Matemwe Beach Village

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Located in the village of Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar and set on an unusually large plot at the north end of the village, this place has long been one of the best mid-priced guest houses and is surely the best dive base on the island. From here it is a short boat ride out to the prime dive sites of Mnemba Atoll. Stylish public areas lead through to one of the nicest pool areas on the island.

Treat yourself to a traditional massage, manicure or pedicure. The suites all have plenty of chilled spots in which to relax and the standard rooms have verandas, but there are many communal areas as well. The coffee corner, the cushion lounge, the dhow lounge and the pool bar as well as shady beach bandas.

The restaurant caters for all meals as well as offering a small snack menu available at the pool bar and all during the day. The restaurant is situated in the main thatch area of the lodge. The atmosphere is relaxed and social and we are frequently asked to move tables around so guests can sit with new friends!

Daily menus are small but carefully planned to please all seafood lovers, non-seafood lovers and vegetarians.

Diving is the primary activity for guests of Matemwe Beach, but you can play in the pool, in the ocean, dive, snorkel, jog along the beach, sail in our ngalwa, hire a bike, challenge the villagers to a friendly game of football or your partner to a heated game of Scrabble.


Around the place
  • Family friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Massage
  • Pool
  • Private beach
  • Water sports centre


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