“Our stay at Betty’s suite was fabulous! The manager, Nina, and the house staff were very welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. Nina kept in touch and let us know about local events that might be of interest to us. We look forward to staying here again.”

Christine, Nairobi

Betty’s suite is a real treat – there is no better private retreat for two in Shela. This very special apartment consists of a double bedroom with an antique ‘pilipili’ bed, a charming ensuite bathroom, roof terrace, covered veranda, living and dining areas and spectacular private infinity pool.

From the suite there are lovely and uninterrupted views across gardens and palm trees to the Lamu channel. The seafront and the start of the island’s wonderful 8-mile beach are within 50 metres, and all the attractions of Shela village including Peponi Hotel are just moments away.

The apartment’s lovely sunken bath was featured in Conde Nast Traveller as one of the magazine’s top ten baths-with-a-view. “We love a hotel with a great view” they wrote “but it takes a really special property to ensure there’s a stunning panorama from the tub.” And the bathroom also has an exceptional throne-like lavatory set in its own special alcove with elaborate trifoliate archway.

“I can’t imagine a more perfect place to have your honeymoon. It is absolutely stunning, the service is great, the village is scenic and you have your own infinity pool. We felt totally spoilt, had time to relax and bond and there were plenty of activities to keep us occupied. Ask Nina the manager to make suggestions and arrangements – she has great tips for things to do and places to go and it seemed like there was nothing she couldn’t organise.”

CE, Cape Town

Guests can select what they would like to eat from a guideline menu – there is always a delicious selection of fish and seafood available – snapper, tuna, crab, calamari, prawns and oysters – and the chef has a wide repertoire of other dishes.

The staff will do all food shopping and take great care to find the best and freshest ingredients – all food and drink is charged to guests ‘at cost’ and recorded in a book of accounts always available for guests to review.

Included in the stay are private transfers from and to the airport, the services of your own chef and room steward and those of an on-site manager who can help organise all kinds of local activities and excursions. There’s also a complimentary laundry service and wifi internet.

Summary

  • A dreamy and luxurious private retreat for two
  • Exclusive use of rooftop infinity pool
  • Roof terrace, living room, dining area and celebrated bathroom
  • Close to waterfront and beach – but private and secluded
  • Excellent on-site management, staff and chef
  • Standard resident rental rate – $255 per night

Detailed Information

  • Double bedroom
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Open roof terrace
  • Covered veranda
  • Inside living and dining area
  • Private elevated infinity pool
  • Chef and housekeeper
  • On-site manager
  • Return airport transfers
  • Laundry service
  • Wifi internet

Location

Betty’s Suite sits less than 50 metres from the seafront in Shela Village, close to the eastern tip of Lamu Island. The island’s main beach is just a minute or two away from the house, as are Peponi Hotel and the other attractions of the village. Lamu Town is two miles north of Shela, and Manda Island and its airport are just a short boat ride away.

How to get there

Lamu is best accessed by air and there are usually several scheduled flights per day to and from Nairobi. Some flights also arrive or depart via Malindi. Airlines serving Lamu include :-

Flights land at the airport on next door Manda Island. Manda is less than a mile away from Lamu and the boat trip across to Lamu Town or Shela Village takes only a few minutes.

Visitor’s Book

“Our stay at Betty’s suite was fabulous! The manager, Nina, and the house staff were very welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. Nina kept in touch and let us know about local events that might be of interest to us. We look forward to staying here again.”

Christine, Nairobi

“I can’t imagine a more perfect place to have your honeymoon. It is absolutely stunning, the service is great, the village is scenic and you have your own infinity pool. We felt totally spoilt, had time to relax and bond and there were plenty of activities to keep us occupied. Ask Nina the manager to make suggestions and arrangements – she has great tips for things to do and places to go and it seemed like there was nothing she couldn’t organise.”

CE, Cape Town

Rates

  • Standard resident rental rate – $255 per night – minimum stay 2 nights
  • High Season (January, February, July, August) – $280 per night – minimum stay 3 nights
  • Christmas and New Year – $360 – minimum stay 7 nights
  • Maximum occupancy – 2 guests

Rates are for the rental of the entire property which is rented on a ‘self catering’ basis including the services of housekeeper and chef.

Rentals include; return airport transfers by private boat, laundry and unlimited wifi.

These rates are for residents, please contact us for non-resident rates.