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The Makokola Retreat

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The Makokola Retreat. Brilliantly green gardens reveal spacious beach villas and rooms perched along the shores of Southern Lake Malawi. We provide gracious service in an unmatched experience in Malawi. This showpiece property captures the essence of African design, culture and tradition. While staying with us, fill every moment with a sense of natural connection in our wonderful retreat.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Golf course
Squash
Tennis court
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Lilongwe Intl Airport157 kmSee all flights
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Romano P wrote a review Apr 2019
Tonbridge, United Kingdom36 contributions5 helpful votes
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This is one of the top resorts on Lake Malawi. We spent a night of our honeymoon in the sunset villa and it was truly one of the best stays of our lives. The room was modern, furnished and equipped to the highest standards that we have seen anywhere in the world. The staff and service were amazing, bringing us drinks directly to our private villa pool and setting up a private dining area for us on the beach in the evening. This brings me to the food which was really great and up there with the standard you would expect from a luxury resort with a selection of fine wines to boot. We spent a good deal of time at the bar and can really recommend the cocktails made by the chaps at the pool bar. They also make amazing pizzas, some of the best I've had outside of Italy.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Phil R wrote a review Dec 2018
Sainte Marie, Reunion Island3 contributions1 helpful vote
I return to club Makokola on a regular basis as it is a one stop retreat suitable for sporting, family, meeting up with friends and just plain relaxing in a calm authentic environnment. I cannot recomend it enough especially if you are a plane lover as they have their own international airport so if you like plane spotting....
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Date of stay: December 2018
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MNescaped wrote a review Dec 2018
Prior Lake, Minnesota129 contributions40 helpful votes
After spending time off the grid at Mvuu and Zomba Forest Lodge, it was quite a change to be pampered here with just about any 5 star resort offering. I spent a whole day relaxing in the infinity pool and watching the local fishermen coming and going. The a la carte pizza is excellent if you arrive hungry in between meals. I was told the gelato here was exceptional, but I never saw it offered. One day they had a grill going and served fish besides the normal fare. You should try the fish - it is very good. We stayed in the newer suites and found them totally beyond expectations. The staff all take pride in their work and are willing to help you when needed.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Tonya Smithyman wrote a review Dec 2018
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The resort is not far from the main road and is accessed by a tar road. The rooms are big and all amenities are taken care of. The wide spread of food is world class, especially the homemade breads, pizzas and gelato ice cream, which are even better than the real deal I've had in verona and Rome, Italy, itself!! The resort is set out in a massive, gorgeous, lush garden with a large family friendly pool at the centre of it, right on the beach. And the staff of friendly and helpful taking care of your every need.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Stefanovatteroni wrote a review Dec 2018
Marina di Massa, Italy4 contributions
Ideal lake Malawi experience- The buildings compliment the landscape and the lake. Stunning interiors - comfortable and original - overall spaciousness and simply luxurious . Could stay there for ever....
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Date of stay: December 2018
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ALSO KNOWN AS
the makokola retreat hotel mangochi
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Club Makokola
LOCATION
MalawiSouthern RegionMangochi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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