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Set on the tranquil Indian Ocean island of Lamu, Banana House offers an unforgettable Kenyan beach holiday experience. This elegant private guesthouse is all about relaxation: kick back with yoga classes and rejuvenating treatments and massages from the wellness centre.

You can relax further on one of the daybeds or in a lazy hammock; take a stroll around the tropical gardens, have a dip in the pool or sit back and watch the sunset while on a romantic sailing dhow cruise. For those who want things a bit more active, explore the islands of the beautiful Lamu Archipelago on a day trip, discover the area's coral reefs on a snorkelling or diving excursion, or even take in a Swahili drumming workshop.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 20 B&Bs and Inns in Kenya - Number 16


  • Owner-run beach house on Lamu Island
  • Personalised attention & great service
  • Wide range of exciting local activities & spa treatments
  • Perfect for a relaxed island getaway 

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Surrounded by a green tropical garden, the guesthouse's sparkling kidney-shaped pool is a perfect place to cool off during the midday heat.

Guests can also enjoy a spa or beauty treatment at the Banana House Wellness Centre, a venue that is also home to daily yoga sessions.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Beauty or wellness therapist


The well-equipped kitchen at Banana House is run by an excellent cook and friendly staff. Breakfast is included while lunch or dinner are prepared on request. Enjoy delicious home-made jam and fresh bread for breakfast, while lunch or dinner may entail ginger crab, barbecued snapper, tuna carpaccio and a delicious fresh fruit salad. A number of cosy local restaurants are also nearby if you wish to explore and indulge your tastebuds with something different.

Standard Room

At Banana House, you can rent a room, a floor or even the entire house to give you an exclusive island holiday.

The ground floor contains three standard bedrooms and two bathrooms. This floor has a large veranda, a day bed, and direct garden access. Additionally, all these rooms can be inter-connected to make this floor ideal for families or large groups.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room
    Mini Bar
    Outside area

Other Room Types

The first floor has three self-contained double bedrooms that have access to a seating area on a large veranda with a makuti roof covering - perfect for sitting outside during the day or at night.

The Banana House Rooftop offers an exclusive Penthouse accommodation which is made up of a large bedroom, bathroom, separate sitting and dining areas and a stargazing baraza with sea views.


  • Beach activities
  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Fishing
  • Historical tours
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Local village visits
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Dhow cruise

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Relax, relax, relax! Banana house offers yoga and soothing massages - pure escapism!"

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