Manda Bay Island Resort, Lamu Archipelago, Kenya
- Accommodation in 10 stylish cottages
- There is an option to sail on the Manda Bay dhow
- Exciting water sports activities
- Enjoy the romantic history of the Lamu archipelago
For guests in search of a hospitable, personal and welcoming environment, away from the hustle and bustle of Kenya hotels, look no further Manda Bay Island Resort. Manda Bay Island Resort, located on the North-Western tip of Manda Island adjacent to Lamu, lies on the calm, sun drenched shores of the Indian Ocean. On a long palm fringed sandy beach its a perfect retreat for honeymooners and families alike. Ten stylish cottages, discreet hosting and mouthwatering cuisine makes this a castaways dream.
Choose from adventurous watersport activities or just unwind, relax and escape from the pressures of life in the fast lane. One of the best ways to explore the archipelago is sailing on Utamaduni (the Manda Bay Dhow), Utamaduni is a Kiswahili word meaning way of life or culture. Utamaduni was built by Lamu's master-boat builders. She is one of the two biggest dhows now operating on the East African coast and has the largest sail of any dhow in Kenya. There are three spacious guest cabins below deck, a regular flush toilet and fresh water showers. Guests may sleep in the cabins or under the stars on deck where comfortable bedding is laid out at night after dinner. It carries a full compliment of eight experienced crew who sail the dhow.
'Utamaduni' is fully-equipped with the latest navigation and communication equipment including a satellite telephone and all the necessary safety kit. She has a large diesel engine, a generator, deep freeze fridge and all the comforts of a modern day cruiser but no air conditioning.
It is highly recommended that you take membership of the Flying Doctors rescue service for emergency evacuation at a very nominal fee. However, you should carry your own complete holiday / medical insurance.
Malarial prophylactics must be taken and can be obtained from your local doctor. As with travel in any part of the world, it is advisable to know your blood type in case of emergency. Please consult your local health authority for up-to-date recommendations and regulations regarding inoculations.