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The Majlis

Lamu Island, Kenya

Platinum price level

Mango Opinion

This is a luxurious and opulent beach property on Manda Island near Lamu. The nicest little resort on the Kenyan Coast.

The Majlis is a privately owned resort set on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago off Kenya's north coast. Offering world class understated luxury, the hotel is elegantly designed and boasts the best views of the breathtaking Ras Kitau bay. Only a 10 minutes boat ride to Lamu town, the hotel reflects Lamu's traditional heritage with its subtle fusion of Swahili, Arabic and Indian architectural influences.

Each of the 25 villas were constructed making use of the archipelago's natural resources, combining white coral blocks with hand-carved timber. Particular attention was paid to integrating the villas among the indigenous trees and plants, to enhance the preserve the beauty of the local surroundings.

Suites boast a large bedroom area with a king-size bed draped with highest-quality linen bedding and roll-down netting, a generous en-suite bathroom, a private veranda , electric fans, and a safe. Each room is also fitted with air conditioning to guarantee a peaceful night. Wireless internet access is available. They feel open and airy with decor focusing on creating a light and bright ambiance.

The Majlis offers a series full day and half day experiences which focus on wellness, Swahili culture, sports, arts & crafts as well as environmentally conscious excursions.