My wife and I stayed at Manda Bay for the weekend and were met by the bubbly and effervescent Bimbi on arriving by boat on their private beach. It's a perfect picture with azure blue water, cool buildings and furniture to relax on whilst taking it all in.
Our Banda was beautifully appointed with lots of space and no windows to speak of allowing the cool breezes to flow throughout.
The resort is very well secured with armed guards positioned around the perimeter although out of sight, and at night they move to positions closer to the Banda's to give total reassurance. There is also radar operating throughout the day and night which scans the resort and is closely monitored to make sure there are no surprises. We were very impressed with the lengths the resort has gone to, to make sure that their guests were safe.
The food was incredible with fresh Tuna served in various forms as well as prawn curry and salads. Guests can choose to eat at their own table or you can opt to join the other guests at one long table which I loved as there were people from all over the world staying at the resort.
The staff were amazing, very attentive and always on hand to fulfill your every need.
The resort is child friendly and kids are catered for with plenty to see and do, especially the pool area which has table tennis table and darts set up along with other things to keep them busy.
Bimbi and Fuzz Dyer have created an idyllic place for frazzled people to unwind and are amazing hosts.
I am going to do everything possible to book another few days in the future as Manda Bay is magical. Thanks Bimbi and Fuzz.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Manda Bay Hotel Lamu Island