Hemingways Watamu

Experience Fly Fishing in Kenya

Hemingways Watamu sits in one of the most prolific sail fisheries in the world and offers some of the finest offshore fishing in Africa. A great destination for the whole family, Hemingways Watamu provides outstanding non-fisher friendly accommodations and activities.

Fish Kenya’s jade waters 

Hemingways Watamu is set on a five mile stretch of sandy beach at Watamu near Malindi in Kenya. The hotel has an extensive fleet of modern craft between 20 and 33 foot with highly trained and professional crews.

Full fishing days begin at 6.30am, with boats returning between 4 and 5pm. A hearty English breakfast is available in the dining room from 5.30am and anglers gather on the terrace overlooking the beach after breakfast ready to take the short dinghy ride to the boat.

The Banks is a shallow area of water just north of the hotel.  It protrudes well out to sea and contains many thousands of small fish sheltering in the relative security of shallow water. The bigger fish swim down the outside drop-off of this expanse and with the aid of depth sounders, the boats troll along this edge hoping to meet up.

If the day not be very productive in the big fish stakes, catching these smaller fish can be great fun, especially with children on board. When the billfish are running the boats generally travel out to the Rips, an area of water 16 to 22 miles off the coast. The Rips are caused by undersea shelving and tidal movement that force up currents and turbulence and definitely produces better results when the billfish are passing through.

Ocean Views from Each Room

The various room types range from a four bedroom penthouse apartment to ocean view doubles.  Each  air conditioned room is comfortably furnished, en-suite, has ocean views and is within yards of the beach.  

The two restaurants serve delicious fresh food, and the seasonal Rock Bar near the main swimming pool offers an all day sushi menu.  The iconic Hemingways Bar is a great place to relax with a drink at the end of the day.  There is a spa, two large swimming pools, a tennis court, small gift shop and library. 

“A perfect 5* luxury hotel with beach front location, with some of the friendliest staff you would ever hope to meet, fine food, great place to completely relax..oh and great fishing! Caught my first sailfish on the fly, thanks!” A.Murphy – UK

A Pristine Location

This luxury resort offers nine miles of pristine beaches and views of the blue-jade Watamu waters. Anglers and their families can enjoy a variety of activities including a wide range of watersports and a round of golf at the famous Vipingo Ridge. 

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