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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Manda Island | Lamu, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Manda Bay after going on a couple of safaris. It was so incredible, the ocean is so close you can almost touch from the comfort of your cabana. The service is beyond fantastic; the food, the camaraderie of the hosts, water sports, the afternoon boat trip to Lamu for lunch, all beyond our expectations. Especially the lunch... More

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is the 6th time we've returned to Manda Bay, and it was as good as ever. It's a difficult place to leave, as the place is so beautiful, and the service, atmosphere, food, staff are all so perfect. Nothing is too much trouble, and the owners and their team, lead by Bimbi, make it feel like they really want... More

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Back from another Manda holiday in paradise. It is simply the most beautiful, peaceful, comfortable and enjoyable place to go that I have ever been lucky enough to visit. Peace and privacy, fun and company - take your pick and however long you stay, you will leave too soon and want to go back. Thank you to everyone at Manda.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I spent ten days here to take complete rest after hectic years of rebuilding my life. I enjoyed the warmth of both people and the place: the team (led by the able Bimbi) and the visitors, the sea and its fresh food, the dinner under the stars. What contributed most to my relaxation was minimal intervention from the outside world.... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

In short: Go to Manda Bay! How it is possible to run such a professional resort while still maintaining such a relaxed and island style feel is beyond me…but the guys at Manda found the secret and perfected it! We stayed for 7 nights and travelled with our two boys aged 7 and 4 and they were treated like royalty…kids... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have been to Manda Bay several times, but this time I brought my daughter, my mom, and four of my friends. To put it simply, everyone had a great time, and they all want to do it again! The staff was attentive, professional and nice. Food was very good, and you could slightly modify to meet your nutrition/diet needs,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Manda Bay for the weekend and were met by the bubbly and effervescent Bimbi on arriving by boat on their private beach. It's a perfect picture with azure blue water, cool buildings and furniture to relax on whilst taking it all in. Our Banda was beautifully appointed with lots of space and no windows... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I travelled to Manda Bay with my partner, 21 year old daughter and 12 year old son,. Having booked our holiday as a suprise for the others I was a little nervous as I wanted the perfect trip. We travelled to Manda Bay to stay for 6 nights after a safari adventure in the Masai.We settled in so quickly as... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Simple beach bandas but with everything you need Good food, drinks with extra charge Lots of watersport possibilities, some with extra charge Half an hour boat trip away from lamu bushbaby feeding time every evening at the bar

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Portola Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just spent 5 gorgeous days at Manda Bay with our kids, and couldn't be happier with the experience. The location is fantastic, picturesque, and very, very private. It's quite easy to have the entire expanse of beautiful beach to yourself, to relax fully, and to reconnect with your family. The hosts leave nothing to chance, and are always available and... More

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Additional Information about Manda Bay

Also Known As:
Manda Bay Hotel Lamu Island
Manda Bay Hotel
Address: Manda Island | Lamu, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty lodging in Lamu Island
Hotel Class:5 star — Manda Bay 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manda Bay is located on the North-western tip of Manda Island, one of the many unspoiled, idyllic islands of the Lamu archipelago. An exclusive resort, Manda Bay offers relaxation, water sports, dhow safaris and luxurious pampering throughout your stay. Surrounded by miles of soft white sand, Manda Bay is the perfect retreat for families and honeymooners. The cottages are in keeping with the local landscape and were constructed using local materials. All of the cottages have large ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, and their own private verandas overlooking the Indian Ocean. ... more   less 

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