Thanks to Matemwe Retreat's incredible location along Zanzibar’s north-east coast, the resort offers one of the very best beaches on the island. What's more, from their elevated position, the villas afford wonderful views of the Indian Ocean. The stunning, white sand beach here is relatively quiet, visited mostly by fishermen and locals harvesting seaweed. Just thirty minutes away by boat, discover Mnemba Island, an excellent place for diving and snorkelling.
Matemwe Retreat offers an array of activities that really showcase the beauty, nature and culture of Zanzibar. Join a local guide as you tour Jozani, the last remaining natural forest on Zanzibar, searching for wildlife and stopping at charming stalls selling the spices that have made the island famous. Alternatively, board a traditional dhow boat and cruise the reef as you sip on a sundowner. Giving you an insight into Zanzibar's fascinating marine environment, guided walks through nearby lagoons and rock pools reveal intricate eco-systems.
Matemwe Retreat is all about relaxation and privacy, making it the ideal destination for couples. It will be hard to leave your villa, thanks to its shady veranda with plush day bed, a roof top terrace and private plunge pool. Having discussed the menu options with your chef, most couples opt to dine in the privacy of the villa, served by their private butler; although picnic lunches on a remote sandbank are ultra-romantic and should be tried at least once during your stay.