Lamu is unique and fascinating, in fact the oldest city in East Africa. The fact of having been the first port of call flourishing East-Africa and colonized by diverse cultures, it has marked its traditional Swahili style resulting in a unique and personal Arabic culture.
Lamu Island is accessed via plane from Nairobi, landing in a nice airport on the island of Manda. After a short boat ride you get off the town of Lamu, capital of the island, which offers the most interesting cultural choice. To stay and enjoy the beaches and the relaxation it is advisable to move to the village of Shela, just 10 min. boat and 45 min. walk while enjoying a nice walk to the sea.
The house is situated on Shela Village, a traditional coastal Swahilli House made of lime and coral. The full house has 5 double bedrooms offering the most relaxing swahili stay along the beach. The 4 bedrooms are spread over 3 floors each with a separate living area. The master suite with beautiful views over the sea of Lamu, occupies the entire top floor, covered only by a cane roof, and has an open terrace for unforgettable dinner under the stars.
Welcome the passage of time and enjoy the luxury of the simple and the natural in an authentic and unique paradise. Please respect the local culture and customs.
The house cooks, Frederic and James, considered two of the best on the island, will prepare whenever you wish, delicious local fresh produce market.
Activities; Wandering around the narrow streets looking buildings with local materials, lime, coral and wood carvings, take a ginseng tea on their roofs turned into terraces, stroll through the markets (especially interesting the meat), visiting mosques and museums, shopping crafts, go fishing dhow, yoga or just lie on the sand dunes of a beach break to sunset, hearing the call to prayer and letting time pass while we prepare the most delicious crab imaginable ... are some of the options offered.
La Joya House accommodates maximum of 10 people. Its a 5 Double Bed Room House with a pent house at the roof top where you can view the sea. A place where you can enjoy having your dinner under the stars. The house has a kitchen at the ground floor and the 1st floor.
We have full time staffs.House keeper and a cook. Their duties is to make sure that our guest are well treated and happy.
The House is few meters from the sea. We organize boat trips for our guest like visiting the Takwa ruins, sunset, snorkeling and visiting the rest part of lamu. There is shops around and restaurants.
|Location||La Joya House – Shela Village|
|Includes||Entire place to yourselves|
Moderate: 50% refund up until 8 days prior to check-in, except fees.
a) Cancellations made between 0 and 7 full days prior to local check-in time, or no show, guests will be charged 70% of total booking value.
b) Cancellations made between 8 and 29 full days prior to local check-in time, guests will be charged 50% of total booking value.
c) Cancellations made 30 or more full days prior to local check-in time, guests will receive a full refund of their deposit, except fees.
d) In the event of a premature departure or cancellation, the nights not spent 24 hours thereafter are 50% refunded, except fees.