Although each has a unique footprint, the bungalows share the same simple yet chic décor and the same facilities - a large double bedroom with a four-poster wrapped in mosquito netting, a big ensuite with a shower, and a living room with two large sofas. Multiple windows and doors open onto wraparound verandas, and black-and-white photographs of local life set the scene (we loved the portrait of a wizened old fisherman in Kahumba’s bathroom).
The bungalows sit either side of a private strip of grass (to the back lies housekeeper Puncha’s home), meaning they're independent yet close enough for groups who want to take both. Kotamba is a renovated fisherman’s house and the quirkiest of the three. It enjoys the longest stretch of beachfront, with views of the whole bay; its kitchen is the largest, and its pergola (shaded by dried coconut leaves) is primed for outdoor dining. Kahumba was built from the ruins of an old house and features a lovely open-air shower, plus a guest bathroom and an alfresco table under its namesake tree; its living area is the most spacious. Kumbuk, renovated and completed in 2016, is the newest of the three and has a second twin bedded bedroom as well as the double bedroom with its large en suite bathroom also accessible from the living room.
PHOTOS OF KOTAMBA
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