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Places to stay in Matemwe

Places to stay in Matemwe
A simple air conditioned beach bungalow , self contained one bedroom villa . Open plan dining/ living and kitchen. Bedroom with ensuite shower.Amazing location on Matemwe beach. The villa is set in a private gated compound with direct access to the beach. There is another property on the grounds which is a larger beach house also being rented out. We have a small garden available for use of Magnolia villa 2 which is fenced off. The main villa grounds and gardens are for the main house use only
Beachfront villa with beautiful gardens. Matemwe is situated in north east of zanzibar near Mnemba Island , which is very popular place for diving and snorkelling
It is a quiet beach with some boutique hotels and vacations homes near bye, where you can go for meals and drinks.
  • We had a great stay in Matemwe. Amazing place to relax.

    Marvin2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was amazing. The little house was what we expected with all you need for 2 people. The house staff is really nice and the location right on the beach is wondeful !

    Mathieu2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • If you want peaceful vacation this is the place. We stayed one month and really enjoyed it. The house is bigger than it looks. Comfortable bed and a kitchen for basic cooking. Good restaurants nearby and a stunning beach. Nice staff and friendly dogs.

    Jan2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • We reserved Villa II and had an upgrade to Villa I. Hence the review will be for Magnolia Villa I. We loved the location, right on the beach and being able to view the waves from the verandah. It is well stocked with kitchen cookware, dishes and bbq and very comfortable. We bought food on the way in from the airport with the aid of the taxi driver. There are some basic canned goods, eggs, veggies and fruit available in Matemwe Village. Lots of good restaurants along the quiet beach to choose from.

    Karen2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • These hosts can not be beaten for generosity and friendliness. The house and the garden are lovingly maintained. The equipment is perfect. The staff on site always attentive and helpful. The place is small, quiet and original. But you can eat very well in the immediate vicinity. Right next door there are also delicious pizza, including "to go" :-). In Seles you can drink cocktails and enjoy typical meals. Thanks for the nice time Elke and Jörg

    Elke&Jörg2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed one week and had a great time! The accommodation was well equipped, large, Coex and comfortable. In addition, it was only a few meters to a picture book beach. everyone around the House was very friendly and helpful. We can fully recommend the accommodation!

    Katja2019-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great location right on the beach and quick response to questions! Wonderful time!

    Taylor2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful place for a relaxing vacation! The gardens were wonderful, and it was great to have the chairs for lounging- especially to stay off the beach in the direct sunlight midday and to avoid people coming up to talk to you on the beach. The white sandy beach was beautiful and the water warm for swimming in the afternoons at high tide (otherwise not the most swimmable area but very picturesque). We found some nice local restaurants nearby. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioning nice for sleeping at night. The main room unfortunately did not great circulation so was very hot and stuffy, even with the fan on.

    Elizabeth2018-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Located in Matemwe, just 7 km from Mnemba Island and less than 1 minute from the beach, Morningstar Bungalows Zanzibar is a small and private place offering 4 rooms, each room as a separate bungalow with it's own terrace. Plenty of activities can be enjoyed in the area, including snorkeling, kite surfing and fishing. Dive Spot is 15 m away from the property.
    An oasis of peace and joy, Morningstar Zanzibar welcomes you with 4 cozy bungalows, each with double bed room, private bathroom and terrace. If you’re willing to discover the true spirit of Zanzibar, to feel its warmth and quiet then you found your answer! The beach and the happy crowds are just 1 minute walk away from this tranquilly spot. We are more then happy to receive you, no matter if you’re alone or in a group. Due to the intimacy of the place, we’ll suited best for groups of people traveling together. On top of beauty, quiet and welcoming hosts, Morningstar Zanzibar is also very friendly with the accommodation costs and allows you to fully enjoy this Paradise island!
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Matemwe, Unguja North Region, Tanzania

    Welcome to Miramont Retreat Zanzibar! Our place is situated next to the beach, close to Mnemba Island. Here on Airbnb we rent the standard bungalows. The rooms have queen beds, fan, private toilet with shower, hot and cold water, linens, towels, body soap and private terrace with pool view. The location has free parking, a restaurant and bar. For Wi-Fi we charge 2$ per day. Breakfast included in the room rate and it's possible to arrange transfer from any part of the island
  • What a wonderful holiday in paradise! Miramont retreat is a simple magical place to stay located in a very quiet but beautiful part of Zanzibar. I stayed here for ten nights with my boyfriend and 21 month of son and we had a wonderful holiday , the staff where kind and helpful and the location is perfect if you are just looking to get away from it all ❤️ the pool is perfect for a dip at anytime of the day and the beach has the finest whitest sand I have ever seen. Here at miramont you really can relax in a chilled atmosphere with the most amazing food we only ate out once and not because there are not many other places to eat nearby but because we really enjoyed the fixed menu plus the daily menu that was offered everyday. The room was small but we only used it to sleep and shower and we even added a cot to the standard room, we wasn’t expecting a five star experience but I can honestly say that we had one and can’t wait to visit again. A big thank you to all of the staff that made our stay so special ❤️

    Leeann2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay. Everyone was accommodating, the staff were so helpful, food was good, and good vibes all around. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

    Zoë2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • I love this place. Bungalows are clean and comfortable. Staff always smiling and helpful. Beautiful garden around pool. Ocean at your fingertips <3 Definitely recommended for couples and solo travelers. In the evenings you will not be bored. You can join a bonfire on the beach or watch the performances of local artists. ;)

    Hania2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, small and well thought out facility. It felt like being in a green oasis, with a pool and a meet right outside. Super friendly staff, we felt very comfortable! The food is outstanding, reasonably priced and a new daily menu every day. Highly Recommended!

    Christine2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great accomodation for a small Budget.

    Katharina2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • Good to relax compared to other resorts located nearby. Hosts are honest and generous. Definitely, I will visit again.

    Mincheol2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Miramont was great! We’ll come back if visiting Zanzibar again.

    Judit2019-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Best place ever

    Plipla2019-04-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    Budget double room for a stress free no frills accommodation. Room are the perfect pied-a-terre for sports lovers and explorers in Zanzibar Did I mention we have a private beach?! Yes, there is fiber optic wifi in each room!!
    Surfescape village in Zanzibar is your perfect base for outdoor activities, travelling and relaxing. It's located nearby restaurants, watersports center and local fishers village.
    We are located in Pwani Mchangani, close to restaurants, local villages and watersports center.
  • Excellent Place, Prisca was amazing, very helpful (with much hospitality). We enjoyed our experience at Marco's place. The price is worth it, though the shops & supermarkets were far which would require a taxi always. Otherwise I would definitely recommend the place.

    Charles Eloi2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Surfescape is a beautiful place. The room are simple but nice, the people working are really kind and the location is perfect; 1 min from a beautiful large and white beach! You can eat every meal at the hotel just under Surfescape and relax at their swimming pool too! It’s a little paradise and perfect if you want to relax or do some kitesurfing !

    Lisa2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment, very well located, location and just beautiful!

