Matemwe Retreat consists of four fantastic villas on a stretch of palm-fringed land with a secluded beach. It is just north of Matemwe's main lodge and opposite Mnemba Island.
Each of the rooms has a ground level with a 150 square-meter space, including the verandas. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and lead into the bathrooms with showers and baths overlooking the Indian Ocean. The large verandas offer cocktail bars and plenty of space for private dining. They are furnished with comfortable sofas, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the stunning views; watch the local fishermen drift slowly past on a traditional dhow boat.
The top floors each feature a private sun and shade terrace and a plunge pool. Although guests will find all they need in their villa and on the secluded beach, the facilities of Matemwe's main lodge are accessible for Retreat guests including the two swimming pools.
Seafood, fresh from the ocean, refreshing cocktails, massages and enjoying renowned diving and snorkelling sites like Mnemba Atoll, are just some elements of guests daily routines. Massages and beauty treatments can be enjoyed in Matemwe's main lodge.
Dining can be enjoyed in the privacy of your villa or at Matemwe's main lodge. The chef stops by each day to introduce the special Retreat menu suggestions and the fresh catches of the day, the specialty of Matemwe's acclaimed cuisine.
Matemwe is about an hour's drive away from Stone Town and Zanzibar International Airport. Transfers to and from Stone Town and Zanzibar Airport can be arranged at US $60 each way; subject to change. Transfers to and from other locations on Zanzibar can be arranged upon request. The island offers a range of excursions such as spice tours and visits to Stone Town or Jozani Forest.
Rates include full board accommodation, all drinks (except cellar wines, premium brand champagne and spirits), private butler service, laundry, snorkeling (with boat), kayaking, guided reef and village walks.
Rates exclude Cellar wines, premium brand champagne and spirits, all transfers, diving and all other activities & excursions not mentioned in the "included" section, Mnemba Atoll conservation fees, massages and treatments.
* Diving: There is a Scuba Fish dive centre located conveniently at our Matemwe water sports centre on the property grounds. Diving & snorkeling conditions are excellent around the Mnemba atoll just off the coast from Matemwe
* Snorkeling: snorkeling trips to Mnemba atoll can be done with Matemwe's own wooden boats (at extra cost)
* Other activities at/around Matemwe: swimming/lounging in/around the pool, guided reef walks & guided cultural village walks, traditional sailing on dhow boats, guided kayak trips, traditional bao game, cycling
*Activities on the island: the island offers a range of excursions such as spice tours and visits to Stone Town or Jozani Forest. Due to Matemwe's secluded location, driving time can be an hour to these locations. The Matemwe team can furthermore organize the following activities: Traditional fishing, deep sea fishing, Parasailing, jet skiing, windsurfing (45min away), Kite-surfing, horse riding, cooking classes with women of the village and other activities on request.
|Location||Matemwe Retreat – Matemwe|
|Includes||Private room to yourselves|
1 × King bed
|Living space||150 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.
Children are not allowed at Matemwe Retreat