Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

Kaya Mawa is partnered with Likoma Island Divers, a recognised PADI Resort. We have two in-house dive instructors who can cater for any skill levels and teach a full range of PADI courses, ensuring everybody can enjoy an underwater adventure during your stay.

Likoma Island, surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Malawi, is widely regarded as having the best diving on the Lake, both in terms of the diversity of fish species and their sheer abundance.



Kaya Mawa offers three Lasers and one Laser 2 for our guests to enjoy, either sailing solo or with our instructor.


Kayaking and paddle boarding

You will find Kayaks and paddle boards dotted around the beach for your enjoyment, so why not grab one and go on your own little adventure.


Kite surfing

Kaya Mawa has the only kite surfing centre on Lake Malawi as far as we know. With all new Cabrinha equipment available to rent for those experienced boarders and an instructor who can run beginner courses. Kitting is seasonal so be sure to contact us to get the latest wind updates.


Explore the island - Walking

With an island as friendly as Likoma no guides are necessary, but are on hand should you wish. Wonder off and see where the road takes you, to the cathedral and the market, or the textiles workshop or one of the many community projects. It really couldn't be much easier and safer.


Waterskiing and wakeboarding

With skis that fit ages 5+ and a trained instructor on hand to give handy tips and pointers to ensure you will be on your feet (or knees) in no time.

Mountain biking

Fancy a bit of off road cycling? Then we have mountain bikes for all ages.

Quad biking

A much more leisurely way to take the island in is by quad bike, led by a guide you will be shown all the sights of Likoma without working up a sweat.


Fancy going to see some local football where the atmosphere is buzzing? Talk to one of our managers to find out when a game is on.


Our boatmen were all fishermen in their past lives so know all the best spots to catch. Here at Kaya Mawa we promote a catch and release policy to ensure the populations keep growing.


Relax on the beach

The beach at Kaya Mawa offers our guests plenty of activities. From kayaking to sailing or just sitting on our sun lounges dotted around the beach you can find anyway to relax. Crystal clear and still in the mornings is a perfect opportunity to go snorkeling or water ski on the glassy water. On Kaya Mawa’s beach you can find the bar and restaurant where you have lunch and dine in the evenings.


Relax in our spa

An expert in cosmetic aromatherapy, DECLÉOR allows you to be in harmony with yourself and your environment, revealing the natural expression of your beauty and giving you radiant skin.Our vision of beauty is inseparable from our vision of the world, where balance is respected and natural qualities are able to flourish.


Indulge at- the bar

The bar and restaurant are at the east end of our beach where it meets the rocky knoll. Split into a multi level deck the area offers seating at the bar, around coffee tables or a lounging area on comfy sofas.The bar offers fantastic sunset views and all the way to the south of the lake just meters from the water.


Indulge at the restaurant

Our Award Nominated kitchen here at Kaya Mawa prides itself on serving fresh, healthy and innovative dishes using local organic produce, hand picked herbs from our garden and well sourced meats and fresh lake fish.Indulge at breakfast time with a classic Eggs Benedict or keep it light with fresh fruit salad and toasted muesli. .Enjoy a lazy lunch of homemade bread and dips followed by the kitchen teams creation of the day.