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Zanzibar Pearl Boutique

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- Good value beach lodge
- Gorgeous beach
- Relaxed vibe
- Superb dive centre

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Zanzibar Pearl Boutique (previously Matemwe Beach Village) is located on the North East coast of Zanzibar Island, this small friendly beach guest house is a lovely good value option offering long white sand beaches, blue waters, swaying palms and a refreshingly relaxed low key atmosphere. Neighbours include a traditional fishing village and a couple of low key lodges. Guests can swim in the pool or Ocean, take a sailing trip in the ngalwa, but the big draw of this location it the world famous Mnemba Atoll which offers exceptional snorkelling and diving. There is a full 5 star IDC dive school on site offering a full range of services and snorkelling trips.

Zanzibar Pearl Boutique has a lovely relaxed vibe with plenty of corners and spots to take it easy in, from the coffee corner, the cushion lounge, the dhow lounge and the pool bar as well as shady beach bandas. The main area consists of reception, restaurant, swimming pool and raised lounging area with floor cushions, low tables, books and games.

In total, there are 26 rooms & suites, not all of which have a sea view. The seventeen simple but comfortable standard rooms are all en-suite with hot water and fans. Set back from the beach, there are five Oyster Villas which are great for smaller families. These have a double bed, a single bed under the stairs and a barazza bed for small children. These suites also have an upstairs verandah, the perfect place to sit out an relax once the children have gone to sleep. Please note the Oyster Villas have open staircases and parents must be prepared to accept the risk this entails, especially with small children. For those wanting to spoil themselves or honeymooners, the Pearl Villa is a standalone unit away from the rest of the lodge. A real slice of luxury, it has its own private plunge pool and two dedicated staff members.

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  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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