Matemwe Retreat


  • Exclusive with just 4 luxury villas
  • Discreet butler service 
  • Go snorkelling, kayaking and sailing
  • Picnic lunch on Infinity Sandbar
  • Laze in your rooftop plunge pool 

Open: Matemwe Retreat is open from 1st June to 31st March

Location: Matemwe Retreat is on the north east coast of Zanzibar. It is approximately 1 hour’s drive from the airport in Stone Town.

Rooms: There are 4 2-storey villas: Nuru, Safina, Zam Zam and Leila. Each has a private terrace with sofas, day beds and a plunge pool. You’ll have your own butler and the chef will liaise with you to arrange menu choices. There’s a bar stocked with a selection of drinks. Rooms are air conditioned and have well equipped bathrooms with 24 hour hot water. Drinking water is provided daily. You’ll have a range of toiletries and slippers and bathrobes.

Activities: There is excellent diving and snorkelling at Mnemba Atoll just off the coast. Staff can arrange a variety of island tours. You can go on guided reef walk, visit the local village, go deep sea fishing, kayaking and take a ride in a traditional wooden fishing boat. Diving, tours and boat trips are payable locally. Cycling and horse riding are popular ways to explore.

Facilities: Your butler is on hand to arrange drinks, meals and activities including tours, dhow cruises, picnics and in-room massages can be arranged. You’ll have access to 2 beaches. There is a gift shop and a laundry service. You can use all the facilities at the man lodge which include a restaurant, living room, bar, verandas and spa. There’s also a swimming pool.

Dining: Meals and drinks are served on your own terrace in the covered dining area.

Children: Children aged 12 years and over are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access and an iPad can be borrowed on request.

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