Set on glorious Matemwe Beach in Zanzibar, Matemwe Beach House is a private beach villa perfect for families or small groups. Set in lush gardens and only a few steps from the beach, this luxurious villa has its own plunge pool and is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Indian ocean and Mnemba Island.

Also the ideal destination for honeymooners, beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts, the beach is shared with only a fishing village at its far end but it's easy to arrange excursions to must-see places in Zanzibar or to pop over to Mnemba Island for a day trip. Massages and spa treatments complete the deal.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Travel & Tourism Council 2014 - Tourism For Tomorrow


  • Ideal for families or small groups
  • Personal butler & chef
  • Spa treatments & massages on-site or in your room
  • Snorkelling, diving, canoeing & reef walks offered

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Facilities at Matemwe Beach House include a swimming pool and spa, set in the villa's landscaped gardens, as well as a laundry service and bar.

Your personal butler will ensure that your needs are met and will help to plan trips and activities as well as serve meals and act as your housekeeper.

Adventurous activities include sea-kayaking and other water sports.

Children are welcome at the villa and will love to play on the fine white sands with beach bats, kites or frisbees or grab some snorkelling gear, all available free of charge at the Matemwe Water Sport House.

For something more romantic, the 'Escape to Infinity' trip is a visit to a secluded sandbank and includes breakfast, brunch or lunch, a bottle of sparkling wine, snorkelling, sailing in a traditional dhow and loads of time to enjoy your glorious privacy.

General Facilities

    Pool with Covering
    Swimming Pool
    Laundry Service


At Matemwe Beach House, you eat whenever and whatever you decide. Your personal chef will discuss the daily menu with you according to your suggestions and whatever special deliveries or fresh fish have come in. The chefs are inspired by traditional Zanzibar cuisine with plenty of seafood and contemporary flavours on the menu.

Private Villa

Accommodating a maximum of six guests, Matemwe Beach House features two downstairs double bedrooms with fantastic views, comfortable beach decor and a beautiful mezzanine floor that can sleep two more people.

The Master Bedroom has a king-size bed covered by a mosquito net as well as an en suite bathroom with shower while the Second Bedroom has twin beds as well as an adjoining bathroom with shower and bath, shared with anyone staying on the Mezzanine Floor. There is also a convenient bathtub for infants.

Private Villa AMENITIES

    En-suite bath and shower
    Outside area
    Mosquito net
    Private plunge pool
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Mini bar


  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Beach activities
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Dhow cruise
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Kayaking
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Sunset cruise
  • Local village visits
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $545 Full Board Plus
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $670 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Jan 2016 - 05 Jan 2016 $700 Full Board Plus
  • 06 Jan 2016 - 04 Apr 2016 $570 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016 $570 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016 $700 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016 $735 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $700 Full Board Plus
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 $570 Full Board Plus
  • 20 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $700 Full Board Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"The perfect holiday home for a family wanting a private slice of Zanzibar. The direct access to the beach, private pool and butler service are big bonuses."



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