Matemwe

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Matemwe
Go snorkeling around the coral reef, see the algae farms and visit the lagoon in this picturesque resort village and its pretty beach.

Matemwe is a small village with the island’s longest beach and a range of upmarket resorts. It is also an ideal spot to watch locals fishing and preparing their seaweed farms. Learn about the local culture and enjoy a relaxing vacation in the unspoiled and secluded surroundings.

Appreciate the dry, hot weather from June through September with a trip toMatemwe Beach. This is the best time to spot humpback whales off the coast. Go snorkeling and see the range of colorful fish around this intricate coral network.

Notice the large difference between high tide and low tide, when the complex maze of seaweed farms appears. Watch local women in traditional sarongs working the aquatic fields. The local economy is also boosted by the making of artisanal cosmetics and jams and mustards, which are exported through Zanzibar City.

Mnemba Island is an exclusive resort island frequented by the rich and famous. Take a ferry to the island and stay in a charming cottage. Note that April and May are particularly wet in this tropical part of the world. During this period, certain activities and resorts are closed.

Back on the main island, dine at one of the restaurants next to the beach and snap photos of the excellent views of the Indian Ocean. Rent equipment and take lessons for watersports at the dive center. Stay at one of the many guesthouses and lodges near the beach.

The town is on the northeastern flank of Unguja, the main island in the Zanzibar archipelago. Fly to Zanzibar’s international airport and drive northeast for about 30 miles (50 kilometers), which should take around 1 hour. You can also fly to the Dar es Salaam Airport on the Tanzania mainland and take the ferry across to the island, a journey which should take around 2 hours.

Matemwe is a stunning stretch of coral reef and white sand adorned with cottages and luxury resorts.

Villa Kiva
Villa Kiva
4 out of 5
Matemwe, Matemwe, 3151
The price is £99 per night from 9 Sep to 10 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Matemwe. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (218 reviews)
"Like the location and setup of the layout of property grounds."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Villa Kiva
Jafferji Beach Retreat
Jafferji Beach Retreat
3.5 out of 5
Matemwe, Matemwe, 1111
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £100 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Matemwe. Enjoy free WiFi, a private beach and on-site spa services. Popular attractions Kigomani Beach and Mnemba Island ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
"Good holiday option for this part of Zanzibar. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good food and options."

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2022

Jafferji Beach Retreat
Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar
Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar
3.5 out of 5
Matemwe, Matemwe, Unguja Kaskazini Region
The price is £185 per night from 25 Aug to 26 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star beach B&B in Matemwe. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (24 reviews)
Brilliant stay - will be back!
"Absolutely amazing in every way. Great service, happy friendly staff, excellent food, beautiful views - enjoyed the yoga and diving"

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2021

Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar
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Tamani Villas
Tamani Villas
3.5 out of 5
Matemwe, Matemwe
The price is £519 per night from 18 Aug to 19 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star beach villa in Matemwe. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and private pools. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great place. Large villa.
"Great place. Great villa with feeling of confort and privacy and with feets on the wonderfull beach (garden on the beach with private entry) ! Nice private pool with very clean water. We had the villa for the four of us only but you can easily come with 2 famillies. 4 large bed rooms with 9 beds ..."

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2019

Tamani Villas
Villa Paradise ON THE Ocean
Villa Paradise ON THE Ocean
3.5 out of 5
Po Box 152 Matemwe Zanzibar, Matemwe, Unguja North Region, 73107
The price is £1,520 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Matemwe. Enjoy an outdoor pool, a terrace and a garden. Popular attractions Kigomani Beach and Mnemba Island are located nearby. ...
Villa Paradise ON THE Ocean
Bao Beach Villa - 2 bedrooms beach house
Bao Beach Villa - 2 bedrooms beach house
Matemwe, Zanzibar
Stay at this family-friendly villa in Matemwe. Enjoy a beach locale, on-site parking and barbecues. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Comfortable, relaxing beach house! All the comforts of home.
"The house was beautiful, located on a sugar sand beach in a quiet fishing village. It was just a stroll out the door to be swimming in the lovely waters. Natalia thought of everything we could possibly have needed -- the house is well equipped for cooking, as well as being nearby delicious local ..."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2021

Bao Beach Villa - 2 bedrooms beach house
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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