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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

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Houston, Texas
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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,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

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... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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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... More 

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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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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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... More 

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missoula, Montana, USA
2 reviews
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... More 

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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: RM1,318 - RM1,358 (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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