    Penda2019-06-01T00:00:00Z
  • Surfescape is a really nice place to stay. Hospitality was amazing thanks to Prisca, and Marco was very quick responding to all of our queries. The room is nice (big bed with mosquito net) and the sorroundings are beautiful. Only downside of it is that the only restaurant nearby is a buffet attached to Surfescape. I’d definitely recommend to order delivery from Blue Fish instead for original Swahili food. Thanks Prisca and Marco!

    Georgina2019-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • a great place to relax. superfriendly hosts. we stayed for two weeks. we mostly ate at waikiki and jetty lounge (20min walking on the beach) but got other great recomendations from Marco and the crew whenever we asked. 50m approx to the beach which was a private part before the public one. we quickly got aqquinted to the rhytm of the tide. the pool next door was a great substitute to the withdrawn ocean for cooling down. for lunch we either made our own from groceries from a supermarket nearby. you can shop there for example either by making an order to the reception, grabbing a taxi or doing it on your way to an excursion. it seemed to be 5$ one way, the same for going to restaurants. we absolutly recommend Surfescape, Marco,Nici and Priska whom helped make our trip fantastic. thank you guys for that. we will be back. lots of love, Emma-Lisa and William

    William2019-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • My 15-year-old son and me had a great time at „surfescape.“ Marco and his crew are very friendly and ready to answer any question. We had a relaxed time there which was nice after traveling a lot on the mainland/Tanzania. So for us it was „relax-escape.“ Asante sana!

    Katarina2018-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • With Marcos Surfescape you find a small, calm idyll on probably the best beach in whole sansibar. It has ebb and flow which makes it perfect for either swimming, surfing kiting or a beautiful walk at the tideland where you can discover a lot of different sea animals like star fishes etc. The Surfescape is not surving food but so you can discover all the restaurants around (eiher local or from the resorts). For us it was the perfect deal! We highly recommend!

    Lennard2018-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • great place with a fantastic view! good communication, great tips for trips and an awesome private beach. Thank you!

    Hannah2018-04-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

    The Bluefish Apartment is newly ap apartments located in Zanzibar the Apartment areinclosed with Bluefish Restaurant to make very convenient for gest who has no much time cooking also will provide a good chance of testing Zanzibar dishes. Gest can also arrange other tours like fishing snorkeling since the area is close to beach 150 metres.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Pwani Mchangani, Unguja North Region, Tanzania

    Offering a restaurant, Keys Bungalows is located in Matemwe. Free WiFi access is available. All rooms are fitted with a fan . Each room here will provide you with a balcony or a terrace. The private bathroom features a shower. At Keys Bungalows you will find a bar. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including diving and snorkelling.
    The property offers free parking. Tours and excursions like spice tours and dolphin tours can be arranged at a cost. Kisauni Airport is 41 km away.
  • Chilled place for the people who wants to relax. It is right by the beach and the food is really good. The staff are very helpful and nice. It is hard to swim in the ocean, so not really for those who wants to enjoy the beach. We had a great time at the new years at Keys place. Def recommend.

    Neslihan2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Hosts always accommodating and ready to exchange for good advice. I recommend this stay

    Nathalie2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • We liked it very much. Authentic little reggea hell with very friendly staff! Direct beach location perfect to relax. Unfortunately difficult to reach without a taxi.

    Nina2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Prrfect place to stay !! Nice bungalow just in from of the beautiful beach Don’t miss the sunrise

    Rafaa2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Keys is a great place to make your holiday. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoy the stay. The rooms are beautiful and close to the beach. They have a great food witch is absolutely payable and you can every day choose between different meals. So thank you guys for the great holiday 👍

    Martin2018-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    11

    Kigomani, Tanzania

    Sea View room in a beautiful Matemwe. Shared swimming pool, great breakfast in our restaurant or on your terrace with a breathtaking sea view.
  • A piece of paradise on earth. Super spacious and well-equipped rooms with a dream location on the beach. WOW WOW WOW. The service was amazing. Many thanks to Naila and her entire team, who was always attentive, friendly and in a good mood. We just felt really comfortable here. We can absolutely recommend Sunrise and maybe we will come back soon. Thank you for the nice days.

    Anja2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • The place is absolutely beautiful. Quiet beach, white sand and turquoise water. Perfect for relaxing, starting a day with yoga, napping in a hammock and reading a book laying on a sun bed, either on your own terrace or on the beach. Food was good and all staff were very nice. Lovely experience and suitable for both couples and single travelers.

    Kaisa2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • What a special place. The beautiful white sand beach of Matemwe right outside your door, and a wonderful and attentive staff taking care of your every need. The food was good, the drinks better. Definitely take the free yoga class! We will certainly look forward to returning. Special acknowledgement to the trainee, Latifah, who helped make our stay special and care-free!

    Dan2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Super friendly staff especially Naila the hotel manager and also Mousa at the restaurant and Sharifa and Madjooma from housekeeping. Naila would go out of her way to make sure you're so happy and enjoying ur time, she will also help u plan tours and rides!! Room are super clean and directly on the beach..the hotel organizes live music every monday and wednesday so make sure you dont miss it as well as the reef walk with their guide..they also have free yoga classes every morning...the vibes in the evening at the bar are just MAGICAL! thank you Zanzibar Bandas for a wonderful stay, would definitely recommend this place

    Mariam2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Wasn’t sure what to expect but was definitely pleasantly surprised. Very stylish space and loved having our own little pool out front a stones throw from the beach. Food was excellent too. Would defo recommend.

    Shauna2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place.

    Sebastian2019-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • We loved Zanzibar Sunrise! Our stay at the Bandas was fantastic. Beautiful location, great food and a truly amazing staff (with a special shout out to Naila, Mussa and Latifah). Make sure to enjoy some of the excursions. We loved the snorkeling, reef walk and community walk. Hope to visit again soon!

    Kristianne2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • Zanzibar Sunrise is a paradise! Nice houses streight at the beach. Very nice and helpfull staff. Good food and breakfast on your own balkony. A place where you can really relax!

    Kim2019-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    The bungalow can easily accommodate up to 4 guests so perfect for friends and families. It features large beds, en suite bathroom and common garden overlooking the ocean. Rooms belong to Surfescape Zanzibar, the kite and windsurf center located on the our private beach. Oh yes, we have fiber optic wi-fi connectivity :) There are different restaurant nearby + also food delivery!
    Given the high request of this bungalow on Airbnb I put a second one, the other listing have more than 150 positive reviews combined :)
    Close to a couple of beach restaurant, 20 meters from the beach, and Surfescape Watersport centre. It’s also close to Pwani Mchangani and Mafarasi (Kiwengwa) village.
  • Close to the beach, nice pool. We enjoyed our staying. Nice bedroom.

    Dimitri2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed a week at Marco's house. We were delighted with our stay! Marco and Prisca are very hospitable and available. The room was perfect: nice, clean, well equipped. The place is very cute. The access to the beach is direct from our room to a minute walk. In short we strongly recommend!

    Laure2019-06-28T00:00:00Z
  • Rooms were clean, it was a beautiful location, and the host was very welcoming and helpful. We were able to eat a very delicious dinner at the hotel next door. Would highly recommend.

    Meggie2019-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • The place is great and the staff is very helpful and friendly! You can have a good lunch/ dinner at the coral hotel next to Surfescape, where you can use the pool, too. We recommend to have a car, but taxi works well, too. They can organize it for you. Thanks for the stay!

