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Pole Pole Bungalows

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Seven bungalow suites overlook the infinite hues of blue of Chole Bay, the core of Mafia Island Marine Park. Pole Pole is an exclusive eco-resort, renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere, warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing luxury and respect for local culture and environment it is the perfect place to relax after a safari and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wanders of Mafia Island. With a touch of style.
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Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Plot 16 - Utende Beach, Mafia Island Tanzania
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Mafia Airport7 mi
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Stayed with my 3 diving buddies for 10 days at this exceptional resort. Beautiful location, just 7 nice bungalows, but lots of space and service personnel. Super calm, relaxed atmosphere. Julie, the manager, takes care that you are feeling at home and that your wishes become
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For most visitors Pole Pole (Swahili for slowly or gently) is reached following a 20 minute hop by light aircraft from Dar es Salaam to Mafia Island. Here we were met by a hotel-organised taxi and taken to our destination via a 15minute ride from the little rural airport. Pole
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Staying here was a dream. The views, the bungalow, the romantic restaurant overlooking the beach, the immaculately dressed, friendly and professional staff. We slept so well in the big bed with ceiling fan above it. The food was excellent - even for me following a mostly-vegan
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After four days safari in the Selous and the extraordinarily sublime Siwandu camp we thought we had reach a pinnacle of luxury peace and superlative service. Pole Pole rewrote that assumption and more. Julie and the team were utterly charming and could not have been more
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Be prepared for a "hangover" when you return to your daily world. This heaven is really pole pole. It is like being on another planet. Book the snorkling with a picnic at a sandbank and the tour to Chole island. But the real must is swimming with the whale sharks, once in a life
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Do they take credit cards or does one have to stock up on cash?
We accept Credit Card VISA or Mastercard.
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Is there a hairdryer provided in the top.?
Yes there is snorkeling to Pole pole
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How to get to mafia by ferry??and where to take one from the mainland?? Thanks in advance! Cheers& Peace
Hi, we get there by plane.
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Hi Debbie Pole Pole is not the right place to work. No shoes no worries. Yes, you can access the internet but just at the lobby. That is the beauty of beeing on vacation. Turn off you phone and relax.
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"is there anything to chose between the rooms? I would not think so"
"You can chose each bungalow: we had 3 and 4: great"
"No need for special selection - all are nicely placed with sea view"
"We had a two roomed cottage as we were mum,dad and son. Brilliant"
"We were in room 6 ... it was not on stilts, so less picturesque, extra room at the back was useful for our diving kit wetsuits"
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pole pole bungalows hotel mafia island
LOCATION
TanzaniaPwani RegionMafia Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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