Shela Beach offers an unmistakable essence of tranquility, helping daily stressors melt away so the mind can settle into a space of expansion and ultimate peace. Situated on an archipelago that’s primarily accessible by boat, arriving on this remote refuge feels as though you’ve traveled to an alternate reality where only beauty, vibrant life forms, and harmony exist. Soak in the wonders by swimming atop the colorful coral reefs or lay under a palm tree surrounded by velvety sand. Explore the rich local culture, which consists of ancient architecture and ruins that tell the story of past battles.
Shela beach on Lamu island is best reached by air either directly from Mombasa which is a 267 km or 5 hour drive. You can fly from nearby countries such as Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda and Ethiopia and you will find direct flights to Mombasa with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and South African Airlines. International carriers are United Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa.