Malonda Lodge is run by a team of over twenty talented men and
women: Cooks, gardeners, waiters, house-keepers, managers, everyone
working together every day of the week to make your visit a truly
unique experience. Like many things in this world, it all began
with a dream.
Over 15 years ago, Grace discovered a unique piece of land close to Pointe-Noire:
A true Paradise facing the ocean, the sunsets, with an amazing nature.
Yet it was absolutely wild: No water, no power, very few resources
nearby, a rough road. There were many hurdles to the creation of
Following her vision and her amazing will, everything was built
from ground up: The actual bricks that make the walls, the hand-carved
designed doors and cabinets, lamps, chairs and tables, the 100 feet
master piece swimming pool, the restaurant, the bar, the 27 bungalows
and soon, "L'Etoile", a two-story high structure in the shape of
a star-fish to offer a conference room, a lounge piano bar, boutiques
and additional hotel services.
Each structure was designed in the shape of a sea living creature,
a shellfish, fish or plant: The cocktail bar as a shell, the restaurant
as a large tortoise, the bungalows as small tortoises, the swimming
pool as a sea weed, the pool bar as a crab, the reception as a star-fish.
A few years ago, her husband Gérard joined her in this exciting
Malonda Lodge, now a luxury retreat destination and luscious dining
hangout creates unforgetable memories to many locals and travelers.