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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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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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26 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
8 helpful votes 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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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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