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Zanzibar / Matemwe

Villa / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

3 Nights min stay

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from £116 / night

£808 - £6911 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
Beach Houses on the best beach in Zanzibar, Matemwe. Self-catering, B+B, half board or full board. Group bookings for private friends and family parties. Exclusive or individual reservations. Unspoilt paradise. Dazzling, powder white sands. Clear turquoise sea. The most beautiful possible setting on the perfect beach. Small, intimate, your personal place in the sun.  …see more

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Zanzibar / Matemwe

Villa / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

1 night min stay

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from £194 / night

£1355 - £1807 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Kandili Villa combines the very best of contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari touches, to create a strikingly chic, yet comfortable four bedroom villa. Its garden is beautifully planted with a range of indigenous flowering plants and features an infinity pool looking out onto the vast turquoise Indian Ocean. The spectacular view also features a wealth of elegant palms, the coral reef and to the north, Mnemba Island. The main house comprises of a wonderful, modern, fully equipped and open plan kitchen, leading down to a spacious and charming living area, perfect for relaxing in with a cup of refreshing lemongrass tea, while you enjoy the stunning view. From there you can enter out onto the shaded decking area where you will find stylish loungers for you to enjoy the kaskazi (monsoon) breeze. Leading up from the kitchen, a beautiful floating staircase takes you up to the master suite, complete with two balconies, a contemporary style bath and Zanzibari furniture, including a romantic Swahili bed. The villa also includes three more Swahili inspired bedrooms, complete with modern en-suites and their own private decking areas – one of which is set to th e side of the villa its self to allow for additional privacy. The main house comprises of a wonderful, modern, fully equipped and open plan kitchen, leading down to a spacious and charming living area, perfect for relaxing in with a cup of refreshing lemongrass tea, while you enjoy the stunning view. From there you can enter out onto the shaded decking area where you will find stylish loungers for you to enjoy the kaskazi (monsoon) breeze. Leading up from the kitchen, a beautiful floating staircase takes you up to the master suite, complete with two balconies, a contemporary style bath and Zanzibari furniture, including a romantic Swahili bed. The villa also includes three more Swahili inspired bedrooms, complete with modern en-suites and their own private decking areas – one of which is set to the side of the villa its self to allow for additional privacy. Kandili villa is managed by a very professional and friendly management team. Other services include a chef, daily cleaning services, laundry, bicycles, and internet and airport transfers. Customized tours and excursions can be arranged by the manager. Matemwe is a quintessential Swahili fishing village featuring an open fish market, filled with the freshest of fish to serve up in the privacy of Kandili Villa. Its shore line is dispersed with traditional stone housing and ngalawa fishing boats bobbing in the crystal clear waters. You may even see clove farming and local women collecting seaweed along the shoreline. Matemwe is quieter a village than many in the north of the island and its people are extremely friendly and hospitable. Nearby Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area remains one of Africa’s most beautiful and exclusive islands. It boasts an array of butterflies, nesting turtles, Africa’s most endangered forest duiker and a spectacular variety of marine life. Rooms: Number of rooms (in total): 4 room category: Rooms 1-3 number of rooms: 3 room size (sqm): about 17 sqm room category: Room 4, master bedroom on 1st floor number of rooms: 1 room size (sqm): about 25 sqm Room amentities Shower - yes WC - yes Bath tub - master bedroom only Hair dryer - yes TV - in the living room only, 32" flat screen Radio - no CD-Player - no Minibar - beverages in the kitchen Telephone - no Coffee & tea maker facilities - yes Safe - at the office Ventilator - no A/C - yes, in all 4 bedrooms Mosquito net - yes Fitted carpet - no Balcony - yes, 2 in the master bedroom Terrace - in each ground floor bedroom Refrigerator - in the kitchen, combo fridge/freezer Writing desk - yes Modern sofas/couches - 4 in living room and 1 in master bedroom Seating accomodation - yes Table - several tables and 1 large dining table with chairs Double bed (length / width) - 1.85 m X 1.85 m Single bed (length / width) - 1 only in the master bedroom Rooms with connecting door available? - no Number of supplementary beds - none Family rooms with separate bedroom available? - master bedroom, but 2 beds in same bedroom Linen, towels, beach towels and bathrobes - yes Sport facilities / activities: Diving center - nearby Fitness-center - no Wellness / SPA treatments - nearby Massages - nearby Jacuzzi / whirlpool - no Steam-bath/sauna - no Tennis - no Catamaran-sailing - nearby Sailing - nearby Water-skiing - nearby Wakeboarding - nearby Surfing - nearby Bike rental outlet - no Kayak - nearby Billard - no Snorkeling equipment - yes, at Kandili Villa Entertainment: * DVD player - DSTV satellite TV * Liibrary, books and magazines Additional amenities include: concierge, coffee maker, parking - garage, shower, fans, separate wc, bed linen provided.  …see more

