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Manda Bay


Manda Bay

• Rustic and intimate, Manda Bay provides the ideal quiet beach getaway

• Combining a beach and bush experience; miles of secluded beachfront bordering the warm Indian Ocean & acres of untouched bush, home to a large variety of birds & mammals including buffalo & bushbuck

• 20 minute boat ride from the historic ancient Arab town of Lamu – a World Heritage Site

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Located on the north western tip of Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago, Manda Bay is the epitome of barefoot luxury. Family owned and hosted, Manda Bay is a chic but simple boutique hotel in an exquisite location.

The cottages are constructed using local materials with thatched roofs, ceiling fans and woven matted floors on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Walk for miles on the unspoilt white sandy beach; go snorkeling on the edge of the coral reef; go water-skiing in the creek or kite-surfing in the ocean; visit the Takwa ruins; enjoy a peaceful bird watching cruise through the mangroves; and finish the day with a delicious seafood dinner under the stars.

• 11 ensuite Beachfront rooms

• 5 ensuite Sea View rooms

• 6 ensuite Garden rooms

• 1 Guide Room available

• Children of all ages are welcome

• Sailing

• Kayaking

• Beach walks

• Visits to the Manda Ruins

• Deep sea, line & fly fishing

• Waterskiing, wakeboarding & banana / inflatable tube rides

• Snorkelling

• Boat excursions

• Massage treatments

• Swimming pool

• Electricity: scheduled times

• WiFi (limited): main areas

• Mobile phone signal (common areas)

• Laundry

• Room service

• Charging Facilities: main areas & guest rooms

• Guest Areas: Games room, pool house, dining room, bar & lounge


• Hot & cold running water

• Flush toilet

• Hot water shower

• Private verandahs

• Fans

• Mosquito nets

• Hairdryer

• Member of Lamu Marine Conservation Trust

• The Northern Rangelands Trust

• Open year round

• Private Airfield – Private charters up to Cessna Grand Caravan

• Lamu Airstrip – 20 minute boat ride

• Daily scheduled flights departing Nairobi Wilson Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Lamu Airstrip

• Private charters


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