    Mohammad2018-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was perfect :)

    Jana2018-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Everything about our stay at Surfescape was excellent. The bedroom was spacious. There was a stocked fridge and food tray of snacks (for a fee of course). There are sun beds and hammocks outside the room and by the beach. Priska was very helpful with our needs (taxi, motorbike rentals, laundry, party guide, etc.). Marco was very helpful and very accommodating as a host too. There’s a pool you can use at Coral Reef resort when the tide is out. Otherwise, its best to have a swim in the morning when the sea is calm. Only drawback is that the location is a bit of a walk to any supermarket or other hotel/restaurants. Though they can get food delivered to the resort anyway. All in all, it’s a highly recommended airbnb in Zanzibar.

    Sofia2018-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Me and my boyfriend had a really great time at Surfescape. The location was one of the best we had on Zanzibar. The room was very well equipped (water cooker, fridge, plates, mugs etc.) and cleaned every day. The host and his staff were very nice and warmhearted which made our stay very comfortable. Also the area was very beautiful and peacefully quiet. The private beach was extremely welcomed and relaxing after more touristic spots like Nungwi etc. Only one thing you have to keep in mind when staying at Surfescape: The possibilities according to food are limited. It was not a problem at all, I'm only mentioning it. The next door restaurant offered a breakfast buffet for 7 dollars which was quite nice, as well as the evening dinner buffet. You can find a few other restaurants within some walking distance. Also we were offered to have food ordered (for example Pizza, pretty good for African Pizza) which worked out very well. So you're not going to starve when staying on Surfescape, I just wanted to mention the fact that the location is not as touristic as other places. But for us, who were looking forward to relaxation, peace and quiet, it was the perfect place to stay. I can strongly recommend spending some time at Surfescape! Thank you for everything.

    Julia2018-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place, beautiful beach, perfect rooms and huge bathroom! One place to eat if you're not driving: the hotel restaurant next door.

    Julie2018-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

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    All kinds of restaurants, bars, beautiful beach.
    Tunda Lodge is a very lovely villa located in Matemwe, Zanzibar
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    My place is close to the beach, great views, and restaurants and dining. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space, the people, and the ambiance. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (pets).
  • It's a beachy kind of bungalow--not fancy but clean and comfortable--which is appropriate as it's right on the beach. Matemwe is more of a laid back and quiet beach than some beaches on Zanzibar (such as Nungwi, where we also stayed).

    Tony2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • We celebrated with our wife our 20 years of marriage in Jambiani at Kimte Beach and we keep only excellent memories: first the beach with its shades of turquoise blue, the ideal location, the swings and hammocks, all the Very helpful staff, meetings with other guests, the evening around the fire where Kimte staff and guests were mixed. The rooms are very clean and nice. We highly recommend.

    Jean-Marc2019-07-19T00:00:00Z
  • You have chosen wisely! For the love of well seasoned food and gorgeous beach front, just click the book button already! ROOM: Key’s has 11 rooms which as a disclaimer, I’ve only seen mine. And it opens to a private hedge view and to heavenly ocean breezes. Bugnets, with no patched up holes, (though in March, no mosquitos came a’callin’) a high powered fan, and a bed big enough for a 6’1’ and a chubby 5’4 to sprawl out! The decor is the fascinating part. If you ever had an Uncle who was really good at selecting the best durable materials, can cut a straight edge like a master carpenter and has no sense of the modern artistic license most hotels have nowadays, this would be your room! It’s spotless. It’s intuitive. Just don’t expect any patterns to match geometrically or color palate. It’s VERY bohemian yet flavored with that utility that brings comfort to my little engineering heart. Bonus points, they do put flowers on the bed in pleasing array for those more tactile-minded... POWER/WATER: In a medium sized apartment space, there’s no less than SIX (6) outlets with adapters for multiple countries, mostly European. If you operate off USB, or have an American style lappy mclapptinton, bring along an EU adapter, it works great. You’ll need it, for all the photo sorting you’ll do after seeing sunsets and village life happen right outside! No power outages for our four days stay. 10L fast hot water heater, works better during the daylight hours. LOCATION/SAFETY: The location is on the northwestern side of the island, which in my reviewers humble opinion has the best Diving and Snorkeling options. The beach goes on forever to the south and is dotted with the resorts and restaurants of other competitions. However, Keys has the most fascinating view. It is the only one with the working fisherfolk nearby outside the area of the bungalow (but not inside your privacy or noise boundaries) It makes for the best fresh caught food, village life and photo-tastic shots of the colored boats you’ll ever get of Zanzibar. This is where the artists of Stonetown get their inspiration. *Skip this part if you’ve never had to feel guarded or nervous going through a gauntlet of loud men hanging outside a hostel* Safe. You’re safe here, with the culture of the island prohibiting harassment and the tourism industry promoting an ‘ask, ask again then stop’ attitude, you can be an unaccompanied fem-presenting person and receive only greetings and help, if you require. Key’s especially takes safety and privacy very seriously, the staff won’t press you for conversation or acknowledgement, will only enter your room when you request cleaning and gives a safe space to those who have had more aggressive treatment in other locations. Mr. Ali is the soul of a generous, courteous host as also his ‘apprentices’. Venturing outside is a quiet affair, which I recommend, with all demographics represented. Feel comfortable and safe booking here. TAXI SERVICE: Booking a taxi is super easy, since the founder continues to run his taxi business. 35-45USD for the car is standard for the trip across the island at the time of this booking March 2019. Gas shortages can make the trip longer as Stonetown is the only city with constant petrol supply. The drivers are professional, don’t tear around like maniacs and don’t press you for unwanted conversation. Two thumbs up! FOOD FOOD DID I MENTION FOOD: You’ve gotten this far and I’ve saved the best for last. The fare at other restaurants might have a couple items that might be ‘good’ and they might have more shiny LED colors but the CULINARY GENIUS extends to every item on the blackboard menu at Key’s. (Differing opinion: my partner says it’s just great and he’s fussy) Often, they have a vegetarian, meat-atarian and a two local seafood options, which with an hours notice can land you some delicious fresh food, as we mentioned before, the catch of the day is caught *right there* so enjoy that oceans bounty, if you are able to. The lunch/dinner portions are American sized, be warned! Plan on sleeping in the sea breeze hammocks after lunch. Breakfast is a simple affair, with local toast, fruit, and eggs. It’s a gorgeous and engaging location with very respectful environment, delicious food, quirky decor and cheap beer. I congratulate you on Booking at Keys! PS Bring a flag, patch or something from your country, He likes to put cool stuff on the walls. Enjoy!

    Charmaine2019-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Ally’s place was great. A serious beachside getaway. The food at the restaurant was priced fairly and honestly some of the best on Zanzibar. I fully intend on returning in the future. I highly recommend for anyone’s stay on Matemwe.

