Shela Accommodations

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.

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  • Luxury Oceanfront Villa at

    Mtwapa Creek: Villa
    4 BDR • 4 BA • Sleeps 8 • #201954
    200 to 650 EUR/night  
    The Oceanfront Villa is elevated over the most beautiful shores of the Indian Ocean inlet Mtwapa Creek within 6000 sqm of land engulfed by palms, bougainvilleas and other tropical plants. The exclusive private natural stone pool of 16 x 12 x 2.8 m is placed between the villa and the creek. ----- You can indulge in your meal either in our 110 sq m wide and 6m high Matiti style salon - which include a hand carved mahogany bar, sitting lounge and dining area the veranda overlooking the pool or the veranda overlooking the tropical garden. --------------!!!!Staff, chef, night guards and house manger service are included in the rental rates!!!!----------------- The 4 double bed rooms are furnished with African carved hardwood made with exceptional attention to detail and design. The rooms are simple yet sophisticated oozing African culture and luxury. Bathroom, ceiling fan or fans, king size bed and mosquito net in all bedrooms. 3 bedrooms additionally with air conditioning and mini bar fridge. Make security a sure thing, a professional security firm is care taking the compound. ----- This very calm tropical paradise is not far from the pulse racing nightlife of Mombasas north coast. Most famous discotheque is only 3 minutes away by car, the golf club is 10 minutes away and a European standard supermarket only 5 minutes away. The Mtwapa Creek is the centre and base for Deep sea fishing and Mountain Biking.
  • Watamu Beach Front

    Watamu: Guest House
    2 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 6 • #210038
    200 to 400 USD/night
    The house is a cosy beach front cottage, set on an exclusive and private piece of land. The beach house is situated a mere 60mtrs from the white sandy beach of Turtle Bay. Within 5 min walking distance from Hemingway and Ocean Sports resorts as well as the newly opened Medina Palms. Making the property ideal for fishermen, kite surfers and family's looking for that great getaway on the beach. The property is self-catering with the option of breakfast provided at an additional cost. Housekeeping and laundry services are included as well as an onsite concierge for any additional guest requirements (grocery shopping, safari arrangements, tours, car rentals, golf course visits, etc) Beach activities I.E. Deep-sea fishing, diving, kites surfing, snorkeling and other water sports can be arranged nearby.

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