Barefoot Cabanas at Kizingoni Beach -Lamu are Remote, romantic and highly relaxing – a collection of new 1 and 2 bedroom beach cottages with pool specially designed for couples and honeymooners, the Barefoot share the same exceptional standards of comfort and hospitality as the Kizingoni Beach houses. Barefoot sit on the quiet and unspoilt South West Coast of Lamu Island – the island’s main beach starts at Kizingoni, curves around the southern tip of the island and stretches a further 8 golden miles to Shela Village. It is virtually empty, apart from myriad crabs, migrant and local sea birds, shells and the occasional troop of donkeys.
There are not many empty and unspoilt stretches of beach like this left in the world – offering peace seclusion, cooling breezes and clean seas – yet all the historic, cultural, retail and culinary attractions of Lamu Town and Shela Village – together with the airport on Manda Island – are just a 30-minute speedboat ride away.
Accommodation and Meals
Sitting on a raised sand dune at the centre of Kizingoni Beach, Barefoot share a fabulous elevated freshwater infinity pool. Beside the pool is a spacious thatched area for dining and relaxing – complete with swinging beds and sun loungers.
Each Cabana has a spacious double bedroom, ensuite bathroom and covered veranda terrace with living and dining area and lovely sea views. Some are made entirely of mkeka and makuti palm thatch, others have coral stone walls and foundations. All are beautifully furnished with Swahili antiques, local rustic furniture and fabrics and pieces from the Far East.
Barefoot renowned chefs prepare and deliver a delicious daily full-board menu of meals and drinks, which can be enjoyed on the top dining deck or in the privacy of your own kabana. Attentive and discreet staff are always on hand to make sure your stay is as easy and relaxing as possible.
- Specially designed for couples and honeymooners
- Rustic chic, excellent food and service
- Spectacular elevated freshwater swimming pool
- Peace, seclusion and beautiful deserted beaches
- Watersports, massage, sailing, fishing – all available
The swimming, snorkelling, walking and beachcombing is excellent and other watersports are available. Nearby are two low-key beach lodges – Kizingo and Kipungani Explorer – each has an attractive bar and restaurant open to non-residents. The sleepy, friendly and unspoilt fishing village of Kipungani lies a mile or so to the north.
How to get there
Lamu is best accessed by air and there are usually several scheduled flights per day to and from Nairobi. Some flights also arrive or depart via Malindi.