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About Matemwe Beach House

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 coastline. 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.

The three-bedroom traditional beach house is located just five paces from the beach, with a private pool deck lying between the two. The house is set 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. Guests will be looked after by their 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.

Beach: Exclusive & private location, perfect for small groups & families; Personalised service & warm, Zanzibari hospitality; Ultimate relaxation with a private terrace & swimming pool; Direct access to the beach & a variety of watersport activities

Spa: Facials, Massages, Body treatments, manicure, pedicure, beauty treatments.

Family friendly: Personal attention & service is focused on creating a superb holiday experience for families. Special activities & programs for children. No minimum age restrictions. However, parents are required to sign waiver for children under 6 years.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • KiSwahili
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Your butler will assist with activity bookings, and recommend leisure interests depending on weather and tide conditions. Your butler will serve all meals and act as housekeeper during your stay. You have 24-hour hot water, solar and electricity powered, and 24-hour electricity supply with back-up generator. Bottled drinking water, tea and... Your butler will assist with activity bookings, and recommend leisure interests depending on weather and tide conditions. Your butler will serve all meals and act as housekeeper during your stay. You have 24-hour hot water, solar and electricity powered, and 24-hour electricity supply with back-up generator. Bottled drinking water, tea and coffee making facilities are available. Laundry is available on a daily basis and is included in the rate.

Rates include: Full board accommodation, all drinks (except drinks mentioned under excluded), 1 return transfer to/ from Stone Town or Zanzibar Airport, private room attendant service, laundry, snorkeling with boat (one trip per person), guided reef walks and guided cultural village walks

Rates exclude: Conservation charge (US$ 5 per person per night), Champagne, cellar wines, premium brand drinks, cocktails & mocktails, shooters, diving and all other activities & excursions not mentioned in the "included" section, Mnemba Atoll conservation fees, massages and treatments, additional lunch $30pp

Matemwe Beach House takes a maximum of 4 adults plus 3 children, a total maximum of 7 pax.

Child policy:
Children of any age are welcome at the Beach House

We regret however that in line with the policy at Matemwe Lodge, no children under the age of five can use any of the lodge facilities. Premium brand spirits and liqueurs, cellar wines and French champagne is available but is not included in your room rate.
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Matemwe Beach House Map

Matemwe Beach House is 3.3km from the centre of Matemwe , the nearest airport 44km (Zanzibar International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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