A luxury resort circled by spellbinding scenery on the Kenyan coast

Luxury Hotel in Watamu, Kenya

  • All rooms and residences have ocean views
  • Private spa set in botanical gardens
  • Restaurant overlooking the ocean 

The Hotel in Detail

Glorious beaches and wonderful wildlife. Fascinating culture and thrilling water sports. And a sleek boutique hotel perfectly placed for making the most of every moment. For lovers of luxury, Hemingways Watamu – sister hotel to the Hemingways Nairobi – is opening up the treasures of the Kenyan coast. If you want to pair an African safari with a stay at the beach, Zanzibar has a new rival.

A fixture of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park for decades, Hemingways Watamu has undergone a contemporary transformation, courtesy of renowned designers, DSA. Spacious rooms and private residences are set among botanical gardens, with every window framing endless Indian Ocean views. If relaxation is on the cards, stroll down to the white sand beach, dip in and out of two pools, or make for the luxury spa. When it comes to dining, savour fresh, local seafood at Hemingways Restaurant and Mediterranean favourites at Gede Café.

When you’re ready to explore, Hemingways Watamu offers plenty of memorable experiences. Sail on a traditional Dhow, or grab a snorkel to discover the Marine Park’s under-the-sea wonders. Take a guided shopping trip into Malindi Town. Or get closer to the region’s wildlife – from seasonal whale watching to a chance for a forest elephant sighting. What better way to earn an ice-cold sundowner back at Hemingways Bar? 

  • 60 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 floors


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning



Wireless internet connection


Wedding services

Check in
  • 1200
Check out
  • 1100
Services & Facilities
  • Accessible facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Breakfast
  • Business Center Services
  • Children welcome
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Continental breakfast
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Elevators
  • Family plan
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Free parking
  • Front desk
  • Full american breakfast
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • High speed internet connection
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Local calls
  • Newspaper
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable television
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Internet access
  • King bed
  • Kitchen
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Single bed
  • Sitting area
  • Smoke detectors
  • Telephone
  • Twin bed
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Animal watching
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Nature preserve trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court