We spent two nights on Domwe with our three teenagers. The management/reservations were very helpful, responsive and professional. The island is lovely and the island staff do strive to be helpful. We swam for hours, read books, played bao and watched the fishermen go to work at sundown.
Here is the "criticism" - take it with a grain of salt. Domwe is very rustic which is great, but the cost is disproportionate. It is self-catering and while the staff do handle cleaning and general housekeeping, as a family we paid $250 per night to sleep on thin foam pad beds in worn tents and prepare our own meals with our own groceries. On top of that, you have to pay for the boat ride out to the island. The "honor" bar- US$2 for a single shot of Malawi Gin? Use the kayak? That's another US$25. I loved the place and the people. I just felt overcharged. Certainly not the fault of the staff who took care of us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unleash your inner islander! Island paradise as it is meant to be - deserted and wild with ancient forest and crystal-clear waters teeming with tropical fish. Kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and exploring on foot fill the days; while a cold drink and quality hammock-time in the sunset-facing camp add a dash of style to the nights. Self-catered and self-guided, a visit to Domwe Island is ideal for active people who prefer doing their own thing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Domwe Island Adventure Camp Malawi/Cape Maclear