Manda Bay is an exotic beach hotel located on one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands within the Lamu archipelago. Situated on the northwestern tip of Manda Islands, the resort is set in the calm inshore waters on a long sandy protected beach. For centuries this has been a calling point for the Arab dhow traders, a safe haven where nature is allowed to take its course without the interference of the modern world, and this tranquil ambience permeates the resort. Surrounded by miles of palm fringed silky white sandy beaches and intriguing creeks, Manda Bay is the perfect getaway retreat.


There are 16 luxurious cottages (11 beach front and 5 sea view) flawlessly-designed and in keeping with local landscape. Nine of the rooms are set right along the seafront with the other rooms set in-between and slightly behind. Each cottage has a large ceiling fan and refreshing showers inside the en-suite bathrooms and own private verandahs.

The Cuisine at Manda Bay naturally features a marine flavor, freshly caught tuna, Mangrove Crab and Prawns are a Manda Bay delicacy! They also cater for any special requests and flexible mealtimes can be arranged to fit in with guest's individual requirements. Romantic candle lit dinners can be bought straight to your cottage veranda so that you enjoy total privacy!


  1. There is something for everyone at Manda Bay. One can enjoy the comforts and the beautiful setting, in addition to the activities on offer which include relaxing by the water or indulging in a massage. If you are feeling energetic there are water sports such as deep sea fishing in search of the Marlin and Sailfish, windsurfing, water skiing and scuba diving to name a few, cultural visits and dhow safaris. There is also a games room overlooking the sea, complete with a pool table, darts and table tennis.
  2. Welcome to this water sports paradise. The setting is in a sheltered mangrove creek and the calm waters here are ideal for water skiing. Guests can ski at high tide, yet just outside the creek there is generally enough breeze for sailing, wind-surfing and kite-surfing. There is also provision for windsurfing instruction to beginners.

Manda has four ski boats and a large selection of skis and other equipment, including a six-man ocean rider (Banana), an air chair, super-screamers (doughnuts) and knee and wake boards. Likewise instruction is available for beginner skiers. The resort is closed from mid April to Mid July.


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Manda Bay Resorts 2022 Rates

Resident Rates For 2022

Validity : - Jan, Feb, March, April 2022

Room Type

Beach Front

Sea View

Garden Room

Per person sharing




Per single




Per child 3-11 years sharing parent room




Per child 12- 16 yrs.





  • * If parents would rather their children were in their own room they will need to pay the child rate for 12-16 year old.
  • Residents can book with 30 days of arrival and must show proof or residency at time of booking.
  • Resident rates are not static and may change during the year.  Please check  if you are in any doubt or contact the reservations office.


What is Included? Full board accommodation, use of paddle boards and kayaks, swimming pool, game drives, water at meals, laundry and WIFI.


What is excluded? All drinks from the bar, and boating activities. Fishing, snorkeling, dhow trips and visits to Lamu and neighbouring islands can be booked at the lodge.Airport Transfers will be charge at 7,500/- per booking.



Check in / Check out: Guests arriving early and departing on a later flight will be charged late departure fees of 3,500/- per person.  All extras must be settled before departure.

Normal Check in time 12: 00 Check out time is 10.00 am  Arriving or leaving outside of these times  will be accommodated as best we can. 

Flying packages are available on request.