Elegant and spacious, Pole Pole is set among coconut palms overlooking the infinite blue hues of the beautiful Chole Bay. Renowned for its great cuisine, this is one of the most exclusive eco-lodges that is governed by nature and the distinct rhythms of gentle winds and waves. Pole Pole meaning “different time” integrates with the surrounding environment both culturally and physically. The seven bungalow suites ambiance displays a perfect blend of the surrounding tropical garden right at the centre of Mafia Island Marine Park. Designed in balance with luxury and respect for the environment Pole Pole is a perfect place to relax after a safari and ideal for exploration of the underwater world of Africa.
Luxuriously rustic resort aimed at those who want to quietly relax and enjoy the Mafia Island Marine Park. The bungalows have a great water view and an awesome porch with day bed. Staff was excellent and food was very good. I had a fish with a coriander sauce that was probably the best thing I ate during the three weeks we spent in TZ. The excursions do not disappoint and the relationship with the dive center is a plus. If your are looking for the classic party beach scene, that’s more in Zanzibar. If you are looking for an awesome restorative place designed to help you see the beauty that mafia has to offer, this is your place.
Fantastic place, the bungalows are very comfy and cosy, a lot of spots to chill and enjoy the amazing view on the bay. The service and staff are truly amazing: very helpful, kind and genuine! Very good vibes overall!!
We stayed 4 nights at Pole Pole and we enjoyed every single second. The location is excellent inside the Marine Park and the bungalows are surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. Julie the manager made everything to please us and make our stay unforgettable. The food is tasty, healthy and fresh. The staff is excellent, professional and so helpful. Thanks to their close partnership with the dive centre we could book our next dive trips every night at the restaurant without leaving the hotel. The massage on the last day was the cherry on the cake! We can only recommend this wonderful place.