“MAGIC IS ALL AROUND US. SOMETIMES WE HAVE THE EYES TO SEE IT; SOMETIMES WE NEED TO FEEL IT.”
On the chalk white Matemwe beach lies one of Zanzibar’s most homely family escapes. Matemwe Beach House is the perfect holiday home for a family or small group wanting a private slice of this beautiful coast line. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, the Indian ocean and the Swahili culture, this privately contained house offers the chance to experience this stretch of coast on your own terms. The sea breeze, palm trees and the sound of waves are a constant reminder of the stunning setting that this house is situated in. Diving, snorkelling, canoeing, reef walking and swimming are just some of the activities available to those that stay here which combined with the facilities of the neighbouring Matemwe main lodge, means that there is more than enough to do if you chose to leave the calm of this Retreat.
Each day moves at your own pace and on your own schedule... but always in tune with this magical island.
The three bedroom traditional beach house sits just five paces from the beach with your private pool deck that lies between the two. The house sits in its own enclosure and looks out over the plunge pool to the beach and blue sea beyond, both of which are accessed by a private path and gate.
Two of the rooms are en suite with a third situated on a mezzanine floor – ideal for children. You will be looked after by your own team of staff led by a Matemwe chef and butler who ensure that the food and experience at the Beach Retreat is tailored to your family or group.
Matemwe Beach House is a private villa that consists of 2 fantastic bedrooms (both about 25 square metres) and an extra mezzanine floor with 2 single beds (over 20 square meters) located right on the long, sandy Matemwe beach, just south of Matemwe's main lodge and opposite Mnemba Island. One main bedroom is en-suite while the other bedroom shares its bathroom with the mezzanine level. The private villa has its own swimming pool (20 square metres) and pool deck with views over the Indian Ocean. Although guests will find all they need in the villa and on the private beach, the facilities of Matemwe's main lodge are accessible for Beach House guests (no kids under 6 years at Main Lodge pools allowed). Dining can be enjoyed in the privacy of the house or in Matemwe's main lodge.
The chef stops by each day to introduce special Beach House menu suggestions and the fresh catches of the day, the specialty of Matemwe's acclaimed cuisine. Massages and beauty treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of the pool terrace or in Matemwe's main lodge. The Matemwe Beach House has the same luxury and privacy as the Matemwe Retreats but children are accepted in the Matewme Beach House. Bookings for Matemwe Beach House are exclusive.
Matemwe's friendly staff offer a very personal service to all Matemwe Beach House visitors whilst maintaining the relaxed atmosphere that Matemwe is known for.
Rates include full board accommodation, all drinks (except drinks mentioned under excluded), private room attendant service, laundry, snorkeling with boat (one trip per person), guided reef walks and guided cultural village walks.
Rates exclude Champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cocktails & mocktails, shooters, health drinks (sold in spa), all
transfers, diving and all other activities & excursions not mentioned in the "included" section, Mnemba Atoll conservation fees, massages and treatments.
|Location||Matemwe Beach House – Matemwe|
|Includes||Entire place to yourselves|
|Sleeps||4 up to 6|
2 × King bed
2 × Single bed
|Living space||200 m2|
Very Strict: 50% refund up until 60 days prior to check-in, except fees.
a) Cancellations made between 0 and 29 full days prior to local check-in time, or no show, guests will be charged 100% of total booking value.
b) Cancellations made 60 or more full days prior to local check-in time, guests will be charged 50% of total booking value.
c) In the event of a premature departure or cancellation, guests will be charged 100% of the total booking value.
Child ages: 0-3 FOC
Matemwe Beach House takes a maximum of 4 adults and a total maximum of 6 pax. During high season there is minimum charge on the house based on a rate of 2 adults and 2 children, applicable to all groups less than 4 pax.