Set on the idyllic Manda Island in the romantic Lamu archipelago on Kenya's Northern Coast, The Majlis is a luxury boutique hotel with the comfort, ambience and intimacy of a private home.
The Majlis offers a full range of water sports. The calm waters off the Ras Kitau bay and the Takwa mangrove creek behind the hotel are ideal for water-skiing, wake-boarding and doughnut rides. The Majlis has two speed boats specifically dedicated for these activities.
Waterskiing & wakeboarding:
Depending on the tide level and wind direction, waterskiing is possible in the Ras Kitau bay or in the mangrove channel (Takwa creek) which is just 5 minutes away. We have a range of water-skis and wakeboards both for adults and children.
Windsurfing & Kite-surfing:
Windsurfing & kite-surfing is possible on the seafront of the hotel in the Ras Kitau bay. Our captains are available to set-up the equipment and will be on duty to help our guests. We also offer windsurfing and kite-surfing lessons with a professional instructor.
Sailing with lasers in the Ras Kitau bay :
The Majlis has on offer two sailing boats of type laser which can be used all day long in front of the hotel. Maximum capacity for each laser is 3 people. If needed, our captains can provide for sailing lessons for beginners.
Sailing with the dhow:
Sailing is organized on our Mozambique-styled dhow which can carry up to 8 people. A captain is required to sail this boat. Sailing can be done in the bay, but also in the mangrove channels, or around Lamu & Manda islands. We can also organize a half day trip with a picnic lunch or sailing in the late afternoon to enjoy the sunset while sipping a nice cocktail drink.
Snorkeling & Diving:
The Lamu archipelago offers some of the finest snorkeling & diving in the Indian Ocean to explore untouched coral reefs and discover an astounding array of exotic marine wildlife. Daily excursions are organized on our motor boats to a destination of your choosing, including a picnic lunch on an isolated beach. Two of the most highly recommended sites are Kiniyka Island (30 minutes south-east of Lamu) and Manda Toto Island (40 minutes north of Manda Island).
The Majlis has on offer two wooden canoes and also a single and a double fiberglass kayak which can be used on the seafront of the hotel or in the mangrove creek. The mangrove is a fascinating place to explore and encounter many species of colorful birds and fish. If you wish to engage into an adventurous paddling tour, we recommend a tour at high tide from the seafront of the hotel to the pontoon in the mangroves or vice versa. Estimated time for this adventurous trip is 30-45 minutes.