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Aqua Africa

Oilcom Road | Next to the Ilala Harbour, Nkhata Bay, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Aqua Africa for 3 nights and would highly recommend it here. It's a good location by the ferry port with its own beach. The staff, food and rooms were really good and James the manager is star, helping us with many requests and good advice. Really nice chilled out place to stay in Nkhata Bay.

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Thank Russ G
Blantyre, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

we stayed at Aqua Africa for a week of diving. What a lovely time we had. The diving was so worth the trip, Holly our dive Instructor is just awesome and goes out of her way for everyone. James, the man in charge, was a wonderful host and gentleman, made us feel at home and comfortable and makes a damn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss James' bbq - best salads and fish :) Haven't stayed there, but do enjoy the swimming and then a bbq afterwards with a G&T and fab views over the bay & lake. They also do lovely chocolate cake and (fresh) mint tea. Drinks are more expensive than elsewhere in town, but the views and cool breeze make up... More 

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Ashurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I've visited Aqua a few times and it remains one of the best places to stay and socialise in Nkata Bay, and Malawi. The management are attentive and helpful. The staff are well equipped and friendly. Their menu is good and their bar well stocked. James - the manager - cooks a mean barbecue and is very helpful from initial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

James is the nicest host you can imagine! Prepared a delicious braai (ask for it!) and helped us out by getting us to Mzuzu to pay. Diving was great too, different to coral reefs, but absolutely worth it! Professional DM and gear for a good price!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

James the manager did a wonderful job at helping us get sorted and organised. Rooms were okay not brilliant but comfortable and clean, staff were helpful and friendly. If you have a problem, whatever it is, ask and they will try to resolve it, even if it has nothing to do with the hotel.

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Wakatobi Island, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stopped here after arriving from the Chambo ferry for a bite to eat. They have a beautiful view across the lake where you can sit and have some food or drinks. Food was good - my partner went for a noodle dish and I had one of their wraps. Tasty and I especially liked the beetroot in the salad....some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Perfect for the 2 stopover nights we spent at Nkhata Bay before taking the ferry to Likoma/Chizimulu and then north to Ruwarwe. Beautiful clean rooms. Friendly owners who couldn't do enough to help us. Excellent night staff who saved our room for us even though we arrived at 1.30am. Only a 2 min. walk to the ferry terminal and close... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Having visited Nkhata Bay quite a lot in the past couple of years I have always found Aqua Africa to be an amazing place to visit and of course to dive. The night dive is something I have never experienced before and would strongly suggest to anyone interested in diving. Great view and tasty food makes this a great spot.

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed for two nights in early December 2014. The accommodations were basic but clean and had the necessities. There were two levels of rooms - standard for 35/nt and deluxe for 80/nt and we chose to go the cheaper route for the weekend. It was rather hot when we visited and might have chosen the nicer... More 

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