Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat: Information from the owner

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Type Lodge
No. of rooms 4
Last updated 19-Jun-2020

Main description of Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat: Facilities

Property facilities 24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Spa
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card, Room Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Boating, Canoeing, Cooking Courses, Kayaking, Massages, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Turtle Tracking, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided)
Activities nearby (some activities may be seasonal) Animal Encounters, Beach, Boating, Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing, General Sightseeing, Historical Tours, Jet Skis, Kayaking / Paddling, Kite Surfing, Marine Adventures, Para Sailing, Paragliding, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling, Surfing, Turtle Tracking, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Water Skiing, Whale Watching, Windsurfing

Units at Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat Villa - 4 private villas

Matemwe Retreat Villa - 4 private villas

The ground floor of each villa features a private bar area, an air conditioned bedroom and a bathroom with double basins, shower and a large oversized bathtub looking out towards the ocean.

A spacious veranda equipped with a comfortable couch and large hammock provides the perfect spot to unwind and watch the fishing dhows returning from their day at sea. The private roof terrace hosts a plunge pool complete with both sun and shade decks. The villa is situated above a small beach which is shared by all 4 villas.

The villas were constructed by local craftsmen using local materials wherever possible: walls were made of local stone and the roof of Makuti thatch. Most of the furniture was made from locally produced coconut wood, while the soft furnishings were produced by Zanzibari women.

Activities at Matemwe Retreat



- Escape to Infinity remote sandbank excursion

- Day trips to historic Stone Town

- Spice tours

- Jozani Forest tour

- Guided Matemwe Village walk

- Sundowner dhow trips

Spa Facilities

Spa Facilities

We offer a great range off wellbeing treatments to spoil yourself and for total relaxation

Water Based Activities

Water Based Activities

- Snorkeling and diving at the famous reefs of Mnemba Atoll
- Full range of diving courses available through Scubafish, so please take a look at their website to find out more:
- Kite-surfing
- Scenic kayaking along the reef
- Guided reef walks to explore the tropical marine life
- Local/traditional sailing & fishing
- Deep sea fishing

As with many sea-based activities, the timing of some of these activities is governed by the tides and water levels.

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