Fodor's Expert Review Butiama Beach

Butiama Beach, Mafia Island, , Tanzania

Situated to the southwest of the island Butiama Beach is one of the best accommodations outside of the marine park with well-appointed, colorful bungalows and inviting hammocks. It may not be as romantic as other resorts, but at low tide it has one of the best, most extensive beaches on the island, perfect for sunny strolls. Only two rooms have an uninterrupted sea view, the rest are set back behind the seafront bungalows or behind the main dining area.

PROS

  • best place for fishing or water sports and whale sightings
  • large
  • open dining and relaxation spaces with a swimming pool
  • close to the airport
  • large, open dining and relaxation spaces with a swimming pool
  • close to the airport

CONS

  • outside of the Marine Park so you travel some distance on a bumpy road to get to dive sites
  • next to main port area so beach is not always private
  • room bookings are on a first come
  • first serve basis and some have limited sea views
  • room bookings are on a first come, first serve basis and some have limited sea views

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Beachfront
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 255-787–474084

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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