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Zanzibar Pearl Boutique

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

Highlights

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

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Overview

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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Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Combine our popular Family Maasai Adventure with a relaxing week at the Coast in Zanzibar.

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'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

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