, lunch, or dinner, our signature menus are centered around fresh, high-quality ingredients prepared with simplicity and served with expertise.

Hemingways Restaurants

At Hemingway's Watamu, there is something to please every palate. Begin your day at our main restaurant, where breakfast options cater to all tastes, from those with hearty appetites to health-conscious individuals and fans of continental fare. For a delightful mid-morning treat, visit the Gede Coffee Gardens, where you can indulge in specialty coffees, delectable cakes, and the finest gelato.

The Gede menu extends beyond sweet treats, offering a diverse selection of delicious wraps, sandwiches, and sharing platters. You can also savor a variety of grilled meats, seafood, and refreshing salads, making it the perfect spot for leisurely lunches and casual evenings.

As the sun sets, we transform into a full-service, white-linen a la carte restaurant, offering an array of flavorful options freshly sourced from the ocean right at our doorstep. From succulent seafood dishes to land-based favorites like aged beef steaks and Tandoori Chicken, there is something to delight every palate. Additionally, a selection of pastas and vegetarian dishes are available to cater to varying dietary preferences.

Hemingways Bar

The iconic Hemingway's Bar, situated along the seafront, offers mesmerizing views of the Indian Ocean and Watamu Beach. Indulge in the perfect sundowner experience as you choose from our extensive list of wines, spirits, and tropical cocktails. With a relaxed ambiance and breathtaking surroundings, it's the ultimate setting to unwind and savor the traditional Kenyan sundowner. The Gede Café food menu is also available at the bar, providing a delectable assortment of culinary delights.

Immerse yourself in the culinary offerings at Hemingway's Restaurants, where every meal is a celebration of fresh flavors, exceptional service, and breathtaking coastal views. Whether you're starting your day with a satisfying breakfast, enjoying a leisurely lunch, or relishing an exquisite dinner, our restaurants and bar provide a dining experience that is truly unforgettable.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Hemingways Residences Watamu?

Fitness Gym

Our energetic instructors are on hand seven days a week to put you through your paces. Fully air conditioned, the gym is equipped with a variety of cardio-vascular workout machines and a good selection of free and standing weights.


We are fully equipped to kit you out with tennis gear. If the heat of the day is too intense for tennis, play early morning before a re-energising breakfast or after sunset under the floodlights.

The Spa

The Spa at Hemingways Watamu offers a collection of unique facial and body treatments that are linked with the beneficial effects of aromatic products for both women and men. These bespoke treatments help nurture and maintain the youthfulness of the face and body and ensure wellbeing, relaxation and balance.

Terres d’Afrique offers a holistic approach to spa treatments that respects the symbiotic relationship between your skin and its micro flora and help restore its natural balance. An awakening of your body’s senses, combined with deep relaxation to help you leave the world behind.

Whale Watching

Humpback whales are the most majestic animals in the ocean, and are seen annually passing through the Watamu National Marine Protected Area on the Kenyan Coast.

Ask any tourist to name the Big Five of Kenya, and they will no doubt give you the usual list of land animals. Although visitors to Kenya are aware of Kenya’s beautiful beaches, coral reefs, fishes and sea turtles, not many know that 10 different species of dolphins and whale have been identified in Watamu, which could easily be included in the “Marine Big Five”.

Dolphin Watching

Watamu is a haven, a natural sanctuary for families of dolphins including mothers and calves. Protected by Kenya Wildlife Service, the Malindi Watamu National Marine Park and Reserve and its protected lagoons and islands are the perfect way to watch our dolphins playing, feeding or having a party! Although they stay in Watamu all year round, dolphins are best seen from November to April when the waters are calmest. Take a morning to view Indo Pacific bottlenose dolphins, and Indian Ocean humpback dolphins in the wild, naturally.

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