Lamu Island Beach

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Beach Accommodation in Lamu Island

Forodhani House

4 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Forodhani House is a beautiful beachfront Holiday House located on Shella Beach, at the very spot where decades ago a watch-post stood...
Forodhani House is a beautiful beachfront Holiday House located on Shella Beach, at the very spot where decades ago a watch-post stood (Forodhani means watch-post in Kiswahili) controlling the to and fro of boats entering and leaving Lamu Island.

That’s the first thing which will make your stay here so special: you are on the beach, some meters only from Shella Village and Peponi Terrace, with stunning 270° sea-views on Indian Ocean.

Here you will relax fully, get lulled by the lapping waves, pamper yourself with good cooking, massages and yoga, enjoy the 12 km long pristine white sand beach and its activities… sailing, swimming, snorkelling, kite, windsurf, wakeboard or waterski, fishing… you can also explore, discover Lamu Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and Shella Village, experience the rich Swahili culture and its very welcoming atmosphere... And take the most of Nature, which is truly at its best.

The house is white, with round or Arabic arches which frame sea views, sky at day or night.
It features five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, lots of different terraces, lounging areas to take it easy, an airy and spacy main lounge, a garden, a pool. And from Forodhani House, because of its so particular location, the show is always there: you are having breakfast and you happen suddenly to see school of sardines jumping, trying to escape barracudas, or dolphins swimming up the Channel, or a fisherman’s dhow sliding from one arch to the other, coming from the open seas with load of tunas.

Forodhani House comes with five professional, friendly staff, among them an excellent cook. We want to make sure your holidays here, whether with family or friends, are both relaxing and interesting. And a bit magic too!
from R7520

Kiwandani House

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Kiwandaniu House is located in Shela village on Lamu Island off the north eastern coast of Kenya. The house offers luxury accommodation...
Kiwandaniu House is located in Shela village on Lamu Island off the north eastern coast of Kenya. The house offers luxury accommodation for up to six people, and all your needs will be attended to by the staff to ensure a relaxing holiday.

The house features three bedrooms and is fully staffed with chefs, stewards, laundry ladies, captains, and managers for your convenience. Your cook is trained to run all errands and prepares all meals for you. You can select your meals from our guideline menu and will be served in a private dining area. Food is charged at cost and recorded in a book of accounts.

The house offers a true island feel, with a large courtyard, as well as a swimming pool shared with one of our sister houses. We will ensure that you are met at the Manda/Luma airport by one of our staff members who will escort you to the traditional boat and drive you to Shela. From here you will also be escorted to the house.

Luma Island offers a variety of festivals throughout the year and has many activities to keep you busy. Guests can snorkel on the reefs or swim with the dolphins, enjoy a sunset cruise or simply explore the island. All activities can be arranged through the house manager on your request.
from R7362

The Garden House

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

The Garden House is located in Shela village on Lamu Island off the north eastern coast of Kenya. The house offers luxury accommodation...
The Garden House is located in Shela village on Lamu Island off the north eastern coast of Kenya. The house offers luxury accommodation for up to four people, and all your needs will be attended to by the staff to ensure a relaxing holiday.

The house features two large bedrooms and is fully staffed with chefs, stewards, laundry ladies, captains, and managers for your convenience. Your cook is trained to run all errands and prepares all meals for you. You can select your meals from our guideline menu and will be served in a private dining area. Food is charged at cost and recorded in a book of accounts.

The house offers a true island feel with a large garden and amazing views to the ocean. We will ensure that you are met at the Manda/Luma airport by one of our staff members who will escort you to the traditional boat and drive you to Shela. From here you will also be escorted to the house.

Luma Island offers a variety of festivals throughout the year and has many activities to keep you busy. Guests can snorkel on the reefs or swim with the dolphins, enjoy a sunset cruise or simply explore the island. All activities can be arranged through the house manager on your request.
from R8701
Banana House and Wellness Centre on Lamu Island welcomes you wholeheartedly and invites you to...
Banana House and Wellness Centre on Lamu Island welcomes you wholeheartedly and invites you to visit us for an unforgettable holiday experience. Shela is a small village on Lamu Island, 45 minutes' walk from Lamu Town and situated at the point of the island. Here the white sanded beach and the dunes stretch out for hours of undisturbed walking and pure bliss.

The house is simply and tastefully furnished in Swahili style, with many different sitting areas, daybeds and hammocks. Guests have a choice of six comfortably furnished double rooms or the penthouse, all of which are air-conditioned. Banana House offers a well equipped kitchen with an excellent cook and friendly staff and gives their guests the opportunity to prepare lunch or dinner on request. Vegetarian meals are also available. Airport transfers are provided for two guests at no extra costs.

