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This private three bedroom traditional beach house sits just five paces from the beach, within its own walled garden, and looks out over the plunge pool to the beach and blue sea beyond.

There is full butler service, so guests can remain tucked away in their house in complete isolation, or are able to wander over to the main lodge for meals, drinks or other activities such as diving and snorkelling.

Matemwe Beach House can sleep 6 people. Two double bedrooms are on the ground floor with a beautiful mezzanine bedroom upstairs.

The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed with a framed mosquito net and en-suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom has twin beds and an adjoining bathroom with both bath and shower.


A pool with complete privacy for sunbathing and a cooling dip (a safety net is available)

A hammock, a large couch and scatter cushions create a relaxing atmosphere on the wooden deck, where you can enjoy tasty fresh food, relax in the shade during the day, or enjoy sundowners overlooking the ocean

A personal butler will look after all your needs throughout the duration of your stay

Your chef will visit the villa on a daily basis, to discuss meal plans for the day. All meals are freshly prepared in the kitchen which is adjacent to the house.

Your butler will assist with activity bookings, and recommend leisure interests depending on weather and tide conditions

Your butler will serve all meals and act as housekeeper during your stay

There is a 24 hour electricity supply with back-up generator


Beach House: 1

Children: not under 6 at the Lodge

Doubles: 2 bedrooms downstairs

Singles: mezzanine floor with 2 singles

Not suitable for disabled guests

Private plunge pool (with pool net)

Mobile air conditioning: on request

Personal bar

Massage & treatments at the Lodge

In-room lockable box

Hair dryer

Laundry service

Power: 240V mains & generator back-up



Reef walk


Village visit

Diving: at extra charge

Dhow trip: at extra charge

Stone Town visit: at extra charge

Spice tour: at extra charge


All meals at Matemwe Beach House are served at a time of your choice. There is no set menu, so you can simply decide each morning what your individual menu will be for the day. The chef will make suggestions depending on special deliveries and the catch of the day

The exceptional cuisine is a fusion of traditional Zanzibari and international flavours. Seafood is a speciality, and fresh fish is prepared on a daily basis


The private bar in Matemwe Beach House is stocked with a variety of cool drinks, wines, beers and spirits – and should you require any drink not stocked in the bar, your butler will do his best to oblige.


The management at Matemwe Lodge will assist in planning for any special occasion: contact your trusted travel agent or contact us for more information

Weddings can easily be arranged at Matemwe Beach House



The north-east part of Zanzibar Island is known as Matemwe. This area is famous for its fine white sand beaches, the contrasting colours of the Indian Ocean and the beauty of the coral reef around the Mnemba Island.

Here the tides govern the rhythm of the day. At high tide the fisherman stream across the lagoon in their billowing dhows, delivering a dream opportunity for any photographer – and the lodge is a daily stop for the fishermen who sell fresh crab, lobster and fish to Matemwe for lunches and dinners. At low tide the sea goes right out revealing a fascinating reef which you can explore for hours.

Situated slightly south of Matemwe Lodge on the beach front, Matemwe Beach House enjoys unspoilt views through palm trees of the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Island. A short walk across the beach provides access to the main lodge should guests wish to use any of the facilities. Matemwe is just 60 minutes drive from Stone Town, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of this fascinating island.



  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • A/C or climate control
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Housekeeping Optional

Phone / Internet

  • Internet Access

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Ocean or water views
  • Parking


  • Paper Towels Provided


  • Books


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck

Onsite Equipment

  • Swing set or jungle gym


  • Pet friendly – no
  • Smoking allowed – yes
  • Suitable for children – yes
  • Suitable for the elderly – ask
  • Wheelchair accessible – ask

 The price would be confirmed at the time of the booking for clarity reasons.

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