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Reviewed 10 January 2017

After a 4 year gap we have just returned from a 5 day stay at Manda and it is as wonderful as ever. It has always been one of my favourite places by the sea and it is a great place to relax, eat fantastic fresh food, dine under the stars on the beach, make new friends at the bar,...

1Thank Alexandl
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 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...

3Thank LukeRFPearce
Reviewed 4 August 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.

1Thank Terry M
The Hague
Reviewed 27 April 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....

Thank Marc-MiddleEast
Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 20 March 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...

Thank Philippe D
Reviewed 18 February 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.

2Thank Sarah84480
Reviewed 9 February 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.

2Thank mooes747
Reviewed 6 January 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

Thank PankajMoyo
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 28 December 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...

1Thank Maria D
Reviewed 16 November 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...

1Thank EnglandMango
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!!

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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
Region: 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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“one of the rooms overlooking the sea”
 of 5 bubbles Alexandl, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Odd numbers are on the front and amazing”
 of 5 bubbles LukeRFPearce, 11 Aug 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.”
  • Private Banda Room on the beach
  • Room 2
  • Private Hammock and Porch facing beach and sea
  • Bedroom
  • Great Bathroom
  • Shower
  • from the bed !
 of 5 bubbles Sarah84480, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“2,4,6 are all on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles mooes747, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2, 4, 6, 8 are all fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles PankajMoyo, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
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