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Butiama Beach

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 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...

Thank Charolyn
Mtubatuba, South Africa
Reviewed 10 December 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...

1Thank vumaas
Morcott, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 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...

9Thank Paul F
Cape Town
Reviewed 2 December 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...

Thank Strammies
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 16 November 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...

Thank reschi1712
Reviewed 11 November 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...

1Thank Wiggy82
Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 11 November 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.

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 6 November 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...

1Thank Lee P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 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....

1Thank ColKat2014
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2014

This was my most amazing trip by far. For those who just want to relax and get away from the busy, bustling city life, this is definitely a must. Maura is extremely friendly and helpful as wtih the rest of the staff that work there. So many activities to do or just sit by the pool and have a cocktail...

1Thank Asianroms

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Come and experience true relaxation with us at Butiama Beach. Our unspoiled location in a tropical palm grove on the beach has everything you need to unwind, let go, and be yourself. Watch the whale sharks come to feed as the morning sun glints on the turquoise surface of the Indian Ocean. Sail to a pristine sandbank in a traditional dhow, snorkel and dive at some of the richest reefs in the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Butiama Beach

Address: Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: $417 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Ask for rooms closer to the beach for an unobstructed view.”
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melaniev576, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room close to the beach for a great view & the sounds of the ocean”
ORO184, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the front (closest to the ocean, best views)”
JensC725, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 3 and 4 have beautiful sea views.”
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“All the bungalows are great.”
Jasond677, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
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