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Kenya

Hemingways Watamu

PLAN MY TRIP

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.

With the Indian Ocean as its playground, there are a whole host of aquatic activities to enjoy from the hotel. Guests can go snorkeling or scuba diving though the coral reef with the chance of spotting some of the 500 species of fish inside the lagoon. Other water sports include kite surfing, wind surfing, and stand-up paddling. There are also whale watching excursions, romantic sunset cruises on a traditional white-sailed dhow, and deep-sea fishing. Out of the water, the hotel boasts a 18-hole PGA accredited golf course. In addition to which, guests can book safaris and day trips to Malindi and Gede.

Dining is part of the fun at Hemingways Watamu. The restaurant serves up a delightful range of fresh dishes featuring local seafood and more. Non Solo Gelato dishes up creamy gelato and pastries. While the Gede Café offers lighter, more casual foods. Dinner can even be enjoyed al fresco style on the beach. The hotel’s spa sits next to the botanical pool and has a wide menu of relaxing, natural pampering treatments available. There is also a fully-equipped gym and tennis courts.

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Kenya

Hemingways Watamu

PLAN MY TRIP

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.

With the Indian Ocean as its playground, there are a whole host of aquatic activities to enjoy from the hotel. Guests can go snorkeling or scuba diving though the coral reef with the chance of spotting some of the 500 species of fish inside the lagoon. Other water sports include kite surfing, wind surfing, and stand-up paddling. There are also whale watching excursions, romantic sunset cruises on a traditional white-sailed dhow, and deep-sea fishing. Out of the water, the hotel boasts a 18-hole PGA accredited golf course. In addition to which, guests can book safaris and day trips to Malindi and Gede.

Dining is part of the fun at Hemingways Watamu. The restaurant serves up a delightful range of fresh dishes featuring local seafood and more. Non Solo Gelato dishes up creamy gelato and pastries. While the Gede Café offers lighter, more casual foods. Dinner can even be enjoyed al fresco style on the beach. The hotel’s spa sits next to the botanical pool and has a wide menu of relaxing, natural pampering treatments available. There is also a fully-equipped gym and tennis courts.