Matemwe Retreat


Tucked away a little north of the Matemwe Main Lodge, the Matemwe Retreat is a precious hotel of the highest calibre – a luxury hideaway par excellence!


The Matemwe Retreat carries its name for a reason. Spend your holiday in an incredibly serene and remote setting. Those who enjoy a wonderfully tranquil and solitary setting have made a fine choice.


However, whenever you choose to reappear in civilisation, you may access the facilities of the Matemwe Lodge and mingle with the guests. Back read more » at your retreat, the ambiance is that of a private property that boasts a setting on a perfect sand beach framed by gently nodding palm trees.


The bright white-washed buildings create a stark contrast with the azure of the Indian Ocean and the distant horizons. Everything seems bathed in beauty.


The Matemwe Retreat was constructed by local hands and predominantly with local materials. Not only was the local industry supported but the Matemwe radiates an authentic style and blends with its environment.


Zanzibar is famous for its fascinating cultural melange. The Matemwe Resort’s interior design reflects the history and many influences and creates a wonderful atmosphere infused with graceful flair.


A perfect day in paradise starts with a long and sumptuous breakfast on your private terrace. In fact, all meals can be enjoyed on the terrace or in the gardens of your luxurious retreat. Relish the mouth-watering food and the peacefulness.


Again, whenever you desire company, you may stroll over to the main lodge and dine in the Matemwe’s first-class restaurant. Have it your way!


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The Matemwe Retreat features only three suites and each of the luxurious units exceeds even the most demanding traveller’s expectations. Indulge in the fine ambiance, generous space and thoughtful facilities read more » like a private cocktail bar that stocks everything to prepare yourself a sundowner to accompany the stunning sunsets.


The select pieces of furniture were manufactured from local coconut wood and the roofs are thatched with palm tree leafs. The bathrooms are a designer’s delight and offer a flair that must have been inspired by the One Thousand and One Night tales.


Throw the windows open and allow Zanzibar’s fragrant air to flood into the elegant bathroom. Candles lighting the scene, draw yourself a relaxing foam-topped bath and cherish the fact that no appointments or calls will interrupt you.


A modern air-conditioning system in your bedroom keeps the temperatures pleasant on a hot day. However, a TV and radio are not available. The Matemwe is designed to be a hideaway to withdraw from everyday life.


For the entire time of your stay, a personal butler is available. The service is exquisite and most of your needs and desires are taken care of even before you can voice them.


Most guests’ favourite spot is the sixty square metres large roof terrace. Unwind beneath the African sun and take a refreshing dip in the plunge pool whenever desired.


However, you bathing delights need not be restricted to the plunge pool. A private beach allows you to enjoy the Indian Ocean at your leisure. Wonderfully romantic! Allow INTOSOL to introduce you to the luxurious Matemwe Retreat!


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Having chosen the Matemwe Retreat as you holiday destination, of course, no activity might be the best activity. However, whenever you desire company and extensive facilities you are invited to enjoy the read more » Matemwe Main Lodge’s installations.


While away the hours in sweet idleness or practise one of the sports offered. Those who have never had the chance to try diving might become addicted to the underwater world on Zanzibar.


The diving sites are as diverse as they are beautiful. Just snorkelling the coral reefs provides a magnificent insight into the splendour beneath the waves. With just a little luck, you might also spot dolphins or maybe even whales.


The Indian Ocean is a playground that waits to be explored on a romantic sailing trip or just with a kayak that will afford you with a spectacular view of the island floating in the azure waters. Or visit the neighbouring village and learn more about the traditional life of the fishermen.


Of course, some quiet hours are wonderfully spent by one of the two pools or on the private beach. However, when you feet become itchy we highly recommend a visit the historic Stone Town, which is about an hour’s drive away and was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.


Both the Matemwe Main Lodge and the Matemwe Retreat form part of the Asilia Group, which has pledged to practise sustainable tourism and to support the local communities. The protection of the environment enjoys a top priority and many projects are proof of this commitment.


Your stay is a contribution towards these aims. It is a good feeling! Apart from enjoying your stay at the Matemwe Retreat to the maximum, rest in the comforting knowledge that you are aiding both the local population and the environment.


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