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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Manda Island | Lamu, Lamu Island, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Torquay, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
1 review
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Anchorage, Alaska
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

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
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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Gaborone, Botswana
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Address: Manda Island | Lamu, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Hotel Class:5 star — Manda Bay 5*
Also Known As:
Manda Bay Hotel Lamu Island

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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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