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The Majlis, a privately owned beach hotel situated in the heart of Kenya on Manda Island, Lamu, is a perfect blend of local tradition, Swahili culture, Western comforts, and luxury. The boutique hotel combines superbly appointed luxury suites with verandas that open out to sun-drenched beaches and mesmerizing seashores. The Majlis offers various recreational activities with a focus on wellness, adventure, Swahili culture, sailing, water sports, and fishing for adults as well as families who visit the resort along with children.

Cast into the Indian Ocean off the North coast of Kenya, the island and town of Lamu is heir to a distinctive tradition that is over a thousand years old. Lamu town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Swahili culture and style of Lamu are a rich cultural mix of East African, Arab, and Indian influences. Visit to The Majlis is a must during a trip to Kenya. It is an apt place for organizing beach weddings, reception parties, executive meetings, renewing marriage vows, enjoying safari beach holidays, and a lot more.

Presented in a timelessly elegant style and set amidst indigenous trees and plants, the suites are spacious, with traditionally high, beamed ceilings, large windows and open terraces that boast spectacular views of the beach, the lush gardens or sparkling swimming pools. Each suite is constructed using white coral blocks, with doors and furniture hand carved according to local traditions.

Two ocean-fronting bars provide the ideal setting to enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets over the sandy beach. Built using local materials such as casuarinas and mangrove poles, and boasting a makuti thatch ceiling, the open fronted restaurant offers delicious Italian and Swahili inspired menus, created with only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Guests can enjoy Ayurvedic treatments in the wellness centre or in the massage banda on the beach. Majlis offers a wide range of water activities as well as an assortment of mainland adventures. Enjoy boat excursions, wildlife safaris, fishing trips, water sports (water-skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, diving and snorkeling), and fascinating cultural tours.

What we love about The Majlis Resort

The Majlis Hotel located on the Lamu Island offers elegant and luxurious accommodation, in understated design complementing the natural beauty of Lamu and its tropical location. The beach hotel facing Lamu Island comprises 25 superbly appointed Superior and Deluxe rooms, Junior and Royal suites divided into 3 villas.
Each villa opens onto the white sand beach and boasts of a private veranda with panoramic sea views.


The Majlis Hotel offers two 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.

The natural surroundings of Lamu islands 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 Boat Excursions trips during safari and beach holidays in Kenya.
The Majlis is one of the best hotels Lamu Kenya and offers a series full day and half day experiences which focus on wellness, Swahili culture, sports, arts & crafts as well as environmentally conscious excursions.

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The spirit of the Majlis begins with a warm welcome from a guest services representative the moment you disembark the plane at the Lamu airport located on Manda Island Lamu. You’ll be escorted to our speedboat for a gentle 15-minute cruise ride arriving onto the beach of the Majlis hotel located in the Ras Kitau bay, in front of the Shela Village. Lamu in Kenya is the perfect destination for safari and beach holidays in Kenya as it is mainly famous for its breathtaking seafront views and long array of luxury hotels and restaurants.

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The Majlis has two gyms, one located close to the pool bar with several fitness machines (runner, exercise bike, multi-functional equipment) and one in the garden called “the Jungle gym”. The gyms offer a wide variety of equipment to exercise the whole body and are popular with both adults and children (over 6 years of age) who want to stay active all day long.


We offer a range of massages which include basic massage, energetic massage and facial treatments. The treatments range from 30 minutes to 50 minutes depending on the massage chosen. The massage can be organized in the room or in the massage banda located on the beach seafront.

Mountain biking

The Majlis has several mountain bikes which can be used all day long by our guests. From the back of the hotel, there is a dirt road that leads to the coral quarry of Timboni (6-7 kms) and also to the Takwa ruins (10-12 kms). If requested, our sports coordinator is available to accompany our guests on the trip.

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