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Butiama Beach

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights as part of a 10 day surprise trip organised by my wonderful husband and what a surprise it was. Upon arrival on a Mafia Island and then traveling along an extremely bumpy dirt road and through a very rustic village I was hedging my bets about the accommodation we would find awaiting us. Well...

1Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I came here after Kilimanjaro, made to the very top and very exciting safari days in Ruaha. My first vist to Tanzania and I wanted to see and experience as much as possible. So after my advenstures I came to Mafia and Butiama to relax, get sun and just enjoy and so i did. Butiama is a friendly lovely place...

1Thank ACH37
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2014

To sum up how amazing this place is and why you absolutely must stay there please visit travellercentric.wordpress.com where i have blogged about it! It is the most incredible place in Tanzania! The staff were wonderful, you felt safe, relaxed and they really went out of their way to make sure you had the best stay possible. Food was amazing...

Thank Lgillespie17
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We came to this hotel at the end of our safari to relax and just loved it thanks to our lovely hostess Maura and the whole Butiama team. We went out with the boat to see whale sharks with two of the staff. It was the beginning of the season and it was very hard to spot one, but they...

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missoula, Montana, USA
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We stayed at Big Blu - different site, but same owners - for 5 days, and had a great time. The bungalows were perfect - cute, simple, clean - and the food was very good. Everyone on staff was super nice and helpful. We'd recommend it.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed at Butiama Beach the weekend of March 21. Unfortunately, was only there for 2 nights as she had to return to Mwanza to work at Bugando. Entire place is a delight and, to the extent its possible, the staff makes it even better. Perfect place to unwind and disconnect from wireless/tv/internet. Beautiful beach is 100 feet away and the...

Thank Josh C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We spent 4 nights at Butiama mid March and were blown away with the service. It would be safe to say that it superseded our expectations. What we loved most of all was how few other tourists there were!! The rooms were simplistic yet stunning and the beach was beautiful and well maintained, great for long walks with no body...

1Thank uarren
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We stayed 2 weeks at Butiama Beach, after spending 8 days climbing Kilimanjaro and 5 days on safari, and loved it. The chalets are roomy, well thought out, extremely clean and well maintained. Each chalet has a large private terrace, with a couch, table/chairs and hammock. They have planned and built the chalets to provide a sense of privacy with...

Northumberland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Butiama Beach was a delight and our thanks Ellie at Exoert Africa for recommending it to us. It really is a wonderfully relaxing lodge, the perfect place to chill out before returning to real life back in the UK. The whole place is delightful. Very laid back but all kept in good order and runs like clockwork. Maura and Moez...

2Thank Ianeil
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stayed on mafia island in another place. But we found this place while strolling along the beach near the harbor. We asked if it was possible to eat here and use the beach. The manager (lovely Italian woman) said it was no problem and was very polite!! Of course the beach beds were reserved for the...

Thank HBvandenBroek

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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: £234 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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San Francisco, California
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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.”
761jeanned, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the bungalows are great.”
Jasond677, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
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