Hemingways Beach

Hemingways Resort is one of the world's premier big-game fishing destinations (marlin, tuna, sail-fish, king fish and more).

Situated on an idyllic stretch of beach, voted ‘one of the best ten beaches in the world' by the Sunday Times magazine, it has immediate access to the beach and offers a sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere - as suited to family holidays as to couples or groups of friends. When it comes to beach travel, the Swahili coast, a glorious ribbon of silver and sapphire, crashing surf and bright coral, is steeped in a turbulent history pre-dating Da Gama. The Swahili culture, a fabulous fusion of Arab, African, and Portuguese has created a pace of life, a style of cuisine and a mosaic of architecture, heritage, myth and magic that is found nowhere else in the world.

Hemingway's Beach Resort, on Watamu Beach, is situated approximately 90 miles north of Mombasa and its beach hotels and 18 miles south of Malindi on the Turtle Bay beach at Watamu. The resort lies within the Watamu Marine National Park and is only 3 hours from Tsavo East, Kenya's largest National Park.


There are 74 rooms classified into standard, superior rooms, junior and executive suites. The standard rooms can be found on the South Wing of the hotel on the first or second floor. They have lovely views over the pools and gardens to the beach and are equipped with an ensuite shower only bathroom; air conditioning, fan, telephone, minibar, hairdryer and coffee/tea making facilities as well as an outdoor balcony. The superior rooms are found on the south wing on the ground floor and have a double and a single bed. In the north wing these rooms are available both the ground and first floor and come with either a huge, king size bed or with a double and single. All these rooms have a large, modern bathroom with bath and shower; air conditioning, fan, telephone, minibar, hairdryer and coffee/tea making facilities as wells as an outdoor balcony or verandah.


The resort offers a variety of dining experiences - from sumptuous buffet selections and themed nights in the main restaurant to a excellent bar snacks on the open terrace of the bar. BBQs, beach sundowners, cultural dance performances and first-class seafood a feature.



:: A fully equipped gym that is available to all of in house resident guests and has weight systems, rowing machines, cross trainers and treadmills as well as a full time coach
:: Beauty treatments
:: Conference and wedding facilities


Hemingway's is one of the world's premier big-game fishing destinations, catering for all levels of experience, from novices to experts. Immediately adjacent to the resort is the AQUA VENTURES, dive school offering a full range of PADI and BSAC courses. Also offered are diving safaris to such places as the Vuma caves, night diving and wreck diving.

Additionally, the resort offers its own fully-equipped gymnasium, horse-riding, camel-riding, golf (at Malindi Golf Club), tennis and cycling. Other activities include: swimming, snorkelling, dhow trips, glass-bottom boat trips, nature trails, places of historic interest and visits to the nearby town of Malindi or to the world-famous Arabuko Sokoke Forest, one of the last of the rainforests. Trips can also be arranged to Lamu and the ruined Swahili settlement of Gedi.


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