Manda Bay is a small private lodge on Manda Island in Northern Kenya’s Lamu / Kiwayu archipelago. Manda Bay has sixteen spacious cottages that line the beach's overlooking the calm waters and surrounded by magnificent coral gardens, empty beaches and indigenous woodland, Manda Bay is a glorious destination for both active and leisurely holiday makers.
All the buildings are constructed with local materials in traditional coastal style, with palm thatch roofs and woven matting covering the floors. The cottages are spacious and comfortable with their own bathrooms; they are specially sited to catch the cooling sea breezes and all have verandas. Each room has a small fridge to keep your drinks cool. Each bathroom has a shower, twin basins and toilet. There are sixteen cottages with a choice of double or twin beds, surrounded by large flowing mosquito nets and cooled by overhead fans inside the nets. Eleven of those rooms are on the beachfront, and five are behind and above the first five beachfront rooms.
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Manda Bay has an open air dining room overlooking the ocean, which they use for breakfast and lunch. Tables are arranged for individual groups or couples as they wish. All meals are relaxed and casual, served in the dining room, on the beach, or even on Utumaduni there traditional sailing dhow. The availability of wonderful, fresh seafood and tropical fruit dictates most menus but Manda Bay offers wholesome, nutritious home-cooked menus from all over the world to suit any palate. There Swahili chefs can easily cater to the demands of children and those on special diets.
Activities include fishing, dhow safari, watersports, game drives, walking and jogging, cultural heritage and scenic flights.