Arthur Groeneveld & Bamboo van Kampen

Manda Bay Resort

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Manda Bay Resort Arriving at Manda Bay by speedboat

Arriving at Manda Bay by speedboat

Manda Bay Resort It's the perfect setting with the palmtrees and white sandy beaches

It's the perfect setting with the palmtrees and white sandy beaches

Manda Bay Resort Our own beach cottage made from palm leaves

Our own beach cottage made from palm leaves

Manda Bay Resort Our room — cool, breezy and light filled

Our room — cool, breezy and light filled

Manda Bay Resort Sleeping directly next to the ocean

Sleeping directly next to the ocean

Manda Bay Resort Relaxing on our private terrace...perfect spot for afternoon naps

Relaxing on our private terrace...perfect spot for afternoon naps

Manda Bay Resort Waking up

Waking up

Manda Bay Resort The perfect desk to work and gaze at the beautiful beach

The perfect desk to work and gaze at the beautiful beach

Manda Bay Resort On our way to the delicious breakfast

On our way to the delicious breakfast

Manda Bay Resort The main area of the hotel

The main area of the hotel

Manda Bay Resort The lovely interior that matches the open air beach vibe of the hotel

The lovely interior that matches the open air beach vibe of the hotel

Manda Bay Resort Go for a sunset ride and drinks in the cool blue jeep and explore the old ruins along the way

Go for a sunset ride and drinks in the cool blue jeep and explore the old ruins along the way

Manda Bay Resort Hanging out at the bar and enjoying the natural environment

Hanging out at the bar and enjoying the natural environment

Manda Bay Resort Sundowners on the terrace

Sundowners on the terrace

Manda Bay Resort A picture perfect sunset during one of the long beach walks

A picture perfect sunset during one of the long beach walks

Highs & Lows

  • Surrounded by the ocean.

  • You can do even a safari on the island to spot the wild buffaloes.

  • No shoes mentality gives an instant relaxing feeling.

  • At Manda Bay we had one of the most romantic dinners right on the beach and under the stars. The only lights where from candles and the moon!

  • If you are a bit adventurous you can do some great activities like supping, water skiing, diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing.

  • Don’t forget to go on the original sailing boat, a Dhow, to watch the sundowner with some nice drinks — it is magical, mystical, idyllic.

  • To visit Lamu you have to take a boat and that makes it it bit more of a hustle to move around.

  • It is always good to check which season it is when you are there because it can be a very different experience. December till February is the best as the water is super clear and there are no heavy rains.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A castaway retreat

  • Vibe

    Relaxing, romantic and exclusive

  • Location

    On Manda Island, located on a private beach

  • Rooms

    22

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    A spectacular arrival by speedboat

  • Future Forward

    No plastic and own drinking water cleaning system

  • Music

    Just the sound of the ocean

  • Year Opened

    2003

  • Designed By

    Build by original Swahili tradition, using mainly natural materials

  • Health & Wellness

    Gym, pool and the beach

  • Food

    Dining on the beach under the stars

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    A laid back beach where you can have great cocktails

  • Minibar & Retail

    No minibar, but hotel has a small boutique

  • Accessibility

    Not so well as almost everything is sandy

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Great value

  • Tel.

    +254 716 579 999

  • Website

    Visit website

Manda Bay Resort

Manda Bay Resort

Manda Bay, Lamu, Kenya

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