Banana House, Shela Village, this is a private house which has developed into a friendly ‘Bed & Breakfast’ alternative in Shela. Owned and run by Monika, a Dutch lady who has lived in Lamu for several years. The house is very spacious, with attractive sitting and lounging areas, hammocks, and day beds in a beautiful tropical garden within its walls. There is a now a swimming pool in the garden to add to the facilities. The atmosphere is homely and welcoming. Rooms and living areas are tastefully furnished and meet a good standard of accommodation. All bedrooms are ensuite, with hot water showers. On the ground floor, there are 3 rooms, two of which are inter-connecting and sharing a bathroom, making these ideal for families with young children if required. The first floor also has 3 double rooms ensuite, open, covered dining area and living area. The top floor boasts a private penthouse with double bedroom, private dining facilities, sun-beds which can also be ideal for star-gazing, as well as a sitting area. The house has sea views from first and top floors and is about 5 minutes walk to the fabulous Shela Beach and Peponi Hotel. Breakfast is provided at Banana House, served outside your room or in dining areas. The house has 2 cooks and a fully equipped kitchen at the disposal of house guests. The cooks will prepare meals of your choice, and will charge only for the ingredients which can make Banana House a very flexible and financially reasonable option for your stay in Shela. Banana House Wellness Centre, Shela Village. This new addition to the Banana House complex has been completed in September 2007, and can be rented as individual rooms, exclusively or together with Banana House. On the Ground Floor is a large space for yoga and spiritual retreats, as well as an extra room for massage therapy. On the First Floor there are 3 bedrooms, all ensuite, two of which are large doubles and one of which is a twin room. This floor is ideal for a group or a family. It has a central sitting area with a small open bar/kitchen (just for drinks). On the Second floor an apartment has been created with 2 bedrooms and a large sitting area. We call it a PentHouse and can be rented exclusively for those who wish to have the floor to themselves. Both rooms have a double bed and bathroom, and one room is larger than the other. The views from this Penthouse are amazing! On the Third Floor, there is a communal area where one has an amazing view of the sea, Manda Island and the Sand dunes. There is a large daybed, hammock and small bar for use by the guests. Breakfast will be served on the ground floor in the garden!