Island Hotel, Shella Village – Lamu Island

An affordable hotel for friends, couples, families or groups. Island Hotel in Shella Village on Lamu Island is close to culture, activities and the amazing Shella Beach.

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Island Hotel is situated in the peaceful and beautiful Shella village on Lamu Island, outside the Kenyan coast. The hotel is only a short walk from the endless Shela beach, and the house offers a great view of the village and the ocean. Island Hotel Lamu offers a variety of affordable rooms. It is the perfect hotel for friends, couples, families or big groups.

About Island Hotel Lamu

Island Hotel is a big coral house placed in the heart of Shella village. It is built and decorated in traditional swahili style – simple and beautiful. Close by you will find everything you need, supermarkets, souvenir shops and restaurants.

You will have plenty of space in the hotel. Our rooms are spacious and we have common areas with sitting groups and day beds. We also have a restaurant where we can serve you breakfast, lunch and dinner at your request.

Our staff is friendly and helpful. We work hard to provide an affordable hotel, with great service.

What to do in Lamu

Lamu Island is the perfect destination for relaxation and a break from stressful everyday life. But the island also offers many exiting activities.

This is some of the activities and places we recommend:

  • Sunset sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Donkey riding
  • Turtle hatching (if you are lucky)
  • Lamu Town
  • Lamu Museums
  • Donkey sanctuary
  • Water sports

We will happily arrange any of the activities and guide you if needed.

About Lamu Island

Lamu is a small island on the Kenyan coast, surrounded by the Indian Ocean and mangrove forest. Lamu Town is one of the oldest Swahili settlements on the east coast. The old town is on the UNESCO world heritage list, and the town is bursting with culture.

Shella village, where Island Hotel is located, consist of beautiful coral houses and charming, narrow streets. The atmosphere is incredibly inviting and the lack of cars and traffic makes it a perfect destination for relaxation (the main means of transport is by donkey or boat). At the same time Lamu Island offers a wide variety of activities and experiences. For many, the main attraction is the beautiful 15 km Shella beach. Here you can walk undisturbed for hours, and cool down with a swim. Others are attracted by the fishing, dhow sailing or coral reef snorkeling. But everyone visiting Lamu falls in love with the Swahili culture, the fresh Swahili food and the fact that Lamu Island is one of the safest and most relaxed places in the world.

Traveling to Lamu

Getting to Lamu is easy. Fly540, JamboJet, Safarilink and Air Kenya all have daily flights from Nairobi. You can also fly from Malindi. We will happily help you arrange transportation from the Airport to Shella by boat.

Contact Us

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