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  • Peponi 29 rooms from £154

    Lamu

    A house that grew into an intimate hotel set by the calm waters of the bay. Arabic rooms painted in white with four poster beds and lovely sea views. Romantic pool dining area perfect for honeymooners. The popular fisherman's bar creates a lively atmosphere at night. Paradise.

    Beach Life  -  Watersports, sunset or moonlight dhow cruises, unspoilt beaches and ancient sand dunes make this coastal paradise.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Fishing  -  Peponi’s deep sea fishing boat 'Little Toot' with its experienced crew offers some of the best sports fishing in East Africa.
    Local markets  -  Discover the Lamu Old Town on foot or by donkey (no cars on the island) and pick up some real treasures.
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  • Manda Bay 16 rooms from £154

    Lamu

    Privacy and tranquility on a secluded palm fringed peninsula. Empty beaches, coral gardens and indigenous forest surround individual cottages, each vibrantly decorated with local fabrics and with private verandahs. A romantic, unspoiled and idyllic beach retreat with plenty of water sports.

    Beach Life  -  Make the most of the sun, sea and sand- from fishing to snorkelling and even trips on the hotels traditional Dhow sailing boat.
    Honeymoons  -  Private villas nestled in the lush vegatation, large beds draped with muslin nets and private couples dining under the stars.
    Local markets  -  The hotels boutique stocks local crafts from all over East Africa, from handcrafted jewellery to delicate beaded slippers.
    Fishing  -  Head out reef or deep sea fishing on the East African coast, famed for its range of sport fish.
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  • Kijani Hotel, Lamu 10 rooms from £187

    Lamu

    A charming guesthouse offering an enviable location right on the beach in Shela. It’s an informal place, popular with families and couples. Comfortable and spacious rooms have a spattering of antiques (including four-posters) and there are freshwater pools and a rooftop restaurant with sunset views.

    Romantic Break  -  An intimate hotel complete with romantic rooftop restaurant and sea views
    Families  -  An owner-run property with a very family friendly ethos
    Sailing  -  Charter a dhow boat and explore the surrounding islands and perhaps even spot some dolphins
    Fishing  -  Fish in the channel between Manda and Lamu
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  • The Majlis Resort 25 rooms from £230

    Lamu

    A Lamu Archipelago hideaway with private beachfront and meticulously designed interiors combine comfort and luxury. Featuring a pool, a relaxed bar and a restaurant offering fresh seafood cuisine. A serene retreat for both relaxed and more adventurous tastes, with water-sports and safaris offered.

    Hideaway  -  This seaside castaway seclusion is ideal for those wanting a serene and wholesome seaside break
    Families  -  Family-friendly, with babysitting services and kids activities offered
    Sights nearby  -  Lamu Town (an UNESCO World Heritage site) has the oldest “living” Swahili settlement in East Africa
    Designer  -  This is a place whose every square foot feels thoughtfully, intentionally designed
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Kizingo 8 rooms from £230

    Lamu

    Relax and chill out in this sandy, barefoot hideaway. Palm-thatched spacious bandas with sea views with romantic king-sized beds and private verandahs. The perfect beach retreat with a range of exciting activities - dolphin watching, snorkelling, fishing, sailing and body surfing.

    Beach Life  -  Chilled out beach huts, white sands, miles of unspoilt coastline and plenty of watersports
    Active Holiday  -  Fishing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins- there is something for everyone.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Local markets  -  Make a trip to Lamu town a UNESCO World Heritage site and full of wonderful shops and bazaars.
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