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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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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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