Hotels in Lamu

A new 25-room resort of coral stone and hand-carved timber with two pools, two bars, a restaurant, and a trove of traditional East African and contemporary art.

Delightfully rustic resort on an isolated beach with 18 thatch bungalows. It takes two hours by launch to get here from the pier on Lamu Island. The resort will arrange transport.

Pleasant inn near the waterfront. Choose one of the three top-floor rooms with antique spindle beds and open terraces that catch the breeze off Lamu Channel.

A collection of seven luxury villas on a half-mile beach. Each house is decorated with coastal African fabrics and art. Cooks versed in Swahili dishes prepare all meals.

Peponi's veranda is the watering hole for "Little Europe," the jet-set crowd that comes here for generous gin and tonics and exceptional spicy prawns with coconut rice.

In two adjacent Swahili houses in the heart of Old Town, 10 guest rooms are handsomely decorated in traditional style.

An 18th-century residence with eight fan-cooled guest rooms, an inner courtyard, and a rooftop terrace where authentic Swahili dinners are served by lantern light.