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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 October 2014

This is a very nice resort with well situated cabins, next to the beach. The staff is very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the beach life and relaxing. There are plenty of activities to do such as swimming with whale sharks, whale spotting, snorkel/diving tours and our favorite pick-nick on a sandbank, the views are more than stunning!

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Potsdam, Germany
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We just have left the paradise, back in Dar es Salaam, and are missing Butiama Beach Lodge very much. The Island and the beaches are wunderful but there is no mass tourism like in Zanzibar. It is clear, that this kind of quality is not easy to offer in the east of africa and so this place is not cheap,...

1Thank MartinausM
Louvain, Belgium
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Butiama beach is the perfect place to combine sea (excursions), sun, beach, relaxation, good food & drinks, cosiness. Beautifully designed bungalows. Nice staff. Every little detail is taken care of. All you have to do, is enjoy.

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We spent 5 days of pure relaxation at Butiama Beach after 17 days of safari. I frankly can’t imagine having ended our Tanzania trip in a more perfect way or at a more perfect destination! I looked at some of the accommodations on the east side of the island in or near Chole Bay. They looked nice, but most seemed...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 30 August 2014

My partner and I stayed in Butiama at the beginning of August for 3 nights. Our banda (number five) was very well-appointed with a comfortable bed, walk-in shower and nice toiletries. It also had a beautiful verandah with partial-sea view. Other guests were luckier than us and had bandas directly facing the sea. Everything was good at Buitiama. Our hostess,...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 5 August 2014

it is just perfect after an exhausting but wonderful trip to a safari and overcrowded cities of Tanzania to finally arrive in perfect freedom and nature. The beach is clean and wonderful, the owner (Italian/Tanzanian couple) are wonderful and they always sit with their guests for dinner to make sure everyone is fine. It was just perfect.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Perfect place to stay, very friendly staff, good service, good (italian and sea) food. A true peaceful paradise ! Go swimming, snorkling and diving ! Or just relax on the beach with a book, overlooking the palm trees and wait for the coconut to fall

1Thank Andy P
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My husband and I traveled to Mafia Island as the final leg in our tour of Tanzania. We chose Mafia because we had heard that it was more relaxed and untouched than Zanzibar, and we wanted full relaxation. Mafia was the right choice, and so was Butiama Beach. Butiama Beach has gorgeous rooms (separate little houses, each with a bedroom,...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Butiama is run by Maura and Moez a charming Italian/tanzanian couple. We couldn't have been better looked after. The cottages in the garden are really comfortable with everything you could ever need, even down to beach baskets and matching beach towels.The beach is clean white sand and so quiet, just a few fishermen to watch bringing in their catch. The...

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We arrived with very few expectations and were so pleasantly surprised with the setting, accomadation, staff, food and hospitality. The beach in front of the resort has some great swimming, better than all the other lodges on the island. We dived and fished with the recommended dive centre Bid Blu and only have good things to say. It was really...

1Thank Brett M

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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 

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Address: Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: $405 - $408 (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.”
761jeanned, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the bungalows are great.”
Jasond677, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
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