    Jonathan2019-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • We have been around the entire island of Zanzibar, and found this place to be our favorite. The staff, (Chips, Simba, and Ally) were extremely accommodating and basically really cool guys that make you feel like you are with family. The atmosphere was chill and relaxed, the food delicious, beer cold, and beach amazing. The fish market is next door, and you can pick out your favorite fresh fish for lunch. The people in the village are very friendly. Keys place is steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches with white flour sand, and crystal clear water. If you are seeking a “real” (not resort in a cage) experience in Zanzibar I highly recommend Keys Bungalows.

    Robert2018-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • The stay at Allys bungalows was great! Friendly and nice people, who you can talk with till in the night. The beach and water is just like you imagine a beautifull beach, right in front of the restaurant. The food was good and payable. We dont had a door from the bath to the sleeping room, so maybe someone could get in Trouble with that. For two guys no problem. It can be easily reached by daladala to matemwe, very pricy and a crazy experience! Its a pretty quite place (September), so nothing for partying backpackers. But the local fishmarket is right beside, many local people are around there. Pretty cool to see. In the midnight the church from the village will play muslimish sounds, so you maybe should bring ear protection if you haven't a deep sleep and don't know sounds like this. All in all I can recommend Keys bungalows! Greets from the germans!

    Timon2017-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very friendly establishment, quiet, perfect for resting! Mattemwe comes alive at the return of the fishing is a moment not to be missed on the beach!

    Marie2017-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Peace and love! next door to the fish market where you can see all kind of catch of the day. You can also ask the team to buy and cook for you. We are a family with 4 kids. Each one of them found his spot and what to do. If this is football with the kids on the beach or just reading a book. It is simple and we like it this way. If you want hot water, ask for a room that has one, for us it was not important. Enjoy the food and the team, they will do all you need. Taxi, car, snorkeling, or any wish. we will come back!!!! give them a hug from us :-).

    Michal & Nir2017-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    14


    Bedrooms

    10

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

    Welcome to Surfescape Zanzibar, a place for flip flops and board shorts only (or bikinis!). My place is close to nightlife and public transport. Comfy bed, the coziness, the views, the surf atmosphere and the Zanzibarian style, that's what makes my place unique. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), big backpackers groups, volunteers, expats, surfers and surfers wanna be!
    The two bedroom suite is basically a very large studio separated by a wall. It’s perfect for families with kids or group of friends that would like to have some privacy without having to book another room. This accommodation has two large double beds, mosquito nets, fans and private bathroom. There is also a kettle for hot tea or coffee.
    We are located in Pwani Mchangani, close to restaurants, local villages and watersports center.
  • Great stay in Surfescape !! Warm welcome and extra Prisca !! Thanks again to her! The rooms are spacious and well equipped. The sea view is top! It is better to be motorized by the place a little isolated. We enjoyed the pool coral reef, the meals and breakfasts are average ... but it did not take away the charm of the place. We are delighted and recommend Surfescape!

    Sandrine2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Marco’s place. Brisca was really helpful and fun to be around. The place was beautiful and clean. There’s not a lot going on in Pani Mchangani, but it’s the right place if you’re looking for a couple of relaxing days.

    Julia2019-03-29T00:00:00Z
  • A slice of heaven 💛👌 Such a beautiful serene place out of town. The view is to live for and the staff are all very friendly. I absolutely loved the serenity and ocean view. Great place to relax and unwind. 🙂💛👌

    Sue2018-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great place with a superb staff. Thanks Nikki & Prisca for your attention (:

    Pilar2018-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great beachside location - would recommend.

    Carl2018-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • What a beautiful and tranquil place! We loved it!!! We came from Stonetown and it was such a relief to have a quiet place without hordes of people selling tours and trinkets. Illy greeted us so kindly upon arrival. Marco and Nikki were also so friendly and gave us each a free coconut from their tree! Their garden is beautiful and the sand paths are so comfortable- we didn’t wear shoes the whole time we were there. The reef is a little far from the beach and the tide fluctuates a lot so it makes things interesting. The sand is soft white and goes offshore for quite a ways and shallow- great for small kids. The water is crystal clear. It is a little isolated which is great for peace and quiet (our priority) but can make food a little challenging. However, Blue fish restaurant was wonderful! only a 20 minute walk. The mnemba snorkel trip was phenomenal and we even got to swim with dolphins! We had a WONDERFUL time at surfescape and are very thankful for Marco, Nikki, and illy!

    Jason2018-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and unique places. A superb welcome and a team at the top. Marco and his wife are very accommodating.I recommend.Hakunamata !!

    Alexandre2018-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very nice small place in a very much curated flourishing garden and green lawns on a high hill over the ocean with a tiny private beach 30 meters downhill (copletely private in high tide only). Best for kite-surfing fanatics, they would be totally happy with the conditions and special sevices for them - beachboys are eager to help with the kite, experienced athlets are eager to give you some private lessons. You can rent equipment (RRD kites, windsurfs and boards, everything). Low tides could be the only problem for kiters, but the time of it changes every day. There are only 6 suites (rooms) in this place. We weren't very lucky with our room - it was the only one with 2 separate bedrooms (we traveled with 2 small kids of 9 and 4), but our room and bathroom was very dark and exhausted.... And we had no terrace table as other suites had. Other rooms are much nicer and have a dining table an 2 private chaiselounge near the door. But don't expect too much)) everything is very ascetic. The main disatvantage is that you always need a taxi or the car to move to the closest grocery store or a restaurant. And those local taxidrivers make you mad with anger somtimes) The Surfescape is not B&B, so you dont get any breakfast, but some rooms have a tiny kitchenette)) our room didn't have any, unfortunately, but we had an electric kettle and cups. The main advantage - Marco and his girlfriend Niki are very helpfull! You get all info you may need: they tell you where to go on the island and how much to pay, they order you taxi and rent you a car, give you advice that you may need. All the stuff is very friendly and staying at Marco"s Surfescape undoubtfully makes you feel staying at home like in a real family! That's amaising. We enjoyed our stay but would try a different place when next time in Zanzibar

    Alessia2018-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

    Quite double room with bathroom in suite, garden
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    Economy rooms consist of the following facilities, These rooms has 1 king size bed with capacity of occupying two people ceiling fan, cold and hot shower, air conditioning. The room has seaview Rental basis: Room with own facilities Number of bedrooms: 1; Number of other rooms with beds: 0 Mbv Hotel & Annex is situated on the Ne coast of the spice island of Zanzibar,very close to the spectacular Mnemba Atoll, a fantastic diving and snorkeling area. The resort has 26 beachfront rooms in bungalows and villas which are nestled amidst our lush tropical gardens, Unwind, while relaxing or swimming in the swimming pool surrounded by stunning views of the Indian Ocean that changes from turquoise to ocean-blue along the pristine white sandy beach. A setting, not only to reconnect with loved ones but also with your inner self. When the tide is low (twice daily), a “reef walk” is an excellent way to explore the oceans treasures and admire the amazing corals revealed. When tide is high, you can swim and snorkel right in front of the hotel. Take a dhow trip and enjoy snorkeling in crystal water or join our Padi center for a diving trip through one of the world’s most famous underwater reserves. Our staff will be happy to organize these trips for you. Finding an ideal family-friendly lodging in Matemwe does not have to be difficult. Mbv Hotel and Annexe, provides a nice option for travelers and holiday makers. You’ll enjoy relaxing in our rooms that offer air conditioning,some also have kitchenette for those who prefer to make their own meals and snacks. All rooms have a mosquito net, and you can stay connected during your stay as Mbv Hotel and Annex offers guests free Wifi. Room service and baggage storage is also available. For guests with a vehicle, parking may be available. .mbv Hotel and Annex puts the best of Matemwe at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
  • Small establishment with perfect rooms, first-rate location on the beach, warm welcome, flowers on the bed, impeccable cleanliness of the room and the gardens. Unbeatable value for money Great stay very close to Memba Island. Restaurant right next to Chez Muhammed delicious, go there !!

