Matemwe Beach House

Just steps from the ivory sands of Zanzibar's beautiful Matemwe beach, Matemwe Beach House is an exclusive-use villa that is ideal for groups looking for an idyllic and private island escape.

Six spacious en suite bedrooms are comfortable and cosy while the villa’s living spaces embrace Indian Ocean views. A team of dedicated staff caters to your every need with a personal chef serving delicious local cuisine throughout your stay. Children are welcome: a range of fun activities and sports gear is available for them at the Matemwe Water Sport House.

Snorkel or dive the exquisite surrounding reefs or enjoy a sea-kayaking or deep-sea fishing adventure. Take a romantic sunset cruise on a local sailing dhow, settle down for a soothing massage at the spa or simply stroll along pristine sands with the rippling Indian Ocean waters between your toes. Whether it is privacy and pampering you want or water sports and island picnics, Matemwe Beach House is a great place to unwind after a safari excursion or trip to Kilimanjaro.

Fact File

Beds 3
Showers 3
People 6
Location Zanzibar
Pool Yes
  • Ocean Views
  • Beach Views
Service Fully Serviced by a team of staff
Property Type Villa
Ideal For
  • Family
  • Families with young children
  • Families with teens
  • Groups of friends
  • Extended Families


  • Idyllic beachfront location
  • Dedicated butler & chef 
  • Private spa treatments & massages 
  • Beautiful reefs for snorkelling & diving
  • Romantic ‘Desert Island’ picnics
  • Perfect for families & groups of friends
“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.”
Maureen Stover, Africa Safari Expert


Style & Décor

Modern and stylish, Matemwe Beach House has been designed for luxurious barefoot living. The split-level layout creates special flow and ensures living spaces enjoy unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean. Simple, elegant furnishings in wood, stone and terracotta echo the surrounding natural environment; accents of blues, creams and whites create a cool, bright beachfront ambience.


Matemwe Beach House overlooks Matemwe beach, located on Zanzibar’s prime north-east coast. Famous for its chalky white-sand beaches and the coral reefs that lie around nearby Mnemba Island, Matemwe beach draws honeymooners, families and adventure-lovers alike. One of the biggest attractions is the world-class diving that Mnemba Atoll offers: turtles, dolphins and myriad reef fish are just some of the marine creatures to be found. Stone Town, the island’s capital and a bustling World Heritage Site, is only an hour drive away and makes for an interesting cultural excursion.


Matemwe Beach House is ideal for families with children and groups of friends looking for a private island escape. The secluded peace and luxury of the fully-serviced villa also makes it perfect for honeymooners and romance-seeking couples.

Best time to visit

Zanzibar enjoys a typically tropical climate and is generally hot and somewhat humid all year round. Two distinct rainy seasons mark the year - mid-March to late May and again in November - so most travellers tend to visit the island during the hot and drier December to February period. If you want to avoid the rain and the crowds, go to Zanzibar during the spring months between June and October and enjoy dry weather and slightly cooler temperatures. Diving is generally good all year - the ‘classic’ diving months in Zanzibar are July and August, and February and March.

Special Notes

Zanzibar is a malaria area and visitors are advised to consult their physician prior to travel for the most appropriate medication.


A personal chef will prepare sumptuous cuisine from the freshest local ingredients and the ocean’s daily catch. Menus are prepared according to your needs and served when and where you like. Specific dietary requirements and children’s meals are catered for.

Master Bedroom            

Situated on the ground floor, the master bedroom is spacious and cool with simple but elegant beach-house furniture. Mosquito nets billow in the breeze around a king-sized bed.

Guest Bedrooms

The second guest room is found on the ground floor and offers a large double bed with a mosquito canopy. The third bedroom is on the mezzanine level and has twin beds, making it ideal for children.


The master bedroom features an en suite bathroom with shower while the second bedroom has an adjoining bathroom with both bathtub and shower. A convenient bathtub for infants is also available.  

Living & Dining Area     

Living and dining areas are stylish and modern with contemporary-chic furniture in warm, neutral tones. High ceilings create light and airy spaces and a private bar is fully stocked for your convenience.

Outside Area

Living spaces flow out of the villa and onto a private wooden deck and plunge pool surrounded by lush gardens and swaying palm trees. A hammock, comfy outdoor sofa and plush cushions are perfect places to relax and enjoy sundowners as you take in the ocean views. The house enjoys private access to the beach, just a few steps away.

Rates are based on per unit night basis

  • dates rates from
  • 1 Aug 17 - 31 Aug 17 $1900
  • 1 Sep 17 - 31 Oct 17 $1650
  • 1 Nov 17 - 19 Dec 17 $1290
  • 20 Dec 17 - 31 Dec 17 $1900

Terms and Conditions

Our rates are per unit unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • 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.

Our team of experienced Villa Experts are here to tailor-make your dream vacation.

Mariam Ngoyi
Africa Safari Expert

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