Villas

4 Villas

Spa

No Kids

Offsite Dive Facilities

 

The romantic Matemwe Retreat is located on an amazing stretch of private land, just north of Matemwe’s main lodge and right opposite the Mnemba Atoll.

Special Offers

Free Nights

Stay for 4, pay for 3
Stay for 8, pay for 6

Not valid over the festive season

Last Minute Deals

Contact us for our special ‘last minute’ deals…

Up to 40% off the normal price!

Honeymoon / Anniversary Offer

Stay 4, pay 3 or Stay 7, pay 5
Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
Celebratory private dinner on beach or veranda
Traditional Ngalawa Sailing Cruise
Delightful 50min whole body massage for both

Not valid over festive season
Cannot be combined with long stay discount

7 (or 8!) Night Package Deal

US$ 5740 (low season)
US$ 6950 (high season)
US$ 7250 (peak season)

(for 2 people sharing)

See Special Offers

The romantic Matemwe Retreat is located on an amazing stretch of private land, just north of Matemwe’s main lodge and right opposite the Mnemba Atoll.

Accommodation

Matemwe Retreat consists of 4 fabulous, separate and private villas, full of atmosphere, inspiration and personal touches.

Each ground floor of each villa (150 m2 including verandahs) features a private cocktail bar, an air-conditioned bedroom, WiFi, a bathroom with double basins, shower and large romantic bathtub overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The best part of each villa is the plunge pool on the private roof terrace (60 m2)… complete with sun and shade decks!

Accommodation

Matemwe Retreat consists of 4 fabulous, separate and private villas, full of atmosphere, inspiration and personal touches.

Each ground floor of each villa (150 m2 including verandahs) features a private cocktail bar, an air-conditioned bedroom, WiFi, a bathroom with double basins, shower and large romantic bathtub overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The best part of each villa is the plunge pool on the private roof terrace (60 m2)… complete with sun and shade decks!

Features

Matemwe Retreat is built by local craftsmen, and where possible from local materials. Walls are of local stone and roofs are made of makuti (woven palm leaves).

Most of the furniture at matemwe Retreat is made from locally produced coconut wood. Soft furnishings are produced by Zanzibari women and the matting by the blind association in Stone Town.

The sun supplies hot water to the lodge through a solar system. Materials from outside Zanzibar have only been used if they could not be obtained locally or the quality was not good enough. Over 60% of the staff in the lodge are from the villages close to Matemwe.

Features

Matemwe Retreat is built by local craftsmen, and where possible from local materials. Walls are of local stone and roofs are made of makuti (woven palm leaves).

Most of the furniture at matemwe Retreat is made from locally produced coconut wood. Soft furnishings are produced by Zanzibari women and the matting by the blind association in Stone Town.

The sun supplies hot water to the lodge through a solar system. Materials from outside Zanzibar have only been used if they could not be obtained locally or the quality was not good enough. Over 60% of the staff in the lodge are from the villages close to Matemwe.

Dining

The service at Matemwe Retreat is excellent, and your meals are served on the private veranda of your room, by your own personal butler.

Each day the manager or chef will stop by to discuss lunch and dinner preferences: the catch of the day served in the privacy of your garden or roof terrace – or a dinner at Matemwe’s Main Lodge, where you can enjoy the company of other guests.

Drinks are served in the room or on the beach and you can have massages and beauty treatments in the comfort of your roof terrace, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Dining

The service at Matemwe Retreat is excellent, and your meals are served on the private veranda of your room, by your own personal butler.

Each day the manager or chef will stop by to discuss lunch and dinner preferences: the catch of the day served in the privacy of your garden or roof terrace – or a dinner at Matemwe’s Main Lodge, where you can enjoy the company of other guests.

Drinks are served in the room or on the beach and you can have massages and beauty treatments in the comfort of your roof terrace, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Activities

Matemwe Retreat is a perfect place for relaxation as well as water activities. When staying here, ocean trips with snorkeling equipment can be easily arranged for you. You can sail or motor out to the local reef and discover the little island of Mnemba Atoll – right opposite Matemwe Retreat.

Diving trips can also be organized for you with a professional diving center and you can discover the breathtaking underwater world of the Indian Ocean. You can also snorkel straight from the beach or during reef walks.

Kayaks are available to explore the crystal clear sea.

Local snorkeling/diving sites are suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced divers. Variety is the key word on the reefs around Matemwe: soft and hard corals, sponges and anemones abound, and you will be amazed by the sheer range of fish species in these waters. You might find dolphins in the water that come close to your boat to show off or – for the lucky ones – even spot a whale passing by the reef (best chance for whales in the period August – October).

