Location: Manda Island, Northern Kenya Coast
No of rooms: 16
Style: Luxury beach bandas, with private beach
Highlights: Family atmosphere, fun hosting
Dining: Flexible dining options
What’s the difference: Romantic, breezy and remote – this lodge is totally unique and offers every water sport and activity under the sun, of which our favourite was the sunset dhow cruise with bitings, just magical.
The Luxury Safari Company Award for: Best beach lodge in Lamu.
Manda Bay is a small boutique hotel famous for it’s private location and fabulous hosting and atmosphere. All of the bandas are on the beach, and Manda’s atmosphere is that of barefoot luxury and utter freedom to be yourself and relax. The buildings are in keeping with the local style, and built out of natural materials.
There is a central dining room, with furniture crafted out of Lamu antiques, the large bar and sitting room are on the waterfront, and the game room encompasses a fresh water swimming pool. Manda Bay can also offer beach and bush experiences, as well as a huge array of water sports, for those more active, although to relax here is to truly unwind.Show Less