Planning to head to #Lamu? Don’t forget to visit #Manda

Diamond Beach Village – Lamu – Kenya
Its a new season in Lamu and Diamond’s 19th year! I could never imagine when I was 21 and first came to Manda that at 39 I would still be on the island. Thats right, next year its double celebrations!

Last season saw lots of old guests returning and new guests discoveringthe secrets of Manda. Sunsets, morning bush runs, bird call to wake you up……… have to stay here to experience it.

Our new restaurant is a big success with loads more shade; a popular tapas menu, new pasta menu and this season we will be working on more plant based vegan options.

We hope you can come and see us on Manda soon!

Rachael Feiler

Weekends on Manda look like…..

Now running for 8 years, pizza and film night has become an institution. If your in Lamu on a Friday and wonder where everyone is, you can guarantee they havecrossed the channel to Manda. Cross early and get a good seat!


Another good reason to be on Manda isHappy Hour at the newly refurbishedBlue Moon Bar with our new cocktail barman, James. You’ve got to just come and try for yourself. Live musicalso starting in August.


What better way to spend a Sunday than on the beach with brunch, yoga, massage? We are also starting a games club every Sunday too, Scrabble, Rumikub, Backgammon and many more games in the library area.

A taste of our new double banda Mango
Mango Banda is brand new! A spacious bathroom, double room that has a 6×6 king bed and a sofa bed, large porch area and chill space with hammocks.
Prices start from $120
We can now take online bookings on our website
25% discount
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Dates for the Diary 2019
Flee Project 28th August……..A cultural engineering platform dedicated to the documentation and enhancement of hybrid cultures. Functioning as a record label, publishing house and exhibition organizer. Expect an evening of talks, book launch, music & more. Check their website for more info
7th September Uhuru Republic……

An interdisciplinary artistic collective born between Torino, Genova, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar and Nairobi that gives a new interpretation to the traditional Tanzanian/African music. On tour inItaly, Kenya and Tanzania, very excited to have them perform at Diamond. Check out their website for more info.

November: Lamu Cultural festival……..

Dates yet to be announced but be sure to keep an eye open as flights get booked up quickly. Kenya’s most popular festival, its a wonderful weekend showcasing Lamu’s best bits. Check out this video from 2017 to get a taste of what to expect.

Press & News
Lamu has been in the press a lot this year with 4 features in Vogue, a 12 pageConde Naste feature, The Observer spilling the A list stars who come to the island, FT last month featuring Diamond & Tusitiri in the weekend boating magazine, Elle, CNN and here is a new BBC short documentary on Lamu

The Lamu Arts Festival was a great success and the party at Diamond raised $980 from entrance fees which we donated to the New Leaf Rehab Centre in Lamu. You can see a very moving video about the rehab below. Thanks to all who came and danced the night away to Mangelepa, big thanks especially toHerbert Menzer owner of Lamu Holidays for his continuous support. Festival video to come out soon.

Huge thank you to Routes Adventures for making this beautiful and touching video to try and raise awareness and funds for this outstanding and unfortunately very needed project.
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