Pole Pole

Pole Pole

Rooms
5 double bungalows and 2 suites with 2 rooms each.
Traveller's rating
Excellent (94%) From 96 reviews
Children
Best for 10+
Open
1 June to Easter

Pole Pole is a lovely relaxed beach lodge, built in 1998, and set among coconut palms, on a hillside sloping up from the beach, overlooking the sheltered Chole Bay in the Mafia Island Marine Park. The phrase 'pole pole' means 'slowly' in Swahili, and certainly says a lot about the atmosphere here. With only seven thatched bungalows, Pole Pole is intimate, quiet and very welcoming, and offers a wonderful beach retreat.

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Pole Pole is a small, quiet and personal beach lodge that manages an excellent balance between staying in keeping with its surroundings, while creating a feeling of comfort and a relaxed, barefoot style. Expert Africa first came across Pole Pole many years ago, and we've visited many times. It has always been a firm favourite with us and our guests, and on our most recent visits it continued to live up to expectations.

Pole Pole: Traveller ratings

Excellent(94%) From 96 travellers
Excellent
69
Good
25
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
0

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Latest reviews of trips including Pole Pole

Blissful, living up to its name
15-Aug to 5-Sep 19
Excellent Excellent
So relaxing!
2-Aug to 17-Aug 19
Excellent Excellent
Wonderfully relaxing and laid back hotel
21-Jul to 4-Aug 19
Excellent Excellent
Great choice for last stop
10-Jun to 24-Jun 19
Excellent Excellent
Peaceful Retreat
16-Nov to 1-Dec 18
Excellent Excellent
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