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Zanzibar / Matemwe

Villa / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £207 / night

£1446 - £1825 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Kasha Boutique Hotel has 11 Swahili-Arabic styled elegant and exquisite villas, each with a private baraza outside lounge, plunge pool and a panoramic turquoise sea view. An island that holds a legendary status among travelers as an exotic island paradise blessed with palm fringed shores, timeless fishing villages and lush plantations. Kasha is a boutique hotel situated on the northeast coast of the island surrounded by clear aqua water, access to excursions, and beaches, yet it is very private. It is an intimate hotel for friends, couples and honeymooners that guarantees a peaceful and tranquil holiday. Kasha Boutique Hotel has 11 Swahili Arabic styles villas, luxury to hitherto rustic experience, each with a private baraza outside lounge, plunge pool and a panoramic turquoise-sea view, with only sounds of the cool wind and waves lapping gently against the coral barrier reef to sooth away the creases of day-to-day life. Being a small boutique hotel, Kasha provides personalised and friendly service of the highest quality where each guest has the feeling of being away and at the same time at home. Management and staff ensure that well-being and satisfaction of guests is the utmost priority. The chef presents a menu that captures all the flavours and smells of Zanzibar and exploits all the local products available on the Island. Our hotel strongly believes eating is an important part of one’s holiday experience and our cuisine embarks guests on a unique and tasteful journey through the the local Zanzibar and Swahili culture. Every room is luxuriously decorated on a backdrop of elegant baraza, Niru finishing and Islamic tiles depicting the typical Swahili style house found in Stone Town. The calm colours, tasteful furnishing and elegant ambiance grant a serene experience ideal for holidaymakers in search for an experience and mental relaxation. Every villa has a splash pool and a baraza outside lounge for romantic moments with amazing sea view. Additional amenities include: concierge, parking - garage, patio/deck/terrace, shower, fans, separate wc, bed linen provided.  …see more

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from £244 / night

£1708 - £2087 / week

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Zanzibar / Matemwe

Villa / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £244 / night

£1708 - £2087 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Kasha Boutique Hotel has 11 Swahili-Arabic styled elegant and exquisite villas, each with a private baraza outside lounge, plunge pool and a panoramic turquoise sea view. An island that holds a legendary status among travelers as an exotic island paradise blessed with palm fringed shores, timeless fishing villages and lush plantations. Kasha is a boutique hotel situated on the northeast coast of the island surrounded by clear aqua water, access to excursions, and beaches, yet it is very private. It is an intimate hotel for friends, couples and honeymooners that guarantees a peaceful and tranquil holiday. Kasha Boutique Hotel has 11 Swahili Arabic styles villas, luxury to hitherto rustic experience, each with a private baraza outside lounge, plunge pool and a panoramic turquoise-sea view, with only sounds of the cool wind and waves lapping gently against the coral barrier reef to sooth away the creases of day-to-day life. Being a small boutique hotel, Kasha provides personalised and friendly service of the highest quality where each guest has the feeling of being away and at the same time at home. Management and staff ensure that well-being and satisfaction of guests is the utmost priority. The chef presents a menu that captures all the flavours and smells of Zanzibar and exploits all the local products available on the Island. Our hotel strongly believes eating is an important part of one’s holiday experience and our cuisine embarks guests on a unique and tasteful journey through the the local Zanzibar and Swahili culture. Every room is luxuriously decorated on a backdrop of elegant baraza, Niru finishing and Islamic tiles depicting the typical Swahili style house found in Stone Town. The calm colours, tasteful furnishing and elegant ambiance grant a serene experience ideal for holidaymakers in search for an experience and mental relaxation. Every villa has a splash pool and a baraza outside lounge for romantic moments with amazing sea view. Additional amenities include: concierge, parking - garage, roofed patio/deck/terrace, shower, fans, separate wc, bed linen provided.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Zanzibar / Matemwe

