Kenya Beach Safaris: Hemmingway


The main centre for bluewater fishing is 140 km north of Mombasa, at this famous hotel overlooking the beautiful white sands of Watamu Beach. During the fishing season, which runs from August to April, the chief attractions are sailfish and marlin, but there are also tuna, wahoo, and dorado to be caught.

The white sands of Watamu Bay and its crystal waters form Kenya 's finest stretch of beach. Vasco da Gama passed this way and erected a tower on the headland to mark his progress. It is an area of great beauty and interest; there are coral reefs to marvel at, the ruins of ancient Gede to be explored.

There are 78 luxury bedrooms and suites within earshot of the surf, and all with beautiful views. There is also a bar dedicated to the master himself in which many a tale is told.

And yet, as many who have been to the resort will tell you, one of the principal attractions is the food; it is inspired and ranks among the best in the world. Add to this the impeccable service, the water sport and fitness facilities and you have all the ingredients for a memorable encounter with Africa .

The hotel has 78 rooms all en suite (Standard & Superior have shower only). Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, safe. All rooms also have mini fridge.
The facilities to be enjoyed are- 1 restaurant, 2 bars, 2 swimming pools, day room facility, and boutique. Laundry at additional cost. Also available: deep-sea fishing (seasonal), scuba diving, water-skiing, windsurfing and horse riding.

Turtle Bay Beach , Watamu. 140 kilometres north of Mombasa , 28 kilometres south of Malindi.