Matemwe Retreat offers four exclusive private villas set just metres from the Indian Ocean. The spacious villas are decorated in a vibrant island motif. Days at the Retreat are all about indulgence, from the private butler catering to your every whim to the chef stopping by each morning to discuss your preferred menu for the day.
A spacious veranda with comfortable day bed and loungers, made from locally produced coconut wood, is the perfect spot from which to watch the fishing dhows return with their catch. Upstairs on the private roof terrace, enjoy lazy days beside the plunge pool with both sun and shade decks. In the evening, savour dinner cooked by your private chef under the stars or stroll down to the main lodge for a seafood buffet in the open-air restaurant.
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.
When you discuss your chosen menu with your personal chef each day, feel free also to choose where you would like it to be served. 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.
Combining the spirit of Zanzibar with the highest standards of luxury, Matemwe Retreat’s secluded villas are considered the most exclusive choice of accommodation on this exotic island. Matemwe Retreat is all about romance so a day here could look something like this…
06:30–07:00 Wake-up with tea & coffee or a cooler beverage
07:00–08:30 Enjoy a delicious fresh breakfast to start your day
09:00–10:00 Why not lounge by the pool for an hour?
10:00–12:30 If the tide allows, venture out onto the Infinity Sandbank for a romantic picnic
13:30–15:00 Siesta time: read a book, swim in the pool or just relax
15:30–17:00 Unwind with a couples massage in our beautiful spa
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!