Pole Pole is a luxury bungalow resort with tropical gardens and spectacular coastal views. Situated in the Utende area of Mafia Island, the resort is Archipelagos main base. It is set in a shady, breezy spot facing a sea of the deepest blue and looking over at the islands of Chole, Juani and Jibondo.
Pole Pole Bungalow Resort consists of seven comfortable bungalows with wide verandas looking onto the sea are built entirely out of wood by local craftsmen and raised on stilts to ensure the maximum comfort for the guests. Each bungalow covers 60sq m with personalized fixtures and finishing.
Owned and operated by a young Italian couple, Massimo and Katia is a new kind of luxury travel experience that combines the principles of ecotourism, a small resort setting and one of the most pristine and exotic environments in the world.
Pole Pole offers all guests daily excursions including boat trips in traditional sailing dhows, a dive center for Scuba enthusiasts and fantastic snorkeling for those who prefer to stay on the surface.
The accommodation epitomizes the Kiswahili word “Pole Pole” which means “take it easy.”