Visits to the neighboring village can be arranged for those who want to explore the local Zanzibar culture and village life and for those who wish to learn about the community projects that Matemwe is involved in.

From Matemwe Retreat, day-trips can be arranged to the historic centre of Stone Town, Jozani Forest or Prison Island. Management can also organize a Spice Tour for you, a highly interesting way to learn about the great variety of spices that the island is famous for – and who knows: maybe you will be inspired to cook some Zanzibari dishes yourself when you get home!

Activities

Matemwe Retreat is a perfect place for relaxation as well as water activities. When staying here, ocean trips with snorkeling equipment can be easily arranged for you. You can sail or motor out to the local reef and discover the little island of Mnemba Atoll – right opposite Matemwe Retreat.

Diving trips can also be organized for you with a professional diving center and you can discover the breathtaking underwater world of the Indian Ocean. You can also snorkel straight from the beach or during reef walks.

Kayaks are available to explore the crystal clear sea.

Local snorkeling/diving sites are suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced divers. Variety is the key word on the reefs around Matemwe: soft and hard corals, sponges and anemones abound, and you will be amazed by the sheer range of fish species in these waters. You might find dolphins in the water that come close to your boat to show off or – for the lucky ones – even spot a whale passing by the reef (best chance for whales in the period August – October).

Visits to the neighboring village can be arranged for those who want to explore the local Zanzibar culture and village life and for those who wish to learn about the community projects that Matemwe is involved in.

From Matemwe Retreat, day-trips can be arranged to the historic centre of Stone Town, Jozani Forest or Prison Island. Management can also organize a Spice Tour for you, a highly interesting way to learn about the great variety of spices that the island is famous for – and who knows: maybe you will be inspired to cook some Zanzibari dishes yourself when you get home!

Spa Facilities

Massages, manicures, pedicures, Henna, hair braiding, waxing and facials can all be arranged – either in the privacy of your villa, or the spa at Matemwe Lodge next door.

Located at Matemwe Main Lodge, and set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Atoll, the Sea and Spice Spa offers international standard treatments which take their inspiration from the Spice Island and African continent. Whether you have been on safari, climbed Kilimanjaro or are just relaxing on the beach, the Sea and Spice spa is the ideal place to rejuvenate.

The Sea and Spice Spa is proud to only use products made in Africa. The spa stocks Healing Earth, a premium organic spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy and healing traditions.

Spa Facilities

Massages, manicures, pedicures, Henna, hair braiding, waxing and facials can all be arranged – either in the privacy of your villa, or the spa at Matemwe Lodge next door.

Located at Matemwe Main Lodge, and set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Atoll, the Sea and Spice Spa offers international standard treatments which take their inspiration from the Spice Island and African continent. Whether you have been on safari, climbed Kilimanjaro or are just relaxing on the beach, the Sea and Spice spa is the ideal place to rejuvenate.

The Sea and Spice Spa is proud to only use products made in Africa. The spa stocks Healing Earth, a premium organic spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy and healing traditions.

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?

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Matemwe Retreat

Special Offers

Free Nights

Stay for 4, pay for 3
Stay for 8, pay for 6

Not valid over the festive season

Honeymoon / Anniversary Offer

Stay 4, pay 3 or Stay 7, pay 5
Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
Celebratory private dinner on beach or veranda
Traditional Ngalawa Sailing Cruise
Delightful 50min whole body massage for both

Not valid over festive season
Cannot be combined with long stay discount

Last Minute Deals

Contact us for our special ‘last minute’ deals…

Up to 40% off the normal price!

7 (or 8!) Night Package Deal

US$ 5740 (low season)
US$ 6950 (high season)
US$ 7250 (peak season)

(for 2 people sharing)

Included:
Return airport transfers
7 (or 8!) nights accommodation
All meals and snacks
All drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits)
Private Butler Service
Laundry
Snorkeling equipment, kayaking, guided reef and village walks

(includes ONE FREE NIGHT)

Further Notes

Matemwe Retreat is a great choice for ultimate privacy and luxury, island style. There is plenty of romantic living space. The roof top, with the private plunge pool and the sweeping view over the ocean, is especially fantastic and invites for lazy, loungy couple time.

You get complete personal service from your dedicated butler. If however you would also like some socializing, you can walk to Matemwe Lodge and utilize their relaxed bar, pool and restaurant.

For good beach swimming, you will need to walk further along Matemwe Beach.

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?