Makokola Retreat

Makokola Retreat: Information from the owner

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Type Hotel
Last updated 23-Apr-2014

Main description of Makokola Retreat

Welcome to The Makokola Retreat. Brilliantly green gardens reveal spacious beach villas perched along the Southern lake shores. We provide gracious service in an unmatched experience in Malawi. This showpiece property captures the essence of African design, culture and tradition. Fill every moment with a sense of natural connection and wonderful retreat. Dining at the Retreat is an eclectic experience. Guests can savour fine Mediterranean cuisine, celebrate the tastes of Malawi or feast on Italian specialties in our casual restaurant and bar The Makokola Retreat redefines the spa experience, providing total escapism that paradoxically encourages healing to arise from deep within the self. The Lake Spa nurturing and personal care ensure a renewing experience that honors ancient traditions, while commemorating African nature. Superbly rewarding leisure time … Spa escapes, golfing, active pursuits from waterskiing to sailing, walking to a local village to reading a book – whether your vacation dream is action packed or more relaxed, The Makokola Retreat includes temptations for any interest, all year-round.

Makokola Retreat: Facilities

Property facilities Spa
Room facilities Clothes Press, Disabled Rooms, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Internet, Lounge Area, Safe, Satellite Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttles, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Laundry Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Bowls, Canoeing, Fine Dining, Garden Tours, Golf, Jet Skis, Kayaking, Massages, Para Sailing, Sailing, Snorkeling, Squash Court, Tennis Court, Walks, Water Skiing, Animal Encounters, Beach, Boat Cruises, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Hiking, Historical Tours, Kayaking / Paddling, Marine Adventures, Museums, River Cruises, Safaris, Scuba Diving, Windsurfing

Room types at Makokola Retreat

Beach / Family Rooms

Beach / Family Rooms

The Makokola has 26 well appointed Beach rooms, 11 family rooms, 13 twin rooms and 2 double rooms. They are furnished in an African contemporary style and are just steps away from the lake. These rooms have the following features: • Lakefront location and views • King size bed with oversize mosquito net or • Two single beds with oversize mosquito net • Malawian cotton, locally embroided bed linen • Bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, double vanities • Tea/coffee making facilities • Fan system • Private terrace with relaxing sun chairs • Maximum occupancy 4 people including children in family rooms and 2 people in twin/ double rooms. Sharing per person $203 Single $264 3rd or more adults sharing $153 Children 2 to 12 years $102 Pilot/Guide $108

Executive (Chief) Villa

Executive (Chief) Villa

The Makokola Retreat has one Executive Beach Villa, furnished in an African contemporary style and just a breath away from the beach. This 2 bedroom en-suite villa is located at the eastern end of the property and is screened by natural indigenous vegetation to ensure maximum privacy. It is perfect for families or a couple requiring a more intimate space. The Executive Villa has the following features: • Master bedroom with king size bed and oversize mosquito net. En-suite bathroom with shower, double vanity and an over sized bathtub. • Second bedroom with two single beds and oversize mosquito net. En-suite bathroom with shower and single vanity • Malawian cotton, locally embroided bed linens • Mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities • Fan system • Stylish separate sitting room, inviting and comfortable • Large beachfront garden with sun beds offering wonderful views of the lake and sunset. • Maximum occupancy 4 people including children. Sharing per person $262 Single $323 3rd or more adults sharing $193 Children 2 to 12 years $147

Garden Rooms

Garden Rooms

The Makokola has 12 Garden rooms, 6 family rooms and 6 twin rooms all walking distance from the Lake. They are furnished in an African contemporary style, surrounded by the tranquility of lush gardens and the relaxing nearby Lake Spa. The Garden rooms have the following facilities: • Full garden views • Two single beds with oversize mosquito net and four bunk beds • Malawian cotton, locally embroided bed linen • One bathroom with shower with single vanity • Tea/coffee making facilities • Fan system • Private terrace with relaxing sun chairs • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 4 children.

Lake Villa

Lake Villa

The property offers 9 spacious Lake Villas. They are furnished in an African contemporary style nestled in stunning gardens with a full lake view. Each has the following features: • Lakefront location and views • Hand-carved king size bed with oversize mosquito net • Bathroom with separate shower and bathtub with double vanities • Comfortable separate sitting area • Malawian cotton, locally embroided bed linens • Tea/coffee making facilities • Fan system • Private veranda with comfortable sun chairs • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children. Sharing per person $226 Single $294 Children 2 to 12 years $113