Perched on the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Hemingways Watamu is a charming, 5-star paradise ideally located within Kenya’s Watamu Marine National Park.
Accommodations consist of ocean view rooms, deluxe ocean view rooms, and one, two, and four-bedroom apartments. The bright and airy Ocean View Rooms provide easy access to the beach as well as a spacious en suite bathroom with a shower and a balcony overlooking the beautiful marine park. The Deluxe Ocean View Rooms upgrade the experience with marble-tiled bathrooms. The ultra-luxurious apartments are fitted with spacious bedrooms, a comfy lounge, dining area, and fully-equipped kitchen. Moreover, they feature a lovely open terrace with magnificent views of the beach and marine park.
The hotel sits outside the small village of Watamu on the Kenyan Coast. The town’s name means ‘home of the sweet people’ in Swahili and lies just twelve miles south of Malindi where explorer, Vasco De Gama first landed in East Africa. The town was once a trading post for ivory, spices, shells, and slaves. Nowadays, the locals are mostly fishermen and farmers. Watamu boasts plenty of white sandy beaches and several bays all protected by a coral reef. In fact, Watamu Marine National Park is believed to be one of the best places for snorkeling and diving on the coast of Africa. Some of the marine life found in the area include whale sharks and manta rays as well as three species of sea turtle.