Lamu is a small island off the north-east coast of Kenya. The waterfront Swahili town of Lamu is made up of historic Arabic-style buildings and narrow bustling streets. There are no cars on the island and Lamu is untouched by mass tourism. The choice of hotels includes Kijani House which is a small attractive hotel situated on the Shela Channel, Peponi Hotel, a family run hotel with sea views. There are private holiday homes, The Shela Houses and also secluded chalets available at Kipungani Explorer. Beach hotels on Manda Island include Diamond Beach Village, Manda Bay and The Majlis.