We spent a fantastic 11 days here. Each day was amazing. Located at the beach with beautiful garden and just a few meters from diving center. Incredible Staff and kitchen. I can only say that Mafia Island Lodge Team with Iris is a symbol of kindness and helpfulness.
Where can I begin…. For starters the lodge is absolutely beautiful, upon arrival we were blown away by the size of the dining/lounge area that looks straight out into the ocean. We were greeted by the friendliest staff I’ve come in contact with in a long time. Smiling faces that were extremely helpful with everything we needed, whether it was a ride to town or help deciding excursions and planning out our stay. The management was also wonderful. Always available and quick to help. We stayed here for 8 days but I would have stayed for much longer if I didn’t have to get back home for work. Me and my girlfriend will for sure be returning. If you plan on coming to mafia island, do yourself a favor and stay with Mafia island lodge!
We stayed at Mafia Island Lodge for 11 days over Christmas and our expectations were exceeded! Iris and her staff do a great job of making you feel at home, doing everything they can to help you relax and are incredibly welcoming. The food was outstanding (though to much was available causing waist expansion😀) and the rooms were comfortable and well air conditioned for the heat. Check out the Dive centre for tours, David and his team will steer you in the right direction. We had a great experience swimming with whale sharks, we swam with 6 at one time using Kitu Kiblu as our guides. Stay at Mafia Island Lodge, you will arrive as a guest but leave as a friend. A special thank you to Iris for the help she provided when needed. All hotel managers should aspire to this level of service!!!…
We stayed 1 week at the Mafia Island Lodge to wind down and relax after a 1 week Safari. We are vivid snorklers, but do not dive. We received room Number 1 , which was a very generous , spacey and very comfortable room, with a view up to the beach .(picture) Beach however is 100m walking distance thru the resort property. We had sunbeds in front of the room in the garden , and sunbeds are available at the beach . The Resort is within the marine park of mafia, thus we need to pay 25USD / person/ day as a fix cost on top of the resort fee . ( See my review of the marine park) . We had booked halfbord, the breakfast is very good in quality and variation. Dinner was ala carte in our case, and we enjoyed it a lot, particularly , since for the last days, the resort management had returned to duty on site, which boosted the quality of dinner. ( See picture of our seafood plate , which was gorgeous !!!) The staff is very commited , professional and so sweet, we loved just staying in the resort. . From the resort , there is direct beach access , which is not a given for many other resorts on the Mafia Island. From the beach there are also limited snorkeling options accesible. As a summary, this is a very quite , but also comfortable place to relax, beautiful beach with limited snorkeling.The people on Mafia are very sweet and friendly, it is a pleasure to be their guests. Thanks to Iris &Guilano , Abdallah, Benitha , Moody and all the other staff ....…
Just came back from a fantastic 7 days safari in the Serengeti and 3 days diving in Mafia. A perfect combination. Mafia Island lodge is the place to be if you enjoy amazing diving in superb coral riffs (very good diving centre in the resort). Excellent bruschette, we suggest the catch of the day, especially if you caught it by yourself on your fishing trip in the morning. Asante sana to Iris and the formidable Mafia Island Lodge Team Cristina and family March 2021 Especially in Corona time, Iris makes every effort possible that you will get your PCR test results on time for your flight home!!!
Had a superb experience - iris made sure herself that we had no issues with booking our stay, organizing any of of other adventures while there or even reserving other spots for dinner. A tranquil spot on the ocean, charming rooms, and delicious Italian pasta to be had. Thanks to Iris and her team for making us feel right at home!
Mafia Island Lodge is a quiet paradise in the middle of the green, peaceful peninsula. We stayed there for six nights just after the New Year. I was surprised that even my 9 year old son liked it so much - despite no same age children around at the same time. The free pool table and football game were great in the evenings especially. The biggest delight was the food. The way they served the food - sometimes the buffet and on the quieter evenings from the list - was so great. One waited for the dinner as it was wonderful to eat in peace the well prepared and tasty meals. Thinking of that all the ingredients are mostly brought from the mainland, the food was a big surprise! The service over all was great and the staff is very pleasant and friendly. I personally like the hard beds - however, the mattresses might be quite hard for some people. The rooms are rather basic - but just good enough for our family. For anyone I would recommend the snorkeling trip and other trips nearby. Thank you Iris and your team. We greatly enjoyed our stay in Mafia Island Lodge.…
We loved our six days stay here including New Year’s night. Iris surrounds every client with her motherly care, from booking to check out, making sure everything works well and even personally bidding good bye. The booking was easy, the airport pickup a breeze, the check-in excellent. We stayed in a suite, it had aircon, fridge, good mattress and a nice view. The sockets were all international which made connections easier. The internet was only available in the lobby and not very good quality so better buy sim somewhere. The food was plentiful and a good variety including some Italian dishes. Easy access to snorkelling and other trips. An overall excellent memories and we look forward to returning.
I have stayed at the lodge on 5 occasions, it just keeps getting better. The staff are professional, caring and the lodge is a great escape from the hustle of reality. It gives great access to the dive centre, and you get to have a great deal of autonomy over your own preferences, on meals, times, and they also provide packed meals to fit around your excursions.
Mafia Lodge is well located on the beach nearby a couple of dive shops. The restaurant/bar/common area is high with high ceilings and sweeping views. The service was impeccable, with the manger Juliano and Omar consistently enquiring about my stay. The food was quite good and fresh. My room had plenty of space was comfortable. It was good price and value proposition, so I would recommend.