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Pole Pole Resort

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 7 bungalows
  • Balcony
  • Ceiling fan
  • Laundry service
  • Massage service

General Information

Pole Pole Resort lies on the beach, within a tropical garden, with a spectacular view of the Mafia Archipelago and the Indian Ocean.

There are 7 luxury bungalows, elegant and spacious, which are set among the coconut palms overlooking the bay. The rooms are furnished with carved and antique pieces. Twin and double beds are available and an extra bed can be provided. Two bungalows are ‘family’ type with two rooms separated by the bathroom and a small corridor for privacy. The large private verandahs are furnished with a Zanzibari bed, chairs, table and an armchair.

Each bungalow is self-contained, the bathroom is spacious and comfortable. There are two ceiling fans, one on the verandah and one in the bedroom above the bed. The lodge is a low environmental impact resort with a state-of-the-art phyto-purification plant which is a special process of treating wastewater to prevent environmental pollution.

Pole Pole Resort is considered one of the most exclusive eco-resorts in the world and is renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere and warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing luxury and respect for local culture and environment it is the perfect place to relax after a safari and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wanders of Mafia Island. Mafia has so far escaped the invasion of mass tourism as building has been restricted to three tourist lodges with a combined bed capacity of  only 120 people.


Pole Pole Resort is located in the Chloe Bay area, near Utnede village on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park.