From R744 per Unit

Diamond Beach Village

From R744 per Unit



Diamond Beach Village offers an alternative to the concrete hotel, more of a rustic Robinson Crusoe experience. We work very closely with the local Swahili people taking into account their culture and only using local methods and materials to create a refreshing, eco-friendly, alternative style holiday.

The Village is situated on the island of Manda, which is the sister island to Lamu. The lodge is located on the beach front with amazing views of the open ocean, Lamu island, Shela village and dhows sailing past. It is the perfect place to come and relax for days or weeks, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

There are no cars on Lamu or Manda, the only form of transport is donkey or boat, both of which are an experience in themselves. The pace of life is inevitably slow and relaxed. The island is located roughly three degrees south of the equator therefore you can guarantee that perfect island getaway, whether it is lazing in your airy banda, on the beach or exploring the surroundings.

Diamond Beach Village provides a wonderful base from which to explore the local scenery and also take in the colourful Lamu culture and people. Or if you'd prefer, simply sit back, relax and luxuriate for days on end and let our friendly staff look after your every need, whether its breakfast in bed or drinks on the swing bed. They are happy to make your stay as peaceful and special as possible to ensure you get into the island pace of life.

At Diamond Beach Village we have six beach huts called bandas, traditionally designed with high windows, the sea breeze flows through making them the ideal retreat from the African sunshine. We also have a tree house to rent.

It is an amazing experience to be lying in bed in a baobab tree watching the birds fly by with a view across the village over to the sand dunes of Lamu Island.
It really is a honeymooners' paradise.


Room Facilities

  • Internet Access

On Site Facilities

Local Facilities


Double Banda

Sleeps 2
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The four double bandas have a double bed downstairs and a single bed mounted in the roof, each has a front porch, en suite shower, sink and flush toilet. All bandas are provided with sheets, mosquito nets and towels. Each has a mains plug with a British socket and all have electric lighting in the evening. Our very friendly room boy, Kombo, cleans daily and we offer a laundry service.

The twin banda is larger with swing hammock outside and can sleep 2-4. The sixth 'family’ banda is larger and divided into two, with swing bed outside, it sleeps between 3-6.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2012   R 1859        
February 2012   R 1673        
March 2012   R 1673        
April 2012   R 1673        
July 2011   R 1487        
August 2011   R 1673        
September 2011   R 1673        
October 2011   R 1673        
November 2011   R 1673        
December 2011   R 1859        

Single Banda

Sleeps 1
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Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January     R 744        
February     R 744        
March     R 744        
April     R 744        
July     R 744        
August     R 744        
September     R 744        
October     R 744        
November     R 744        
December     R 744        


Sleeps 6
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Sleeps between two and six people, with wooden floors, branches coming through the walls and a large veranda on the first floor stretching right around the tree, where there is an open air bathroom with sink, shower and flush toilet. There is another bathroom on the ground floor.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January     R 2789        
February     R 2789        
March     R 2789        
April     R 2789        
July     R 2789        
August     R 2789        
September     R 2789        
October     R 2789        
November     R 2789        
December     R 2789        
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Rates last updated: 29 April 2012


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Ras Kitau, Manda Island, 80500

Map Diamond Beach Village  in Manda Island  Kenya
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