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The Majlis resort Lamu

The Majlis Resort

Manda Island Lamu Kenya

The Majlis Resort ,Hotel Lamu

The Majlis is one of the most popular Kenya Luxury Hotels that is ideal for beach holidays, corporate events, business meetings, wedding ceremonies, honeymoons and more. The luxury beach hotel, located on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago, offers panoramic views of Lamu Island and the Ras Kitau beach. The Majlis Boutique hotel which is conveniently located in front of Shela village (Lamu Island) and only 10 minutes from the Lamu airport (Manda airstrip), is a home away from home that is surrounded by lush green trees, exotic Swahili culture and breathtaking views of the Indian ocean
Accommodation

Accommodation

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

Terrace or veranda

  • One deluxe room
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Terrace or veranda
  • Well appointed and air-conditioned room
  • Mini fridge
  • Safety deposit box

Deluxe Suite

Royal Suite

A large terrace

Air conditioning & ceiling fans, mini bar, safe deposit box, room service, same day laundry service

  • Apartment of 260 sqm. with two Junior suites
  • Two en-suite bathrooms
  • Large terrace
  • Living room
  • Well appointed air-conditioned rooms
  • Located on first floor
  • Mini fridge
  • Safety deposit box
Accommodation

Superior Suite

Superior Suite

One superior bedroom

  • One superior bedroom
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Well appointed and air-conditioned room
  • Mini fridge
  • Safety deposit box
Superior room

Royal Suite

Royal Suite

A large terrace

Air conditioning & ceiling fans, mini bar, safe deposit box, room service, same day laundry service

  • Apartment of 260 sqm. with two Junior suites
  • Two en-suite bathrooms
  • Large terrace
  • Living room
  • Well appointed air-conditioned rooms
  • Located on first floor
  • Mini fridge
  • Safety deposit box
Accommodation

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Terrace

  • One Junior suite
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Well appointed air-conditioned room
  • Located on first floor
  • Mini fridge
  • Safety deposit box
Junior suite

Family Suite

Family Suite

Two deluxe rooms: 1 double & 1 twin

  • Two deluxe rooms: 1 double & 1 twin
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Two en-suite bathrooms
  • Two large terraces or veranda
  • Well appointed and air-conditioned room
  • Located on first or ground floor
  • Mini fridge
  • Safety deposit box
family accommodation

Pools with panoramic views

Pools

Pools with panoramic views

The Majlis Hotel offers 3 pools where the guests can enjoy. Each pool has panoramic views over the seafront overlooking both Ras Kitau bay and Shela village on Lamu Island. The pools were built in the shade of the indigenous acacia and palm trees offering a cool contrast to the warm African sun. The pool bar serves a variety of refreshing drinks and a fabulous assortment of light snacks.
Bars & Restaurant

Bars and Restaurants

Pools with panoramic views
Bars

Variety of drinks

Bars

Enjoy a cool drink at the ocean-facing bars as the sun sets. Our 4 bars offers a great design topped up with views that make the experience not only soothing but great with an ambient design that makes having that drink an “out-of-the-world” experience.

Restaurants

Fine Dining

Restaurants

The Majlis 4 Restaurants are focal points of the hotel due to its unique architecture and excellent cuisine featuring International, Italian, Indian, Japanese and Swahili dishes. The restaurants are open for in-house guests as well as for external guests.

The Majlis Restaurants offers the finest dining in the Lamu archipelago featuring the best in local produce and fresh seasonal ingredients. We regularly purchase seafood in the morning from local fisherman returning from the sea on their way to market. The Restaurants’ cuisine tastefully combines international dishes with the best local produce

Honey Moon & Weddings

The Majlis is one of Lamu’s best kept wedding and honeymoon secrets due to its venue. If you are contemplating the romantic idea of a wedding or honeymoon in Lamu, Kenya with an idyllic beach as the backdrop and the sounds of the Indian Ocean lapping against the shore, then look no further than Majlis . Exchange vows on a pristine and secluded beach with views of the Ocean. Make it a weekend wedding and enjoy the luxurious beach accomodation that sleeps up to 85 people, if you prefer the exclusive use of the entire resort. This unique spot boasts different venues and a luxe beach and accommodation – including the luxurious royal suite. As guests approach down the palm-lined beach, they’ll feel like they’re entering a secret paradise,because they are

Activities

Spa

Serenity and relaxation

Spa

If you are seeing absolute serenity and relaxation while at the beach, spa treatments are definitely the way to ensure your body and mind are in perfect alignment with each other. Let the time stand still and let your senses and emotions take over. We offer a range of massages which include a variety of massages, scrubs & wraps, facials and beauty treatments. The sessions range from 30 to 120 minutes and can be organized in our Jungle spa or on the beach seafront.

If you are seeing absolute serenity and relaxation while at the beach, spa treatments are definitely the way to ensure your body and mind are in perfect alignment with each other.

Boat Excursions

Excursion around Lamu Island by boat

Lamu Island is the island facing the Majlis hotel. Depending on weather, the trip around Lamu Island can be arranged clock wise from the open sea or by following the channel between the mainland and Lamu Island. The boat will stop on the beach of Kizingo point. On the way back, there is an option to visit the Matondoni or Kipungani villages. The trip is typically organized by speed boat but our dhow sailing boat can also be used. This is a half day trip and can take up to 3-4 hours. The Majlis will provide for a speed boat with captain. A barbeque lunch can also be arranged at your request.

