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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

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(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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