Best Places To Stay In Lamu - Best Beach Hotels
Lamu is a fascinating fishing village island, which is rich in history as a former trading post. If you are after the Swahili experience, this place is a great insight to the culture. However, if you are after white sandy beaches, or even pretty beaches at all - this is not the place for you. Off the coastline, you can find better beaches on tiny islands. However, the whole Kenyan coastline is outshined by Zanzibar and the beaches and islands of Tanzania for an idyllic Indian Ocean experience.
The blessing is that it does not suffer from the trade winds that can blow fairly heavily up and down the coast, and it gives the lodge access to one of the best water skiing areas I have seen! The drawback is that, where Kiwayu has idyllic white sand for the beach, Manda have more of a yellow sand beach…but this is not much of a drawback. The communal area is one of our favourites of any lodge.