Excursion around Lamu Island by boat

Excursion to Manda Island by boat

Excursion to Manda Island by boat

This is a half day trip on the other side of the island with stop-over in Manda Toto, a small island made up of sand off Manda Island. Access to the other side of Manda Island is possible by navigating into a narrow mangrove channel on the west coast of the island. The excursion can be organized with a speed boat or by dhow. This is a half day trip and can take 3-4 hours depending on the stops. The Majlis will provide for a speed boat with captain and drinks. A barbeque lunch can also be arranged at your request.

Excursion to Manda Island by boat

Excursion around Kiwayu Island by boat

Excursion around Kiwayu Island by boat

Kiwayu is a small island in the north eastern part of the Lamu Archipelago, situated in the Kiunga Marine National Reserve. The main attraction on Kiwayu is the tidal pools and snorkeling/diving pools located on the eastern side of the island. We can organize a boat trip to the island with picnic lunch. This is a full day trip and it takes about 1 hour & 1/2 one way by boat. Fishing can also be organized on the way to Kiwayu.

Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing

The Majlis kite school

The Majlis kite school is located on Shela beach, one of the best spots in Kenya and considered among the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Transfers from the hotel to the kite spot take about 5 minutes by boat and can be arranged at all times.

The spot is very wide and quiet, making learning easier and safer both for beginners and intermediate/advanced riders. The location has a sandy bottom with no corrals and, most importantly, there is good reliable wind all year long; over 70% of the year there are 12-20 knots. From July through End of September, the wind blows all day from early morning till sunset. From end of November until end of May, the wind picks-up from 11:00 am and keeps blowing till late

The Majlis kite school

Boat Mainland & Safaris
Game drive safari to Lake Kenyatta

The Majlis is ideally located to offer you the best of Kenya’s beach & bush without having to commute too far during your holidays. Across from Lamu Island, on the mainland, lies Lake Kenyatta, an area of pristine indigenous bush, rich in wildlife, including zebra, topi, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo, warthog, elephant and other seasonal game. The Majlis offers a half day safari with a guide from Kenya’s Wildlife Service. Depending on the tide level, it is possible to organize the trip in the early morning or late afternoon. Departure is from the hotel by boat to reach Kenya’s mainland (15-30 minutes depending on the tide level) and then by Jeep (15-40 minutes) to reach Lake Kenyatta and the wildlife area. This trip is for maximum 4 persons and requires 24 hours notice.

Excursion to Tana River delta by boat

The Tana River starts its long journey on the slopes of Mt Kenya and meets the Indian Ocean just south of Lamu in a magnificent River Delta, teeming with birdlife and game. Considered to be one of Kenya’s great coastal wilderness, it is a wildlife refuge and a particularly important site for thousands of breeding birds. The river boasts more than 40 recorded fish species and this rich environment is a haven for elephant, lion, buffalo, crocodile and over 800 hippos. The Majlis offers a fantastic day trip to into the Delta, by boat from the hotel to the River (1 hour & ½ one way) and includes fishing on the estuary, fascinating bird and animal watching with a qualified guide and a visit to the historical Town of Kipini. The trip is for maximum 4 people. This excursion can also be organized by private plane (10 minutes from Lamu’s airport) and it is possible also to book an overnight stay at a small lodge located on the Tana River delta.

The Majilis Resort Lamu Rates

Rates

EAST AFRICA RESIDENT

Rates in KSHS:-Valid from 06th January 2024 to 05th January 2025

Year Round Rates – (Half Board -Bed, breakfast, a la carte lunch or dinner)

    Room Description  Superior Room Max 3 persons  Deluxe Room Max 3 persons  Junior Suite Max 3 persons  Royal Suite Max 4 persons

Per Twin/Double Room41,000.0046,000.00    71,000.00    130,000.00
Per Single room Per Triple Room (Adults)26,000.00 61,000.0029,000.00 69,000.00
Per Triple Room (2 Adults 1 Child)51,000.0057,000.00

FESTIVE PERIOD Rates (Full Board – Bed, breakfast a la carte lunch & dinner) – Minimum 5 nights stay

Per Twin/Double Room59,000.0070,000.00    105,000.00    180,000.00
Per Single room Per Triple Room (Adults)46,000.00 86,000.0055,000.00 103,000.00
Per Triple Room (2 Adults 1 Child)74,000.0088,000.00

Rates are in US$ per room per night (unless indicated otherwise) incl. 16% VAT and 2% Room levy.

    Room Description  Superior Room Max 3 persons  Deluxe Room Max 3 persons  Junior Suite Max 3 persons  Royal Suite Max 4 persons

Year Round Rack Rates – (Half Board -Bed, breakfast, a la carte lunch OR dinner)

Per Twin/Double Room440.00530.00    800.00    1,470.00
Per Single room Per Triple Room (Adults)280.00 660.00320.00 790.00
Per Triple Room (2 Adults 1 Child)560.00660.00

FESTIVE PERIOD Rates (Full Board – Bed, breakfast a la carte lunch & dinner) – Minimum 5 nights stay

Per Twin/Double Room700.00810.00    1280.00    1,890.00
Per Single room Per Triple Room (Adults)460.00 1060.00530.00 1,260.00
Per Triple Room (2 Adults 1 Child)880.001010.00

Notes:

  • 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.50 per person per meal

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