The Banana House wellness centre is situated on the ground floor around a large acacia tree. The rooftop of the wellness centre is unique in Shela; a meditation room built out of bottles, with views of the sea and Manda Island and beautiful sunsets over the dunes.

Guests can enjoy a variety of activities in the area, including sailing, dinner on a traditional dhow, traditional Swahili dinners, evenings of Swahili drumming, deep-sea fishing, and turtle or dolphin watching. Guests can also indulge in a daily yoga class. At Banana House and Wellness Centre you will feel the love that Monika and Banana have put into the house to give it a homely and welcoming atmosphere.
from R2249
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    Accommodation near Lamu Island

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    Lamu House

    from R2276
    Lamu House is situated on the seafront in Lamu Town. Lamu House comprises two Swahili houses with...
    Lamu House is situated on the seafront in Lamu Town. Lamu House comprises two Swahili houses with a central courtyard, renovated and adapted to the modern use. We have kept the enchantment of the traditional Swahili architecture and equipped Lamu House with all needed necessities.
    from R2276
    Sleeps 42 in 21 rooms

    4.32km from Lamu Island

    Sultan Studio Apartment is a prestigious antique Lamu house located in the heart of Lamu Island. ...
    Sultan Studio Apartment is a prestigious antique Lamu house located in the heart of Lamu Island. It is over 100 years old and was sold and renovated six years ago. Officially opened as hotel in 2004, it is the ideal place for families, comprising four rooms and two duplex penthouses.
    from R1205
    Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

    4.32km from Lamu Island

    Ideally situated a short walk from the main street and the Lamu Waterfront, Stone House Hotel...
    Ideally situated a short walk from the main street and the Lamu Waterfront, Stone House Hotel combines the unique elegance of traditional Swahili architecture with modern comfort and friendly hospitality.
    from R1472
    Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

    4.30km from Lamu Island

    Darini

    from R25701
    The Darini house is located in Lamu on Lamu Island off the north-eastern coast of Kenya. The house...
    The Darini house is located in Lamu on Lamu Island off the north-eastern coast of Kenya. The house offers luxury accommodation for four people. All your needs will be attended to by the staff to ensure a relaxing holiday.
    from R25701
    Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

    4.18km from Lamu Island

    Lamu Fisherman's

    from R4016
    Lamu Fishermen's is a classic Shela house retaining the beautiful design and artefacts of Lamu...
    Lamu Fishermen's is a classic Shela house retaining the beautiful design and artefacts of Lamu life. It is as well positioned as any waterfront house in Lamu and enjoys a totally unobstructed view over to Manda Island.
    from R4016
    Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

    4.08km from Lamu Island

    Flower House

    from R5415
    This beautifully furnished three-bedroom house is spread over five floors, sleeping up to six...
    This beautifully furnished three-bedroom house is spread over five floors, sleeping up to six guests. The particularly spacious lower floors form the communal living areas, while the bedrooms occupy both floors above. In addition, there are panoramic views of the village and the sea from the roof terrace at the very top.
    from R5415
    Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

    4.09km from Lamu Island

    Lamu Crib

    from R21432
    This rock and roll house sits privately on three acres of lush garden between the white sands of...
    This rock and roll house sits privately on three acres of lush garden between the white sands of the Indian Ocean and the dunes. It is one of Lamu's largest houses on one of Lamu's largest plots.
    from R21432
    Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

    4.27km from Lamu Island

    Lamu Palace Hotel

    from R1446
    Built in the early 90’s by a Swiss entrepreneur, the Lamu Palace Hotel resembles a royal palace...
    Built in the early 90’s by a Swiss entrepreneur, the Lamu Palace Hotel resembles a royal palace with large open spaces and tall handsome pillars.
    from R1446
    Sleeps 46 in 23 rooms

    4.29km from Lamu Island

    Sunsail Hotel

    from R643
    Situated in the coastal town of Lamu, Sunsail Hotel offers guests comfortable and affordable...
    Situated in the coastal town of Lamu, Sunsail Hotel offers guests comfortable and affordable accommodation while visiting this part of Kenya.
    from R643
    Sleeps 34 in 17 rooms

    4.32km from Lamu Island

    Old Lamu House

    from R4578
    Old Lamu is an oasis situated in the heart of the magnificent and captivating town of Lamu.
    Old Lamu is an oasis situated in the heart of the magnificent and captivating town of Lamu.
    from R4578
    Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

    4.32km from Lamu Island

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