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Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
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Butiama Beach
Ranked #1 of 6 Mafia Island B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can highly recommend this resort! We stayed over New Years for 5 nights. The staff and management are very professional and they really aim to please. They went out of their way to meet and exceed our needs and expectations every day and night. The food was excellent and local seafood was consistently on the menu. They took care... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We have just returned from a very special holiday at Butiama Beach on Mafia Island feeling totally relaxed. Butiama is a beautiful lodge run by owners Maura and Moez who have certainly got the recipe right. The lodge has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere, but the attention to detail in the rooms, the service you receive from the ever smiling and... More 

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Mtubatuba, South Africa
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136 reviews 136 reviews
24 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Moez and Maura are great hosts. The lodge has a beautiful setting , the food was excellent and great service from the staff ( Alis cocktails !! ) what makes Mafia unique ? its quiet and relaxing and amazingly untouched. There are loads of activities , from snorkelling to lunch on tidal sandbars to fishing and scuba diving. Butiama really... More 

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Morcott, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

First things first, and we want to be fully clear here. There is one massive, unaddressed problem with Butiama Beach. We are surprised it has not been mentioned on here before, since it must be obvious to anyone and which is truly upsetting and depressing at the same time. That issue is... the moment you realize that you have to... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We wanted a special island holiday to celebrate a 50th birthday and we got..... MUCH MUCH more! The location was breathtaking, the service fantastic, the food absolutely wonderful. Moez and Maura have a winning team and establishment to be very proud of. We snorkeled with the whale sharks, we had a lovely picnic (white snapper cooked on a fire!) with... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We spent 5 unforgettable days at Maura's and Morris place and enjoyed every minute. The hotel is flawless, the food is very good, the service excellent. Both Maura and Morris are great hosts. I can only recommend Mafia island, a smaller, remote place (compared to Zanzibar) with very good diving in the Marine park and of course spectacular whale shark... More 

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Maidstone
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stayed here at the end of our recent holiday to Tanzania following a stay at two safari camps. The flight from Dar es Salaam takes 30 minutes by light aircraft. The beach is a short 15 minute transfer away and then you can forget your shoes, watch and the world outside! This is a place to come and relax and... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Having spent one day in the hotel, i enjoyed excellent service. The food and accommodation is perfect. Though i stayed for a short time, i really recommend staying in this hotel while in Mafia island.

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Maidstone
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This has to one of the best kept secrets on the east African coast. I am a fan of Zanzibar.Mafia is smaller but in no way inferior.It is the ideal place to relax,as we did after staying at two tented safari camps in Tanzania.Within an hour of arrival I was totally immersed in the place and didn't wear a watch... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Having just spent a week in Zanzibar followed by a week on safari, we arrived in Butiama Beach...and I wish that we'd never had to leave. If you have the choice between Zanzibar or Mafia island - in my opinion you are making a massive mistake if you go with the former. Mafia Island and Butiama Beach are simply stunning.... More 

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Address: Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Butiama Beach Hotel Mafia Island

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