Ulisa Bay Lodge- New Affordable Luxury for Malawi's Likoma Island
(TRAVPR.COM) UK - May 29th, 2012 -cSituated on the West Side of Malawi’s Likoma island, with spectacular sunsets and an ever changing sandy beach, Ulisa Bay Lodge is now open. With just 2 Deluxe Ensuite Chalets, 2 Standard Chalets and a campsite guests are guaranteed personal service. Deluxe Chalets are spacious with a double and a single bed and space for an extra bed if required, they havemains electricity and are fully furnished each with its own en suite bathroom, hot shower and secure safe.
Standard Chalets have either a double bed or 2 single beds and share an outside washroom with a hot shower. All Chalets have large verandas overlooking the lake, solar powered backup lighting and airymosquito nets. The bar and restaurant have a wooden deck open on three sides to catch the breezes off the lake, and experienced chefs are making maximum use of the local resources of the island- particularly fresh fish!
The bar is well stocked with beers, ciders, soft drinks, fruit juice, spirits and fine wines. Both Airtel & Tnm mobile networks are widely available on Likoma- Internet connection is easy with adongle. The lodge is built on the edge of Ulisa, a busy fishing village, so guests can relax at the lodge, meet the islanders at the bar, see the fishing boats going with their bright lights to fish at night, and wander through the village. There are tracks & footpaths throughout the island with wonderful views over the lake.
It is very safe to walk anywhere on Likoma, even at night and even alone. Lodge staff will be happy to escort you on walks to view Likoma’s many attractions including the enormous brick & stone Cathedral built on a rocky hillside over 100 years ago by the English Missionaries, and still filled with over 500 people and 3 choirs every Sunday. The easy and affordable way to have an adventure on the lake and stay on Likoma Island is to drive or take public transport to Nkhotakota Pottery & Lodge on either Thursday or Friday and let Ulisa Bay Lodge do the rest. Spend 1 or 2 nights at Nkhotakota Pottery Lodge.
Early on Saturday morning they will take you to travel 1st Class (including meals) on the famous Ilala Ferry from Nkhotakota Jetty. This 620 tonne boat has been transporting people and their possessions along Lake Malawi for over 60 years and offers a wonderful experience of life on the Lake. You’ll stop briefly at Mozambique on the way to Likoma Island. On arrival you’ll be met on the ship and taken to Ulisa Bay Lodge for 3 days of island luxury in Deluxe Lake Shore Chalets. On Tuesday morning you’ll be escorted to the Ilala and you arrive at Nkhotakota Pottery Lodge late in the evening. All Inclusive Sharing Rates per person.
Full Board Accommodation at Nkhotakota Pottery Lodge & Ulisa Bay Lodge, transfers from lodges to ship, 1st Class Ilala fares and meals on board ship. 5 nights $295 (single supplement $45); 7 nights $395 (single supplement $60). Cabin Class on Ilala $100 extra. Children with an adult:- 12 – 15yrs 30% discount; 2 – 11yrs 50% discount; under 2yrs no charge.
Estimated SPECIAL OPENING RATES - May & June in US $ per person per night sharing Standard Chalets - Full Board $39 (single supplement $10) Deluxe Chalets - Full Board $45 (single supplement $15) Estimated Normal Rates in US $ per person per night sharing (From July 2012) Standard Chalets B&B $33; Full Board $52 (single supplement $10) Deluxe Chalets B&B $42; Full Board $61 (single supplement $20)
Children with an adult:- 12 – 15yrs 30% discount; 2 – 11yrs 50% discount; under 2yrs no charge.