Mafia Island

Beach lodges & resorts in Mafia Island

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Pole Pole

Pole Pole

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Pole Pole is a lovely relaxed beach lodge, built in 1998, and set among coconut palms, on a hillside sloping up from the beach, ...More about Pole Pole

Excellent  94%
(83 reviews)

Very relaxing stay at this very special place. It all felt very intimate/private, almost like we had the place to ourselves. Hosts and staff were super friendly and very ... reviews...

Chole Mjini Lodge

Chole Mjini Lodge

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Chole Mjini is one of the most original small lodges that we know in East Africa. It stands on Chole Island, just off the coast ...More about Chole Mjini Lodge

Excellent  94%
(20 reviews)

What a place! Enchanting, airy tree-house rooms, kerosene fuelled outdoor shower, odourless, long drop eco loo, and no electricity. Hands on owners who made us very ... reviews...

Kinasi Lodge

Kinasi Lodge

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Kinasi opened its doors in 1996 on a quiet beach on Mafia Island overlooking Chole Bay, within the Mafia Island Marine Park. ...More about Kinasi Lodge

Good  80%
(10 reviews)

We were looking forward to Kinasi greatly and it was such a disappointment. Our flight and taxi were fine but on arrival at the gates of the marine park it seemed we were ... reviews...

Butiama Beach

Butiama Beach

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Butiama Beach opened on the west coast of Mafia Island in 2010. The lodge is a stroll along the beach to the west of the island's ...More about Butiama Beach

Excellent  95%
(8 reviews)

nice dives and friendly staff at diving club best location for hotel in Mafia (nicer beach) slow service staff not always very friendly reviews...

Shamba Kilole

Shamba Kilole

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This Italian, owner-run eco-lodge on the east side of Mafia offers very pleasant, simple accommodation with excellent cooking and wonderful diving opportunities with the owner. Located in an old farming district of Mafia’s main eastern settlement of Utende, Shamba Kilole is set a little back from ...More about Shamba Kilole

Thanda Island

Thanda Island

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Situated about 28km off the Tanzanian coast, and 13km north of the laid-back island of Mafia, the tropical Thanda Island (also known by its original name, Shungi Mbili) measures just 250m x 200m, and is fringed by exquisite white beaches. Offshore, sandbanks and coral reefs lie under the turquoise ...More about Thanda Island

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