Manda Bay Kenya (Kiwayu)

“Privacy and tranquility on a secluded palm fringed peninsula. Empty beaches, coral gardens and indigenous forest surround individual cottages, each vibrantly decorated with local fabrics and with private verandahs. A romantic, unspoiled and idyllic beach retreat with plenty of water sports.”

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“An alternative to the coastal hotspots of Diani beach and Lamu, this small private lodge offers empty beaches, coral gardens and indigenous forest. Sixteen thatched local style cottages are exquisitely and vibrantly decorated with local fabrics but never lose the feel of the sea and sand just beyond your private verandah. Delicious meals are served, relaxed and casual on the beach, in the dining room or on board the Manda Bay dhow. Run by two couples of third generation Kenyans, they provide the means to relax and unwind after a safari trip, but if you want more action, it's all here too - your choice.”

Written by  Marc Harris, Tanzania Odyssey

They say

“Manda Bay is a small Boutique Hotel, located on the North Western tip of Manda Island, in the Indian Ocean on the Kenyan coast offering personalised luxury beach holidays. Manda Island is one of the many unspoiled, idyllic islands of the Lamu archipelago. An exclusive resort, Manda Bay offers beautiful beach front accommodation, informal pampering and barefoot luxury. All the buildings are in keeping with the local landscape and are constructed using palm and driftwood and local building techniques.”

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Facilities

Outdoor dining
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Car not required
Wedding license
Bar
Shops
Massage
Garden
Swimming Pool
Child friendly
Sitting Room
Four poster beds
Concierge
Private villas
Restaurant

Activities

Snorkelling
About fifteen minutes from the lodge are rich coral gardens on a reef, ideal for snorkeling.
Local markets
The hotels boutique stocks local crafts from all over East Africa, from handcrafted jewellery to delicate beaded slippers.
Other Activities
Sit on your private terrace overlooking the beach, or enjoy a sundowner watching the fishermen return with their catch.
Watersports
Manda offers instruction in water skiing, sailing, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, knee and wake boarding.
Skiing
The sheltered bay is ideal for water skiing.
Fishing
Head out reef or deep sea fishing on the East African coast, famed for its range of sport fish.
Birdwatching
Take a birdwatching trip down the creek with local experts.

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16 rooms from $200 per night

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Recommended for

Beach Life
Make the most of the sun, sea and sand- from fishing to snorkelling and even trips on the hotels traditional Dhow sailing boat.
Honeymoons
Private villas nestled in the lush vegatation, large beds draped with muslin nets and private couples dining under the stars.

Activities

Local markets
The hotels boutique stocks local crafts from all over East Africa, from handcrafted jewellery to delicate beaded slippers.
Other Activities
Sit on your private terrace overlooking the beach, or enjoy a sundowner watching the fishermen return with their catch.
Snorkelling
About fifteen minutes from the lodge are rich coral gardens on a reef, ideal for snorkeling.
Watersports
Manda offers instruction in water skiing, sailing, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, knee and wake boarding.
Skiing
The sheltered bay is ideal for water skiing.
Fishing
Head out reef or deep sea fishing on the East African coast, famed for its range of sport fish.
Birdwatching
Take a birdwatching trip down the creek with local experts.

Other highlights

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Wedding license
Quiet
Eco
Remote
House party feel
Full of character
Barefoot Luxury
Secluded setting
Views
Romantic
Boutique
Seaviews
On the beach
Child friendly
Intimate
Four poster beds
Luxury
Charming
Traditional
Wellbeing
Restaurant

Hotel size

16 rooms, 16 villas
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