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Hemingways Watamu

Reopening in October 2017 with a full refurbishment, this hotel will be utterly stunning...

Hemingways Watamu
Hemingways Watamu

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Greeted with a fresh passion juice and a cold towel, Hemingways Watamu prides itself in its exceptional service and attention to detail. Sat on the sands of Watamu Bay in southern Kenya, Hemingways is a place for both relaxation and an activities on offer. Currently, Hemingways Watamu is undergoing a full rebuild and refurbishment, but come October 2017, it will have transformed from a 76 bedroom resort to a hotel of 39 bedrooms and 15 luxury two and four bedroom apartments, spread along the coast of Watamu. Watch this space...


The luxury resort sits on the white sands of Watamu Bay. This shoreline features a mix of coral bays and beaches, an area considered to be one of the most beautiful for snorkeling and diving, protected by the Watamu Marine National Park.


The resort is well spread out along the beach front, with two large pools, excellent fishing and watersports and non-water based activities. Taking full advantage of its position on the beach front, the two restaurants at Hemingways offer alfresco dining on the main terrace and the raised Pagoda overlooking the ocean. Both restaurants offer a display of fresh seafood, local Swahili dishes and international cuisines, complimented nicely with fine Kenyan coffee and a selection of drinks throughout the day.


The rooms and the overall layout will be changing the most dramatically. From October 2017, the hotel will comprise of 39 bedrooms and 15 two and four bedroom apartments. They will be very spacious with views of the glistening Indian Ocean, and will be designed in a very contemporary and stylish way. For a sneak peak of the rooms and hotel, please see the youtube video link on this page.


If it's anything like its sister property in Nairobi, it will be faultless!

The wait is on!

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