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Kaya Mawa

Lake Malawi at Kaya Mawa / Courtesy of Green Safaris

Lake Malawi is Africa’s third largest lake–and certainly its clearest. The sparkling blue waters are home to more species of fish than any other lake in the world, as well as one rustically romantic beach resort. Kaya Mawa is a laid-back escape that translates as “maybe tomorrow” in Chichewa/Nyanja. The 12 rooms and family houses that make up the property are tucked around a picturesque white sand beach on Likoma Island in the northeast corner of the lake. They are all decorated in an effortlessly luxurious yet bohemian style and have amenities like private plunge pools.

Kaya Mawa offers a variety of water-based activities to occupy your days including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and fishing. Alternatively, you can spend your time relaxing at the restaurant, or spa, simply lounging on your deck admiring the water. We also recommend a self-guided bike tour of the island to explore and meet the locals. The island has a fascinating history and belongs to Malawi yet is completely surrounded by Mozambican territorial waters. It’s the ideal beach destination for a couple or family looking for something new, ultimate privacy, and a place to slow down and reconnect.

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pool, private pool, bar, spa, restaurant, wifi, outdoor shower


All ages are welcome. A range of family rooms and houses are available.

Likoma Island, Lake Malawi, Malawi
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