    Benoit2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kigomani, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    Situated in South Matemwe, Miramont Retreat Zanzibar features an outdoor pool, restaurant and a lot of fun. The friendly Bed&Breakfast it's next to the beach and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or fresh fish and seafood in the restaurant at very reasonable prices. Free private parking is available on site or transfer from and to airport. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including snorkelling and diving or can book sightseeing tours
    Our B&B has 2 villas and 10 Bungalows. Here on Airbnb we offer only the bungalows around the pool. Nice, cozy, pool view, equipped with fan and private shower and toilet. You have breakfast included in the price of the room.
  • Beautiful, simple, clean country-style huts. Very good and cheap On-site restaurant. Fantastic beach, swimming pool in the complex. Nice people - recommended!

    Benny2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was great, we really enjoyed the time there! The staff were very friendly, the room was clean and the location a dream :) Gladly again and only to be recommended!

    Imke2019-06-12T00:00:00Z
  • 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

    Maci2019-04-16T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect place for a perfect honeymoon! Thank you to the team who welcomed us very well, who could not do enough for us throughout our stay. Swimming pool, beach, excursions ... a unique trip, magical memories! Hakunamatata!

    Charlene2018-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic hospitality, incredible food and amazing puppies! Great value for money and a wonderful friendly feel. Hope to come back soon!

    Lottie2018-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed for 3 nights at Miramont and it was amazing! The location at the quiet and beautiful beach was perfect, also the staff was friendly and the rooms were really good. We can highly recommend this place to stay.

    Sabrina2018-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Very charming place Heartwarming welcome

    Thomas2018-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place! Great hosts! The beach was so windy almost every evening we were there.

    Raymond2018-07-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    Ngalawa are traditional trimaran dugouts used by Matemwe fishermen whose white lateen sails have graced our blue lagoon for centuries. We designed this ensuite bedroom as a tribute, indeed from the timbers of one we once sailed.
    Nyumba Safi stands on the site where we first built a small two room hut to sleep in as we watched Nyumba Kubwa grow. Before our eldest daughter's wedding, which took place on the beach in front of Utupoa, we renovated the place to make space for the groom's family. We called it Nyumba Safi, which sort of translates to 'The Fancy House', because, well, in-laws. The name stuck, and we are now delighted to share the house with you. There is a self-contained kitchen and dining area, a place to chill out and drink tea on the first floor, and the Zanzibar equivalent of an attic or den upstairs, beneath a makuti thatched roof, where there is a TV, computer, a sound system, and Joyce's favourite round, red couch.
    The most peaceful and dazzling beach on Zanzibar. On this side of the island, tidal variations determine what happens each day. They might limit your own swimming to the highs, but open up walks to the reef on the lows. We hope that your time with us on this beach, always conscious of the rustling of the East African Talls and the distant roar of the fringing reef, will tune out your worries of the world.
  • We recommend Utupoa to everyone looking for a nice, cosy and quiet place next to the beach. The house is beautifully decorated and very clean. Tim and Joyce are great hosts and very helpful to tell you everything about Zanzibar. The staff is lovely! We enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner with Tim and Joyce and the other guests. All meals were delicious! Also loved cuddling with the dogs! All in all a great place to stay in Zanzibar.

    Dewi2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • We have no words to describe our wonderful stay at Utupoa. Meeting Tim and Joyce was an absolute honor, they are truly fantastic! Every night we joined them for dinner, together with other guests and we had a lovely time getting to know them and sharing different experiences. The food, cooked by the wonderful Aziza was delicious every single meal and she was extremely accomodating to our vegan diet and everybody elses needs! Matemwe is the perfect location. Utopoa is surrounded by the most enchanted beach with beautiful clear blue water and overall peace! We will definitely stay with Tim and Joyce again and we highly recommend this place to anybody going to Zanzibar (Unguja).

    Silvia2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Best Air bnb so far. Amazing hospitality and unique place.

    Antoine2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Tim & Joyce are such a lovely couple and perfect hosts. We felt like being part of their family for a few days. The place is wonderful, very cosy, with big common area, lots of books and a quiet stretch of beach outside. Candle light dinners in the courtyard with other guests and the hosts were amazing. Tim & Joyce were very helpful, told us a lot about history of Zanzibar and helped us organise a transfer to other parts of the island. We'd love to come back.

    Lara2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely magical experience. Utupoa is unique, imaginative and peaceful. The beach is stunning. One of the best destinations we’ve been to in quite some time. Thank you Joyce for everything

    Corey2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location! The team at Utupoa are fantastic.

    Danielle2019-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • We spent wonderful days at Utopoa! Very special place! Definitely recommendable!

    Michael2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • We spent a wonderful time at Tim & Joyce place. The house is really unique and has a perfect location in the sea front. Not only we stayed in a really good place, but we also could enjoyed of the delicious dinners that they propose, with all the guests and host, moments that we really enjoyed. We truly recommend to stay at Tim & Joyce, their hospitality and kindness of all the people working in the house is hard to find :) Paula & Ben

    Benjamin2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania

    Quite house with 2 doubles rooms with bathroom and garden
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    Staying at Tamani Villas gives you the unique opportunity to give back to the local community, as all profits from your stay are directly channeled to Tamani Foundation, whose mission is to provide free, high quality education to the kids of Matemwe Village. The Annex includes 8 en-suite rooms equipped with hot water, A/C, and toiletries. Breakfast is included in a room price!! Free WiFi and tea/coffee is provided on site. The beach is only a few seconds away from the rooms.
    All profits from your stay at Tamani Villas are channeled to Tamani Foundation, where the mission is provide free, high quality education to the young learners of Matemwe Village. We are waiting for you at Tamani!
    Matemwe is a quiet village compared to its close neighbors, Kiwengwa and Nungwi. It's ideal for honeymooners and those wanting to rest after safari, or backpackers looking to chill after exploring the rest of the island. Local Matemwe residents are very conservative, therefore modest dressing while exploring the village is highly recommended in respecting local values.
  • We each spent 2 nights in the 5-room villa and the 4-room villa. What can I say ... the days here were just fantastic! The houses and the whole area are really neat, clean and a place to relax. The food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) was also very good. The cook was also able to implement our special requests simply and easily. It was also quiet on the beach and not every 5 minutes there were sales people who wanted to turn you on. When staying here, you should definitely take a look at the associated school, which is supported by the "rental price". It is a bit of a shame that you cannot drink alcohol on the premises due to the aspect of the foundation, but since 10 m further on there is a nice bar, no problem. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. You can't get more relaxation!

