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Matemwe Beach House

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

Highlights

- Wide range of activities
- Private villa and staff
- Superb diving centre

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Overview

Matemwe Beach house is a stunning private villa that is rented as a sister property to Matemwe lodge. Located in the Matemwe area on the Northeast coast of Zanzibar, the beach house is positioned on 17km of unspoilt coastline and offers a fantastic private retreat for families or friends.

This traditional three bedroom house is within its own walled garden and has breath taking views across the Indian Ocean. Guests are greeted by a large outdoor terrace housing a hammock and sofa perfect for whiling away sunny afternoons. A private plunge pool completes the outside space that includes steps down to a beautifully quiet, often deserted beach. Inside is furnished using traditional, locally sourced products and furniture and includes a homely lounge and two ensuite rooms on the ground floor. A third room with two single beds is situated on a mezzanine floor and is ideal for older children.

There are plenty of things to do during your stay at the beach house to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. The lagoon is a great place for reef walking, kite surfing, snorkelling, kayaking and sailing. One of the best diving spots in the area, diving courses and days can also be organised through Scubafish. Day trips and tours to local villages and places further afield are also available at an extra charge. The property also has access to all the facilities at the main lodge including the spa and water sports centre.

You will be looked after by a team of staff during your stay, including a private chef and butler to tend to your every need.

Children of all ages are welcome at Matemwe beach house and it is a great place to enjoy a holiday as a family. The accommodation is ideally set up for families and there is plenty to keep kids occupied whilst parents enjoy some relaxation time.

In a picturesque location and giving you all the freedom you need to have your perfect holiday, Matemwe Beach House is one of the best private villas on the island. Providing the same high quality you would expect from the main lodge but with the added bonus of seclusion and privacy, this beach house has something for everyone. First class service, activities and facilities make this an experience worth the higher price tag.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 508 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi, just back home now as stayed in London last night. It was fab! We loved it! Amazing all round- Thankyou. Best holiday ever!!!

    Accommodation great at both places, guides lovely, staff great. We saw more animals than ever expected: giraffes, lion, elephants, water hog, wilder beast, impala, white rhino, crocodiles, hippos in lake Sybia, monkeys in trees at Tonga.

    Beach beautiful, but a bit windy, waves v rough but didn’t deter my boys. We snorkeled which was fab but too rough on day we booked to do ocean experience.

    My boys swam in all pools!!!

    Weather better than we expected!

    Must go and do some laundry, but hope that helps?

    Best Nicola

    MissingNicola B reviewing South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday on 24 July 2019

  • Hi Lisa

    We had an amazing holiday.

    Everything was fantastic.

    The transport wa spot on, great drivers, all on time, vans really comfortable and water supplied, a really nice way to travel, and you also get to hear all about the local area. Both companies were excellent.

    Virgin - was a brilliant airline, not sure why I haven't used them before, SO much better than BA.

    Rhino ridge was amazing from start to finish. We has a great female safari guide, who we got very fond of. The wildlife is more sparse but as its more challenging to find we enjoyed this, the surrounding are spectacular. Our guide had great knowledge of the birds. walking safari was excellent and highly recommend. The rooms were superb, very comfortable.

    Thonga beach lodge staff were brilliant, the whole place was amazing, the range of activities excellent and again out guides excellent. The food was wonderful. Again the bird guiding and general guiding was brilliant. We really enjoyed the cultural side of our visit, seeing the local communities and church etc. My only comment on thonga for future guests would be if they can afford it maybe to go for a lodge with a ocean view, our lodge was great , the childrens was quite cramped and low down with a very damp musty smell - not that they noticed it, but I think if people were expecting luxury they might not get what they wanted... saying that it was fantastic for us. The lodge staff were amazing and went out of their way for us.

    Oyster box was a phenomenal hotel and quite a shock to be back in the world after Thonga - but really worth the stay - we loved it, they Kindly gave us a room for the next day as we had a late flight.

    The whole experience was brilliant and really well organised- thank you. We ALL loved everything!

    On reflection:

    we loved having transport rather than driving, it meant we could relax , sleep and find out about the country from the driver.

    If we changed anything, I might spend a little less time at the beach and maybe take in another safari region also. We were repeatedly recommended the Phinda private game reserve (andBeyond) so maybe we would have spent a couple of nights there, in addition, local guides and the tour people said it would give good variety to the Rhino ridge.

    However we were 100% happy with what we did, we really look forward to our next safari !!!

    Best wishes

    Ali

    MissingAlison D reviewing South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday on 23 July 2019

  • Hi lisa,

    We arrived home last Sunday morning so we've been back for a week.

    Firstly, I would like to say thank you very much for the superb arrangements that you made which went like clockwork from start to finish.

    The term part of the trip went really well and we really enjoyed this. Our guide was really helpful and friendly as was our cook/ muleteer.
    We loved the first nights accommodation and the Riad Adore in Marrakech was amazing and one of the best hotel accommodation I've stayed in.Alex

    Mountain refuges were as expected.

    All arrangements by Tourdust were just perfect right up to the moment we were collected by our friendly taxi driver to take us to the airport on our return.

    I have passed Tourdust details on to several people both in Marrakech and since our return and I hope that these result in further bookings.

    Many thanks!

    Alex W

    MissingAlexander W reviewing Classic Berber Villages & Toubkal Ascent on 22 July 2019

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