Voted in the top ten ‘Most Romantic Places in the World’ by Conde Nast and in the Tatler Top 101 Hotels in the World and most recently voted the 3rd Best Beach Property in Africa 2013 in the Good Safari Awards, this is an incredible property and stunning location. Ideal for couples, honeymooners or families. From the construction and the staff to integration within the local community, there is nowhere else like it. The lodge offers a relaxed and laid back approach where you can do as much or as little as you like, with fantastic food and service on offer. Kaya Mawa means “maybe tomorrow” in the local language – and many a guest has delayed their departure from the lodge – saying “maybe tomorrow!” In my opinion, definitely worth the extra flight to get there!
Location: on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, accessed via scheduled or chartered flights from Lilongwe and then a short drive across the island to the property
Number Rooms: 3 Standard Rooms, 4 Premium Rooms, 2 Houses, 2 Family Rooms and a Private House, Ndomo House which is separate from the main lodge.
Room Features: all rooms have en-suite facilities. Premium rooms have plunge pools. The houses have a huge bedroom with a mezzanine sundowners spot, twin showers and a bath with a view over the deck to the pool or relax in the sitting room with a private bar. The family rooms have two separate bedrooms, and a bathroom with shower and bath intersects the two rooms. All rooms are different and have their own character and incredible settings, many of them built up into the rocks.
Ndomo house comprises of four bedrooms, three of which are ensuite the other a twin room ideal for children with a bathroom located right outside the door. Relax in the sitting room with a wooden deck looking out to the beach. Kitchen/dining room, study/media room, three large terraces, courtyard, outside dining and barbeque area, swimming pool and secluded beach. The house is fully staffed with a nanny, cook, housekeeper, groundstaff and watchmen.
Power Source: The whole island is run off a generator. The lodge has an invertor system and solar power for its water
Other Features: Spa, bar, incredible beach area and restaurant, gift shop, wifi in office
Activities: scuba diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, sailing, kayaking, walking to the cathedral and the market, or the textiles workshop or one of the many community projects, mountain biking and quad biking
Child Policy: children of all ages are welcome
Season: 1st of April to 14th of January