A 60-minute drive from Stone Town and a 30-minute boat ride away from Mnemba Island, Matemwe is another great escape. With 12 chalets, each with their own private sea facing veranda complete with a hammock and sofa you can really get that exclusive tropical island experience. They don’t let that captivating Indian ocean go to waste either. They offer a variety of aquatic activities including snorkelling, kayaking and sailing; and if you need some R and R (total rest and relaxation) after all that exercise, you can pamper yourself at the Spa. All in all, the Matemwe experience is a quieter one so it’s a great place to stay and make trips to other places but if you love the quiet, they will give you a breathtaking experience of it.
Matemwe lodge is comprised of 12 beautiful beach bungalows set directly on the ocean. Each bungalow has a patio with a sofa and a hammock looking out toward the water and Mnemba Island. The on site restaurant serves delicious seafood and other menu options. The grounds have an ocean side spa and swimming pools. The hotel manager is friendly and attentive, working hard to provide a wonderful time for his guests. The local beaches have fine, white sand and the fishing boats and nearby island provide a picturesque back drop.
The Matemwe Lodge is the pinnacle of rustic luxury in the breathtaking location of north eastern Zanzibar. A trip to the lodge will be a highlight of your trip with wonderful staff, food and outstanding experiences. The snorkeling and water sports are not to be missed! I had the great fortune of swimming with dolphins. My room was breathtaking (both in views, the wonderful eco-design sensibilities of Asilia and the warm-hearted and delightful staff). I recommend this lodge to everyone.
The lodge is in a great location right on the Matemwe Beach, with beautiful views from everywhere on the property. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. Food was consistently good. Nice wine selection. Ross and his staff are fabulous. They will take care of your every need. Can’t go wrong staying here!