Manda Bay is a small boutique lodge located on the tip of an unspoiled, idyllic island in Lamu’s archipelago
where you kick off your shoes and enjoy simplistic beauty in palm thatched cottages and open living spaces.
Manda Bay is perfect for honeymooners, families and groups looking to enjoy time together.
Stunning views, as far as the eye can see. Manda Bay Lodge in Lamu is a jewel in Kenya’s stunning coastline, is the perfect escape for families, honeymooners, and couples looking for the ultimate ‘no shoes, no news’ experience.
The small boutique lodge located on the tip of an unspoilt, idyllic island in Lamu’s archipelago where you kick off your shoes and enjoy simplistic beauty in palm thatched cottages and open living spaces.
Manda Bay is full of palm trees such mean for stunning sunsets. They also have the most delicious coconuts on them – make sure to get a coconut water straight from the tree after a day in the sun!
Manda Bay combines a bush and beach experience. Whilst miles of soft white sand and coconut palms
surround the lodge itself, the bush behind the lodge is dry country scattered with Doum palms, Acacia
Tortilis and savannah-like scrub.
The Beach: Miles of tropical beach accessible at low tide, completely empty and not populated by anyone
other than a few local fishermen.
The Bush: A variety of birds and mammals (mongoose, civet cat, porcupine, genet cat, dik-dik, buffalo and
bushbuck) can be seen on the island, including a herd of resident buffalo.
Local Culture: Manda is a boat ride away from the ancient Arab town of Lamu, which was established
in 1370. It is now a World Heritage Site and is one of oldest continually inhabited towns in East
Activities: Sailing, kayaking, wind-surfing, beach walks and drives through the Manda Ruins are all
available to guests. Deep-sea fishing, water-skiing, wake-boarding, paddle boards, inflatable tube
rides, line fishing in the bay for Trevalley and snorkeling are also available. Guests can also go on boat
excursions to Lamu town, Shela, and the Takwa ruins.
Lodge Facilities: Large, salt water swimming pool, games room with table tennis, darts and pool table.
Spa treatments can also be arranged with prior notice, with a beauty therapist coming to the lodge to
give massages, manicures and pedicures.
Spend the days exploring secret beaches in Manda Bay.
How to get there:
There are daily flights operated by Air Kenya, FlySax, Silverstone and Safarilink from Nairobi. Lamu Airstrip (25 minutes by boat)Ready to book your holiday at Manda Bay ? Contact us for the best rates.
11 Beach front cottages – 11 double,
5 sea view cottages- 5 twin rooms, game room, swimming pool, laundry service, water-sports centre and shop, central dining room and sitting room and bar.
Manda Bay has 16 cottages built sustainability out of the local materials with Sea facing rooms and Garden rooms
The bedrooms are cottages constructed with local materials in the traditional coastal style, with palm
thatch roofs and woven matting covering the floor.
There are sixteen rooms facing the ocean. The bathrooms have twin basins, flushing toilets and hot
showers. Of these, seven rooms have king-size double beds and nine rooms that can be made into
double or twin beds. There are six garden rooms, which have twin beds and single wash hand basin,
toilet and shower en-suite.
All the rooms look out over the calm waters of Manda Bay, Pate Island and Manda Toto. All children
are allocated in ‘sea-view’ rooms unless they pay adult-sharing rates. All of the rooms have direct
access to the beach. Extra beds are available on request.
Exclusive use of the lodge is based on a minimum of 21 rooms booked.
Manda Bay creates delicious gourmet cuisine, using the freshest ingredients possible including a large variety of hand-selected seafood. Breakfasts of fresh fruit, cereals and a choice of cooked breakfasts, homemade buffet-style lunches and 3-course dinners on the beach under the stars.
Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, beach walks and drives through the Manda Ruins. Deep-sea fishing, waterskiing, banana rides and inflatable tube rides, line fishing, fly-fishing, bottom fishing and snorkelling. Boat excursions to Lamu town, Shela, and the Takwa ruins. A week-long kite surfing course, instructed by a professional instructor, can be arranged at a fee.