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Butiama Beach

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Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
Butiama Beach
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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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Cape Town
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 days at Butiama Beach Lodge and can't say enough good things about it! The attention to detail, phenomenal service, amazing cocktails, great food, simply stunning location... Honestly it is a little slice of heaven, the perfect place to relax and unwind from city life. Owners Maura and Moez could not have been more hospitable and nothing was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Friends of ours have been coming to Buiama annually for the past 5 years, and eventually encouraged us to join them for "the best diving experience." We were warmly greeted by Marao and Moz, the owners. From the moment you put foot on the resort you know you are in for a wonderful relaxing holiday. The staff were all very... More 

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London
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Really lovely place to relax. Comfy bungalows with huge bed, mossy nets, and nice open bathroom. Lovely long sandy beach, and sea like a warm bath! Food is delicious, and a good selection of wine. My wife is coeliac (no gluten), and she was catered for with no problems. In fact, everything is done with a smile. Went snorkelling with... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to Mafia in October for 3 Days, our main destination was Zanzibar. We just wanted to meet the whalesharks and in the end we wished for more days at Mafia, Butiama Beach. The whole Island is still natural and somehow quiet, compared to Zanzibar.There is nearly no wind at the beach, it feels like you have the wohle... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Butiama Beach gets it just right - total comfort with touches of luxury, yet low-key and relaxed. Visited with our kids aged 7 and 9 along with another family and really appreciated how they accommodated the kids in everything from meals to activity planning. Stayed in adjoining rooms (1 double, 2 twins for kids) equipped with fans and mosquito nets,... More 

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Dornbirn, Österreich
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nothing to complain. Everything was perfect. Food is amazing (we had all our meals in the hotels, basicly because there is not much at the island) Cool own bungalows: clean and with a nice view (ocean and beach) Hotel-own beach is good: Sunset view at the evening! The "friendly" jellyfishs are a bit annoying! Staff is sooo friendly and just... More 

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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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153 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 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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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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