Pole Pole Beach Lodge

Pole Pole is a lovely relaxed beach lodge, set amongst coconut palms and overlooking the calm and sheltered Chole Bay in the Mafia Island Marine Park. The phrase 'pole pole' means 'slowly slowly' in Swahili, and certainly says a lot about the atmosphere here. With only seven thatched bungalows, Pole Pole is both intimate and quiet and offers a perfect beach retreat.
NB: Prices include international flights & transfers!

The lodge is a small, quiet and personal beach lodge that manages an excellent balance – between staying in keeping with its surroundings, yet also creating a feeling of comfort and a relaxed, barefoot style.

Pole Pole is the perfect honeymoon getaway for newlyweds who want to celebrate their special union of love in a pristine, untouched environment that combines the irresistible romance of solitude and tranquillity, with the luxury of relaxation and laziness.
From R 37 076
For 7 Nights
Full Board
At A Glance
Bars / RestaurantsSpa / WellnessLand SportsWater SportsWifiSwimming PoolBeachFree ParkingLaundry Service



Seven ‘Luxury bungalows suites’, elegant and spacious, 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 verandas 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 veranda and one in the bedroom above the bed.

Pole Pole 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.


Dining & Entertainment

The cuisine is a combination of diverse culinary traditions and cultures, with an Italian style touch of class. Swahili dinners are served once a week or on request. The resort caters for special dietary requirements whenever possible. Most of the food served is organically grown and bought on the island to help fishermen and farmers benefit from tourism development.


Mafia Island’s Marine Park is a stunning underwater odyssey, and offers an idyllic aquatic adventure for any dive fanatic! Imagine 5 divine days exploring the wonders of the warm, abundant Indian Ocean. And when the day is over, picture coming ‘home’ to relax and indulge in the elegance and comfort of Pole Pole’s delightful surrounds. Balancing luxury with respect for local culture and environment, it is the perfect place to relax, and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wonders of Mafia Island, with a touch of style.

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Exploring
  • Swimming
  • Spa

Total package price from:
  • Johannesburg: R 37 076

Packages are priced per person sharing, inclusive of:

  • International return, economy class flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Domestic flights or boat transfers
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation for indicated number of nights
  • Meal plan as indicated

Prices are a guideline and may vary depending on date, time and class of travel, final rates would be confirmed at time of booking.

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R 37 076
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