Matemwe Beach | Zanzibari beach lodge
Matemwe is a Zanzibari beach lodge – not a hotel and not a resort! The vibe here is authentically “No shoes, no news” and while plenty of places subscribe to this standard, very few achieve it!
This place feels like staying with a mate whose mum is a great cook: relax; make yourself at home amongst the books, games and huge cushions. Matemwe is stylish and comfortable; the atmosphere is relaxed hospitality; the service effective, efficient and discrete. The lodge lives in peaceful co-existence with the neighbouring villagers whose lives are intertwined with the people of the lodge and their visitor.
And surely the best location for SCUBA divers in Zanzibar!
Where is Matemwe Beach?
On the NE coast 45 mins from Stone Town. One hour from the airport.
Matemwe Beach Room Choice
16 X Kijiji Rooms (32 guests)
Simple rooms furnished in beach style in shades of blue and green. Self-contained bathrooms and lots of little extras to make the stay more comfortable.
5 X Shamba Suites (10 guests + or -)
Funky and romantic, spacious and stylish, these rooms also provide a little extra sitting space.
1 X Asali Suite (2 guests)
The ultimate romantic choice; the room of choice for honeymooners. The suite is completely self-contained: your own chef, plunge pool and beach ensure you never have to leave your luxurious seclusion!
Beach baskets, sunhats, sarongs and bottled water provided in all rooms.
Matemwe Beach Seasons
Low season: 01 June – 15 June| 01 Nov – 15 Dec | 16 March – 31 May
High season: 16 June – 31 July | 01 Sep – 31 Oct | 16 Dec – 21 Dec | 6 Jan – 15 March
Peak season: 01 Aug – 31 Aug | 22 Dec – 05 Jan
Matemwe Beach Guide Prices from
Depends on level of service, number of occupants, private chef or not and other factors. Discounts are available for children.