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Manda Bay

Manda Island | Lamu, Lamu Island, Kenya
Manda Bay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We sailed round from Lamu by dhow which only gave us time for a fabulous lunch and loved every minute of our time! What an oasis of style, comfort and tranquillity...thank you! We would recommend Manda Bay to anyone. Its fabulous!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Great boat mooring, which is how we arrived but you can also fly in to the private airstrip. The bar and dining area are on the water with beautiful water views and the chalets are old school East African coastal style but with great amenities. The owners are always on hand to chat and advise. The lodge has various boats... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Manda Bay is an idyllic spot, very peaceful, very picturesque. Great food & service. Bimbi is a wonderful host. We felt totally safe. This was our second visit, and I could happily spend all my spare time there!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Manda Bay, a bare foot beach side lodge nestles in the quiet seas and creeks of Manda and Lamu Islands, on Kenyas beautiful north eastern coast. 16 beach side bandas are private and nestle in the palms with direct beach access. A central bar and pool area lie on the point of the peninsular between the deep,water creek and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Love the place, great service, delicious,food, fabulous sundowners at the bar located right in the Indian OceanA must on your bucket list. A truly get away. One of the few unspoiled places on this Earth.

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Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Manda Bay, Lamu, was the last of seven stops on the faultless itinerary we planned and booked directly with Cheli & Peacock Safaris (www.chelipeacock.com) -- a beautiful beach setting in a peaceful and lovely location, to relax and rest after almost of month of safari game drives. It is a shame -- it should be a crime -- that inaccurate/sensationalist... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful few days at Manda Bay. We were welcomed like family and nothing seemed too much trouble for Bimbi the manager and all the staff there. The food was fantastic and the scenery, accommodation and facilities were all lovely - clean, well maintained and with lovely fabrics complementing the natural surroundings. The rooms were... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

From the minute our toes touched Manda Bay we were truly spoilt. Bimbi, our host, was meticulous in making sure we had an amazing experience. Whether it was delicious lunch, moreish cocktails or a great space to relax in - we experienced it all. There are so many activities to do there - the kids loved all the watersports -... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Even by the high standards of Lamu's top-range hotels, this is a remarkable place I wish I had visited before; airy, relaxed and beautifully located on a shimmering bay, Many Bay offers you a real get-away-from-it-all experience; wraparound but unobtrusive care, quality cooking and an ambience of such natural ease that you feel like a regular within five minutes of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Absolutely loved it. The food was delicious. The staff were attentive and met every one of our needs. It was cozy, comfortable, safe, timeless, and romantic. The water was ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Went running along the beach. I would return without thinking twice.

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