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Date published: 24/02/2017

Hemingways Watamu 2017

  • 39 Bedrooms and 21 Private Residences all with fantastic ocean views
  • New open plan restaurant –but the iconic Bar remains in place
  • New reception and raised walkway through landscaped gardens
  • New Gede themed open plan coffee shop and garden looking out onto the terrace and Marine Park
  • New water features on the terrace – including an infinity “night sky” shallow pool overlooking the beach
  • New second swimming pool behind the North Wing surrounded by beautiful gardens
  • New spa and gymnasium adjacent to this new hotel pool
  • Reinstated sea defences that fit together like Lego and aligned at 45°


We expect to re-open the hotel for a soft opening around Easter 2017 with the entire construction project being completed by October 2017.

Hemingways Private Residences

  • Coastal luxury at its best – 21 exclusive off plan apartments for sale with access to the 5* Hemingways Watamu Hotel
  • Hemingways Residences is a private development designed and constructed by the same team that built Hemingways Nairobi which was completed in 2013 and is now rated in the top 5 hotels in Africa
  • The low rise development comprises 3 x 1 bedroom apartments, 16 x 2 bedroom apartments and 2 x 4 bedroom apartments all of which feature exquisite ocean views and large terraces
  • Apartments come fully furnished with access to premium property services – permanent security, metered water and electricity, reliable Internet connectivity, satellite TV, cleaning and maintenance, room service, laundry, transport, entertainment and dining, spa and gym
  • The apartments are being sold BY PRIVATE SALE on a leasehold basis of 90+ years which also includes a license to a designated parking space and a garage with storage facilities within the development


Construction completion date is October 2017

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Further reading…

Gathering Speed

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General development update

We are pleased to advise all interested parties of the progress on the proposed Hemingways Watamu 2017, including the development of 21 new luxury apartments.

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