Manda Bay is located on a long stretch of sandy, protected beach on the north-western tip of Manda Island, in the Lamu archipelago.
All of 16 cottages come with a choice of double or twin beds, surrounded by large flowing mosquito nets and cooled by overhead fans inside the nets. Eleven of these rooms are on the beachfront, and five are behind and above the first five beachfront rooms.
There is a central dining room and bar area overlooking the bay and a separate secluded lounge area perfect for unwinding with a refreshing drink.
Cuisine at Manda Bay is based on freshly caught seafood, and private dining on your veranda is also available.
The warm, clear waters immediately in front of the lodge are perfect for snorkelling, and other activities include windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing and exploring the nearby mangrove creeks. In season, there is deep sea fishing (with a tag and release system for all billfish) and scuba diving can also be arranged.
Alternatively, guests can just relax on the soft white sands or enjoy a massage. The (somewhat superfluous) swimming pool is now up and running as well.
Altogether, Manda Bay makes a perfect retreat offering seclusion, peace and barefoot luxury.
Don't take our word for it...
On all fronts, the whole experience was great.
The fishing was varied and not really expensive unless in the big boat. There were plenty of fish there too. The food was great…predictably fish every day but nothing wrong with that and it was well cooked. The rooms and accommodation were brilliant. I loved the hammock outside my room - a spot of ‘r and r’ after a morning's fishing with a gentle breeze and some lovely shade. The atmosphere was great. The owners invited me to eat with them every night, along with a few...
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