The Majlis occupies a unique location on the exclusive Manda Island facing the world-renowned Lamu on Kenya’s North Coast (East Africa). The privately-owned hotel offers 25 superbly-appointed suites in understated elegance reflecting Lamu’s local tradition and style. With superb seafront views over the Ras Kitau bay and Shela village, guests enjoy an idyllic setting to relax and make the most of the archipelago’s charm and activities. The Majlis is only accessible by boat, a short 10- minute ride from Lamu Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In Arabic, the name ‘Majlis’ refers to a special place where hosts entertained their most important guests and families in style and comfort. “Karibu”, or welcome, in Swahili.



The Majlis offers elegant and luxurious facilities, in understated design complementing the natural beauty of Lamu and its tropical location.

The island hotel is comprises 25 superbly-appointed Superior and Deluxe rooms, Junior and Royal suites divided into 4 villas. Each villa opens onto the white sand beach and boasts a private veranda with panoramic sea views. The rooms are spacious with traditionally high, beamed ceilings, large windows and terraces with spectacular views of the beach, garden, swimming pools and Indian Ocean.

Each villa was constructed making use of the archipelago’s natural resources, combining white coral blocks with hand-carved timber. Particular attention was paid to integrating the villas among the indigenous trees and plants, to enhance the preserve the beauty of the local surroundings.


The natural surroundings of Lamu are spectacular and offer a variety of activities to suit all tastes and to keep active all day long.

Lamu’s rich history as a former sultanate marrying Arabic and African cultures can be admired though excursions and dhow sailing trips. Visits to Lamu Town or the Takwa ruins offer a glimpse into Lamu’s past.

The ocean’s wonders can be admired on diving and snorkeling trips in the archipelago. Regular trade winds allow visitors to windsurf or kite-surf along the never-ending Shela beach facing the hotel. Action-seeking guests can enjoy water-skiing, wake-boarding or knee-boarding in the calm waters off the central bay.

We invite you to plan your next day’s personal adventure in the comfort of the bar with expert advice and a refreshing beverage as the sun sets over Ras Kitau bay.



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06-Jan-24 20-Dec-24 210 USD 60 USD
SUPERIOR ROOM - Full board - Minimum 5 nights stay
21-Dec-24 05-Jan-25 340 USD 90 USD

Child policy:

  • Children from 0 – 3 years are free of charge.
  • Children from 4 – 11 years sharing with 2 adults pay 50% of the Adult rate
  • Children of 4 – 11 years in their own room pay 75% of room rate (maximum 3 children)
  • Single adult sharing with a child of 4 – 11 years, pay Single Room Rate + 50% of Adult rate (for the child)
  • Package add on to Full Board is at USD.45 per person per meal Rates


  • ·Full Board Basis:- Bed, Breakfast, a la carte lunch & dinner
  • ·Half Board Basis:- Bed, Breakfast, a la carte lunch OR dinner
  • ·Bottled mineral water in the room – 1 liter per person per day
  • ·Return Manda Airport transfers by Motor boats (Transfer takes approximately 10 Minutes) Kayaking
  • ·Wi – Fi internet access in the main areas

Excluded: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, shuttle services to Shela, baby sitting services, gratuities and activities not specified above.


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