    Theresa2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Very good stay with Tamani, happy to know that we participate in the village school. Spacious room, nicely decorated, clean swimming pool, very pleasant restaurant bar and very nice breakfast room too. It feels good, it's very relaxing. The excursions offered are at fair prices. The staff are also very helpful. The beach is beautiful, very wild and very clean, there are a few restaurants around, it's good location. thank you so much

    Marion2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great romantic place to relax, nice rooms, nice staff and great atmosphere. We enjoyed very much the stay

    Pedro2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for a family vacation. Nice and clean rooms with daily cleaning. The pool with different depths is suitable for both children and adults, it is cleaned every day. We had a rest together with the wife we liked everything. Nice and helpful staff, we asked to move us from the first floor to the second and after a couple of days as soon as the room was vacated we were moved. Please note that it is not allowed to bring or drink alcoholic beverages.

    Заур2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Rooms are neat and the working members are really kind. I recommend this hotel !

    Judith2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice please, so quiet, plenty of small details. Common areas so friendly. The staff was so kind and the installations were so good. Extremely clean and we loved their milshakes! We will come back♥️

    Eva2019-11-13T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place where a percentage of your cost goes to funding children. I highly reccommed this place. I really enjoyed my stay in this beautiful place

    Oisin2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice accommodation, clean, very well decorated. The sea a few steps from the house, the pool is a big plus when it's low tide. The staff is attentive, very attentive, discreet. We spent two days of rest on top of the top! Ps: the breakfast is also very good !!!

    Jéromine2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Resort


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    8

    Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Double Room at 200 m from the beach, for 2 people, with en-suite bathroom , large outdoor veranda, air conditioning and wi fi available
    in the property there are two other houses, the whole perimeter is fenced and with night security
    matemwe is a small fishing village, very quiet, ideal for long walks on the beach, or to relax and admire the turquoise color of the Indian Ocean
  • These villas were so much better than I expected!!! My stay in Matemwe was so lovely, thanks to Malik Villas and their staff. Everyone was so friendly and hospitable, and really went out of their way to make you feel at home. Harrison and the girls were so great!! And Karin even helped arrange all my other car transfers for me throughout Zanzibar because I felt safe and comfortable with her driver. Highly recommend this place!!!

    Lisa2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    Palmira Beach Villa is small hotel with 4 executive seaview and 3 Deluxe rooms situated just front of the virgin beach on Matemwe next to fish market. all the rooms have private birth rooms with shower. big room with king bed or twin. Swimming pool is just adjacent of your room and our new roof top restaurant is serve all sea foods, vegetables and locals but international dish. Massage services available in house and sightseeing organised as well.. just come and prove our uniqueness
    Palmira Beach Villa situated next to Matemwe fish market where fish auction takes place ever day which is really good for those loves sea foods on our roof top Restaurent. This unique place is close to Mnemba Island the famous place for snorkelers and divers. come and get our experience
    The property situated at about only 4km to a very famous world conserved marines resources Island of Mnemba atoll where the best snorkeling and diving activities can taken by...
  • The villa has about 10 rooms and is located directly on the quiet and beautiful beach of Matemwe. The room we stayed in was very clean, bright and with traditional wooden furniture. Our daughter enjoyed swimming in the swimming pool as well as in the sea and also felt very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and sufficient. The cook was great and prepared us delicious food every evening. The staff was always friendly. Because we filled up so well, we even extended our vacation by a few days. In summary, clean, friendly staff, good food. I can recommend it with a clear conscience.

    Fabian2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Super nice staff, very clean. We felt very comfortable there

    Petra2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Super nice staff, very clean. We felt very comfortable there

    Petra2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    7

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    We are a small beach-front hotel. It is relaxed and tranquil, with the sea and amazing silvery sand coral reef environment. You'll love our natural environment and sea views. Due to the coral reef, the sea here is incredibly child-friendly. Adults and children alike feel at home here, and our restaurant, you'll find, is excellent value. Sharlene, our booking co-host, will manage your bookings and any information you require.
    Panga Chumvi is located on this most beautiful, still unspoilt, powdery white sand beach on the northeast coast of Zanzibar. We welcome guests to share the peaceful beauty and tranquility of this stunning location. There are currently 8 simple and stylishly comfortable rooms - in 3 lodges. Each room faces out on to its own wide veranda, has a sea or a tropical garden view, and is furnished with traditional hand-crafted coconut wood furniture. The Bungalow: 4 rooms all facing the sea have been specially designed with cool natural ventilation. Banda: 2 rooms over-looking and view down the beach. One has a large covered veranda right on the sea-front. Baharini: 2 rooms on the beach-front (with AC if required), 1 facing the tropical garden, with beach just to the side. You can book one room or several with your friends or family. Please note that the Beach side rooms are more expensive because of their position. Because we are so far from town, all catering is done through our small restaurant/bar on site.
    Everything! The changing colours and moods of the sea, the proximity to the village, the weather, the warmth....
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    9

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

    Our compound is located right on the beach and has a 4 bedroomed villa at the front and a separate 1 bedroom villa at the back which is rented separately . Our views are world class, postcard perfect and the property boasts  perfect views of the Indian Ocean and the  coral reef around the Mnemba Island.The beach boasts several Boutique hotels with bar and restaurant within walking distance of the villa. The villa has a lovely homely feel place is ideal for couples and families (with kids).
    This a comfortable family villa with large grounds, several verandas and beautiful gardens . • 2 spacious double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms . One has connecting child bedroom with single bed. The other has a connecting living room. The third bedroom is double room only. • 1 family bathroom • 1 spacious open plan dining / living / kitchen area • All Bathrooms include shower, flush toilet, hand wash basin, towels and soap • Private balconies / veranda in 3rd bedroom • Mosquito nets • Private access to the beach • 2 off Lookout verandah overlooking the beach and the Indian ocean • Outdoor barbecue area The main villa has recently had a 5th bedroom added where the picture shows an upstairs verandah. This is closed off and can be included in the rental , request if needed. For those looking for a bit more action this  is a spectacular place for diving and snorkelling, canoeing, surfing and reef walks. The beach  also boasts dive centres  and kite surfing schools  within walking distance of the villa. 
    Matemwe boasts one of the nicest stretches of beach on the east coast, and also a beach landscape that so far has not been too much altered by tourism. The beach remains an important thoroughfare for locals, and activities such as fishing and seaweed harvesting are still key to the local economy. On this side of the island, the sea goes right out at low tide and you can wander out to the reef. The bright sun reflecting off the white coral sand gives the midday landscape a strange, bleached quality that is other-worldly, but in the mornings and evenings the softer light complements the classic tropical beach scene
  • Very nice house, feet in the water, air conditioned, spacious, nothing to say, perfect for enjoying the beach and restaurants nearby. The people who take care of the house are very discreet, kind and helpful. I recommend and advise without problem. Aiasha had to meet our needs for the taxi to pick us up. thanks to the whole team

    Benoit2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Second time in Magnolia Villa and we loved every single moment of tranquility and peace.

    Gonçalo2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • The house is directly in front of the beach. We were able to relax in the lovely well maintained garden and then walk out the gate and immediately swim and snorkel to see the coral and sea life! The kitchen is well equiped and there are also lots of games and other useful items provided in the living room. The air con and showers, etc all worked well. There are 4 dogs which were friendly and that might not suit everyone, but we were very happy with this.

