Manda Bay - An Exclusive Boutique Beach Resort in Kenya
Manda Bay is an exclusive boutique beach resort on the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is one of the most delightful locations to stay on the entire East African coastline catering for everyone from families to honeymooners, couples seeking to relax or those keen to exhaust themselves on the myriad of activities that are available. Renowned for its relaxed and casual ambience, the lodge offers gourmet seafood, water sports, deep-sea fishing and dhow cruises, all with a tasteful down to earth simplicity and style that epitomizes ‘barefoot luxury’. It is almost impossible not to fall in love with the lodge on its isolated and private island, the family and the staff that run it.
The Environment & Location
Lamu archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean close to the northern coast of Kenya. Manda Island is one of the largest islands on which Manda Bay Resort is situated, a 10-minute boat ride from Lamu town. The resort itself is surrounded by vast expanses of powdery white sand beaches, a wide channel perfect for water sports as well as a sheltered bay.
Manda Bay Lodge & Accommodation
Manda Bay is a small intimate beach resort that is privately owned and hosted. It specialises in providing the personalized family touch that hotels aspire to. The accommodation consists of 16 en-suite bedroom bungalows with overhead ceiling fans inside spacious mosquito nets. Each one has its own private ocean fronted veranda complete with sunbeds and swing chair. Simply but sympathetically decorated the rooms exude the comfort and style reflected in Manda Bay as a whole. Evening meals are enjoyed under the stars in candle lit elegance.
Deep-Sea & Skiff Fishing At Manda Bay
The Indian ocean has some phenomenal deep-sea fishing for Marlin & Sailfish as well as a host of other blue-water species. For full details click on the link: Fishing at Manda Bay
Activities Whilst at Manda Bay
Besides being supremely comfortable and relaxing Manda Bay has a host of integrated activities on offer. Choose from and receive instruction in an array of water sports including windsurfing, sailing, waterskiing and kayaking. A fleet of boats and skiffs is also on hand to take guests snorkelling, bird watching and on excursions to the 11th Century ruins of ancient Takwa or to Lamu town. Each evening sundowners are arranged whether they be on the beautifully restored dhow, Utamaduni or elsewhere on the island.
Alternative Activities Whilst in Kenya
Kenya is a superbly diverse country and any trip lends itself to a mixed package. These might include safaris to either the Masai Mara or one of the private reserves such as that at Lewa Downs or Laikipea. Regular open top game drives come as standard although the more adventurous might undertake a camel or horse-riding safari, Trout fishing on the Lakes of Mount Kenya or the rivers and streams of the Aberdare National reserve as well as bird shooting. We have an excellent team on hand in Kenya who are experts in piecing together the most diverse, luxurious or adventurous packages on offer.
Best Times To Go - Manda Bay Seasonal Calendar
Each month brings slightly different conditions although with the exception of the rainy season when the lodge is closed in June the climate is typical coastal tropical. For big game fishermen the months between November and February are the ones to concentrate on. Click here to view the seasonal breakdown.
Guests fly to Nairobi airport and typically overnight there before taking either the scheduled charter down to Lamu or a private charter direct to the resort airstrip.
Availability and Pricing for the 2018 Season
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