Lamu has always been on my wishlist ever since I've relocated to Kenya. My only disappointment is not having visited this beautiful island sooner because then I would definitely have made a return trip. Sadly, leaving Kenya in a few weeks so not a possibility in the near future.
This was one of my most enchanting vacations ever. Lamu House is top notch in terms of accommodation, food and service. The owner Frank is very hands on and prides himself on the satisfaction of his guests.
The hotel has the best of both worlds, the charm of the town as well as daily transfers to their beach club. We were there during the quieter season so literally had miles of beach to ourselves.
For those who have safety concerns, it really does seem unfounded. I had no reason to ever feel at risk and crime is virtually non-existent.
I visited Shela and Manda but would still opt to make Lamu House my first choice, I much preferred the atmosphere of Lamu town. There's nothing like waking up to the sun rising with the ocean in front of you, the sound of water against the boats and dhows and donkeys braying in the background.
This is a once in a lifetime experience for those who prefer vacations of a different kind. I'm almost afraid to share my experiences with everyone because I would hate for it to become too commercialised but if you have the opportunity to visit, please do not hesitate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel made of 2 Swahili houses adjoin, with 10 superior rooms, plunge pool. Luxury accommodation, in the Old Stone Town of Lamu, located on the seafront. Restaurant & coffee shop. Traditional dhows for comfortable excursions. ... more less
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