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.