Lamu Road is one of the busiest neighbourhood or rather street in Malindi. Just like Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD), Lamu road is Malindi’s CBD. This neighbourhood has lots of businesses, ranging from supermarkets, banks, restaurants, clothing stores and even curio and souvenir shops.
Restaurants around Lamu Road Neighbourhood
These include Johari Restaurant, Coast Cuisine, Taheri, Porkies Shark, Kako Kuku, The House, Shakes n Cakes, Cake Mania, Barbar & Karen Blixen.
Banks & Financial institutions along Lamu Road
Bars and Clubs along Lamu Road
These include Stars and Garters: a favorite joint among locals and even tourists especially since it’s located by the road and the prices are very fair. It also has a restaurant in it.
Buddha Lounge: This joint is one that is classy with an all-white theme on the furniture.
Fermento: This club is of Italian taste. It’s a favorite among Italian and locals who love to party the European way.
Star Dust: This is another classic club. It has a pizzeria area an upper bar and a ground floor bar.
Shopping along Lamu Road
7 to7 Supermarket: With reference to its name, this is a supermarket that opens from 7 am to 7 pm. It is managed by an Indian family and is a favorite shopping stop among locals and tourists.
MultiGrocers Limited: This is another small supermarket that is a favorite among locals.
Shree Haree fresh fruits and vegetables: Just as the name suggests this is a shopping place for fruits and vegetables. It is run by an Indian family.
Ocean Supermarket: This is one of the biggest shopping centers in Malindi, in terms of space and varieties. It is located exactly where the former Nakumatt used to be. It has a bakery, butchery and an alcohol section.
Italian Supermarket: This supermarket deals with Italian products, not much that a local would need for their daily needs. Most people who shop here are Italians and those locals who need some Italian taste of goods.
Noorani Arcade: This is a shop selling clothing and accessories
Mulla Boutique: This shop also sells clothing and accessories and handicrafts.
Home and Living
Dr.Matress: This shop deals with mattress collection of different ranges. They strive to be the best sleep experts in East Africa.
Petrol Stations along Lamu Road
Kobil: Kenol Kobil is a pan African downstream oil company. Its operations span seven countries across Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa and encompass the supply, storage, distribution and retail of a wide range of petroleum products.
Total Petrol Station: Total station is a French multinational integrated oil and Gas Company founded in 1924 and one of the seven supermajor oil companies in the world.
Hotels along Lamu Road
This hotel was reopened after being completely renovated. It is one of the oldest hotels on the Kenyan coast and one of the most beautiful hotels in Malindi.
Pine Court Hotel holds pride of place among Malindi hotels because of its unique perspective on how to cater to the needs of travellers.
Travel Agents along Lamu Road
North Coast travel services: This is an agency working in tour operators, travel agents, and business activities.
Silverstone Air: It’s the newest bird in the Kenyan skies. You can do your bookings and reservations at their office in Lamu road.
Hospitals and Chemists along Lamu Road
Focal point: This is an optician clinic.
Medicross: This hospital has established high quality, efficient, affordable and accessible medical centers.
Malindi chemist: This is a chemist where you can purchase your prescriptions over the counter drugs and prescriptions.
Rafiki Chemist: This is another chemist where you can purchase your prescriptions.
Good Life Pharmacy: This is a health and beauty store providing medicinal and cosmetic products.
Optica: This is an optician clinic.