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Kaya Mawa

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We couldn't have dreamt of a better place to end our holidays, Kaya Mawa offered us an amazing two nights. It is impossible to describe how beautiful everything is, rooms, common areas, beach beds... The place is stunning and the team is amazing, Michelle is a wonderful host, Rich an amazing cook (seriously, this chocolate fondant and the halloumi salad...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in november with my sister omg paradise_ heaven on earth. Staff couldnt do enough for us. Accomodation excellent. Spent a week chilling and playing with keara the beautiful lab. Waking up to the sound of birds and the local children laughing was so nice. Best holiday ever ( husband so jealous he never got invited as it was quality...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 16 November 2016

great location on a beautiful authentic Island full with baobabtrees and villages. Sunsets, great food, a general relaxed feeling, no timings, just go with the flow. Only a pity , sometimes many mosquitos and lake flies, but thats living by a lake.

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2Thank Isabelle S
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The resort is on a beautiful bay on LIkoma island right in the lovely lake Malawi . The rooms are rustic making us of many recycle items ,but wonderful. The food is marvellous with dinner on the beach every night . The setting feels like a Greek Island but you are on a lake in Africa! The staff are friendly...

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Buckinghamshire
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Malawi was our first stop on this trip, we were in need of some R & R with glorious sunshine and a heavenly location. That is exactly what we got at Kaya Mawa! We were warmly greeted by Michelle after our long haul trip, we arrived by light aircraft from Lilongwe at "Likoma Internatational " then jumped on to a...

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Paphos, Cyprus
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We returned back to UK today and can't believe that less than 48 hours ago we were in paradise! The flight by light aircraft through from Mfuwe in Zambia was the start of our adventure and thanks to Ulendo Airlink who were so professional and their ground staff in Lilongwe were great. Arriving at Kaya Mawa Michelle immediately made us...

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Leominster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights as part of a competition with with National Geographic Traveller Magazine. And wow, what a stay it was! Cannot fault anything about this place. They pay enormous attention to detail in every aspect. Arrived by Cesna onto the small airstrip which was a great experience in itself and met by a lovely driver and iced...

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2Thank Kate M
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for 4 nights after our wedding to chill-out, then kick off the rest of our honeymoon - it was perfect. The location and cottages are beautiful. They are rustic but hugely romantic, and you feel very connected with the surroundings. The food is absolutely fantastic. The chef makes food that is very delicate but bursting with flavours...

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3Thank Rob P
Brecon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a lovely place! It's lovely that there's only a handful of rooms so you hardly bump into the other guests. The setting is amazing and the accommodation fabulous! We stayed the first 2 nights in Ndani which was away from the others slightly and we thought this place was amazing with its own little pool but then Michelle...

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Shaftesbury
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We arrived on a boat having sailed up the lake and spent a few days relaxing, walking, snorkelling and diving at Kaya Mawa. Michelle is the most wonderful manager - nothing is too much trouble and the staff are all beautifully trained so you never have to ask for anything. It appears before you realised you needed it and all...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Kaya Mawa

Address: P.O. Box 79, Likoma Island, Malawi
Region: Malawi > Northern Region > Likoma Island
Price Range: $980 - $1,157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kaya Mawa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“All rooms are totally different, difficult to recommend one”
IsabelleS142, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are individual in size, views and décor, but all look delightful”
nette08, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each room is individually designed so check their website out to ensure you get what suits you best. Nkwhazi was our room and fabulous.”
Tenaj01, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All gorgeous”
EmmaHedges, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Each room is a separate building. Check them on the website first as some have lots of steps”
Jasperpoo, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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