Manda Bay is a luxury beach lodge located on Manda Island, 12km from Lamu airport. Formerly the Blue Safari Club, an exclusive island escape owned by an Italian musician Bruno Brighetti, the lodge was bought in 2003 by the Dyer and Roberts families, both long associated with safaris in Kenya, and transformed into a peerless, castaway retreat. Unfortunately, as of 12 July 2014 we cannot recommend this property because the UK's foreign office has advised against travel to this area – the Lamu archipelago.
Our view of Manda Bay
Manda Bay stands out as Kenya’s best barefoot beach hideaway. We love the huge, breezy rooms, the sense of space and tranquility and the lavish range of activities on offer. The food is fantastic and the can-do attitude of the management and staff, who make huge efforts to ensure every guest does exactly what they want to, combined with the tremendous array of activities available, makes this beach base very seductive indeed.
The Lamu archipelago has huge beaches to explore.