Matemwe Beach House

luxury private villa

Matemwe Beach House is a luxury private villa in Matemwe. It is located alongside Matemwe Lodge and offers wonderful views of the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Island.

Matemwe Beach House is decorated in a Zanzibari theme and the beach starts where the garden ends. Explore the marine world of the Mnemba Atoll – or simply relax on the beach, or by your pool!

NB: Matemwe Beach House will be closed for refurbishments until July 2024

Property Type
private beach villa
3 bedrooms
kids welcome
dive centre offsite

Enjoy all the facilities at Matemwe Lodge (the Beach House's sister property), which is right next door.

The house is situated directly at the beach, and has a lovely private terrace with a small pool.

The staff are very professional, and the house is tastefully furnished in an authentic Zanzibari style.

A relatively small beach house, so not suitable for larger groups.

The 3rd bedroom is best suited for kids not for a coupl


Matemwe Beach House can sleep 6 people in 3 bedrooms with extraordinary views.

  • 2 bedrooms downstairs and 1 bedroom upstairs
  • 2 bathrooms with showers (a portable bath tub is also available for babies).

The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed with a framed mosquito net and en-suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom also has a king-sized bed and an adjoining bathroom with both bath and shower. (This bathroom is shared if you have guests staying on the upper floor.)

Both ground rooms have A/C, but the top room only has a ceiling fan and a stand up fan.

All beds at Matemwe Beach House have spacious mosquito nets.

  • A pool with complete privacy for sunbathing and a cooling dip (a safety net is available)
  • 2 large couches, bean bags and sun loungers create a relaxing atmosphere on the wooden deck, where you can enjoy tasty fresh food, relax in the shade during the day, or enjoy sundowners overlooking the ocean
  • Your personal butler will look after all your needs throughout the duration of your stay
  • Your chef will visit the villa on a daily basis, to discuss meal plans for the day. All meals are freshly prepared in the kitchen which is adjacent to the house
  • Your butler will assist with activity bookings, and recommend leisure interests depending on weather and tide conditions
  • Your butler will serve all meals and act as housekeeper during your stay
  • There is a 24 hour electricity supply with back-up generator
  • Laundry is available daily, and is included in the rate


All meals at Matemwe Beach House are served at a time of your choice. There is no set menu, so you can simply decide each morning what your individual menu will be for the day. (The chef will make suggestions depending on special deliveries and the catch of the day.)

The exceptional cuisine is a fusion of traditional Zanzibari and international flavours. Seafood is a speciality, and fresh fish is prepared on a daily basis.

You are also welcome to visit the Matemwe Lodge restaurant at any time, for a meal or seafood barbeque.

The private bar in Matemwe Beach House is stocked with a variety of cool drinks, wines, beers and spirits – and should you require any drink not stocked in the bar, your butler will do his best to oblige.


Snorkeling at Mnemba Atoll is included in your rate. (However, there is a U$3 conservation fee per person, as you will snorkel in a conservation area.) Admire the vast variety and volume of marine wildlife and enjoy a scenic trip through the lagoon in one of the traditional boats

Diving: All levels of divers have the opportunity to explore the underworld of Mnemba Atoll, and both recreational and training dives can be arranged


Sea kayaking, Snorkelling equipment, beach bats, kite and Frisbee are all available at the Matemwe water sports house next door, and are free of charge.

Local fishing in Ngalawa (traditional boats) and deep sea fishing takes you beyond the reef to deeper waters where you will be surrounded by shoals of different species of fish

Day trips: Spice Tours, Historical City Tours, Shopping Tours and Jozani Forest to visit the Red Colobus Monkeys, as well as Dolphin Excursions at Kizimkazi are just some of the many tours that can be organized.

Guided reef walks are available on request and subject to tide.

Walks to the local village and the fish market are lead by a local guide.

The ‘Escape to Infinity’ trip to a secluded sandbank is an ideal getaway. It includes breakfast, brunch or lunch, depending on the tides and time of day, a bottle of sparkling wine, snorkelling, sailing in a traditional Dhow boat and enough time to enjoy the heavenly isolation. (Extra charge)


Massages, manicures, pedicures, Henna, hair braiding, waxing and facials can all be arranged – either in the privacy of your villa, or the spa at Matemwe Lodge next door.

Located at Matemwe Main Lodge, and set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Atoll, the Sea and Spice Spa offers international standard treatments which take their inspiration from the Spice Island and African continent. Whether you have been on safari, climbed Kilimanjaro or are just relaxing on the beach, the Sea and Spice spa is the ideal place to rejuvenate.

The Sea and Spice Spa is proud to only use products made in Africa. The spa stocks Healing Earth, a premium organic spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy and healing traditions.


Weddings can easily be arranged at Matemwe Beach House

Birthday cakes are served complimentary at dinner

Honeymooners and wedding anniversary guests receive a complimentary sparkling wine served according to personal preference

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