Beach front luxury, coral reefs and water sports
Situated on Zanzibar’s beautiful north east coastline, Matemwe Beach Lodge is the perfect destination for holiday goers looking for crystal waters, relaxation and sun (June to March). One of the original lodgings in the area, it offers affordable luxury and unspoiled views of the Indian Ocean’s sapphire waters and Mnemba Island. With swinging hammocks and colourful cocktails, swaying palm trees, vibrant coral reefs, rich marine life, water sports, fresh seafood and perfect weather, it’s an unparalleled African beach paradise. A slice of heaven on African earth.
At the lodge
In keeping with the Island lifestyle, the main lodge has a relaxed but vibrant feel. Arriving through the doors, the welcome desk is adjacent to the adventure sport booking centre, organising mind-blowing adventures for all tastes and ages. Continue your explorations and find a multi-level swimming pool with a poolside bar and an open air restaurant that serves up wholesome island flavours, keeping you refreshed and satisfied. If you are here to chill - make for the tranquil Moroccan style lounge area with big cushions and comfortable furniture, the inviting hammocks, or the beauty spa.
Matemwe Lodge has twelve luxurious stone walled beach bungalows. They are en-suite and perfect for honeymooners, friends or families, depending on your specifications and needs. Some have a private pool, while others are double storey with extra space for families and triples traveling together. There’s something for everyone. The bungalows are evenly distributed along the beachfront with incredible views over the gin clear waters stretching all the way across to the mesmerising Mnemba Island. You can't help but rise and shine with every morning.
Activities at Matemwe are mostly aquatic and as such are governed by the tides. Guests can partake in snorkeling, diving, canoeing, guided reef walks, kite surfing, deep sea fishing, scenic kayak tours along the reef, boating and dhow (traditional sailing) trips. There are also land based trips to explore the island’s ancient history, Jozani forest and exotic spice trade. If all that has you exhausted, there’s always a rejuvenating treatment on hand at the lodge’s spa. Go on, you know you want to.