Manda Bay, standing on the northwestern tip of Manda Island in the romantic Lamu Archipelago, is an unspoiled, idyllic landscape perfect for honeymoons and family beach holidays. Manda Bay offers plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the gorgeous tropical surroundings, while the more adventurous traveler can choose from numerous exciting activities on land or in the water.

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The cottages of Manda Bay are divided into two groups: eleven are strewn along the beach and five are in full view of the sea, set slightly behind the others on higher ground. Each cottage has been intentionally designed to blend with the natural landscape and feature en-suite bathrooms and private verandas overlooking the Indian Ocean. The beauty of the Manda Bay cottages is their ability to be arranged to accommodate families, while still providing quiet privacy for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

The central dining area, bar and lounge, games room, and water sports center at Manda Bay, like the cottages, all feature locally crafted furnishings and décor. The lodge features a beach view swimming pool, as well as various massage services for guests to relax during their long, arduous days in paradise. The lodge dining room serves excellent creations using fresh seafood from the local waters and traditional influences, and guests wishing to dine in privacy can opt to take their meals on their private veranda while enjoying the stunning ocean views.

Whether the desire is to relax and rejuvenate, learn about the history of the region, or explore the natural beauty, Manda Bay is equipped for every need. The long white sand beaches, numerous islets, blue waters, and fascinating landscape of the island beg to be explored, and Manda Bay offers a variety of ways to do it. Set out for the Manda Ruins, just a 20 minute walk from the lodge, or take a 20 minute boat ride to Lamu, an ancient coastal town that was once an important stop on the Arab trade routes and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Diving and snorkeling are also fabulous in the clear waters around the island, and water sports are plenteous, including such thrilling adventures as kayaking, laser sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing. Fishing is excellent any time, as are sundowners cruises of the archipelago. Manda Bay retains a private dhow for such occasions. No matter the activity, the personal service and attention to detail offered by the staff of Manda Bay are discreet yet attentive, with each guest’s supreme comfort being the top priority from beginning to end.

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