Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat



Matemwe Retreat features exclusive villas with private rooftop plunge pools and stunning ocean vistas
Sustainability is key, with locally sourced cuisine and eco-friendly practices enhancing the island experience
Enjoy personalized dining under the stars, beachfront picnics, and explore Zanzibar's Stone Town and spice tours

About the Property

Set along the northeastern coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe Retreat by Asilia is a haven of refined luxury. The property boasts a collection of exclusive villas, each offering private bar areas, spacious double bedrooms with king-sized beds, and en-suite bathrooms with ocean-view sunken bathtubs. Outdoors, guests can bask in comfort in secluded lounge areas or take in the panoramic Indian Ocean vistas from their private rooftop decks with sparkling plunge pools. Sustainability is a core value, with locally sourced cuisine, sustainable seafood, and a commitment to eco-friendly practices. Personal chefs cater to your culinary desires, whether you choose to dine beneath the stars, at the open-air restaurant, or opt for a beachfront picnic. With proximity to Stone Town, spice tours, and an array of adventures, Matemwe Retreat provides the perfect blend of tranquility and exploration for an immersive Zanzibar experience. If you are looking for pure escapism, these villas – which combine the spirit of Zanzibar with the highest standards of comfort – were designed for you. The private plunge pool, personal bar and spacious roof terrace with day bed and loungers are so appealing that we would not blame you if you relaxed in your hidden sanctuary for your entire holiday.


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Food & Drink

All the food is sourced locally, including fruit and vegetables, and seafood is obtained from local suppliers who employ sustainable techniques. This means, for example, that they refrain from purchasing net- or spear-caught fish but exclusively opt for those caught on lines. When guests discuss their chosen menu with their personal chef each day, they are encouraged to select the preferred dining location. The establishment provides picnic lunches for excursions to the sandbank and Muyuni beach. For guests embarking on the Stone Town tour or spice tour, they have the option to be escorted to a restaurant in Stone Town if they so desire. In the evening, guests can savor dinner prepared by their private chef beneath the stars, or they can take a leisurely stroll to the main lodge to enjoy a seafood buffet at the open-air restaurant.

Getting There



On the ground floor of every villa, you'll discover a secluded bar area, a spacious and breezy double bedroom furnished with a king-sized bed, and an en-suite bathroom equipped with double basins, a shower, and a sunken bathtub that boasts breathtaking vistas of the glistening ocean. Outside, you'll find exceptionally cozy and secluded lounge spaces that beckon you to fully embrace the tropical weather. Meanwhile, the rooftop deck, complete with a sparkling blue plunge pool, affords you sweeping panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.


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