The houses are located on the south-western tip of Likoma island in the middle of Lake Malawi, close to Mozambique. The island is covered with mango trees and ancient boababs and encircled by glorious sandy beaches and rocky coves. The stone and teak-framed thatched accommodation include two family houses and a private villa, ideal for honeymooners at the bottom of the rocky knoll with private decks and direct lake access. There are three standard rooms with en suite bathrooms a the bottom of a rocky knoll with private decks and direct lake access. There are also four premium with bathrooms en suite offering incredible lake views from sleeping areas, private decks and dining areas. Either a private island, perched high up on a rocky knoll with a private pool or secluded around the side of the bay. There are two family houses at the back of the main beach under the shade of a baobab or mango tree. Both family houses have a double and a twin/triple room, an interconnecting bathroom and outside chill areas. Each cottage faces the lake with a large handcrafted bed with a private terrace.
Restaurant is set to one side of the bar and is used for buffet breakfasts and lunches. There are many unique areas where dinners are served on a beach; deck; platform or on the gazebo. An eclectic mix of simple and delicious international cuisine can be enjoyed at your own private surprise table. The bar & restaurant are split into a multilevel deck and offers seating at the bar or comfy sofas. The bar, just metres from the water, offers fantastic sunset views all the way to the south of the lake and walking or biking around the island is a must. The local population is legendary both for its friendliness and thus a simple unescorted stroll around the island perhaps with a few cold drinks and snacks is a wonderful experience where one can stop off to swim en route, engage the locals in conversation and visit the cathedral, local school and the lively market nearby.
To visit Likoma Island is to step back in time. Likoma Island remains almost untouched since its discovery by Scottish Missionaries at the end of the nineteenth century. The island measures just 17 sq km with dirt roads and a few vehicles, the local people survive largely by fishing and rice and cassava farming. The island has hundredsof huge baobab trees and a number of glorious sandy beaches and rocky coves. There are no hippos and the hotel tests regularly for bilharzia and results have proven clear every time.
Malawi is a malaria region and guests are advised to consult their doctor regarding suitable malaria prophylactics. Visa are not required if traveling on UK, USA and most European passports.