• Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar, Tanzania

About Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar

About Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar

Built close to the main Matemwe Lodge, Matemwe Retreat shares all the same facilities but with even more luxurious villas. Enjoy your own private bar, veranda and plunge pool and the amazing en-suite facilities in your private 2 storey villa. All this with the added service of a private butler!

Lodge Details


An amazing retreat where guests have their very own large luxury private villas.


Close to the main Matemwe Lodge on the north east coast of Zanzibar.

Accommodation & Facilities

Matemwe Retreat consists of 3 fantastic cottages on a stretch of palm-fringed land with a private beach, just north of Matemwe's main lodge and opposite Mnemba Island. Each cottage is double-storied and very spacious, with their own verandas. On the ground floor the bedrooms are air-conditioned and lead into a bathroom with shower, double basins and oversized bath overlooking the Indian Ocean. Their large verandas offer a cocktail bar and plenty of space for private dining. The top floor of each cottage features a private sun and shade terrace, a small bar and a plunge pool as well as this, guests are spoilt with their own butler!

Although guests will find all they need in their room and on the private beach, the facilities of Matemwe's main lodge are accessible for Retreat guests. Dining can be enjoyed in the privacy of the room or in Matemwe's main lodge. Massages and beauty treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of the roof terrace or in Matemwe's main lodge. Matemwe's friendly staff offer a very personal service to all Retreat visitors whilst maintaining the relaxed atmosphere that Matemwe is known for.

Matemwe Retreat offers all the same activities that are available at Matemwe’s main lodge but its personal service and intimate surroundings make it a delightful retreat.


The chef stops by each day to introduce special Retreat menu suggestions and the catch of the day; the specialty of Matemwe's acclaimed cuisine. Guests can dine in private on their verandas or at the main Matemwe Lodge. Breakfast will be bought to your private veranda by your butler, so not to disturb you.


Diving, snorkelling, swimming, dhow trips, massages, cycling, kayaking, village visits and excursions to other sights and attractions on Zanzibar.

Child Policy

Children aged 12 years and under are not allowed at Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat is closed for April and May.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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