White sand and a warm blue sea, what more could anyone want .... A comfortable clean room with an ocean view, excellent food and excellent service well Hemingways has it all.

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Watamu, Kenya

Hemingways Watamu

  • An oasis of peace and calm perfect for ultimate relaxation
  • Nestled on one of the world's top 10 beaches
  • Fresh seafood prepared beautifully by the chefs

Facilities include

WIFI Air-conditioned rooms Two large swimming pools Massage centre & salon offering a variety of treatments In-room safe

Activities include

  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Golf
  • Diving
  • Tennis
  • Malindi
  • Fishing
  • Gede Ruins
  • Snorkelling
  • Bio-Ken Snake Park
  • Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
  • Mida Creek Dhow Cruise
  • Kite-Surfing, Wake-Boarding & Water-Skiing
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About Hemingways Watamu

An oasis of peace and calm, nestling 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.

The 76 rooms are all air-conditioned and en-suite and the restaurant serves the freshest sea-food, straight from the ocean. Theres just so much to do here - relax in the poolside bar of the resort working your way through the cocktail menu; play a round of golf on the nearby world class course, Vipingo Ridge; learn to kite-surf; get your PADI certificate; take a sunset dhow cruise on Mida Creek or go on safari for a few days in Tsavo or the Maasai Mara.

Superior rooms: The bright, airy rooms all offer a view of the Indian Ocean horizon. Repose in the comfort of muted colours, cool cotton, fresh flowers and a private balcony, only a whisper away from the white sands of the shore. The personal room-service operates 24 hours. Every room is en-suite, air-conditioned and has mosquito netting, a fridge and a personal safe. You'll also find a fan, telephone, minibar, hairdryer and kettle in your room.

Deluxe rooms: These rooms offer a little more space and a bath as well as a shower. The South Wing rooms, on the ground floor, have a double bed and a single bed and are ideal for families. In the North Wing, the deluxe rooms are on the ground or first-floor directly in front of the beach. North Wing rooms offer a king-size bed if you prefer. They come with their own private terrace and easy access to the beach. The lawn in front of your room is a tranquil place to read and soak up the coastal sunshine.

Junior suites: Junior suites are on the ground or first floor of the South Wing. All ground floor suites have a private terrace. The four suites on the first floor have an excellent view from an enclosed balcony. Enjoy the expansive living room and huge bathroom.

Executive suites: The two most luxurious rooms are first floor, pent-house style apartments. From the crisp linen of your super king-sized bed, enjoy the sound of the waves washing over the reef. Sip the signature cocktail in your private lounge as the sun sets, silhouetting a dhow sailing in with your supper, fresh from the ocean. Submerge yourself in the deep bath and feel exhilarated by the ocean-air. There are two bathrooms in the suite and a small kitchen area for your convenience.

Interconnecting rooms are available in all room types. Please enquire for more information.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

The coast-line’s waters and shores will entice you to explore their secrets. The reef ripples with fluorescent fish and the forest rings with the calls of myriad exotic birds. Hike, ride, snorkel or sail the region, rich in wildlife, culture and heritage. Beyond the beach, Watamu has several interesting places to visit. Hike through the shady forest in search of colourful birds, sail Mida Creek in a dhow or head to Malindi to discover Swahili antiques in bustling little streets. Don’t feel that you have to spend your whole holiday on the coast, you might like to venture inland for a few days on safari to explore Kenya’s thriving National Parks.

How to get there

We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.

BY AIR:
Malindi Airport – 15 minute road transfer from the hotel
Mombasa Airport – 2 hour road transfer from the hotel

NB. All prices and times are subject to availability and change.

When to go

PREMIUM SEASON: 27th December 2014 - 2nd January 2015
HIGH SEASON: 3rd January 2014 - 15th March 2014 and 21st December - 26th December
SHOULDER SEASON: 16th September 2014 - 20th December 2014
LOW SEASON: 16th March 2014 - 15th December 2014

Important Information

The Hemingways Collection can only advise that guests seek advice from a travel clinic with regards to inoculations and prophylactics.

Dress code for dining: No swimwear or boardshorts and flipflops in the dining room at night.

During the period between April to August, Watamu experiences stronger than normal winds and receives sea weed deposits on the beach. As this area is a United Nations biosphere and National Marine Park, removal of the sea weed deposits from the beach is prohibited. However, there are always clear areas on the beach dependent upon the wind and tides and our water based activities such as snorkeling and canoeing are still scheduled. The dhow cruise and beach activities at the Mida Creek remain uninterrupted.

Children

Travelling with children

Children of all ages are welcome.
Age 13 years and above sharing parent’s room, a rate of 40% applicable contract twin rate applies.
Age 13 years and above occupying their own room pay 100% of the applicable contract adult rate.
For children aged between 6-12yrs sharing with adults, a rate of 25% of applicable contract twin rate applies.
For children aged 5 years and below sharing with adults shall stay free of charge on half board basis (extra bed/baby cot on request)
Children aged 12 years and below occupying their own room pay 75% of the applicable contract adult per person.

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