Livingstonia Beach: Our full report
A two-hour drive from Lilongwe, the Livingstonia Beach Hotel (part of Le Meridien Group) has 32 colonial-style rooms set in tropical gardens, alongside a beautiful beach. The rooms are spacious with en-suite facilities and fans, although the décor is a bit dated. Meals are taken either in the formal dining room or outside on the terrace under the trees.
Despite the quiet atmosphere, there is a lot to do here - there's a large swimming pool, a tennis court, boat and snorkelling trips, plus, more unusually, a trip to Stewart Grant's fascinating tropical fish farm.
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Health & safety
Malarial area: Yes
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge