Banana House is a boutique hotel in Shela, Lamu Island. It has all the charms of a quietly elegant private home with 16 rooms spread over three houses situated in a magnificent tropical garden. Although just a few minutes’ stroll to the pure white sands of Shela Beach, we are totally isolated from the world outside the grounds. Step through the door and in moments the stress and hassle of your long-distance journey magically drop away. You will immediately feel the love that Monika and Banana have put into the House to give it a warm and homely atmosphere.
So…welcome to Banana House. Welcome home!
Here, we offer lovely rooms for one or two, spacious family suites and huge superior-class penthouses. Also, you can rent a floor, a whole house, or, as large groups do to celebrate weddings, birthdays and other private functions, book Banana House in its entirety, with our experienced staff catering to all your needs.
With its remarkable views of the sea, the dunes and our own beautifully tended gardens, Banana House is simply and tastefully furnished in traditional Swahili style. Sitting areas, day beds and hammocks are located throughout. A swimming pool is situated in an area of the garden abundant with exotic bird life.
What sets Banana House apart from even the most luxurious five-star hotel or resort is that we have created an atmosphere wholly conducive to our stated aim of being a Wellness Centre. In addition to the totally relaxed atmosphere, the heavenly tropical environment, super-friendly staff, delicious meals, drinks and snacks, Banana House offers twice-daily yoga classes in our hall, as well as private massage, tuition in meditation and mindpower, and various holistic wellness treatments.