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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is an amazing place to go to. I haven't written any other reviews but this place deserves one ! We live in the UK and had some concerns towards Kenya's Northern Coast. Before going we asked a lot of Kenyans, and in particular,Fuzz, who runs Manda Bay and got the 'on the ground' accurate update, all of whom gave... More 

2 Thank LukeRFPearce
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights in one of the beach front villas. The place is so beautiful and serene. A nice secluded getaway and perfect getaway from city life. Fuzz was a great host as were his staff. I highly recommend it! Definitely going back again.

1 Thank Terry M
The Hague
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Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Last weekend my wife and I had the privilege to stay at Manda Bay, a hidden gem on Manda island near Lamu. What did we do? Apart from a tour through Lamu town (which can only be reached by boat in about 20 minutes) as little as possible! But we did enjoy a spacious and luxurious cabin on the beach.... More 

Thank Marc-MiddleEast
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Paradis , merveilleux , nature , ...revenir le plus vite possibel This place is just incredible . It is one of the best place i have been allowed to see in my life ! Room in front of ocean , bar and restaurant ...in front of ocean Dinner on the beach Perfect service : discret and efficient Onr thing is... More 

Thank Philippe D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016

A speed boat away from Lamu town and Peponi Hotel. Worth a visit for the day. Or go stay there and escape - forever ! Marvellous largeconfortable rooms directly on the beach. Great pool. Good games area. Wonderful beach. Nature. Peace. Good fishing facilities provided by the hotel.

1 Thank Sarah84480
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2016

The rooms overlook the beach and the ocean. Barefoot luxury starts with "morning tea" delivered to your varandah. Breakfast is fresh fruit etc. With a full English of you want. The pool is infinity, and watching the sun set to die for. Dinner is among the palm trees under the African sky.

2 Thank mooes747
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Maria D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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.

1 Thank jim s
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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 

Additional Information about Manda Bay

Address: Manda Island | Lamu, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Hotel Class:5 star — Manda Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Manda Bay Hotel Lamu Island
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“Odd numbers are on the front and amazing”
 of 5 bubbles LukeRFPearce, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
“Most are on the beach. others in a second row behind. Suggest on the beach for the air, and the view -and your private terrace.”
  • from the bed !
  • Shower
  • Great Bathroom
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  • Private Hammock and Porch facing beach and sea
  • Room 2
  • Private Banda Room on the beach
 of 5 bubbles Sarah84480, Feb 17, 2016 | Read review
“2,4,6 are all on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles mooes747, Feb 9, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2, 4, 6, 8 are all fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles PankajMoyo, Jan 6, 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles U1681RXjims, Aug 24, 2015 | Read review
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