For the more adventurous, spend a morning snorkeling over the coral reef, master kite-surfing, learn to dive, engage in scuba diving or take a sunset dhow cruise on Mida Creek. For wildlife-lovers there is deep sea fishing, humpback whale watching and the extraordinary Arabuko Sokoke Forest – the largest, most intact coastal forest in East Africa, home to some of Kenya’s rarest mammals, elephant, brilliant butterflies and saltwater mangroves.




Watamu has so much to offer those seeking an active holiday. Whether it’s on the sea or on the greens the fantastic conditions of the coast will leave you pining for more.

Water Sports

Exhilarating, high-speed extreme sports will jolt you out of the lazy lull of coastal life.


A majestic 18 hole PGA accredited golf course hugging the Indian Ocean coastline.

Scuba diving / Snorkelling

Dive into the realm of the fishes as a kaleidoscope of color whirls past your goggles.

Places to see

Beyond the beach, Watamu has several interesting places to visit. Hike through the shady forest in search of colorful birds, sail Mida Creek in a dhow or head to Malindi to discover Swahili antiques in bustling little streets.


Don’t feel that you have to spend your whole holiday on the coast; you might like to venture inland for a few days on safari to explore one of Kenya’s other thriving National Parks. Our experienced team will tailor an adventure that will surpass your expectations of the African bush.


As an established business in Watamu that has seen the area develop and grow over the last three decades, we do our best to contribute to wider community life beyond Hemingways Watamu. Our involvement includes maintaining roads, supporting the local school and clinic, promoting ecotourism and recycling as well as fulfilling our role as a founding member of Watamu Marine Association (WMA).

Given our location within an incredibly precious marine ecosystem we recognize the need to limit our environmental impact wherever possible. Waste water treatment systems and rain water harvesting are two such areas we focus on.

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