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Pole Pole is a luxury bungalow resort on Mafia Island with tropical gardens and spectacular coastal views.

Ten elegant and spacious, en-suite bungalows are raised on stilts, with a private verandah overlooking a stretch of sandy beach. Gourmet meals are served in the dining/bar lounge and combine traditional cuisine with a touch of Italian class. Pole Pole offers daily excursions, including trips in traditional sailing dhows. Diving takes place from the sister property Mafia Island Lodge, a short ride away. Pole Pole also has a spa overlooking the beach.

Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
This accommodation is located in:

Mafia Island

A sleepy backwater and remnant of the old Swahili coast, Mafia Island is reminiscent of the Zanzibar of thirty years ago. Chole Bay’s clear waters offer wonderful snorkelling, sailing and swimming, while outside the bay are some of the richest reefs in the world.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, hawksbill turtle, giant frogfish, southern stingray, white-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Singles diving