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About Matemwe Retreat

For an exclusive escape on the pristine sands of Matemwe, the Retreat offers four exclusive villas set just metres from the Indian Ocean. The spacious rooms are beautifully decorated in a vibrant island motif, with a private deck and plunge pool for lazy days in the sun. Days at the Retreat are all about indulgence, from the private butler catering to every whim to the chef stopping by each morning to discuss your preferred menu for the day.

If guests want to explore further afield the Mnemba Atoll is a short boat ride away, offering perhaps the finest scuba diving and snorkelling in these seas. Tours to the fragrant spice plantations of Zanzibar and the atmospheric capital of Stone Town are also easily arranged.

With access to all the facilities of Matemwe Lodge, the Retreat offers the best of both worlds: a range of facilities and vibrant guest experience, with privacy and exclusivity on demand.

Matemwe retreat is exclusive and private and is perfect for honeymooners. It is perfect for relaxation with its peaceful location, private pools, butler service and spa at the main lodge. It is also perfect for active people with activities including snorkeling, kayaking, reef walks and much more. Matemwe has an Authentic Zanzibar culture and feeling.

Spa: Facials, Massages, Body treatments, manicure, pedicure, beauty treatments. Pre-booking treatments is highly recommended.

Wedding Venues: We can arrange the perfect beach wedding. Please contact us for further information.

Romantic: Please enquire for our Honeymoon offer.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • KiSwahili
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

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: Conservation charge (US$ 5 per person per night), Champagne, cellar wines, premium brand...
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: Conservation charge (US$ 5 per person per night), 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
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Matemwe Retreat 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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