Hemingways Resort Hotel

Hemingways Resort Hotel enjoys an ambience of relaxed sophistication, coupled with the facilities and standards of an international resort. Its beach was voted one of the top ten beaches in the world by The Sunday Times. It’s not just the white sands and crystal waters that make Watamu Bay so exquisite: there are the fascinating coral reefs, the ancient ruins of Gede, and the adrenalin of landing a marlin or a sailfish nearby. Then there’s the beautiful Hemingways Resort.

Hemingways Resort enjoys a beachfront location within the world-famous Watamu National Marine Park and is approximately 110 kms from Mombassa and 25 kms from Malindi. Hemingways has been voted Best Beach Resort in Kenya for a number of years
Hemingways Resort offers first class luxury accommodation, exceptional service with the friendliness of a privately owned hotel.

Offering the world famous big game fishing, together with a full range of hotel activities and outstanding food, it appeals to singles, couples and families alike
Hemmingways is a small luxury hotel on the beaches of Watamu. It is an excellent family hotel.

The resort offers a range of room standards which allows for a range of budgets. The food is consistently praised by guests and its range of activities, location of the hotel and attention to detail has meant that Hemmingways has emerged as probably Kenya’s most popular small beach hotel.

Hemingways Resort Hotel Accomodation
One of the small luxury Hotels of the World, this 78 room resort is the premiere resort in Watamu. Stunning sea views, stylishly furnished

All Hemingways rooms and suites are extremely comfortable, have ocean views, are within yards of the beach and benefit from 24 hour room service. All have bathrooms with showers en-suite. There is air-conditioning and fans throughout, & rooms also have mosquito nets, personal safes and room fridges.

Standard Rooms - There are double and twin beds to choose from in the more spacious rooms of the new Hemingways wing. These rooms are all on the first and second floors

Superior Rooms - These very spacious rooms are on the ground floor of the new wing, offering the easiest of access to the hotel gardens and beach
Junior Suites - Junior Suites are available on all three floors. They have super king-sized beds, large baths, as well as showers and a lounge area.

Executive suites - rooms have been individually furnished to the highest standard using hand made pieces designed by Armando Tanzini and Charles Tyle, with original paintings by Lisa Dickinson. In a slight departure from the norm at Hemingways, the flooring of the living and bedroom area is to be finished in a dark hardwood, rather than a ceramic tile, thus giving the rooms even more individuality. Both suites will have satellite television.

Hemingways Resort Hotel Restaurant
The restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and seats 200 people, with additional seating for 100 on the outside terrace. Their excellent chef provides for all tastes. The candle lit dinner menu offers a full four course table d'hote menu and there is a vegetarian option available at all meals.
The bar offers comfortable seating as well as bar stools for a very sociable evening. Formal clothing is required for dinner with tailored shirts and trousers required for men.

Hemingways Resort Hotel Activities
Hotel offers a full range of P.A.D.I. and B.S.A.C. scuba diving courses.
Hemingways Deep Sea fishing centre, boats can be chartered by booking at the centre directly.

  • Beauty salon
  • In-house gym
  • Set right on a sandy beach forming part of the Watamu Marine National Park
  • 2 large pools in the gardens
  • Children are welcome
  • Shallow swimming pool especially for children


Information about Hemingway’s hotel prices, reservations, photo, and availability, booking, holidays and travel provided African safaris and adventures is the official tour operators and agent for hotels in Malindi. Holiday deal includes 8 nights accommodation at the 5* Hemingways Hotel Kenya on a half board basis, return flights, transfers.

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