Location: Close to Chole Bay on the south-east coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park, Pole Pole Resort enjoys a magical position overlooking the archipelago and the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Rooms: 7 bungalows scattered amongst the coconut trees, built and decorated in traditional Swahili style. The bungalows are raised on stilts with thatched roofs and are comfortably furnished with en suite bathroom facilities. Each room also has a large private verandah with Swahili daybed where you can relax and enjoy the views of the bay.
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, library, swimming pool, massage.
Activities: Diving, whale shark spotting, snorkelling, excursions to nearby islands by boat, car excursions across the island.
Children: Children aged 10 or older are welcome.
Our Opinion: A lovely, intimate lodge with a relaxed atmosphere. It is owned by a young Italian couple and the cuisine is infused with a subtle Italian touch. The lodge has a fully equipped dive centre catering for qualified and novice divers alike and there are also daily excursions to neighbouring islands, reefs and villages.