    David2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great location in a very comfortable house with amazing staff.

    Gonçalo2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house right on the beach. Great driver recommendation.

    Roman2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • very nice and pleasant stay. we enjoyed so much the quiet villa as well as the beautiful beach. it is out of our expectations. we really looking forward to revisit and a longer stay here next time. life is convenient enough for food and drinks in this village, no matter you want to cook yourself or to dine out. beach is also next to the villa gate you don't even need to step out to enjoy the sea view. the owners are also nice and quite helpful.

    Li2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Air conditioner usage rule is a little extreme given the high temperatures at night; opening windows wasn’t enough to stay comfortable.

    Jacintha2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fabulous place to relax, swim and walk the white sand beach that goes forever. The house is spacious and well equipped for a comfortable stay. Staff are friendly and absolutely fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and highly recommend it.

    Vicki2019-10-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    Villa Vanilla Zanzibar состоит из 3х этажного здания с зоной ресепшен на первом этаже и отдельными номерами с видом на океан. Так же гости Виллы могут бесплатно пользоваться бассейном, шезлонгами , полотенцами, доступ к сети Wifi. к услугам гостей бар возле бассейна, ресторан.
    Villa Vanilla Zanzibar находится на  восточном побережье острова Занзибар, на пляже под названием Pwani Mchangani. Непосредственное расположение Виллы на берегу океана делает незаметным проход гостей к воде по песчаному пляжу. Во время отлива можно походить по дну океана, прогуляться к рифу, понаблюдать как местные люди выращивают водоросли или же расслабиться на шезлонгах  возле бассейна или на пляже. Так же к услугам гостей бар возле бассейна с прохладными напитками и бесплатным доступом к сети интернет через wi fi . Если Вы хотите отдохнуть от суеты, навязчивых beach boys, насладиться шумом океана и красотой звёздного неба, то Вам однозначно нужно посетить Villa Vanilla Zanzibar.
    тишина и спокойствие)
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hotel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kaskazini A, Unguja North Region, Tanzania

    A secluded, quiet and comfortable beach cottage directly on the powder soft, palm fringed beach of Matemwe. Private pool, BBQ and well equipped kitchen for self-catering. Within easy distance from restaurants and small beach lodges. Owners close by to offer any assistance you need with purchasing supplies, organising tours and interesting insights to island life.
    Right on one of the most beautiful beaches with your own pool and huge garden leading directly onto the beach. Great outdoor area for reading, relaxing, swimming and dinning al fresco. Great space for children to play. As the house is set back fromt he beach you enjoy total privacy.
    We are biased but the best on the island! It is so beautiful, quiet and unspoilt. There are a few places to eat and drink close by and the beach is long so you can cycle or walk to many places!
  • A place to relax and enjoy a very relaxing holiday! Very loving hosts and very friendly staff. And don't forget: Plot right on the shores of the Indian Ocean! Just perfect !

    Eva2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Gail's place. Accommodation spot on and the beach in front of the house is lovely and quiet. All breakfast ingredients were provided and hosts went the extra mile, by going to pick up some bacon for us, providing fresh juice and fruit every morning and were very hepful in booking a dive for us through One Ocean. We all had a really relaxed time and could do it all again tomorrow.

    Helene2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Nice house, very convenient for a family of four. Located on a very pretty stretch of beach, the house is calm, with no vis-a-vis, well equiped and clean. Plenty of restaurants around if you don't want to cook. The pool is small but useful for kids during low tide.

    Laurent2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • A little slice of heaven! We stayed for a short two days but it was lovely having a pool and the beach right in your own backyard. Gary and Gail were excellent hosts. Loved having such a private space. Highly recommend if you’re ever in Zanzibar!

    Hannah2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful house, close to the beach. Very nice staff and hospitality. Privacy and cleanes. Thanks to Gary, Gail and his team for caring. When we needed something they were always near to help us.

    Hristo2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • It was a pleasure staying at Gails and Garys place and if we could, we would’ve stayed longer! They were so kind and always did their best to support us. The house is really nice and clean (it was cleaned once a day) with two ACs to get along with the humidity. It’s separated from the hosts house so you have a lot of privacy and it has its own access to the beach. They can arrange different trips, e.g. to Stone Town or a spice tour, and snorkeling or diving as Gary has his own Diving School. They easily arrange a driver if you need one and provide tasty bread and fruits. We highliy recommend the accommodation of Gail and Gary! Thank you so much for hosting us.

    Nina2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Two weeks of happiness in paradise :-) Gary is super responsive to the messages he responds very quickly he welcomed us very well and made sure that our trip went smoothly, he organized a taxi driver that I recomande. The house is very well located there is the beach which is just a few meters, we have scooter all along the beach it is just the most beautiful beach that is in front of the house and then the pool which is much bigger than the pictures we were shocked by the size of the pool I measure 1m90, you have two nice restaurant by the beach which is on your left when you go out of the gate to the beach is 800 m a restaurant with sand on the ocean and a second restaurant 300 m with a sign that is on the sand "food local matemwe" which is attached near a path that leads you to the village the taste is wonderful and the price you will find no less expensive we ate there every lunch for two weeks.

    Issam2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • This is a detached house on a shared plot with the owner. But full privacy is respected, since the house of the owner and guests are separated by a fence. In the courtyard there is everything you need: grill, cold shower, swimming pool (small but deep with a comfortable water temperature), deck chairs. A lot of greenery, so the ocean is not visible from your terrace, but it is very close. As expected, in this part of the island there are pronounced tides. But this has its advantages, you can wander along the bottom of the ocean. There is also a pool. The owner arranged a meeting for us at the airport. Transfer cost 50 dollars. On the way, we stopped by and bought fruits and vegetables. I strongly recommend doing the same. Within walking distance there is no way to buy anything. We made an order and the next day we received fresh fish and octopuses. Although the price for the island, where it’s directly caught, seemed to us a little overpriced. But you get peeled seafood without the hassle and drive to the market. The owner and his assistants try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. What breakfast means is included: you will have products (bread, milk, cereal jams, butter, fruits (in our case bananas and watermelons), juice, eggs, coffee and tea. You will make breakfast yourself from them. The kitchen is well equipped. There is dishes, as well as oil, seasonings, sugar, salt. The owner provides drinking water. And asks not to buy water in plastic bottles, because he cares about the environment. This is commendable. The house consists of a bedroom, a bathroom (hot and cold water), kitchen-living room. There are 2 air conditioners. For 3 days of stay we had one cleaning. There is bath and beach towels. My husband and I enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Yulia2019-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    We just welcome our guest,our place is very near to the beach it about 10 minute walks,we are normal care and protect to our guest.
    We are local and have some expriences on tourism industrial and practices whats our guest expects also we deals with various actives such,diving,snorkeling,spice tour,dolphin tour,village tour,safari to Tanzania and many others.
    We can show our guests the place that they can relax and enjoy the vacation and see natural environment also likning them with different peoples who came espc
    Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    1

    Zanzibar North Region, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    The bungalow can easily accommodate up to 4 guests so perfect for friends and families. It features large beds, en suite bathroom and common garden overlooking the ocean. Rooms belong to Surfescape Zanzibar, the kite and windsurf center located on the our private beach. Oh yes, we have fiber optic wi-fi connectivity :) There are different restaurant nearby + also food delivery!
    Surfescape village in Zanazibar is your perfect base for outdoor activities, travelling and relaxing. It's located nearby restaurants, watersports center and local fishermen village.
    We are located in Pwani Mchangani, close to restaurants, local villages and watersports center.
  • The apartment is well furnished and in a great location. We came spontaneously to another than planned but that was very nice and right on the beach! Marco answered all questions and was always to speak! We had a nice stay!

