Manda Bay is an boutique beach hotel located on one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands within the Lamu archipelago.

Situated on the northwestern tip of Manda Island, 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 are set slilghtly back but in-between to still benefit from sea views. Each cottage has a large ceiling fan, ensuite bathrooms with refreshing showers and all have their own private verandah.

For the engergetic Manda Bay is a water sports paradise. The calm waters of the sheltered mangrove creek is ideal for waterskiing and there is generally enough breeze for sailing, wind-surfing and kite-surfing. Go deep sea fishing in search of marlin and sailfish or take a more relaxed approach and indulge in a masage and enjoy cultural visits and dhow safaris.

For the young there is a games room overlooking the sea, complete with a pool table, darts and table tennis and Manda Bay 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.

For the ideal family beach getaway Manda Bay certainly ticks all of the boxes.