Manda Bay

Kenya Coast & Lamu Kenya

  • Beautiful sheltered beach
  • Relax in island style
  • Abundant fresh seafood
  • Wide range of activities
  • Peaceful and quiet

Open: Manda Bay is open all year.

Location: Manda Bay is on the northernmost peninsula of Manda Island. It is a 20 minute boat ride from Lamu town. There are also flights from Lamu to the landing strip on Manda, just 2 minutes from the lodge.

Rooms: Bedrooms are built in the traditional local style with thatched roofs. There are 11 beachfront, 5 sea view and 6 garden rooms. Facilities include ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, safe, hair dryer and verandas. Rooms have 24 hour electricity and plugs for charging phones and camera batteries. The accommodation is flexible and can accommodate families and groups of friends.

Activities Water-based activities include swimming, snorkelling, sailing (the lodge has Toppers and Lasers), windsurfing, kayaking in the mangroves, fishing and dhow cruises. Motorised water sports like water skiing and kite surfing can be arranged at an additional cost. The lodge can arrange guided walks where you may see birds, mongooses, civet cats, porcupines, dik dik, bush buck and buffalo. In October you can see Humpback Whales and dolphins can be seen from December to March.

Facilities:The lodge has a nice beach. There is an infinity swimming pool and daybeds, loungers and hammocks. You can escape the heat of the day in the thatched sitting room and bar or in the games room. There is a boutique selling local crafts, carvings, jewellery, and kikoys. The lodge has a reading room with a selection of books and magazines and views of the bay and gardens. Food includes fresh seafood, fruit, salads and vegetables. Breakfast is a buffet, lunch a light meal and dinner is a 3-course meal. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room, by the pool or on Utamaduni, the 60 foot sailing ship or on the beach beneath the stars. Sundowners are served at the top of a sand dune above the lodge.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables, or as a group if you wish.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a malaria free area.

Communication: There is internet access. The signal is stronger in the bar and dining area than the rooms. Mobile phone signal is available.

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