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Manda Bay

Manda Island | Lamu, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 20 minute boat ride from Lamu followed by a fantastic welcome to paradise desert Island. Bimbi and William our hosts were like friends who we had known forever. The place was magnificently clean, the food was outstanding and the nights were too magical. If you are going to the beach, this is the place to go to

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We have just spent 6 days over Xmas at this fantastic, wonderful, super hospitable paradise. It is our second visit but the first time with our 22yr old sons. Bimbi, Fuzz and their sons Harry and William, and Bimbi's lovely niece Issy where superb hosts, and such fun. You can do as little and as much as you want. Rooms... More 

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England
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I've just returned from a fabulous week at Manda - complete bliss. If you need a break from the crazy world we live in there really isn't a better place to tune out. So beautiful, great food and wonderful service - and total peace and quiet if you want it…but if you want to dance on the bar that's fine... More 

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Caragh R, Owner at Manda Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Manda. It s a special place and its so great that we are getting some special guests come and use it. I hope you managed some fun activities as well as dancing on the bar!! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My family and I recently stayed at Manda Bay and had a wonderful time. We were hosted by Charley and Amy and they could not have been more friendly and helpful. The property is amazing and the food was outstanding.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

whilst i am late in writing this review, the memory of our stay is as real as when we were there. we had the privilege of spending a few nights at Manda, just after new year, on the recommendation of some friends - and boy were we glad. the place is literally paradise. the accommodation is so rustic and wonderful,... More 

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Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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