Villa / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £257 / night

£1795 - £2109 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
We are right on the beautiful, white sand beach (the longest unbroken stretch of beach in Zanzibar), opposite the pristine coral reef of Mnemba Atoll. The traditional Swahili style villa with coconut wood throughout, boasts 4 seaview and one garden view room. Paradise: en-suite bathrooms, luxury Swahili beds, with AC. Restaurant on site: superb fresh food; eco.  …see more

Very Good 4/5 

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Zanzibar / Matemwe

Villa / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Very Good 4/5 

1 night min stay

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from £257 / night

£1795 - £5385 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
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Zanzibar / Matemwe

Hotel apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 1

1 night min stay

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from £81 / night

£565 - £2886 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Set on the northeast coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe Lodge offers 12 stylish chalets, each with a private sea-facing veranda. Quiet corners for lazy afternoons abound, from colourful guest areas to the lush tropical gardens that flourish in and around the lodge. Whether guests sink into a hammock or dive the depths, Matemwe Lodge is an unbeatable island escape. Built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, each of the 12 spacious suites has a private veranda with a hammock and sofa and expansive views of the Indian Ocean with its constantly changing hues of blue. Here you can watch the fishermen head out every morning at dawn or listen to the songs of the village women as they harvest seaweed. The large bathrooms have both a deep bathtub and walk-in shower and all beds are enclosed by mosquito nets. The open-air restaurant sits just above the sea and has a tranquil lounge area with beautiful views of the palm fringed beach and gently rocking dhows. Seafood is the specialty of the house, with all produce bought daily from the local markets. Lunch is a buffet offering a delicious mix of African and European flavours. Dinner offers a choice of main courses with fish, meat and vegetarian options. Matemwe has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Freshly mixed cocktails are served at the poolside bar. Matemwe lodge, Zanzibar • 12 chalets (6 doubles, 6 twin/triples) • Children (above 6 yrs)are not alloweed • Private plunge pool (at 2 of the double rooms) • Hairdryer in room • Wifi Activities • Snorkelling, Diving, Reef Walk, Village Visit, Nwalawa Sailing Trip • Kayaking, spa facilities • Closest airstrip • Zanzibar, 1 hour 15 minutes • Lodge closed: Apr – May Matemwe Lodge is adjacent to a long stretch of beach on the east coast. This beach has not been noticeably altered by tourism and remains an important thoroughfare for locals. Activities such as fishing and seaweed harvesting are still key to the local economy. The lodge has a close relationship with the local fishing village situated on the far side of the beach, it is home to many of the Matemwe team and we actively support the local school. Matemwe is just 60 minutes drive from Stone Town, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of this fascinating island. LODGE AMENITIES Number of chalets: 12 Children: above 6 years Triples: 6 Not suitable for disabled guests Distance between chalets: 10-20 meters Private plunge pool at 2 of the double rooms No air conditioning No personal bar In-room lockable box Hair dryer Laundry service Power: 240V mains Internet ACTIVITIES Reef walk Village visit Diving: at extra charge Snorkelling: at extra charge Dhow trip: at extra charge Stone Town visit: at extra charge Spice tour: at extra charge Spa facilities: at extra charge Closest airstrip/ Airport: approximately 75 minutes drive from Matemwe Camp closed in April & May Children below 6yrs are not alloweed unless the lodge is booked exclusively. Children below 12 yrs should always share a room with an adult, between 6yrs - 15yrs sharing with adult pays 60% adult rate and Children 16 yrs and above pay adult rate. Rates Include; Full board accommodation, all drinks (except drinks mention under excluded), guided reef walks and guided cultural walks, kayaking. Rates Exclude; Transfers, massage, Beauty treatment, laundry, diving and all other activities and excursions not mentioned in the “included ” section, champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cocktails & mock tails, shooters. Additional amenities include: bed linen provided, washer/dryer, parking - garage.  …see more

