With it’s almost supernatural vibe, there is nowhere else on earth quite like Kaya Mawa. Hidden away on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, at Kaya Mawa you will be transported into a world of simple pleasures. Embraced by the warmth and hospitality of the enchanting Malawian staff you will enjoy timeless luxury and only the best of modern conveniences. “Kaya Mawa” translates as “Maybe Tomorrow”… the Likoma Island version of mañana… without the urgency.

Each of Kaya’s eleven rooms, and private villa, is unique and offers something very special. Serene and secret decks for sunbathing or romantic dinners; secluded lakeside chalets with private lounges. You may find yourself showering under the stars, taking a midnight dip in your private pool or simply walking hand-in-hand after moonlit supper on the beach.

If all the relaxation is too much, your days can be filled with everything from stand-up-paddle boarding, kayaking, kitesurfing, waterskiing, sailing and quad-biking; plus a full PADI dive school. And as the sun goes down on another perfect day enjoy a massage at the spa, nestled in the rocks on the lake, and have the last of your cares soothed away as you wonder to yourself “Shouldn’t I be leaving?…maybe tomorrow”


Property Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Activity Desk
  • Bar
  • Eco Friendly
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Laundry Service (Available)
  • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Room Facilities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Bath
  • Detached
  • Private Bathroom
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
  • Lounge Area
  • Mosquito Nets

  • Outside Shower
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Shower
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Veranda
  • Available Services
  • Airport Shuttle (Complimentary)
  • Babysitting Service
  • Credit Card
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Room Service
  • Travel Desk

Activities on Site

  • Beach Drop Off
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine Dining
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Surfing

Activities Nearby

  • Animal Encounters
  • Big 5
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Marine Adventures
  • Safaris
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Tours
  • Massages
  • Quad Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Walks (Self Guided)
  • Water Skiing

Room Types


Khuyu is the perfect place for those who wish to just relax and enjoy the lake. With direct beach and lake access, Khuyu also has the perfect deck for sunbathing and sundowners. The spacious bedroom with a shower and bath gives you all the comfort you need while staying at Kaya Mawa. The first chalet on the beach, closest to the bar and restaurant, makes Khuyu ideally suited for the less agile. Khuyu is a Standard Room.


A favourite to many, nestled right on the edge of the lake, Msekwa is a picturesque chalet. Enter through an arched doorway, making your way down the steps passing the outdoor bath and shower, you arrive to your private deck. The outdoor living area leads you to a wooden walkway, giving direct access to the lake. Jump and snorkel right into the crystal-clear waters and watch the abundance of fish that the lake has to offer. Msekwa is a Standard Room.


The second chalet from the beach, Mbungu is built higher up in the rocks giving you stunning views across the lake to the neighbouring island Chizimulu and the Kaya Mawa beach. A secluded chalet with an outdoor living area perfect for sundowners. Follow the stone stairway to the private deck with access straight into the lake. Mbungu is a Standard Room.


Ngani is set on the second beach, set into the rocks with views of the Mozambique coastline. A private hideaway, with a large deck, outdoor seating and enormous plunge pool leading into the lake. The small rocky island in front of the chalet bursts with birdlife throughout the year. Ngani is a Premium Room.


A room that becomes a quick favourite to whoever stays. Nhkwazi gives you plenty of space both in and outdoors. Beautifully designed with wooden decked floors, impressive outdoor bathroom, stunning views across the lake and stunning infinity pool. You will never want to leave. Nkhwazi is a Premium Room.


04 Jan – 31 Mar 2021CLOSED
01 Apr – 30 Jun 2021Fully InclusiveUS$ 325
01 Jul – 30 Sep 2021Fully InclusiveUS$ 495
01 Oct – 31 Oct 2021CLOSED
01 Nov 2021 – 04 Jan 2022Fully InclusiveUS$ 325

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:


• Fully inclusive of all meals, non-premium drinks, laundry and limited Wi-Fi available in certain areas.
• Equipment for snorkeling, paddling, sailing, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, walking and biking on the island.
• Please refer to our detailed “inclusions and exclusions” document for further details.
• A tour of the community textiles workshop “Katundu”.


• All premium brand drinks.
• Scuba diving, kite surfing, spa therapies and all motorized activities.
• All flights.
• All curios, gratuities and telephone calls.