Private beaching in the lap of luxury
Matemwe Retreat is open from June to March and can be found just to the North of its sister accommodations Matemwe Lodge and Matemwe Beach House. Privacy and exclusivity are what set this great escape apart from the rest. It consists of four luxury villas on a private beach with individual plunge pools. Indoors, warm rustic charm meets elegant island style, while outdoors the verandas offer exceptional ocean views. Take advantage of the services from you personal butler and never lift a finger (except perhaps to sip a cocktail). Every morning plan your days meals with your own chef, providing exceptional cuisine all day long. Welcome to paradise.
At the lodge
Each private villa is completely self sufficient, with private dining and lounge areas. The interiors posses a blend of island funk and luxury. Every spot is designed with relaxation in mind - wonderful veranda areas with soft puffy pillow couches, a hammock, and exceptional views of a private beach and Mnemba island beyond. Private meals are best enjoyed on the deck. Should you wish to enjoy the restaurant’s festivities, Matemwe Retreat is just a ten-minute walk to the main lodge.
Matemwe Retreat villas are en-suite with showers and a sunken bath tub that has views looking out over the Indian Ocean. Large, luxurious king-sized beds with mosquito netting look straight onto the private beach, so you’ll know you’re in paradise from the minute you open your eyes. A large spiral staircase leads to a refreshing plunge pool. Light fabrics, fans and air conditioning also offer respite from island heat, while simple designs create a cool and soothing atmosphere.
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 trips. There are also day 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 main lodge’s spa. Just ask your personal butler to help you organise your activities.