Manda Bay is an exotic beach hotel located on one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands within the Lamu archipelago. Situated on the northwestern tip of Manda Islands, the resort is set in the calm inshore 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. Surrounded by miles of palm fringed silky white sandy beaches and intriguing creeks, Manda Bay is the perfect getaway retreat.
There are 16 luxurious cottages (11 beach front and 5 sea view) flawlessly-designed and in keeping with local landscape. Nine of the rooms are set right along the seafront with the other rooms set in-between and slightly behind. Each cottage has a large ceiling fan and refreshing showers inside the en-suite bathrooms and own private verandahs.
The Cuisine at Manda Bay naturally features a marine flavor, freshly caught tuna, Mangrove Crab and Prawns are a Manda Bay delicacy! They also cater for any special requests and flexible mealtimes can be arranged to fit in with guest’s individual requirements. Romantic candle lit dinners can be bought straight to your cottage veranda so that you enjoy total privacy!
There is something for everyone at Manda Bay. One can enjoy the comforts and the beautiful setting, in addition to the activities on offer which include relaxing by the water or indulging in a massage. If you are feeling energetic there are water sports such as deep sea fishing in search of the Marlin and Sailfish, windsurfing, water skiing and scuba diving to name a few, cultural visits and dhow safaris. There is also a games room overlooking the sea, complete with a pool table, darts and table tennis.
Welcome to this water sports paradise. The setting is in a sheltered mangrove creek and the calm waters here are ideal for water skiing. Guests can ski at high tide, yet just outside the creek there is generally enough breeze for sailing, wind-surfing and kite-surfing. There is also provision for windsurfing instruction to beginners.
Manda has four ski boats and a large selection of skis and other equipment, including a six-man ocean rider (Banana), an air chair, super-screamers (doughnuts) and knee and wake boards. Likewise instruction is available for beginner skiers. The resort is closed from mid April to Mid July.