Manda Bay

Located on the idyllic unspoilt island of Manda, part of the Lamu archipelago, Manda Bay offers exclusive relaxation and luxurious pampering for its guests in a picture perfect setting. Rich in marine life Manda Bay is ideal for snorkelling and spotting dolphins and turtles in between relaxing on the beach and treating yourself to a massage. The calm protected bay is as tranquil as the atmosphere of the island making it a great place for swimming and waters ports. The lodge's personal approach to its guests makes Manda Bay a great choice for couples or families alike, providing every guest with their own small piece of tropical paradise.

Pool Relax Kite surfing at sunset
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Refundable deposit
  • 100% financial Protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Guests have a choice of beach front, sea view or garden view rooms. There are 22 cottages in total, all of which catch a pleasant sea breeze, an overhead fan, verandas from which to admire the view, en suite bathrooms and either twin or double beds with mosquito nets. A small fridge is also provided to keep any drinks cool from the Kenyan heat.

Food served at Manda is well known for being delicious and guests can enjoy a range of well-prepared delicacies under the African stars. Guests can also expect a lounge area, infinity pool and small boutique. One of the main focuses at Manda is the array of water based activities on offer, guests can enjoy such gentle pursuits as sailing a traditional dhow or take to the waves with thrilling waterskiing.

Getting There

20-minute boat ride from Shela and Lamu Town. Or fly-in to The Manda Bay landing strip, which is only a 2 minute drive from the lodge.


Windsurfing, laser sailing, snorkelling, waterskiing, kayaking, fishing, excursions to Lamu by boat or plane, massage and dhow excursions on Utamaduni - a fully fitted 60ft dhow.

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