Forodhani House is located on Shella Beach, Lamu. Forodhani is a striking beachfront house offering spectacular 270° sea-views.
5 en suite bedrooms/ Sleeps 10 – 13 Guests Prices From £365 a night
Forodhani House is a beautiful beachfront Holiday House situated at the beginning of Shella Beach, the very spot where decades ago a watch-post stood (Forodhani means watch-post in Kiswahili) controlling the to and fro of boats entering and leaving Lamu Island.
That’s the first thing whichwill make your stay here so special : you are on the beach, some meters from Shella Village and Peponi Terrace, with stunning 270° sea-views on Indian Ocean, from Lamu Old Town to Manda and Shella Beach.
Nature lovers, who like to have fun with people and friends around, discover and learn about another culture, addicts to pristine beaches and warm seas, wildlife caring ones, look for peace, good cooking, relaxation and massages… slow time…Karibu sana (much welcome) Forodhani House, Shella Beach, Lamu Island, just off the Kenyan Coast.
The house comes with five professional, friendly staff, among them an excellent cook.
Here you will relax fully, get lulled by the lapping waves, pamper yourself with good cooking, massages and yoga, enjoy the 12kms long pristine white sand beach and its activities… sailing, swimming, snorkeling, kite, windsurf, wakeboard or water-ski, fishing… you can also explore, discover Lamu Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and Shella Village, experience the rich Swahili culture and its very welcoming atmosphere… And take the most of Nature, which is truly at its best.
The house is white, with round or Arabic arches which frame sea views, sky at day or night, and sails sliding silently. Palm trees, ylang-ylang’s, frangipanes, bougainvilleas add some colours and scents. And from Forodhani House, because of its so particular location, the show is always there: you are having breakfast and you happen suddenly to see school of sardines jumping, trying to escape barracudas, or dolphins swimming up the Channel, or a fisherman’s dhow sliding from one arch to the other, coming from the open seas with load of tunas.
Forodhani House Shella beach Lamu at a glance :
• Stunning beach front location, with 270° sea views.
• Direct on Shella Beach, in Lamu island, off the East Coast of Kenya.
• The ideal Holiday Home to rent to stylishly entertain or simply relax with Family or Friends.
• 5 en suite bedrooms– sleeps 10 to 13 guests.
• Built in authentic swahili style, exquisitely finished and furnished, multiple lounging areas, terraces, shady verandas, welcoming day beds.
• A Garden and a Pool, 10 meters long.
• 5 staff, among them an excellent cook, to take care of all.
Endless opportunities of activities:
o walk, swim, run on Shella white sandy Beach, it’s 12kms long.
o water-sports : kite, windsurf, water-ski, wake-board, tube for kids, kayaking, scuba diving.
o marine reserve exploration, turtles nests, swimming with dolphins, even whales watching on season.
o sunset cruise, day dhow sailing, fishing (deep sea or traditional), picnics, barbecue on deserted beaches…
o Lamu Old Town guided tours, interesting shopping in Shella Village and Lamu (art, clothing, jewellery, art crafts of course too).
o Relaxation, daily yoga classes, massages and beauty treatments.
o Scenic flights and mainland safaris, game viewing.
o Close to the shops, bars and restaurants. Peponi is at 100m.
o We welcome and can organise parties and weddings too.