Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Lodge
No. of rooms 4
Last updated 17-Sep-2015

Main description of Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat: Facilities

Property facilities Spa
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Complementary Wi-Fi, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, En-Suite, Fridge
Available services Credit Card, Room Service, Laundry Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Kayaking, Massages, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Jet Skis, Kite Surfing, Para Sailing, Turtle Tracking, Walks, Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Horse Riding, Historical Tours, Horse-back Safaris, Beach, Boat Cruises, Kayaking / Paddling, Marine Adventures, Marine Tidal Pool, Paragliding, Sea Kayaking, Surfing

Room types at Matemwe Retreat

Retreat Suite

Private, self contained villa with a bar, air-conditioned bedroom, bathroom with double basins, shower & large bathtub looking out towards the ocean; spacious veranda & a private roof terrace with a plunge pool. Drinks & private butler service included.

Units at Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat Villa

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:
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.