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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.
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Lamu Airport4 mi
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

From the moment you arrive you realise you have landed in paradise. This place is the nicest place I have ever stayed and I have been to some wonderful places all over the world . The owner Fuzz is a total legend and makes the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank FionaApthorp
Response from Mandabay, Owner at Manda BayResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sure Fuzz will be delighted to be considered "a legend" . Ha Ha. It is so lovely to see guests coming back and enjoying this little piece of heaven.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Upon arrival we knew this was truly a special and magical island. The property, beach hut, candlelight dinners transported us to full relaxation. Debbie and Fuzz were gracious, accommodating and made a great location and property even better. The boats, pool and beach will always...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank SeasonedTraveler18
Response from Mandabay, Owner at Manda BayResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It is so great that guests are enjoying Manda Bay and I agree that it is a very special location. I think it is definitely somewhere to visit to enjoy good , clean simple fun and relaxation. Great place for...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Manda Bay is such a great place that really you want to keep it a secret. You get the true essence of being on an island; the rooms, or rather houses, are open and spacious and directly by the sea. The luxury lies in Its...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank U3294UZinfo
Response from Mandabay, Owner at Manda BayResponded 3 weeks ago

I love that you say that the guests have a sense of community. I often laugh when our guests who have got the measure of the lodge and consider themselves residents meet new guests and take a real pride in showing them the ropes and...More

Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

If you had a private island, a clean beach, a set of kayaks, a pool, a motor boat, an amazing chef and a very flexible resort management for your vacation, what else would you be looking for? Situated in an exclusive location on manda island,...More

Date of stay: June 2018
2  Thank Kasina E
Response from Mandabay, Owner at Manda BayResponded 3 weeks ago

I want to agree with you but I don't want to seem biased. I am delighted you mentioned Katana - the chef. We inherited him when we bought the lodge in 2003 and he has been unwaveringly consistent and dedicated in his work everyday since....More

Reviewed February 21, 2018

Absolute perfection - our room was number 8 - on the beach with the most incredible views. The food was the best seafood that I have ever had - we had the most delicious crab lunch which was great fun. Prawn curries, seafood mixes and...More

Date of stay: February 2018
2  Thank Becky A
Response from Mandabay, Owner at Manda BayResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and I agree that room 8 is a wonderful spot. The crab lunch is a feast - quite a messy picnic really but so delicious. February is a very good month for snorkelling and fishing as the water is...More

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Manda Bay Resort is on the northern side of Manda Island. I.e. on the pate side.
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"Get a sea view room . Amazing"
Oct 21, 2018
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"Ask for a hut on the beach."
Sep 16, 2018
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"Chose a room by the sea!"
Aug 21, 2018
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"Seafront rooms are very special !"
Feb 21, 2018
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$279 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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KenyaCoast ProvinceLamu Island
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