Come and experience true relaxation with us at Butiama Beach. Our unspoilt location in a tropical palm grove on the beach has everything you need to unwind, let go, and be yourself. Watch the morning sun glint on the turquoise surface of the Indian Ocean from your bungalow as whalesharks come to rest and feed. Sail to a pristine sandbank in a traditional dhow, snorkel and dive at some of the richest reefs in the world, or simply take a long walk along the beach and discover this idyllic haven for yourself.
Relax in a hammock on your spacious verandah as the evening breeze caresses you and the sun gently sets. Each one of our bungalows is beautifully furnished with our unique furniture – hand crafted from the sun and sea-kissed hardwoods of retired sailing dhows, and decorated with kikois – charming, colourful hand woven cotton sarongs. Choose from double, twin or our roomy family bungalows.
All our rooms are fully equipped with hot water, mosquito nets and yacht fans.
Take one of our kayaks and explore our beach front, or go further afield… Mafia has some of the world’s richest reefs, as well as being a meeting place for various turtle species and many oceanic fish. Scuba dive, fish and swim with the world’s largest fish – whalesharks. Discover the native trees, animals and birdlife, take excursions to experience local village life, watch skilled craftsmen at work, or go sailing in a traditional dhow to nearby islands, sand banks, or other beaches. Explore the ruins of the ancient city of Kua on Juani Island; get a taste of history at Kisimani; or head to Chole Island, where you will gain a fascinating insight into the traditional life of a peaceful and industrious village community as well as experience their different flora and fauna including the rare Comores fruit bat. Take our Land Rovers to the north of the island, and explore Mafia’s miles and miles of secluded pristine beaches. When you have finished exploring the island, you can have a relaxing massage to unwind before settling down to watch the sunset.