Jambo!! We spent three nights at Pole Pole and found it quite peaceful with nicely laid out cabins, a pool and spa, a quiet beach and excellent food. The resort managers Moosah and Alberto were always generous with their time, checking with us throughout our stay to ensure we were okay. The restaurant had delicious food and we were quite happy with Joseph and Salma who worked at the restaurant.
There are plenty of water based adventures with folks from the dive shop (further down the beach) setting up your next dat adventures before dinner each night. We went out for afternoon snorkeling. The ride to the reef was smooth and the reef had plenty of fish viewing. Unfortunately I easily get seasick so the snorkeling did not work that well for me. Still it was a nice snorkeling site.
There are other water adventures and trip to Chole Island, but we opted to relax and chill at the resort.
Too small downsides, the beach is in the bay so tides impact any potential swimming and wi-fi service was spotty, but it was great place to relax and unwind with various activities during the day if you so choose. Oh and plenty of bats overhead from Chole each evening. Very cool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seven bungalow suites overlook the infinite hues of blue of Chole Bay, the core of Mafia Island Marine Park. Pole Pole is an exclusive eco-resort, renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere, warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing luxury and respect for local culture and environment it is the perfect place to relax after a safari and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wanders of Mafia Island. With a touch of style. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pole Pole Bungalows Hotel Mafia Island