Matemwe Retreat

Find your own private tropical beach escape at Matemwe Retreat Zanzibar.

Enjoy your own private tropical escape at Matemwe Retreat Zanzibar in romantic holiday accommodation and exclusive facilities all part of the specials that we provide for our travellers into Tanzania and its island destinations.  Honeymoon packages for the four elegant villas forming the Retreat are set high in palm trees with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. 

Discover perfect secluded Zanzibar Island location with a dedicated private butler and villas designed for pure luxurious escapism. The Matemwe Retreat promise holiday revellers private plunge pools, personal bars and spacious roof terraces with day beds and loungers. It’s all so appealing that you may not leave your hidden sanctuary your entire holiday.

Each villa is a double-story haven of opulence and light, the ground floor where you sleep and bathe in grandeur and chill out on a private patio with a couch and hammock. Up above the bedroom is another private terrace with a plunge pool and sun deck – and all four villas share a private beach made for secret swimming and tanning. 

Choose Matemwe Retreat in Zanzibar for its subtle, professional service of personal butlers, top class décor and facilities, in stylish villas perfect for couples on honeymoon. Choose Matwemwe Retreat for total mind and body relaxation and a blend of adventure activities in the ocean and on the island. Our package deals will blow your hair back and ensure that you make everlasting memories in this island paradise. 



Welcome to the exclusive and private Matemwe Retreat comprising just four villas on a stretch of palm-fringed shores and a small, secluded beach just north of Matemwe’s main lodge, opposite Mnemba Island. The villas are just metres from the Indian Ocean where snorkelling is a delight and scuba diving a must-do activity to explore pristine coral reefs in crystal clear ocean waters.

We recommend this Zanzibar Retreat Hotel that offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach massages, beachside drinks and anything else your butler can do for you. Chill out beside the outdoor swimming pool or indulge in deep-tissue massages at the spa at the main lodge. Grab a healthy Zanzibar snack at the restaurant and a cold drink from the bar.

A few guests stay here in only four villas, each one a double-storey chalet with two terraces – one on the ground floor outside the main bedroom and one on the top floor with extensive ocean views and a private plunge pool. The lower deck boasts a couch and a hammock for maximum relaxation and the plush air-conditioned bedroom leads onto a bathroom with shower and bath overlooking the Indian Ocean. Shiny wooden furnishings in true Zanzibari style decorate all rooms while guests are treated to their own cocktail bar and plenty of space for private dining.  

In the evening, dining can be enjoyed in the privacy of your villa or stroll down to the main lodge for a seafood buffet in the open-air restaurant. Chat with other guests about your marine experiences and what birds you saw in the lush island vegetation. 

The chef stops by each day to introduce special Retreat menu suggestions and the fresh catches of the day, the speciality of Matemwe’s acclaimed cuisine. A private butler is always available to assist with any further needs so don’t be shy, call for help, call for food and drink, and you will be heard. 

Find all you need at the Matemwe Retreat but know that you can wander over any time to the main lodge for a spa treatment, a swim in their swimming pool, a drink or a meal. What a way to spend your holiday in the perpetual bliss of sunshine, water sports, hands-on five-star service and top-notch hotel facilities in a remote island location. Book your Zanzibar package deal with us and make sure you add on a safari to the Serengeti too! 


  • Relaxing in a hidden sanctuary 
  • Snorkelling, diving, fishing, kayaking and sailing
  • Excursions arranged by your private butler
  • Wellbeing spa treatments


  • Full board accommodation
  • All drinks
  • Private butler
  • Laundry
  • Snorkelling with a boat (one trip per person), guided reef walks and guided cultural village walks.


  • 4 Villas
  • Double beds, air conditioning
  • 2 decks, private plunge pools
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Restaurant, bar
  • Swimming pool, deck


  • Ideal as a honeymoon retreat with only 4 private double-story villas overlooking a quiet cove.
  • Pure relaxation with warm waters, a therapeutic spa, sugary beaches, a private terrace and a pool.
  • Zanzibar island culture to enjoy, delicious spicy food to sample and plenty of snorkelling straight off the beach.
  • Luxurious exclusivity makes this retreat highly sought-after by guests who want to be alone on a tropical island.

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