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      Manda Bay

      An Exclusive Indian Ocean Island Resort

      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. There is a central dining room featuring locally crafted Lamu furniture and antiques, a large lounge and bar area on the waterfront and close by, a games room encompassing a fresh water swimming pool overlooking the creek and moorings. There is an air-conditioned boutique and an upstairs sitting area with comfortable chairs, ideal for company meetings and reading. The 16 cottages overlooking the Indian Ocean are spacious with en-suite bathrooms and overhead fans inside. Each cottage is specially sited to catch the cooling sea breezes and all have verandas and offer a choice of double or twin beds, surrounded by large flowing mosquito nets and cooled by overhead fans inside the nets. Surrounded by miles of soft yellow sand, Manda Bay can offer a beach and bush experience with campfires, stargazing, walks and many water sporting activities as well as peace and quiet. The perfect retreat for families and honeymooners alike, the lodge is personally hosted and the management takes every care to cater to your needs. Manda is well known for its excellent cuisine, water sports and deep sea fishing for marlin and sailfish. Aside from watching the ebb & flow of the tides, Manda Bay is only a 20 minute boat ride to Lamu - the oldest Swahili town of Islamic culture dating back to the 13th century and a World Heritage Site. The Manda Settlement, the oldest ruins recorded on the East African Coast, is situated within walking distance of the lodge and surrounded by 100-year-old baobab trees. With no threat to the wildlife, bushbuck and Cape buffalo graze in the pastures on the Manda Estate next to the private airfield.

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $425 per person per night
      • Location: Eastern Africa, Kenya
      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • # of Beds: 32 beds
      • Amenities: Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Beach/Coastal, Lodge
      • Included: Accommodation, meals, water and house wine at dinner, shared local (Lamu/Manda) airstrip transfers, laundry, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, bird walks, conservation fees
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        All drinks (except water & house wines during dinner), Snorkeling & Marine conservation fees, all motorised water sports (fishing, dhow charters, water skiing, tubing etc), Archeological site visits, Visits to the mainland, Lamu or other islands in the Archipeligo, spa treatments, curio shop items, scenic helicopter tours

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