Matemwe Villa Loiki

private beach villa in matemwe

Matemwe Villa Loiki is one of the very first (and best located) beach houses in Matemwe, on Zanzibar’s north east coast. This cozy but luxurious beach villa can accommodate up to 10 guests in 4 bedrooms.

Guests at Matemwe Villa Loiki have the use of a large Speedboat for snorkeling trips and sundowner cruises!

Property Type
private beach villa
4 bedrooms
kids welcome
dive centre offsite
massage service

Spacious, comfortable villa for gatherings with friends or family

Situated directly on Matemwe Beach, with lovely ocean views

Several areas to chill and dine, and all bedrooms have Aircon

Villa Loiki comes with its own Speedboat, for your exclusive snorkeling trips or cruises

A wonderful pool, with a shallow end for the little ones

One of the few villas that offers a 'chef service' (at a small fee) and the opportunity to pay for your own groceries, if you choose.
(Villa Loiki can also be booked on a Half Board or Full Board dining plan)

At the higher end of the budget... but we think it's worth every cent!

Matemwe Villa Loiki features 4 large bedrooms (all with king-size, imported EU beds and air-conditioning) and 3 bathrooms.

The 2 upstairs bedrooms are both en-suite, while the 2 bedrooms downstairs share a spacious bathroom.

For larger groups, the villa staff will happily prepare a couple of extra beds in the spacious living areas, taking the total capacity up to 10 guests for the villa.

Situated on a huge beachside plot in Matemwe, Villa Loiki features a large swimming pool – which is the perfect place to enjoy lazy summer days with your favourite book and delicious drinks, prepared by the friendly villa staff.

A large and comfortable verandah wraps itself around the front of the villa, and a well-equipped living area (with music system and satellite TV) will ensure that everyone’s interests are catered for, and your island-style relaxation is complete!

magnificent beach with powder-white sand and swaying palm trees lies directly at your doorstep, and connects you to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

The following features are included in your stay at Matemwe Villa Loiki:

  • Speedboat for watersports, snorkeling and fishing trips
  • Large living area with Satellite TV & Music System
  • Wifi Internet
  • Daily housekeeping, laundry and chauffeur services


  • A fee of 40$ per day for the skipper of the speedboat and petrol (only for the days when you use the boat)

Matemwe Villa Loiki has a fully equipped kitchen with a talented local chef and 3 friendly waitresses.

Catering arrangements are discussed in advance with the chef, and a shopping list prepared. Guests then have the option of shopping for themselves, or a shop can be done by the staff (all food and drink is purchased at cost price). Alternatively, guests can choose from various meal-plan options beforehand: Bed & Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / Fully Inclusive

Menus will be discussed in detail with you beforehand, ensuring that all individual tastes are catered for!

Villa rates exclude:
Food and drinks (which are bought and charged at cost price)
The chef’s fee of 25$ per day

Take long strolls along Matemwe’s paradise beach, or visit the nearby local village with it’s quaint little school and fresh fish market.

Go snorkeling around Mnemba Island with Matemwe Villa Loiki’s own speedboat, or have a picnic on one of the pristine sandbanks that appear around low tide. (The speedboat is available on alternate days, and incurs an additional cost for the skipper and fuel.)

Deep sea fishing can easily be arranged for you, or embark on an early morning fishing adventure with the local fishermen.

Swimming is at high tide only, and there are a couple of good scuba diving and kite-surfing operators in Matemwe.

Visit several beach bars and restaurants that lie within easy walking distance from Matemwe Villa Loiki.

Take a Day Trip to Stone Town, Jozani Forest, the Spice Plantations, etc.

Matemwe Villa Loiki is one of the first Private Villas to be built in Zanzibar.

Patrick, the Congo-born Belgian owner, has been coming to the Spice Island for over 25 years (long before mainstream tourism took off here) and he was lucky enough to secure a long-term lease on this amazing property. Those were the days when you could only access Matemwe by driving along the beach, and it took 3 hours to get there from Stone Town!

Patrick’s villa was never officially named, but has become affectionately known by the locals as Villa Loiki, after his daughter.

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