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ABOUT MATEMWE BEACH HOUSE

This private three bedroom traditional beach house sits just five paces from the beach, within its own walled garden, and looks out over the plunge pool to the beach and blue sea beyond.

There is full butler service, so guests can remain tucked away in their house in complete isolation, or are able to wander over to the main lodge for meals, drinks or other activities such as diving and snorkeling.

Location + Area

The north-east part of Zanzibar Island is known as Matemwe. This area is famous for its fine sand beaches, the contrasting colours of the Indian Ocean and the beauty of the coral reef around the Mnemba Island.

Here the tides govern the rhythm of the day. At high tide the fisherman stream across the lagoon in their billowing dhows, delivering a dream opportunity for any photographer - and the lodge is a daily stop for the fishermen who sell fresh crab, lobster and fish to Matemwe for lunches and dinners. At low tide the sea goes right out making the lagoon too shallow for swimming but it does reveal a fascinating reef which you can explore for hours.

Situated slightly south of Matemwe Lodge on the beach front, Matemwe Beach House enjoys unspoilt views through palm trees of the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Island. A short walk across the beach provides access to the main lodge should guests wish to use any of the facilities. Matemwe is just 60 minutes drive from Stone Town, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of this fascinating island.

FEATURES

  • A pool with complete privacy for sunbathing and a cooling dip (a safety net is available)
  • A hammock, a large couch and scatter cushions create a relaxing atmosphere on the wooden deck, where you can enjoy tasty fresh food, relax in the shade during the day, or enjoy sundowners overlooking the ocean
  • A personal butler will look after all your needs throughout the duration of your stay
  • Your chef will visit the villa on a daily basis, to discuss meal plans for the day. All meals are freshly prepared in the kitchen which is adjacent to the house.
  • Your butler will assist with activity bookings, and recommend leisure interests depending on weather and tide conditions
  • Your butler will serve all meals and act as housekeeper during your stay
  • There is a 24 hour electricity supply with back-up generator
FOOD
  • All meals at Matemwe Beach House are served at a time of your choice. There is no set menu, so you can simply decide each morning what your individual menu will be for the day. The chef will make suggestions depending on special deliveries and the catch of the day
  • The exceptional cuisine is a fusion of traditional Zanzibari and international flavours. Seafood is a speciality, and fresh fish is prepared on a daily basis
PRIVATE BAR

The private bar in Matemwe Beach House is stocked with a variety of cool drinks, wines, beers and spirits – and should you require any drink not stocked in the bar, your butler will do his best to oblige.

SPECIAL OCCASSIONS
  • The management at Matemwe Lodge will assist in planning for any special occasion: contact your trusted travel agent or contact us for more information
  • Weddings can easily be arranged at Matemwe Beach House

Accommodation + Facilities

Matemwe Beach House can sleep 6 people. Two double bedrooms are on the ground floor with a beautiful mezzanine bedroom upstairs.

The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed with a framed mosquito net and en-suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom has twin beds and an adjoining bathroom with both bath and shower.


BEACH HOUSE AMENITIES

  • Beach House: 1 
  • Children: not under 6 at the Lodge
  • Doubles: 2 bedrooms downstairs
  • Singles: mezzanine floor with 2 singles
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Private plunge pool (with pool net)
  • Mobile air conditioning: on request
  • Personal bar
  • Massage & treatments at the Lodge
  • In-room lockable box
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry service
  • Power: 240V mains & generator back-up
  • Internet

ACTIVITIES

  • Reef walk
  • Snorkelling
  • Village visit
  • Diving: at extra charge
  • Dhow trip: at extra charge
  • Stone Town visit: at extra charge
  • Spice tour: at extra charge

CLOSEST AIRSTRIP

  • Zanzibar airport: approximately 75 minutes drive from Matemwe

FEATURED VIDEO

Sonia & Yanni, South Africa

January 2013

"Paradise! What else can describe such beautiful views, powder white sands and tranquility! Thank you Martin and all the staff for making our stay so comfortable. Thank you Chef for your awesome food, especially the Octopus! World Class! Wishing you all the best for this new year!"
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