Island Escapes Lamu has taken the time to meticulously design our infrastructure and operating systems to work in the most sustainable way possible behind the scenes, whilst aesthetically blending into the island's natural landscape. We did not commit to being eco-friendly to win any prizes.
Island Escapes is loved for its child-friendly environment. Huge, quiet beaches to safely run and play anytime of day, with friendly and approachable staff to help. Our villas all sit beachfront so no getting lost and ju...
No tumble turns necessary here. Ocean swimming at its best. Our captains are on standby to support the famous channel swim.
Check in with our health coach to discuss existing wellness goals, or create some new ones. We thrive on supporting our guests to be their healthiest happiest selves whilst staying with us but also take to take home.
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We’re all about respecting and celebrating the importance of romance in our lives – it would be our absolute ple...
The Zen Den is our island style SPA open to Island Escapes guests. Found at the Cabanas, perched on top of a sand dune with views across the ocean. Built from 100% natural island materials. This is where we invite guests to enter a realm of natural simplicity while our...
this unique and quirky option is perfect for couples, families and small groups. Escape to your very own robinson crusoe elevated island nest. Complimented by a rooftop infinity pool, spa and beach bar.
For those on a more modest budget, the clubhouse is a wonderful option. Great for parties, retreats, team building groups, hen-dos.
With access to the luxury and privacy of Kizingoni beach.
Experience our famous beautiful beach runs. Let loose on a 12 kilometer stretch of empty beach that starts at our resort and finishes at Shela Village. A popular activity is to run or walk to Shela with the sunrise, depending on the tide, and enjoy a delicious island breakfast waiting at the other side. Our captain will be on standby to bring you home, perhaps via a cultural tour of Lamu Town, a World Heritage Site.
On the top of a sand dune overlooking the channel and wild island vegetation below, sits our beloved Yoga Shala. Here, guests are guided on a sensory journey that will awaken your soul, expand your mind and strengthen your body. This serene space provides the perfect setting for the ultimate island yoga experience. Daily yoga sessions are led by our advanced yoga instructors. After practice, guests are invited to enjoy a refreshing ayurvedic tea, allowing time to reflect on the practice and prepare to carry the practice off the mat and into the day.
Leave the work to us. The moment you step onto our beach you can completely relax, switch off your mind and enjoy each meal surprise and presentation. Our full board menu is carefully designed with variety and flare. Our dishes include Indian, Japanese, Chinese, British, Swahili, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Our famous island-style seafood recipes tantalize, our inventive vegan & vegetarian options delight. If healthy eating is your thing, we have you covered – our in-house nutritionist will tweak the menu to match your goals. Please alert us to specific dietary requirements well before your visit, so we can cater accordingly.
Quench your thirst at our much loved, island-style beach bar. Your wish is our command – with a range of refreshing creations at your fingertips. Our smiling barista will happily lead you on a tropical journey through a selection of delicious island cocktails. So enjoy a sundowner while watching the glorious Lamu sun set from your front row swing, as soothing evening tunes drifting through the palms. The bar provides the perfect excuse to get dressed up and step away from your villa for ‘an evening out’ and meet other happy holiday-makers on Kizingoni beach.
Island Escapes take ocean sports seriously and offer arguably the largest choice of water-sports on the Island. Add to the mix a huge choice of other activities including running, yoga, personal training, volley-ball, table tennis and beach cricket - any action heros out there will be kept stoked. For more details explore our professional water-sports centre at Surf & Soul
Island Escapes is loved for its child-friendly environment. Huge, quiet beaches to safely run and play anytime of day, with friendly and approachable staff to help. Our villas all sit beachfront so no getting lost and just a few steps to the fun, that’s if you manage to leave your fabulous private pool. Kids can head down to our water sports centre Surf & Soul next door for an action packed day learning new skills and staying active. The little ones can rest under the shaded beach front swing-bed pavilion and watch the beach entertainment. Parents can indulge in friendly and affordable child-care available (please pre-book) and retreat to our Zen Den Spa or head out for a kitesurf lesson or deep sea fishing experience. We’ve got something for everyone. Make sure to pre-book all kitesurf and fishing to ensure availability.
Sink into the comfort of your own private off-grid, elevated ocean-front home. Everything you need is on hand and all set for romance with soothing natural surroundings and the waves lapping at your doorstep. We encourage any excuse to celebrate love, be it a honeymoon, anniversary or just because you deserve it. Picture a drink of choice in hand as you drift into the day-dream together, gently swinging in your suspended daybeds, watching picturesque dhows sail past as the African sun sinks into the horizon right before you. For those that want to close out the world and just be alone, we totally get it - you simply pull across your ‘Do not Disturb’ signs for all housekeeping.
Bespoke is our speciality. We know that everyone has their own vision of the ‘perfect holiday’. We will do our utmost to ensure we cater to your version of perfection. You can carve out the holiday you deserve, be it exploring our world heritage sites and rich history and culture of Lamu town or hiding away on a breezy, swing bed to finally finish that book. Perhaps you want to tick off that bucket list and learn how to kitesurf or start yoga. We can help you design your dream from day to day.
We’ve got you covered. Take the weight off your shoulders and let our ‘romance team’ help you create the perfect scene, location and atmosphere for that life-changing moment. As part of our Proposal Package we offer you photos and a video of the proposal so you can treasure it always. We’re all about respecting and celebrating the importance of romance in our lives – it would be our absolute pleasure to discuss in confidence the details surrounding your proposal before your visit and help you make it pure magic.
Take a short boat trip to our own treasure island, something out of a children's story book. There are always plenty of fish and luminous corals to find in the rocky surroundings of ‘treasure island’ and when the Dolphin season comes around, they can be sometimes found playing around its shores. An unforgettable experience: swimming with dolphins.
The Zen Den is where we invite guests to enter a realm of natural simplicity while our practitioners help them unplug from the stimulation of everyday life and surrender to the healing, slow pace of island life. Our guests can choose to visit the Zen Den at any time during their stay for a massage, reflexology, wraps, scrubs, yoga, meditation and more. To learn about the beautiful story behind this spot on the island and learn more about what we offer, visit the Zen Den Page.