Our visit was just before closing for the rainy season and we expected crowds and staff ready to go home. What we got was super-attentive service, delicious meals, and almost no-one to share it with (all the better for us!). The layout of the property is spread out so that you might be at one building with a pool or have a short walk to a pool... but there's plenty of room for everyone. The pool by the entry and bar is picture perfect, but the more distant pool (by our building) was private and perfectly fun.
Food was delightful -- really, I can't say enough about the care and thought (and love for local fresh foods) that went into preparing each of our meals. I was full from the previous meal going into each next meal, but it never stopped me from eating everything that they brought out!
I enjoyed a massage, and it was quite nice, but one must be prepared for it to be a little noisy during regular season because the massage hut is along the pathway between buildings and opposite the water sports "center".
One can book a boat our Lamu tour with the hotel front desk staff -- they jumped to accommodate our every question and request... terrific!
Don't book less than two nights there -- it's not worth it to take a boat out, get unpacked, and rush to repack and speed back across the water.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idyllic, luxurious, stylish, unique, …the Majlis resort is a privately-owned luxury beach hotel on the north coast of Kenya in the Indian ocean. Designed and built to reflect Lamu’s heritage tradition, The Majlis combines 25 superbly appointed luxury air-conditioned suites built with Western comforts and local tradition. State-of-the-art facilities include two bars, a gourmet restaurant, two swimming pools and an activity center which graciously co-ordinates a wide variety of full day experiences for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Majlis Lamu Ltd Hotel Lamu Island