Lamu Island is a part of Kenya's
unspoiled Lamu Archipelago
, untouched by the mass tourism and development that has hit much of Kenya's coast. The Lamu Archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where traditional life still revolves around the sea.
Lamu Island is an area of stunning natural beauty with warm ocean waters and pristine beaches of golden sand. A wide variety of activities from fishing, sailing, and snorkeling to windsurfing and scuba diving are available on the island. Shela Village
is a sleepy fishing village on the island, located about 3km south of Lamu Town. The eight miles of white sand beach
and incredible sand dunes of the village are a travelers paradise. This is the stuff dreams are made of.
Luxurious private vacation rentals set along the beach are ideally situated and the soothing sound of waves at night will lull any traveler to sleep. Rent holiday home accommodations or condo rentals
with spectacular, unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean. There are many accommodations and lodging options, including unique yoga and wellness packages, in Shela for those looking for a little rejuvenation.
This fascinating island offers a glimpse into Swahili culture as well as Muslim traditions. The Mosques, Arabic architecture, and traditional Swahili duibuis seen on the streets of Shela punctuate the charm that Lamu Island exudes. The island is free from cars
, encouraging the exploration of all the delights of Lamu on foot or bicycle.
Although Shela is a fraction the size of Lamu Town, the village has a plethora of first class private vacation rental accommodation
. The range of accommodations in Shela runs from beachfront vacation rental homes and amazing villa rentals to luxury condo rental and hotel apartments. Check out the Owner Direct Vacation Rentals listings to find the perfect accommodation for your next island getaway.
Owner Direct has been a trusted service in the industry since 1994 and continues to provide the very best in rental accommodations. Vacation rentals, villa rentals, condo rentals, chalet rentals, villas or apartment rentals are just a few of the accommodation offerings for rent in Lamu Island, Kenya.
Looking for a great place to rent? Find your perfect holiday accommodation through Owner Direct Vacation Rentals. Hotels offer little in the way of extras or comfort and have high costs. Accommodations through Owner Direct offer space, flexibility and extras such as private kitchens, luxurious great rooms, green spaces and more for less. Enjoy the comforts a vacation home rental can bring.
Magical Lamu is a beautiful island in the Lamu archipelago of Kenya filled with the lure of adventure and the promise of relaxation
. It is easy to reach this island by a quick ferry ride from the closest airport. Vacation rentals are found in Lamu Town or Shela Village. There are also accommodations such as villa rentals, condo rentals or apartment rentals on the south side of Lamu. The vacation rentals on the south side are welcoming and visitors often find themselves quite content here
Experience the best with Owner Direct. Rent the right type of holiday lodgings you need on budget directly from owners of vacation rentals, villas, chalet rentals, condo rentals, cabins or cottage accommodations in Lamu Island, Kenya
Enjoy the Swahili coastal atmosphere highlighted with food, dancing and laughter at just about any restaurant you can frequent
. The old town of Lamu is where you can find the richest culture and history of the ancient settlements that once lived here.
Wander through coral stone structures or mangrove timber carved into elaborate wooden doors when you spend a day on Lamu
. The island is car free for the most part with no roads. People generally get around by foot or bike. Often a donkey might be seen walking down the street carrying a bundle. Vacation rentals dot the shoreline or sit squarely in town. This island has wonderful accommodations and you can find condo rentals, apartment rentals, villa rentals or vacation rentals for any occasion