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Pole Pole: video gallery


Pole Pole: picture gallery


Pole Pole is a tiny, relaxed beach resort beside a sleepy beach on Mafia Island
The rooms look rustic from the outside...
... however inside they tastefully styled and very comfortable...
... with a wooden desk...
... an en-suite bathroom with twin basins ...
... and a shower.
Outside each room is a wooden verandah...
... with wooden seats ...
... and partial ocean views.
The main dining area is also rustic and is very much in keeping with its surroundings...
... with all tables having views over the ocean.
Neutral colours and handmade furniture give Pole Pole a stylish edge.
There are plenty of shady spots to relax and read a book or enjoy the view.
Hammocks are dotted around this incredibly relaxed and laid back lodge.
The clock behind the bar stopped working a long time ago, time doesn’t matter here.
There is a sparkling pool in an area which is sheltered from the wind...
...and is a great spot for sun worshippers.
For those wanting to indulge in a massage there is the Alasiri Spa...
... with a private massage room.
Sun loungers and shady umbrellas are set out on Pole Pole’s sandy beach....
... where you can relax with a refreshing drink.
Head out diving on a traditional dhow, the diving around Mafia Island is superb.
Visit one of the beautiful sandbars...
... snorkel over colourful coral reefs in Chole Bay...
... and watch the sunset over the ocean.
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Pole Pole is a tiny, relaxed beach resort beside a sleepy beach on Mafia Island
Pole Pole is a tiny, relaxed beach resort beside a sleepy beach on Mafia Island
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The rooms look rustic from the outside...
The rooms look rustic from the outside...
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... however inside they tastefully styled and very comfortable...
... however inside they tastefully styled and very comfortable...
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... with a wooden desk...
... with a wooden desk...
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... an en-suite bathroom with twin basins ...
... an en-suite bathroom with twin basins ...
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... and a shower.
... and a shower.
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Outside each room is a wooden verandah...
Outside each room is a wooden verandah...
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... with wooden seats ...
... with wooden seats ...
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... and partial ocean views.
... and partial ocean views.
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The main dining area is also rustic and is very much in keeping with its surroundings...
The main dining area is also rustic and is very much in keeping with its surroundings...
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... with all tables having views over the ocean.
... with all tables having views over the ocean.
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Neutral colours and handmade furniture give Pole Pole a stylish edge.
Neutral colours and handmade furniture give Pole Pole a stylish edge.
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There are plenty of shady spots to relax and read a book or enjoy the view.
There are plenty of shady spots to relax and read a book or enjoy the view.
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Hammocks are dotted around this incredibly relaxed and laid back lodge.
Hammocks are dotted around this incredibly relaxed and laid back lodge.
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The clock behind the bar stopped working a long time ago, time doesn’t matter here.
The clock behind the bar stopped working a long time ago, time doesn’t matter here.
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There is a sparkling pool in an area which is sheltered from the wind...
There is a sparkling pool in an area which is sheltered from the wind...
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...and is a great spot for sun worshippers.
...and is a great spot for sun worshippers.
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For those wanting to indulge in a massage there is the Alasiri Spa...
For those wanting to indulge in a massage there is the Alasiri Spa...
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... with a private massage room.
... with a private massage room.
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Sun loungers and shady umbrellas are set out on Pole Pole’s sandy beach....
Sun loungers and shady umbrellas are set out on Pole Pole’s sandy beach....
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... where you can relax with a refreshing drink.
... where you can relax with a refreshing drink.
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Head out diving on a traditional dhow, the diving around Mafia Island is superb.
Head out diving on a traditional dhow, the diving around Mafia Island is superb.
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Visit one of the beautiful sandbars...
Visit one of the beautiful sandbars...
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... snorkel over colourful coral reefs in Chole Bay...
... snorkel over colourful coral reefs in Chole Bay...
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... and watch the sunset over the ocean.
... and watch the sunset over the ocean.

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