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Zanzibar / Matemwe

House / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 1

1 night min stay

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from £117 / night

£813 - £2886 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Matemwe Retreat offers four exclusive villas set just metres from the Indian Ocean. The spacious rooms are decorated in a vibrant island motif, with a private deck and plunge pool for lazy days in the sun. Days at the Retreat are all about indulgence, from the private butler catering to every whim to the chef stopping by each morning to discuss your preferred menu for the day. Combining the spirit of Zanzibar with the highest standards of luxury, Matemwe Retreat’s secluded villas are considered the most exclusive choice of accommodation on this exotic island. A dedicated butler will ensure that your every whim is catered for. Select your menu with the chef each morning, sip a fresh cocktail in your plunge pool and enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your villa. Leave your sanctuary to dive and snorkel at the nearby reef. Whatever you choose, Matemwe Retreat provides the perfect escape. 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. RETREAT AMENITIES Number of villas: 4 Children: above 12 years No triples available Not suitable for disabled guests Distance between villaes: 20-25 meters Private plunge pool Air conditioning Personal bar Massage & treatments available In-room lockable box Hair dryer Laundry service Power: 240V mains Internet ACTIVITIES Reef walk Village visit Diving: at extra charge Snorkelling: at extra charge Dhow trip: at extra charge Stone Town visit: at extra charge Spice tour: at extra charge CLOSEST AIRSTRIP Zanzibar Airport: approximately 75 minutes drive from Matemwe Additional amenities include: concierge, shower, bed linen provided, smoking allowed outside, washer/dryer, parking - garage.  …see more

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Zanzibar / Matemwe

B&B / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

1 night min stay

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from £268 / night

£1870 - £4648 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Zi Villa is one of Zanzibars finest private homes located right on a pure white powder sand beach directly opposite Mneba Island, the best diving in East Africa. Zi Villa is a truly unique, exotic and enchanted home, and has 4 en-suite rooms and sleeps up to 14 people. Zi Villa is one of Zanzibars finest private homes located right on a pure white powder sand beach directly opposite Mneba Island, the best diving in East Africa. Fully equipped and serviced it offers the holidaymaker the opportunity to just arrive and enjoy.The Villa is a huge ,unique and enchanting home with a expansive sun deck around an oversized pool which overlooks the beach.It also has paddle skis and snorkelling equipment available for use by the guests at no charge, The Villa also has 2 Mini Buses available for hire for touring the island and scuba diving,fishing and snorkelling excursions can be arranged Zi Villa is a truly unique, exotic and enchanting home, that can accommodate up to a maximum of fourteen guests in four en-suite rooms. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans and mosquito nets. The Sultan’s Suite upstairs has doors leading onto a private outside deck. This suite is equipped with a Jacuzzi bath, a separate shower, and a toilet. A huge bed fit for a Sultan lies under mosquito netting. There is also a TV with VHS. Zi Villa is a unique and unusual property situated on the north east coast of Zanzibar, in the district of Matemwe. Zi Villa offers a wonderful blend of intriguing architecture, a glorious beach, warm blue sea and the best diving in East Africa on your doorstep. Zi Villa is staffed by a manager and foreman, a housekeeper, a night watchman, and two resident chefs. The villa is rented on a full board basis and meals are prepared and served by the two resident chefs. There is a mini-bus permanently available for hire at the Villa with a driver who knows the island so is able to take you north to the restaurants and beaches, south to the spice plantations and town for souvenir shopping and sightseeing or to the extreme south where one can swim with the dolphins. The manager can organize a boat anytime you need it and they will collect you from the beach directly in front of the house. There is a large selection of fins and masks in every size available at the house, which you are welcome to use for snorkeling from the boat or whenever you like. He can also organize scuba diving if you have any divers in the group. There are also canoes and paddle skis available for guests' use. Activities There is a minibus permanently available for hire at the Villa with a driver who knows the island so is able to take you north to the restaurants and beaches, south to the spice plantations and town for souvenir shopping and sightseeing or to the extreme south where one can swim with the dolphins etc. Hire is around $80 per full day for the minibus, including driver. The manager can organize a boat anytime you need it and they will collect you from the beach directly in front of the house. There is a large selection of fins and masks in every size available at the house, which you are welcome to use for snorkeling from the boat or whenever you like. He can also organize scuba diving if you have any divers in the group. There are also canoes and paddle skis available for guests' use (complimentary). Additional amenities include: concierge, cd player, patio/deck/terrace, shower, fans, smoking allowed outside, roofed patio/deck/terrace, separate wc, bathtub, bed linen provided.  …see more

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