Manda Bay is one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands within the romantic Lamu archipelago, situated on the Northwestern tip of Manda Islands. The lodge lies in the calm inshore waters on a long sandy protected beach. Surrounded by miles of palm fringed silky white sandy beaches and intriguing creeks, Manda Bay is the perfect retreat for both Families and Honeymooners.
With 12 cottages flawlessly designed and in keeping with local landscape, five of the rooms are set right along the seafront with the other rooms set in-between and slightly behind. With five doubles and the rest twins, two cottages can be modified to accommodate triple beds. Each cottage has a large ceiling fan and refreshing showers inside the ensuite bathrooms.
Aside from your private cottage there is a central dining and bar area featuring locally crafted Lamu furniture and a separate living space. Both areas overlook the calming Indian Ocean Sea and are furnished with locally crafted Lamu furniture partnered with a selection of relaxing cushions. The Perfect location for a peaceable sundowner after another tough day in paradise.
The Cuisine at Manda Bay naturally features a marine flavour, freshly caught tuna, Mangrove Crab and Prawns are a Manda Bay delicacy! We also cater for any special requests and flexible mealtimes can be arranged to fit in with guest’s individual requirements. Romantic candle lit dinners can be bought straight to you cottage veranda so you can enjoy total privacy!
Manda Bay offers guests a chance to relax and unwind from the pressures of the real world, but for the more adventurous type the variety of activities is abundant. Guests can choose from Deep Sea fishing in search of the Marlin and Sailfish, windsurfing, water skiing and scuba diving to name a few. With regular sightings of Dolphins, turtles and the occasional Humpback whale the Marine life excels. Guests can enjoy safe snorkelling in the warm, gentle and clear
With miles of soft white sand, fascinating creeks and small islets to explore, it makes a perfect retreat for both family groups and honeymooners alike.
The wishes of all guests whether it be soul restoration, relaxation or more adventurous activities, are carefully considered and offered by some of Kenya’s finest hosts. Exploring nearby mangrove creeks and long-left ruins, visiting the many islets or deep sea fishing for the elusive Marlin or Sailfish are just a few of the many explorations to be taken. Marine life abounds with regular sightings of Dolphins, Turtles & the occasional Humpback whale. Families find Manda Bay most welcome since with gently sloping beaches and easy, safe snorkelling the water is warm, gentle and clear.
Having its own private, fully fitted 60foot traditional dhow Utamaduni it’s possible to arrange longer 2/3 day cruises exploring the uninhabited islands of this fascinating archipelago.