Manda Bay

Manda Island, Kenya


Escape to Manda Bay, a boutique lodge hotel with a passion for conserving its beautiful surroundings, set on the northern tip of Manda Island in the Lamu Archipelago on Kenya’s stunning coastline

Key Features

  • 22 rooms including 11 Beachfront rooms, 6 Seaview rooms and 5 Garden rooms
  • Dining room, sitting room
  • Pool pavilion and bar
  • Boutique
  • Gym/yoga room, pool and spa treatments
  • Private airstrip for private charters
  • Activities include game drives to see wildlife and bird-watching
  • Motorboat, banana boats, two Laser sailboats, kayaks, water skis, wakeboards, snorkel equipment


Accessible only by speedboat or by private charter to the hotel’s private airstrip, Manda Bay is both utterly relaxed and completely exclusive at the same time. Stay in rustic beachfront rooms steps from the beach, overlooking spectacular ocean views in complete serenity.


As well as being the perfect destination for relaxing by the pool with a cocktail and a good book in hand, there are ample activities to try while you’re there. Paddleboard down mangrove waterways or venture out further and try your hand at fly fishing or deep sea fishing. Explore remote beaches or get your heart racing with the abundant watersports on offer.

Why we love it

Manda Bay provides a real remote getaway in the peaceful surroundings of Kenya’s coast, although not a million miles away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lamu. Why not sail there for a day on a local dhow, complete with freshly prepared picnic lunch?

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