4.9 /5
Feefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget starFeefo Widget star

Based on over 1000 Verified Reviews.


Hugging the north-western tip of Manda Island, one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands found in the Lamu Archipelago, is Manda Bay. It lies in calm waters on a long sandy protected beach. For centuries this has been a calling point for the Arab dhow traders, a safe haven where nature is allowed to take its course without the interference of the modern world, and this tranquil ambience permeates the resort.

There is something for everyone at Manda Bay. You can enjoy the comforts and the beautiful setting; relax next to the water or indulge in a massage. If you're feeling energetic there are water sports such as deep-sea fishing in search of the marlin and sailfish, windsurfing, water skiing and scuba diving, as well as cultural visits and dhow safaris.


  • A boutique hotel on an island in the Lamu Archipelago off the coast of Kenya
  • Dolphins, turtles & humpback whales frequent the area
  • Deep-sea fishing, snorkelling, windsurfing & dhow safaris
  • Peaceful lounging areas with magical views
  • A perfect retreat for both families & honeymooners


  • Beach activities
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Game drives
  • Jogging trails
  • Kayaking
  • Kite surfing
  • Motorised water activities
  • Sailing
  • Scenic flights
  • Snorkelling
  • Dhow cruises
  • Water-skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Sundowners
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
In designing Manda, it seems they thought of everything! Fishing trips, eating fresh sashimi, jetskiing, dhow trips and even astronomy lessons makes this an extraordinary place to visit.
Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

Help me plan


Beachfront Room

Manda Bay's 12 beach cottages consist of 7 rooms set right on the seafront and 5 set slightly behind on higher ground. In keeping with the local landscape and tradition the cottages are constructed from, and decorated with, local materials.

All the spacious, breezy rooms have enormous flowing mosquito nets, ceiling fans within the nets, and en suite bathrooms with twin basins and a shower. The private verandas overlook the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.


The relaxed and airy lounge area and bar is perched right on the water’s edge and is a perfect place for lazy afternoons with a good book or tasty cocktail. Alternatively laze around the lodge swimming pool while catching a tan.

Next to the swimming pool is a games room overlooking the sea, complete with a pool table, darts and table tennis. Retreat to the peaceful upstairs sitting area with it’s magical views over the bay. Visit the small boutique for something to remember Manda Bay by.


You can enjoy delicious meals and refreshing drinks in the central dining area, furnished with locally crafted Lamu furniture and overlooking the calming Indian Ocean.

Cuisine at Manda Bay has a marine flavour, featuring freshly caught tuna, mangrove crab and prawns. Meal times are designed to fit into your holiday and can take place in the casual dining area, or on the Ocean’s edge.

General facilities

  • Laundry service
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar


Select your preferred currency below and view rates over specific seasons.
Country flag for USA USD Up arrow
  • Country flag for South Africa ZAR
  • Country flag for USA USD
  • Country flag for Canada CAD
  • Country flag for Australia AUD
  • Country flag for UK GBP
  • Country flag for Europe EUR
Dates Board Price
2022-01-05 — 2022-12-20 Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $385
2022-12-21 — 2023-01-04 Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $485
2023-01-05 — 2023-12-20 Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $385
2023-12-21 — 2024-01-05 Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $485

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
Listing icon

Traveller Reviews

Manda Bay

Graham Manley

Manda was definitely my favourite, though I have to say that I am a beach lover :) The lodging was breathtaking. The activities and the sundowners were SO much fun. We got an astronomy lesson, went on a fishing trip, ate fresh sashimi that the boys caught during the day, went jetskiing, took out this amazing old wood boat for the day, went for a fly around the island and just really had so much fun.The food was great.There was plenty of time for relaxation. I would go back there in a second. In designing Manda, it seems they thought of everything. Really a beautiful place.
Show more down arrow

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
Connect with an expert
Listing icon

Nearby Accommodations

That may be of interest
arrow Back to Map