Kaya Mawa is one of the most charming places to stay in Malawi and it offers all the plus comforts of a five-star resort: a secluded location on the tiny Likoma Island, dreamy food, pristine beaches, water activities galore, and luxury accommodation in 11 individually crafted units. The rooms were designed in partnership with Katundu Textiles, a workshop set up on the island to empower single mothers, with all the workforce coming from the neighboring villages and have been trained on site. The resort is visible on site: “a unique stunning lodge with a feeling of contemporary rustic whilst ultimately chic.”
The resort was voted by Conde Nast as one of the most romantic places in the world, and it also features two rustic family beach chalets, two pool houses decked out in stone, and a couple of private villas, all decorated with locally handmade furnishings. The spa follows a philosophy where balance is respected and natural qualities are able to flourish, so expect nothing but pure relaxation when visiting. Activities are numerous and vary from kayaking and water skiing to mountain biking and cultural tours.