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Malawi Pumulani Pool Sunset Hero

LOCATION

In the south of Lake Malawi, on the western side of the Nankumba Peninsula, Pumulani is a cluster of ten spacious villas set into the verdant lakeshore. The luxurious rooms are chic and South African in flavor, with wicker armchairs, double monsoon showers, and decadently deep baths. There’s also a private deck with panoramic lake views from which you can envy the pied kingfishers diving into the clear water.

The resort is in tiers, with a pathway leading down from the villas to a communal infinity pool, and a final set of stairs taking you to a lakeside beach and a well-placed bar. If that seems like too much walk, the staff can be summoned in a golf buggy to take you where you need to go. At night the excellent restaurant is lit with candles and offers lovely views of the lake.

WHAT MAKES THIS HOTEL UNIQUE?

It’s something of a hidden gem, and with only ten villas available means that it never feels crowded. Adding to that are all the available activities drawing Pumulani’s clientele to experience the best that Lake Malawi offers, from scuba diving, snorkeling, or cruising this immense lake on the resort’s elegant dhow. Cultural immersions in the local village and nature walks in the gorgeous African countryside can also be swiftly arranged.