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Butiama Beach

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Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't have picked a better spot of our honeymoon. We went in January, which proved to be hot and humid with a constant breeze (day and night) that was cooling and not a nuisance at all. The chalet was clean and tidy (with a safe to lock up your valuables, although it's not necessary - we left our things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The hotel is ideally situated, close to where you see the whale sharks, so it is a very short boat ride to go see them. The sea water in front of the hotel wasn't the cleanest water, but I assumed it was due to the time of the year, and the whale sharks being around - they eat the plankton... More 

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had (after 2010) another perfect stay at the Butiama Beach this October - thanks to Maura & Moize (and, yes, the whale sharks, the snorkelling - and the delicious food). We were two families with three kids between 9 and 13. We will come again for sure. In short: If you travel to Tanzania, don't miss this wonderful place.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stayed at Butiama Beach hotel in November for the Whale shark watching at the end of November. Upon check in we were asked for our food allergies or preferences and given a tour of the resort by Maura. The rooms are spacious and well thought out - the lounge area in the front with a hammock, table and chairs... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Pros: amazing grounds; lovely bar area; fantastic pool; great excursions; fabulous food; friendly staff; close attention to aesthetic details. The Cons: rooms were extremely hot, with insufficient fans; no wifi except at reception area; service was often slow; not a great swimming beach. We had a lovely stay at Butiama, but might bring some extra fans with us next... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My wife and I spent our last night on Mafia Island at Butiama beach resort. We stayed in a luxurious bungalow that was both beautiful and clean. The staff closed the doors sprayed the room for mosquitoes and closed the mosquito nets around the bed while we were enjoying out spectacular four course included dinner. The highlight of our trip... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Moez, Maura & team really go out of their way to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable. Great setting, situated right on the beach in thatched bungalows under palms. Lovely big pool for children and adults alike. Great excursions, especially snorkel and picnic tours to remote islands. Whale shark trips are very special.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Maura and her team are excellent hosts . They would do anything to make you feel welcome . We spent six nights here , and yes we did see the whale sharks . Not the first two outings but on the third , they are magnificent. Our bungalow number one was beautifully furnished , spacious and a large veranda with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Good but we changed after 2 days. On the good side the service is great but does not smile to much. The manager Maura is very nice and helpful. The swimming pool is large and clean. The food is really good and the hotel well maintained. We rated 3 because of 2 severe cons. First the beach is located a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The is a lovely, casual, relaxed, barefoot hotel right on the beach. We loved it. There are lovely thatched cottages, set amongst well tended pretty gardens and palms and there is a super pool too. The food is great and the plentiful staff are very friendly and helpful. We found it to be the perfect location to see whale sharks... More 

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