Manda Bay Lodge Manda Island Lamu Boutique Resort

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Manda Bay Lodge Manda Island Lamu Boutique Resort

Manda Bay Lodge is a small privately owned boutique lodge located on the North Western tip of Manda Island in Northern Kenya’s Lamu archipelago. Manda Bay is a luxury 4-star hotel situated 25 minutes from Lamu airport – a small airstrip that serves flights to Lamu from Nairobi, Malindi, and Mombasa.

The airport is located on Manda Island across the channel from Lamu Town. This is a small airport with a minimum of facilities but does include a small duty-free shop. Passengers arriving at Lamu Airport will require a ferry or boat to transport them from the island to the mainland.

Manda is an island in the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. The island is now linked by ferry to Lamu and is home to Manda Airport. Flying time from Nairobi to Manda Island Airport is 1 hour & 30 Minutes). Manda Bay combines the ultimate bush and beach experience with miles of soft white sand on a private beach and Coconut palms mixed with Doum palms, Acacia Tortilis, and a variety of wildlife.

Manda Bay Lodge Manda Island Lamu Boutique Resort

Manda Bay lodge has 11 beachfront rooms, 5 Palm rooms & 6 Garden rooms. All the rooms are made with locally sourced materials – wood, palm-woven matting floors, and palm thatching.  The bedroom Villas are simplistic with open-air windows with neither shutters nor glass. Every room has an oversized walk-in mosquito net, overhead fans, and ensuite bathrooms.

Each room has a verandah with chairs and a swing bed. Manda Bay houses a central dining room and a large lounge and bar area on the waterfront. The food at Manda embraces all the rich flavors not only of the sea but also of the culture of both Swahili and European tastes.

Manda Bay is the perfect escape for families, honeymooners, and couples looking for the ultimate ‘no shoes, no news’ experience and is renowned for its wonderfully relaxed atmosphere with a variety of activities on offer.

Manda Bay lodge activities include sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, scenic bird walks, drives, and deep sea fishing. Other activities include motorized water sports such as water skiing, banana rides and tubing, line fishing, inshore fly fishing, bottom fishing; snorkeling, and visits to Lamu, the Takwa ruins, Kiwayu and Kipungani.

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Manda Bay Lodge Manda Island Lamu Non-Resident Accommodation Rates

2024 Manda Bay Lodge Manda Island Lamu Non-Residents Rates Per Night Include: 

Full board Accommodation (All meals during your stay) + Desalinated drinking water + Airstrip transfers from Manda airport + Use of the swimming pool + Use of Games Room activities + Use of yoga room + Kayaking, Sailing, Windsurfing, SUP boarding + Laundry and WiFi

Room Type

Single Room
(1 Guest)
Double Room
(2 Guest)

Children Aged
2 to 12 Years

Beachfront Rooms

520 US Dollars 820 US Dollars 370 US Dollars

Palm Rooms

450 US Dollars 800 US Dollars

280 US Dollars

Garden Rooms

320 US Dollars 600 US Dollars 220 US Dollars

All Inclusive Supplement

300 US Dollars 300 US Dollars

150 US Dollars

Christmas Supplement

100 US Dollars 100 US Dollars 75 US Dollars

Exclusive Use (Min 3 Nights)

18,000 US Dollars | 24,000 US Dollars (Xmas Season) 46 guests | additional guests – 300 US Dollars per head


* Children under 2 years stay for free
* Christmas Season 21st December – 5th January
* Christmas Supplement -100 US Dollars Per Person
* Check-in time is from 12 noon and check-out time is 10 am.
* Over Christmas Season, a 3-night minimum stay is required
* Children under 12 years sharing parents’ room pay 50% of the adult rate
* Manda Bay has 11 Beachfront Rooms, 5 Palm Rooms, and 6 Garden Rooms
* The 6 Garden Rooms are simple in style and designed for children to make family travel more affordable
* Exclusive Use of the lodge – (Minimum 3 nights) – 15,000 US Dollars & 20,000 US Dollars during Christmas Season up to 46 guests, additional guests – 260 US Dollars per person

Accommodation Rates Exclude;

* Spa treatments
* Deep sea fishing
* Motorised activities
* Archaeological site visits
* Scenic flights and charters
* Snorkelling and conservation fees
* Guide fees for Lamu and museum entrance fees
* All drinks from the bar, including bottled water

Activities at an extra cost:

* Lamu guide fee – 20 US Dollars per group
* Windsurfing instruction -20 US Dollars per hour
* Boat transfer Manda – Lamu – 85 US Dollars return
* Line (skiff) fishing – 85 US Dollars per hour per boat
* Motorised watersports – 85 US Dollars for 30 minutes 
* Lamu museum entrance fee – 10 US Dollars per person
* Boat transfer Manda – Kiwayu – 500 US Dollars per day
* Boat transfer Manda – Kipungani – 160 US Dollars return
* Local Dhow sail/lunch – 200 US Dollars per boat ( 6 pax) 
* Late departure (with extra lunch) – 50 US Dollars per person
* Deep sea fishing – full day (10 hrs) – 900 US Dollars per boat
* Deep sea fishing – half day (6 hours) – 650 US Dollars per boat
* Deep sea fishing – overnight (24 hrs) – 2,400 US Dollars per boat
* Guide/pilot accommodation – 120 US Dollars per person per night
* Inshore and bottom fishing Sailing – 50 US Dollars per hour per boat
* Snorkelling fees – 20 US Dollars per person & 12 US Dollars per child (below 12 years)
* Fully inclusive drinks only – 100 US Dollars per day per adult & 60 US Dollars per day per child (below 16 years) 
* Fully inclusive drinks and activities – 150 US Dollars per day per person (excluding ‘Cheza’ and luxury spirits) – 100 US Dollars per day per child (below 16 years) 

Manda Bay Lodge Manda Island Lamu Boutique Resort
Manda Bay Lodge Manda Island Lamu Boutique Resort

Booking & Reservations Manda Bay Lodge Manda Island Lamu Boutique Resort Contact

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