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Watamu Beach, Kenya

Hemingways Watamu

KSh14900
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Reviews 4.8
4.8/5

Description

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 Hemingways Watamu 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.

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.

Discover the beautiful beaches, sublime diving and wonderful wildlife of Kenya’s coast at Hemingways Watamu, a luxury resort set on pristine Turtle Bay.

Hemingways Watamu is 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 have come to represent Kenyan coastal luxury to so many travelers for close to 30 years. And it’s just got even better with a mega makeover.

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 Maasai 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.

Hemingways Watamu, the best 5-star luxury hotel in Kenya, offering exceptional services and comfort. This boutique hotel in Watamu is the place for you.

A Coastal Oasis: As you step onto the grounds of Hemingways Watamu, you're enveloped in an atmosphere of tranquility and natural beauty. The lush tropical landscape, framed by swaying palm trees and vibrant bougainvillea, sets the stage for a truly rejuvenating escape. Our resort, situated in the heart of the Watamu Marine National Park, boasts direct access to pristine white sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the breathtaking splendor of the Indian Ocean.

Luxurious Accommodations: At Hemingways Watamu, every detail has been meticulously crafted to ensure the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. Choose from a variety of luxurious accommodations, ranging from spacious ocean-view rooms to expansive multi-bedroom residences. Each elegantly appointed space features contemporary furnishings, plush bedding, and private balconies or terraces offering sweeping views of the ocean or lush gardens. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or with family and friends, our accommodations provide the perfect sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation.

Unparalleled Dining Experiences: Savor the flavors of coastal cuisine at our award-winning dining venues, where fresh, locally sourced ingredients take center stage. Indulge in sumptuous seafood dishes, tantalizing grilled specialties, and decadent desserts, all expertly prepared by our team of talented chefs. From casual beachside fare to fine dining experiences, Hemingways Watamu offers a culinary journey that delights the senses and satisfies the palate. Pair your meal with a selection from our extensive wine list or enjoy a signature cocktail crafted with care by our skilled bartenders.

Enriching Activities and Experiences: At Hemingways Watamu, adventure awaits around every corner. Dive into the vibrant underwater world of the Indian Ocean with snorkeling and diving excursions led by experienced guides. Explore the rich marine biodiversity of the Watamu Marine National Park, home to colorful coral reefs, exotic fish species, and even the occasional sighting of majestic whale sharks and playful dolphins. For those seeking land-based adventures, our resort offers a range of activities including horseback riding along the beach, guided nature walks through the surrounding forest, and cultural tours to nearby villages.

Ultimate Relaxation and Wellness: Indulge in restorative relaxation at our onsite spa, where a range of holistic treatments and wellness therapies await. Rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit with indulgent massages, revitalizing facials, and soothing body wraps, all performed by skilled therapists using premium organic products. Unwind in our tranquil spa facilities, which include steam rooms, saunas, and relaxation lounges, or take a dip in our serene infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Whether you're seeking a blissful escape from the stresses of everyday life or simply looking to pamper yourself, our spa offers the perfect oasis of serenity and rejuvenation.

Personalized Service and Hospitality: At Hemingways Watamu, our dedicated team of hospitality professionals is committed to providing personalized service and attention to every guest. From the moment you arrive, you'll be greeted with warm smiles and genuine hospitality, ensuring that your stay with us is nothing short of extraordinary. Whether you need assistance with arranging excursions, making dining reservations, or simply seeking recommendations for local attractions, our knowledgeable staff is always on hand to assist you with your every need.

Exploring Watamu and Beyond: Beyond the confines of our resort, the charming village of Watamu beckons with its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural landscapes. Explore the bustling markets, historic landmarks, and picturesque streets of this coastal gem, or venture further afield to discover the wonders of the surrounding region. From exhilarating safari adventures in nearby national parks to cultural excursions to ancient Swahili ruins, there's no shortage of experiences to be had in this captivating corner of Kenya.

A Commitment to Sustainability: At Hemingways Watamu, we are deeply committed to preserving the natural beauty and ecological integrity of our surroundings. From implementing sustainable practices in our operations to supporting local conservation initiatives, we strive to minimize our environmental footprint and promote responsible tourism practices. Through initiatives such as beach clean-ups, coral reef monitoring programs, and community outreach efforts, we are dedicated to ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy the wonders of Watamu for years to come.

Your Sanctuary by the Sea: Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventurous escape, Hemingways Watamu offers the perfect sanctuary by the sea. From luxurious accommodations and world-class dining to exhilarating activities and serene wellness experiences, every aspect of your stay is designed to exceed your expectations and create memories that last a lifetime. Come experience the magic of Hemingways Watamu and discover why we are truly the jewel of the Kenyan coast. Welcome to paradise. Welcome to Hemingways Watamu.

Hemingways Watamu Location

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.

Hemingways Watamu From Malindi

Watamu is located 20 km south of Malindi Airport and 100 km north of Mombasa International Airport on the Kenyan coast.

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Highlights
  • Stunning Beachfront Location
  • Pools, Sport & Recreation
  • Exceptional Dining
  • Spa and Wellness
  • Watersports, snorkeling, windsurfing

What are the 2024 Prices for Hemingways Watamu?

