As a backdrop to any wedding Likoma Island is difficult to surpass, whether it is the natural beauty of the island or the gentleness of the local community. Kaya Mawa can arrange all your wedding requirements to make it as special as it should be.
As a backdrop to any wedding Likoma Island is difficult to surpass, whether it is the natural beauty of the island or the gentleness of the local community. Kaya Mawa can arrange all your wedding requirements to make it as special as it should be. Likoma Island is essentially Anglican but almost every religion is represented in some form or fashion.
The Night Before
If we have the space and the bride and groom are feeling traditional we will offer a second room for the groom the night before. Alternatively the men can be sent off to Mango Drift the evening before for a quiet drink whilst the bride can enjoy her last night of peace at Kaya Mawa. If the plan is for the wedding party to stay together then perhaps an informal barbeque on the beach.
The Wedding Day
Wake up, go for a snorkel, breakfast followed by some waterskiing and relaxing for the morning.
St Marks Church
On the Beach?
However if you spot somewhere else you would rather tie the knot then let us know and we can probably arrange it. We can do the whole show for you, from the choir to the pastor, petals strewn on the beach or a boat covered in bougainvillea as the bride arrives.
At Kaya Mawa we can accommodate up to 29 guests, we also have a four bed villa a 15 minute walk away, or 5 minute boat ride which can accommodate a further 8, 10 at a squeeze. And then for the overflow there is Mango Drift our backpackers a 10 minute boat trip away or 25 minute walk where we have rooms fro a further 20 and ample ‘tent’ space.
If we have enough notice, and remember we are an island in Malawi, we will do our best to meet every request to make the day perfect.
It must be noted that while we can organise a wedding that is entirely legal according to the laws of Malawi it will be the responsibility of the wedded to check that the ceremony is legally binding in their country of residence.