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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Having spent one day in the hotel, i enjoyed excellent service. The food and accommodation is perfect. Though i stayed for a short time, i really recommend staying in this hotel while in Mafia island.

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Maidstone
Reviewed 6 November 2014

This has to one of the best kept secrets on the east African coast. I am a fan of Zanzibar.Mafia is smaller but in no way inferior.It is the ideal place to relax,as we did after staying at two tented safari camps in Tanzania.Within an hour of arrival I was totally immersed in the place and didn't wear a watch...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Having just spent a week in Zanzibar followed by a week on safari, we arrived in Butiama Beach...and I wish that we'd never had to leave. If you have the choice between Zanzibar or Mafia island - in my opinion you are making a massive mistake if you go with the former. Mafia Island and Butiama Beach are simply stunning....

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2014

This was my most amazing trip by far. For those who just want to relax and get away from the busy, bustling city life, this is definitely a must. Maura is extremely friendly and helpful as wtih the rest of the staff that work there. So many activities to do or just sit by the pool and have a cocktail...

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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,...

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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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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: €276 - €283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Choose a room close to the beach for a great view & the sounds of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles ORO184, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the front (closest to the ocean, best views)”
 of 5 bubbles JensC725, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 3 and 4 have beautiful sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles 761jeanned, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the bungalows are great.”
 of 5 bubbles Jasond677, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Front row rooms 1-4 are the best”
 of 5 bubbles NielsK999, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
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