Malawi's paradise

Sun & Sand Holiday Resort

Sun & Sand Holiday Resort lies on a 22-acre site on the southern shores of Lake Malawi, some 24 kilometres between Mangochi Township and Cape Maclear. The resort boasts 57 rooms and ten family chalets. Two hundred and forty beds are available in single, double and triple-bed chalets, bungalows and rondavel units. All rooms have en-suite facilities, the larger units have two bedrooms and, in many cases, there are lounges and kitchens for those who wish to self-cater. Guests who do not like to depart from their usual dishes will enjoy a stay in the family chalets where the Sun & Sand provides self-contained abodes complete with cookers, fridges and other home fittings and appliances.

Sun & Sand has a 250-capacity conference hall with all the latest high-tech facilities, as well as rooms to hold small-scale conferences. There are six VIP rooms where the hotel can pamper its guests with comfort and extras like cable TV, fully stocked fridges, plush carpets and air-conditioning. Cable TV channels like CNN and M-Net are beamed from the reception and the main bar for guests staying in the other rooms.

Sun & Sand has excellent tree cover, something which comes in handy on a hot day. One can sit on the sand by the lake under the breezy shade of a natural tree - not in the artificial shade of an umbrella.

The La Mirage à la carte restaurant and adjoining Bellevue cocktail bar cater for discerning tastes. There is an Olympic-size swimming pool with a twin pool for juniors, while other outdoor recreation will be available in the near future in the form of sailboats, lake cruises, tennis and squash. Evening entertainment will come from satellite television, a video lounge and a dance hall. Specially invited traditional dancers usually grace the resort.

For more information, contact Sun & Sand Holiday Resort, PO Box 333, Mangochi, Malawi. Tel: 00265 641806 Fax: 00265 644202