Hemmingways is a small luxury hotel on the beaches of Watamu. It is an excellent family hotel. Hemingways Resort Hotel enjoys an ambience of relaxed sophistication, coupled with the facilities and standards of an international resort. Its beach was voted one of the top ten beaches in the world by The Sunday Times. It's not just the white sands and crystal waters that make Watamu Bay so exquisite: there are the fascinating coral reefs, the ancient ruins of Gede, and the adrenalin of landing a marlin or a sailfish nearby. Then there's the beautiful Hemingways Resort.
Hemingways Resort enjoys a beachfront location within the world-famous Watamu National Marine Park and is approximately 110 kms from Mombassa and 25 kms from Malindi. Hemingways has been voted Best Beach Resort in Kenya for a number of years
All Hemingways rooms and suites are extremely comfortable, have ocean views, are within yards of the beach and benefit from 24 hour room service. All have bathrooms with showers en-suite. There is air-conditioning and fans throughout, & rooms also have mosquito nets, personal safes and room fridges.
Room Capacity: 29. Bed Capacity: 70.North beach Rooms:9 Rooms2 double rooms4 twin rooms2 triple rooms1 triple room with fourth roomGarden view Rooms:18 Rooms 1 Family cottage (two en-suite rooms with an interconnecting door. 1 room with a double bed plus one bunk bed, 1 room with 2 single beds plus bunk bed) 1 Family cottage, 4 single beds with one bathroom, with fan (not air-conditioned)1 double room 3 twin rooms6 triple rooms2 triple rooms with fourth bed3 twin "B Class" rooms - without bathrooms and air conditioning. Use main hotel bathroom facilities. Fans provided in each room.Luxury Cottages: 2 cottages situated together in a separate walled off garden with a private swimming pool. Each cottage has 2 en suite bedrooms, with a lounge area and veranda overlooking the pool. Each cottage is equipped with a mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.
ROOM AMENITIES: The majority of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and every room has a mosquito net over the beds. 9 rooms have a seaview and the other rooms are spread out in tropical gardens a short walk away from the beach.
There are two luxury cottages situated in a private walled garden with their own swimming pool. Each cottage has two double en-suite bedrooms with a living room and veranda overlooking the pool. Sea view rooms have tea and coffee delivered outside their rooms in the morning. Cots can be supplied on request.
A new addition to the Driftwood is three luxury self-catering villas situated in secluded private premises directly behind the club with a private swimming pool. Two of the villas have 2 double air-conditioned bedrooms and one villa has a third single room. Each villa has its own kitchen, living/dining room and veranda overlooking the swimming pool. Guests can, if they so wish, make full use of the Driftwood facilities and if they prefer not to do their own catering, dine at the Driftwood Beach club.
The restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and seats 200 people, with additional seating for 100 on the outside terrace.
Hemingways offers a wide range of international styles, ranging from sophisticated recipes with delicate sauces, to simple cooking of the finest ingredients. Table d',hote', menus are a mixture of international and local favorites, with daily vegetarian options. Serves buffets on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday lunch including Mongolian, Italian and Indian specialties. Live cooking is a major feature including not only main dishes but also pasta and salad stations.
During the calmer months (December to March), dinner is served on the terrace, with the sounds of the sea, the light of the moon and the stars, and the rustle of the trade winds in the palms for company.
- Telephone services in all rooms
- Safes are available
- Access for the disabled
- All major credit cards are accepted
- Secretarial services are available
- Non smoking facilities
A purpose built conference facility to accommodate 70 delegates. Perfect for small meetings and ',incentive', groups.
The deep sea fishing centre offers sport fishing in the exciting waters off Watamu. Marlin, sailfish, shark, tuna and other big game fish can be found in plenty. Other water sports including snorkeling, diving, windsurfing and waterskiing are also available. Excursions to local places of interest include Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, a unique stretch of coastal forest with a rich biodiversity, Gedi Ruins, a ruined 12th century town, and other local attractions. Also:-
- Swimming pool.
- Horse riding.
- Beach volleyball.
- Sports massage and therapy.