The Majlis Luxury Hotel

Majlis, Corniche Path, Shela, Shella ward, Lamu West, Lamu, Kenya – Show more hotels in Kenya

Location:  Manda Island, Lamu County, Kenya


The Majlis hotel is a privately owned luxury beach hotel on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago, off Kenya’s Northern Coast. Amongst the most unique luxury resorts in Kenya, with a superb beachfront location, breathtaking views over the bay and Lamu Island.

The beach hotel faces Lamu Island and comprises 40 superbly appointed Superior and Deluxe rooms, Junior and Royal suites divided into 4 villas. All the rooms are presented in timelessly elegant Lamu Island style, very spacious, well-appointed and fully air-conditioned.  Each villa opens onto the white sand beach and boasts of a private veranda with panoramic sea views.

The rooms are spacious with traditionally high beamed ceilings, large windows and terraces offering spectacular views of the beach, garden, swimming pools and the Indian Ocean. Tastefully designed and decorated with tailored fittings, all rooms evoke the East African heritage with doors and furniture hand-carved according to the local Lamu tradition.

Suites boast of a large bedroom area with a king-size bed draped with highest-quality linen bedding and roll-down netting, a generous en-suite bathroom, a private veranda, electric fans, and a safe. Wireless internet access is available in each room, which is also fitted with air conditioning to guarantee a peaceful night. The en-suite bathrooms feature a hot and cold-water shower and a classic “baraza” seating area covered in cushions.

The Majlis restaurant will impress with a panoramic view of the bay and the finest cuisine. A state-of-the-art facilities include two bars, two swimming pools, and an activity center that co-ordinates a wide variety of water sport activities.

Uniqueness of this Camp

The Majlis is a privately owned resort set on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago off Kenya’s north coast. The Majlis works closely with members of the local community to conserve the environment and improve quality of life. Our aim is to build a brighter future for the local people, environment and wildlife.

The Majlis has signed the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism, New Hybrid Energy Power System.


1 x Two Bedroomed Royal Suite

6 x Junior Suites

18 x Deluxe Garden Rooms

13 x Deluxe Sea View Rooms – a total of 38 rooms from our initial 27 rooms.

The Majlis have 2 family suites – consisting of 1 Double and 1 Twin Sea facing rooms with an interconnecting door.

The deluxe seas facing twin rooms consist of 2 single beds.

Royal Suite: Has a large terrace with sea view, apartment of (260 sq.),  two Junior suites ensuite bathrooms, large terrace with sea view, living room, air-conditioned rooms and ceiling fans, located on first floor, mini bar, safe deposit box, room service, same day laundry service.

Junior Suite: Terrace with sea and garden view, en-suite bathroom, terrace with sea and garden view, air-conditioned and ceiling fans room, located on first floor, mini bar, safe deposit box, room service, same day laundry service.

Family Suite: (Two deluxe rooms with Garden View: 1 double & 1 twin); Interconnecting rooms, en-suite bathrooms, two large terraces or veranda,  air-conditioned room and ceiling fans, mini bar, safe deposit box, room service, same day laundry service, located on first or ground floor.

Deluxe Room with Seaview: (Terrace or veranda); One deluxe room, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioned & ceiling fans, mini bar, safe deposit box, room service, same day laundry service. Deluxe Garden View Room: One deluxe bedroom, en-suite bathroom, Air conditioning & ceiling fans, mini bar, safe deposit box, room service, same day laundry service, located on ground floor


Hotel Amenities

The Majlis Hotel offers two pools where the guests can enjoy, The Majlis 3 bar and lounge areas within the hotel, The Majlis Restaurant is a focal point of the hotel due to its unique architecture and excellent cuisine featuring International, Italian, Indian and Swahili dishes.

Breakfast is served in the open plan dining area. In-house guests can choose from the à-la-carte menu, or as a full English breakfast, Restaurant is open at lunch and dinner offering à-la-carte menu and a range of international dishes. The Hotel also offer romantic candle-lit dining ‘al fresco’ under the stars, spa treatments.


  • Excursion around Lamu Island by boat, Excursion around Manda Island by boat, Excursion to Kiwayu Island by boat, Boat.
  • Mainland trips to: Game drive safari to Lake Kenyatta, Excursion to Tana River delta by boat.
  • Fishing in Lamu: Deep-sea fishing, Reef and river-creek fishing.
  • Watersports and snorkeling: Waterskiing & wakeboarding, Windsurfing & Kite-surfing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, The Majlis kite school is located on Shela beach with a complete beginners,
  • Cultural excursions: Trip to Lamu Town, Trip to Matondoni village on Lamu Island, Trip to Takwa Ruins on Manda Island, Trip to Pate Island
  • Fitness, Cardio, wellness: Beach and cross-country jogging, Mountain biking, Swimming, two Gyms  one located close to the pool bar and one in the garden called “the Jungle gym”
  • Transfer & Scenic Flights

Popular Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Beach Front
  • Boating
  • Cultural Visits
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Dhow Cruise
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Surfing
  • Motorized Water Sports
  • Pre-historic Site Visit
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sundowners
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing