Villa Turquoise

private beach villa in matemwe

Villa Turquoise is located on one of the most pristine beaches of the Island, close to the fishing village of Matemwe, with expansive views on Mnemba Island and the Indian Ocean. The villa is surrounded by a big tropical garden, and has a large private pool.

A stay at Villa Turquoise, which sleeps up to 14 people, offers you the privacy of an exclusive private villa combined with the luxury, comfort and service of a five star resort.

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

A wonderfully private villa for multi-generational family gatherings or groups of friends

Set in a lush tropical garden, with a large pool, directly on the beach

Spacious, light, homely villa, with 4 different outside dining areas... and a pool table for hours of family fun!

Beautifully styled, with lovely contemporary African décor

The very warm and professional staff will take care of your every wish!

Villa Turquoise has its own Speedboat, for your exclusive snorkeling trips or cruises

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

As a very popular villa it is often booked, it will help to be flexible with your dates


Villa Turquoise sleeps up to 14 guests.

There are 4 large bedrooms (all air-conditioned,  with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms) and 1 huge air-conditioned suite with two king-size beds, en-suite bathroom and a private terrace.

Two extra single beds can be put in any of the rooms.


Villa Turquoise is built in typical East African style, with an impressive thatched roof, large tropical garden (10,000m2, with palm trees, oriental fruits and flowers) and a large swimming pool (5 x 10m).

An expansive sundeck surrounds the pool and there are two further decks in the garden and on the private beach.

private beach (80m wide) connects directly to a lagoon and the Indian Ocean.


There are plenty of amenities available for relaxation and sports, including:

  • Private power boat for watersports, snorkeling and fishing
  • 2 sailing boats (Optimists)
  • Library
  • Games room with pool table
  • Satellite TV and DVD
  • CD Player
  • Wifi Internet, etc…

Please note that the villa’s rates exclude:

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


Villa Turquoise has 4 dining areas:

  • outside on the large wooden terrace in front of the house, where you can enjoy a sunrise breakfast overlooking the lagoon
  • directly on the private beach (the ideal place for seafood barbecues!)
  • inside on the ground floor of the villa
  • a large dining and lounge area on the first floor under the Makuti roof, with a 270 degrees view on the ocean and the jungle behind the house


The chef is an excellent cook who can prepare any dish you like, from local and traditional dishes to Asian and Western dishes. And for aspiring amateur cooks, he will gladly organize cooking lessons with traditional dishes and local spices (which Zanzibar is famous for!)

The staff at Villa Turquoise offer totally flexible catering arrangements. They can provide you with a shopping list, so you can do your own shopping before arriving at the Villa – or they can have your selection delivered to the house.

All meal plans can also be catered for, upon request… such as breakfast only, Half Board, Full Board, Fully Inclusive, etc…

Please note that the villa’s rates exclude:
Food and drinks (which are charged at cost price)
The chef’s fee is 25$ per day (only for the days that you use the chef)


Walk for miles along perfect white beaches and enjoy watching the fishermen coming in with their fresh catch, or visit the school and fish market in the nearby village of Matemwe.

Go snorkeling around Mnemba Island with Villa Turquoise’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.

Visit several bars and restaurants (no large resorts) within walking distance from the Villa, along the beach.

The villa’s House Manager will gladly organize day trips for you, to Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Chumbe Island, etc.

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