One of the first places you'll notice as you arrive by boat into Shela, Stopover is located at the water's edge and commands stunning views across the Lamu harbour, Manda Island, the Indian Ocean and beyond. Built in traditional white coral stone and mangrove, Stopover has 3 levels and is finished in a minimalist fashion.
Its restaurant and balconies are remarkable places to lose yourself observing the daily activities that make up Shella life. Dhow Captains, fishermen and boat builders meet to catch up on local news.
The waterfront house has 5 rooms. All with spectacular sea views. All rooms have an en suite bathroom and full access to a fully equipped self-catering kitchen to cook for yourself(ves) or hire a chef to cook for a minimal price.
Rooms are equipped with fans and mosquito nets. Prices include breakfast which can be served at the Restaurant downstairs or at your room's balcony. Return airport transfers are also included in the price.
The restaurant serves up some great swahili and international cuisine with fresh seafood being the specialty.
To save some time try to order your dinners at the restaurant a few hours in advance to give the kitchen time to get the fresh catch of the day or source any specialty ingredients.
The Oceanfront Rooftop Penthouse Suite comes highly recommended for honeymooners.