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Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay

Manda Bay: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Lodge
No. of rooms
22
Check-in time
12.00pm
Check-out time
10.30pm

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Manda Bay, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
15 May 2024
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Facilities at Manda Bay

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Gym, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Internet Access (Paid), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Spa
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Activities on site
Beach Drop Off, Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Kayaking, Kite Surfing, Massages, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Walks (Self Guided), Water Skiing, Windsurfing
Nearby activities
Boat Cruises, Deep Sea Fishing, Fine Dining, Fishing, General Sightseeing, Kayaking / Paddling, Massages, Museums, Snorkeling, Turtle Tracking, Walks (Guided), Water Skiing, Whale Watching
Languages
English, Swahili

Room types at Manda Bay

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Beach Front Rooms

There are 11 ensuite Beach Front rooms which are situated right on the sea front, and have stunning views across the Indian Ocean. Each room is an individual cottage, constructed with local materials in traditional coastal style, with palm thatch roofs and woven matting covering.

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Garden Rooms

Our Garden Rooms, of which there are six, have been designed to accommodate guests on a cheaper rate - the rooms are simpler but very comfortable, and set back in the gardens of the resort. The beds are smaller in size - 3ft x 6ft.

Each room is constructed with local materials in traditional coastal style, with palm thatch roofs and woven matting covering.

Each of the rooms is ensuite.

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Palm Rooms

Five rooms are set back slightly from the beach front, and have lovely views of the ocean. Each room has stunning sea view and are constructed with local materials in traditional coastal style, with palm thatch roofs and woven matting covering.

Each of the rooms is ensuite.

Children will automatically be allocated a Palm Room, unless parents request otherwise.

Activities at Manda Bay

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Boating activities and Watersports Centre

Manda has a collection of small boats with which to explore the islands, try some inshore fishing, visit Lamu or enjoy some watersports. There are water-skis, doughnuts, wake boards as well which can be enjoyed on the high tide in the calm waters of the mangrove creek. Snorkelling is very popular from November - March when the water is clear. The coral reefs are 10 mins away by boat.

These activities are not included in your stay and can be paid for at the end of the stay.

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Deep sea fishing

Manda offers conventional deep sea fishing on a 33 ft Lochin sportfishing boat. The captain and crew are experienced in fly fishing and jigging as well. the day starts early in order to get out to the deep blue water and reefs where the pelagic fish are commonly found. The most common types of fish caught are Dorado, Wahoo, Kingfish, Sailfish, blue, black and striped marlin,
Yellow fin Tuna and Skipjack tuna. We recommend pre- booking.
The fishing months run from September - April. The best months for billfish are November - February.

Fishing trips can last half day, full day or overnight.

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Non-motorised activities

Manda bay also has a number of non-motorized activities available to guests, which are included in their stay.

These include 4 single Kayaks, one double kayak, 8 paddle boards, 2 windsurfers, a Laser and a Topper sailing dingy.

Whilst they are free to use - should you require instruction then we can provide this at a small cost.

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Weddings & Celebrations

With 22 rooms , Manda can offer the perfect location for a small and intimate celebration.

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Wildlife

Manda has a unspoilt wilderness behind the lodge which can be visited along with the Manda Ruins - an ancient coastal settlement going back to the 9th Century With a resident herd of Cape buffalo and a variety of other mammals, this is a fun and different excursion to enjoy particularly in the evenings.

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