Baytil Ajaib on Chic Retreats

– by Closer Magazine

Baytil Ajaib is a small charming, privately run hotel located in Lamu town on a high incline providing one with a wonderful view of the town. Other views include the Lamu archipelago, sailing dhows returning from fishing, the occasional school of dolphins that pass through the channel not to mention some of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Baytil Ajaib caters to the guests every need. With verandahs or an open courtyard on each floor this charming house is often frequented by birds and butterflies at different times of the day. One of the major features of a traditional stone house is that they are completely open.


Baytil Ajaib offers 2 double apartments and 2 double suites. All apartments and suites have their own private bathrooms. There are also scattered seating arrangements in Baytil Ajaib for those that may want to curl up and read in some other part of the house. ”Neither Africa nor Lamu is every man’s thing. Lamu is an island in a third world country with some drawbacks. Individuals who are not use to traveling in Africa may find it rather difficult to their normal life style and have difficulty in adjusting. Guests will not be walking on the Croisette in Cannes doing the film festival or some dreamy idea like that. There are basically two types of individuals that come to Lamu. Those that hate it immediately and those that love it instantly. Most clients fall in love with Lamu because of all the natural beauty, the friendliness of the people, the endless clean beautiful beaches with no one on them, the safety that prevails here not to mention the fresh giant crabs and lobster to be found in these waters. Shrimp, calamari, fish of many kinds as well as local exotic food dishes. The moment a client leaves the front door of Baytil Ajaib he or she are in a total African environment and will have to deal with it. There’s no Club Med here! What a horrible thought of such a possibility.” Malik Weaver, Owner.


Baytil provides a flexible service and for those who want to get in on the action they can help arrange the menu. The dining hall is on the ground floor. And of course for those who can’t quite make it to the breakfast table, can have it served in their room.

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