To the north of Zanzibar Island lies Matemwe Lodge, a peaceful ocean-facing boutique resort with just 12 guest chalets. All face the sultry Indian Ocean, featuring private, breezy verandas and hammocks. Two even have their own personal plunge pools. Lodge facilities include a beautiful dining area and bar with ample decking and direct beach access overlooking the crystal waters. All meals are prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients and created with traditional Zanzibar flair with a strong seafood influence. The lodge also has two swimming pools and a number of hammocks where you can relax and take in the full island experience.
About five minutes’ walk up the beach is Matemwe Retreat, an adults-only hideaway with just 4 romantic villas, each with their own small swimming pool and roof terrace. Butlers cater to your every whim, while a chef will stop by each morning to discuss your menu for the day.
Both options provide delightful access to the turquoise waters that lap the white sands in front of the property. Activities at Matemwe Lodge and Matemwe Retreat include snorkelling or diving the famous reefs of Mnemba Atoll, sundowner dhow trips, fishing, kayaking and kite surfing. Should you wish to go farther afield, excursions to a remote sand bank, Stone Town, spice plantations or Jozani Forest can be arranged.