Observe traditional dhows skim the surface of the ebbing and flowing Indian Ocean from your rooftop terrace’s private plunge pool or your shaded verandah’s hammock. Drawing honeymooners and born romantics, the secluded villas at Matemwe Retreat on Zanzibar island hint at untold luxury.
Zanzibar—often referred to as the spice island in reference to its long history of trade—offers the tropical island escape made famous by countless magazine covers and globe-trotting friends. Its historical capital, Stone Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while its translucent waters house a plethora of marine life and vivid coral reefs. Matemwe, found on the north-eastern coast of the island, is best known for having the longest beach in Zanzibar and its unspoiled landscape.
Matemwe Retreat’s 4 villas will wrap guests in a dizzying embrace of seclusion and luxury. In-house dining is prepared by your chef, while your personal butler will ensure that your stay is nothing short of perfect. Matemwe’s villas share a private beach and overlook the snorkelling and diving mecca found on Mnemba Island.
- Each villa has a private bar, plunge pool, air-conditioning, rooftop terrace, verandah, and full bathroom with double basins, shower, and oversized tub
- In-house dining, massages and a personal butler
- An hour from Stone Town and little over an hour from the airport
- Activities on offer include spice tours, village visits, diving, snorkelling, and trips to Stone Town, Jozani Forest, and Mnemba island