Built using traditional materials and complemented by handcrafted furniture and locally woven Zanzibari fabrics, Matemwe Beach House reflects the rich and varied history of the island.
A hammock and large sofa take prime position on the wooden deck outside, a shady spot in which to while away an afternoon or enjoy evening sundown cocktails overlooking the ocean. The private pool completes the outside space and shares the same impressive views of the shimmering Indian Ocean.
Choose your meals from the fishermen’s daily catch and watch as your personal chef cooks up a fusion of traditional Zanzibari and international flavours. A personal butler is also on hand throughout the day and will assist with activity bookings and spa treatments.
All our food is sourced locally (including fruit and vegetables), and seafood is bought from local suppliers who use sustainable techniques. This means, for example, that we do not buy net- or spear-caught fish but only that caught on lines.
Meals are a mix of gourmet-style cooking and traditional Zanzibari cuisine with loads of seafood. The buffet-style breakfast includes fresh fruit, muffins, croissants, cereal and yoghurts as well as a full English breakfast. Lunch and dinner are three-course meals: choose between two starters, three main dishes (including a meat, fish and vegetarian option) and two desserts. Tuesdays and Fridays are barbecue night (with a range of seafood and meats) and Sunday is a Swahili buffet, offering a large selection of traditional dishes.
We offer picnic lunches during excursions to the sandbank and Muyuni beach. Guests who go on the Stone Town tour or spice tour can be taken to a restaurant in Stone Town if they wish.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements – our camp chefs will be happy to cater for your needs. We cater for all diets, although strict kosher cooking is not possible.
Matemwe Beach House is the perfect holiday home for a family or small group wanting a private slice of this beautiful coast line. How you spend your days is entirely up to you but could look something like this…
06:30 -07:00 Wake-up with tea & coffee or a cooler beverage
7:00 – 8:30 Enjoy a delicious, fresh breakfast to start your day
09:00 – 10:00 Go kayaking with the family!
10:00 – 12:30 Snorkeling and diving at the famous reefs of Mnemba Atoll
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30–15:00 Siesta time: read a book, swim in the pool or just relax
15:30 – 17:00 Take the kids exploring on the Jozani forest tour
18:30 – 19:00 Sundowners on the deck
19:30 – 20:30 Enjoy a delicious meal before going to bed and dreaming of your next day in paradise!
FAMILY SUITABILITY LEVEL
Matemwe Beach House (with its own private chef and activity guide) is superb for family beach holidays. Personal attention, accommodation and service come together to give you a once-in-a-lifetime tropical island escape. A superb range of activities – from snorkelling, kayaking, boat trips and diving excursions – keeps the entire family entertained. The private swimming pool is perfect for lazy days in the tropical sun.