There are many different activities you can do around the Island :
Dhow trip: the dhows are the local sailing boats used around the island, you can arrange many different trips, from sailing to the different historic villages situated on the islands that make the Lamu archipelago. You can also enjoy a day cruise around the island stopping at kipungani hotel to have lunch or arrange with the crew to have a lunch prepared by them (which is delicious).
Water sports: there are many water sports that take place on the island from water skiing/wake boarding, to wind surfing, you can also go on a scuba diving trip, for these activities please inquire at the Peponi hotel. The endless beach and the perfect winds also make Lamu an ideal spot for kite surfing, if you do not have your own equipment or wish to learn kite surfing you can arrange for courses or you can rent equipment at the Majlis hotel on Manda.
Yoga: the relaxing atmosphere on the island makes Lamu an exceptional place to practice yoga. There are many yoga classes offered on the island they offer both morning classes and afternoon classes. Please ask one of the staff to show you to the house. However if you want to do it on your own, the beach provides an exceptional atmosphere to practice yoga especially around sun set time.
Eating: There are quite a few places that offer both lunch and diner. If you want to enjoy a lunch while having your feet in the sand Manda beach club and Diamond beach will be on the top of your list, they also serve diner. The Peponi hotel and the Majlis hotel are also great places to eat.
Fishing: If you enjoy fishing you are in the perfect place you can go fishing with local fishermen in the mangroves, but if you are looking for something a bit more professional the Peponi hotel offers deep sea fishing trips with their boat "Little Toot".
Shopping: When in Shela you must absolutely visit the Aman store which sells Beach wear, dresses, shirts and other beautiful clothing, in the shop you will also be able to find Bush Princess, which are leather hand bags made in Kenya. Visit the Aman Lamu Facebook page to get a sneak preview also have a look at the bush princess website. When on the Island make sure to visit the Alisha shop and buy yourself a traditional kikoy