A luxury resort on the sandy beaches of Watamu Bay, Hemingways Watamu is a relaxed, sleek property renowned for big game fishing and excellent service. Sister hotel to Hemingways Nairobi, this accommodation is an ideal beach retreat perfect for relaxing after your African safari.


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Location

The property is located within the Watamu Marine National Park on the gorgeous shores of Turtle Bay Beach and just outside Malindi.

Rooms

There are 39 boutique hotel rooms and 21, one, two and four bedroom apartments at the property, all sea-facing with perfect views of the Indian Ocean and set among botanical gardens. The rooms have a modern, coastal design with plenty of light, splashes of blues and greens, en-suite bathrooms and balconies leading out to the beach.

Communal Areas

Overlooking the beach is the atmospheric main bar area and guests can dine al fresco on the sand followed by gelato in the Gede Coffee Gardens. The property has two pools overlooking the sea including a pool bar to enjoy a cocktail mid-swim, a library, gift shop and a floodlit clay tennis court for an invigorating afternoon game.

Activities

A number of water sports are available at Hemingways such as scubadiving, snorkelling, paddle boarding and canoeing. Take a romantic sunset cruise on Mida Creek, visit the ruins of ancient Gede or explore the nearby Arabuko-Sokoke Forest in search of elephants. Guests can also embark on some big game fishing, a speciality of the hotel and in the style of Hemingway himself.

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DRY SEASON

This period is the driest in the year, with blue skies the majority of the month. An ideal time to visit the region.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

DRY SEASON

This period is the driest in the year, with blue skies the majority of the month. An ideal time to visit the region.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

DRY SEASON

This period is the driest in the year, with blue skies the majority of the month. An ideal time to visit the region.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, with at time significant rainfall amounts. Between the showers and thunderstorms there is still a good amount of sunshine to enjoy, so potentially a good time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, with at time significant rainfall amounts. Between the showers and thunderstorms there is still a good amount of sunshine to enjoy, so potentially a good time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. There can be the occasional shower, but these are few and far between. All in all a great time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. There can be the occasional shower, but these are few and far between. All in all a great time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. There can be the occasional shower, but these are few and far between. All in all a great time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. There can be the occasional shower, but these are few and far between. All in all a great time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

WET SEASON

Like the rains early in the year this The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, with at time significant rainfall amounts. Between the showers and thunderstorms there is still a good amount of sunshine to enjoy, so potentially a good time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

WET SEASON

Like the rains early in the year this The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, with at time significant rainfall amounts. Between the showers and thunderstorms there is still a good amount of sunshine to enjoy, so potentially a good time to visit.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

DRY SEASON

This period is the driest in the year, with blue skies the majority of the month. An ideal time to visit the region.

Its location so close to the equator and along the Indian Coastline means that Watamu and Malindi have a tropical climate with consistent warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The maximum midday temperature averages around 31°C or 88°F through the majority of the year. Mornings are more pleasant at 21°C or 70°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. The long rains take place between April and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and November. The height rainfall amounts can be expected during these periods, but showers and thunderstorms can happen throughout the year, with no distinct dry season.

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