The room was excellent, even though it can get a bit hot in there. But there is a ceiling fan so sleeping was comfortable enough. Great breakfast prepaired especially for you depending on your choice.
Arnold is very helpful! He gives a thorough introduction to Lamu on arrival and has several tours and activities to choose from. I joined the sunset walk and boat trip to Takwa ruins. I would definitely reccommend both. It's also nice to book guides through Arnold so you don't have to go go searching for a trustworthy local guide from the seashore. I was travelling solo so the tours would have been quite expensive for me to attend to alone. Luckily I met nice people in Jambohouse and we did the sunset tour and boat ride in a group.
From Lamu it's about 40 minutes walk to Shela beach, which was not impossible. If walking in the heat of the day is not your thing you can always jump in a boat and travel comfortably. By boat you can also visit Manda island and Kipugani.More