Here are Hemingways 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 Watamu Rates

Half Board Packages
With FREE Nights
Book 3, Stay 4 Nights
1 Night FREE
Book 5, Stay 7 Nights
2 Nights FREE
North Wing Ocean View Sharing Single
Sharing Single
2nd Apr 2024 – 31st Jul 2024 KES 48,300/- PPS KES 70,700/- PP KES 81,700/- PPS KES 119,100/- PP

Hemingways Watamu Prices/Packages are in KES, Per Person, for 4 or 7 Nights
Rates Exclude: Drinks, other Meals and Extras

Hemingways Watamu Child Policy:
Up to 5 years, Sharing with Adults: FREE
2 Children up to 11.9 years in Own Room: 75% of PPS

Per Night, Hemingways  Watamu 2024 Special Rates (without Free Nights):

Half Board
Without Free Nights
North Wing
Ocean View
North Wing
Deluxe Ocean View
Sharing Single
Sharing Single
2nd Apr 2024 – 31st Jul 2024 KES 14,900/- PPS KES 22,400/- PP KES 19,200/- PPS KES 29,800/- PP

Hemingways Watamu Rates/Prices are in KES, Per Person, Per Night
Rates Exclude: Drinks, other Meals and Extras
Hemingways Watamu Child Policy:
Up to 5 years, Sharing with Adults: FREE
2 Children up to 11.9 years in Own Room: 75% of PPS

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What Hotel Facilities are available at Hemingways Watamu?

BUTLER SERVICES:
Guests staying in our Deluxe Rooms and the Residences enjoy the benefit of a personalized butler service during their stay.

These services include:

  • Personalized in-room check-in and check out
  • Packing/unpacking service
  • 24-hour pressing service
  • Shoe Shine service
  • Personalized wake-up call with tea/coffee
  • In-room dining service
  • Personal shopper/guide
  • Secretarial and technological services
  • Concierge services

Additional Guest Services:

  • Airport transfers – charges apply
  • 24-hour concierge and in-room dining
  • Business services
  • Maid service twice daily
  • Same day guest laundry service
  • Dry cleaning service available
  • Luggage storage
  • Chilled towel and cocktail upon arrival

WELLNESS CENTRE
Housed in its own wing overlooking the botanical pool, the Wellness Centre features 4 treatment rooms, a
salon and a gym. The treatments feature the finest oils to reinvigorate the skin after a long day at the beach.

INFANTS and CHILDREN
Cots are available for children up to 3 years of age
Babysitting service available – charges apply

OTHER FACILITIES:

  • Two large swimming pools
  • Tennis court with equipment and coach
  • Gift shop
  • Library
  • Business center

Which Rooms Types are in Hemingways Watamu?

Rooms

Every one of 39 beautifully appointed rooms offers delightful views of the Indian Ocean and the endless white
sandy beach of Watamu Marine Park. Measuring over 40m2, all the rooms are bright and airy fitting perfectly
with a relaxed coastal getaway. There are 13 newly renovated Deluxe Rooms on the top floor of the North
Wing and 26 Superior rooms on the ground and first floor.

Room Features:

  • En-suite bathrooms (Deluxe rooms have shower only)
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Finest Egyptian cotton bed linen
  • Mosquito nets
  • Free broadband and wifi internet access
  • Telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Fully stocked mini-bar with complimentary mineral water
  • Flat-screen TV (Deluxe rooms only)
  • Hairdryer

Ocean View – 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.

Deluxe Ocean ViewLocated 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.

1 Bedroom Ocean ViewApproaching 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.

2 Bedroom Ocean ViewRanging 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 socializing or retreating to a quiet spot.

2 Bedroom Deluxe Ocean ViewThe 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.

4 Bedroom Ocean ViewPenthouse style duplex apartments featuring living and dining areas and exquisitely 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.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Hemingways Watamu?

FOOD AND DRINKS

Main Restaurant – An alfresco brasserie style restaurant featuring modern flavours with a focus on fresh local
seafood with a hint of Swahili spices. The menu is supplemented with top of the range imported beef and lamb
from South Africa.

Gede Café Bar – A relaxed and informal café bar serving fresh pastries, paninis and pizzas and looking out over
the botanical pool. Home-made Gelato is also a feature of the menu.

The Rock Bar – A seasonal bar near the main swimming pool and overlooking the beach, the Rock Bar offers an
all day sushi menu.

THE HEMINGWAYS BAR
Retaining the history of the original Hemingways Watamu and big game fishing, the Hemingways Bar is iconic.
It has had an upgrade and offers abundant natural light and fantastic panoramic views of the bay.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Hemingways Watamu?

Hemingways Watamu Activities

  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Sunset cruises on Mida Creek in an old fashioned Dhow
  • Snorkeling within the Marine Park
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Kite surfing
  • PADI Open Water Diving courses
  • Cultural visits to Gede ruins
  • Shopping trips to Malindi Town
  • Bird watching at Mida Creek and Arabuko Sokoke Forest
  • Safaris into Tsavo National Park

Weddings and Honeymoons at Hemingways Watamu

Hemingways Watamu is a luxurious resort located in Watamu, Kenya, that offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The resort is a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons due to its breathtaking scenery and luxurious amenities.

Weddings at Hemingways Watamu:

Hemingways Watamu provides a picturesque backdrop for weddings. Couples can choose from a variety of venues, including the white sandy beach, manicured gardens, or the resort's rooftop terrace, all offering stunning views of the ocean. The resort's dedicated wedding planners work closely with couples to ensure that every detail of their special day is taken care of, from the ceremony to the reception. Couples can also customize their wedding package to include various services such as catering, music, photography, and floral arrangements.

Honeymoons at Hemingways Watamu:

Hemingways Watamu is the perfect place to spend a romantic honeymoon. The resort offers luxurious accommodation in spacious rooms and suites, all with private balconies overlooking the ocean. Couples can relax and unwind at the resort's award-winning spa or take part in various activities such as water sports, snorkeling, or diving. The resort also offers a range of dining options, including seafood and Italian cuisine, and couples can enjoy a candlelit dinner on the beach. The resort's dedicated honeymoon package includes various romantic touches such as champagne and chocolates upon arrival, a romantic turn-down service, and a couples' massage.

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