    Martin2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • The best stay on Kiwengwa! It's paradise and feels like home. Peacefull and safe. I just added 4 more days and I really love the resort.

    Angela2019-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • Marco's place was beautiful and the staff at check in were very friendly and welcoming. Our room was very close to the beach and having access to the neighboring resort was a definite bonus. The only downside we found was that the remote location, although beautiful, meant we were very limited for activities and food options. The only restaurant nearby was at the neighboring resort and the food seemed a bit expensive.

    Kaitlin2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Recommended accommodation. Friendly and nice communication. Help with the organization of excursions.

    Markus2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • This place is magical. The bungalows are spacious, the setting idyllic and the staff so helpful and friendly. It is next to the sea and guests can also make use of the next door’s resort’s swimming pool (for free) and eat at the buffet for a reasonable price. I highly recommend it! We are definitely coming back. We have swam with wild dolphins and visited a Mangrove swamp (both trips organised by the staff at Surfescape). It has been such a fantastic experience. Natalie, UK

    Natalie2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • This place is really beautiful, the staff is so helpful, especially Prisca :) She was always there when you need her. The Bungalow has a great size The way to the beach is quite short and you can use the pool from the Resort next to it. Would definitely come back

    Monika2019-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • A really Nice bungalow with good and clean beds.

    Signe2019-04-13T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place to stay for enjoying the East Coast of Zanzibar. Comfortable and beautiful views. Very lovely to have use of the neighbouring hotels swimming pool. Great local tips such as driving down the road to buy chapati and fresh fruit for breakfast. Team here were very willing to help and really friendly. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

    Rachel2019-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

    family house at 200 m from the beach, ideal for 4 people, 2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and kitchen, large outdoor veranda, air conditioning and wi fi available
    in the property there are two other houses, the whole perimeter is fenced and with night security
    matemwe is a small fishing village, very quiet, ideal for long walks on the beach, or to relax and admire the turquoise color of the Indian Ocean
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

    Karibu – Welcome to your home away from home, on the paradise island of Zanzibar! Staying at Tamani Villas provides a unique opportunity to give back to the local community as all profits from your stay are directly channelled to Tamani Foundation, where we provide young learners in Matemwe access to free, high quality education.
    The five-bedroom villa includes a private pool, and is staffed with a chef and cheerful housekeeping staff. The villas come with complimentary tea/coffee services, and WiFi access as well.
    Matemwe Village is a unique location on the island of Zanzibar. With seaweed farming and fishing still being the main source of earning for the village, Matemwe tends to be much quieter than other parts of the island. For those wanting a more relaxed atmosphere, Matemwe is the place to be!
  • highly recommended this place

    Izabela2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • This foundation not only offers great accommodation but also makes a huge difference for the community. They are one of the few locations that employ mostly local staff from the island of Zanzibar. Vote with your money and spend it with groups that are committed to making a difference. Outstanding hospitality!

    Adina2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Our family of 13 spent 4 days here in August 2019 -- beautiful beach (swim at high tide), lovely villa just right for 12, but they also have individual rooms. Breakfasts were wonderful, and we liked having dinner served beside the pretty little pool (other small hotel/restaurants are next door if you want to branch out.) Staff were kind and helpful. The area seemed extremely safe. What a great place to rest after our Serengeti safari!!

    Kathie2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • A gorgeous villa that is out of this world in its design and comfort. I could not even have imagined a place like this could exist. Perfect sunrises, and beautiful sand right outside the villa. They have several (at least three) sizes of villas and we stayed in the largest one. Our favourite pastime became getting massages from the in-house masseuse, out on the first floor veranda, overlooking the private pool and the ocean. Bliss!

    Farheen2018-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful setting to live at least once in a lifetime! Privacy assured! We will come back !

    Jamila2018-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Tamani Villa for 1 week and we definitely recommend you this villa. It was an amazing moment. Everything was perfect : starting with food (cheers to the chef Abbas), staff and organization. Also it's important to notice that the incomes of this villa goes to the Tamani Foundation and Tamani School so you're spending marvelous time in there meanwhile helping the foundation. We could also visit the Tamani school with a adorable man named Mohamed, who explained us the historic of the foundation. It was the best place for our honeymoon, and the staff satisfied all our expectations.

    Anas2017-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    15


    Bedrooms

    5

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

    Kaskazi, Swahili name for the North East trade wind which blows from December to March, is a lovely, airy, en suite bedroom in the North wing of our main house. As our guests the house will also be all yours to enjoy, its day beds, DSTV, piano, and library.
    Nyumba Kubwa means 'Big House' in Swahili. The style is rustic and laidback, ecologically adapted to the East African monsoon climate. We've designed the house around the two great trade winds which blow every year, one from the north for the Kaskazi bedroom and one from the south for the Kusi bedroom. Leave your wardrobe behind. You'll only need the odd khanga or kikoi. Here's a place where the sights and sounds of Matemwe Beach compel you to bwaga moyo - to lay down your heart and rest. So, why not mix a cocktail, enjoy a cold beer at our Twende Juu bar, then go upstairs and listen in peace to the rustling all around of palms, or to the low roar of surf crashing onto the distant reef.
    The most peaceful and dazzling beach on Zanzibar. On this side of the island, tidal variations determine what happens each day. They might limit your own swimming to the highs, but open up walks to the reef on the lows. We hope that your time with us on this beach, always conscious of the rustling of the East African Talls and the distant roar of the fringing reef, will tune out your worries of the world.
  • Great location, beautiful place, a great stay thanks to the whole team, special mention for Aziza, I will never forget you!

    Anthony2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • What a dream Tim & Joyce have created! We could tell from the photos that we were in for a treat and the reality was exactly as described in all the reviews – the location is paradise, the home is a treasure trove and Tim & Joyce themselves are hosts of the utmost class and hospitality. We had wonderful conversations over dinner that we would not trade for anything. It is a blessing to have such an option on an island full of wonderful competing possibilities. Now you don't have to debate any further...Tim & Joyce have something for everyone (from the honeymoon-ready Tower to smaller rooms for the cost conscious).

    Laura2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you Joyce & Tim for being visionaries already in the 90s, for creating and sharing your paradise in paradise. Thank you for being awesomely amazing and a marvellous family. We <3 you asante sana! Btw, «Utupoa» means «cool humanity» - it is indeed. Come as guest and become family. The food is fresh and delicious, the beach is white powder sand (most beautiful in Zanzibar), the team is super dedicated to make your stay happy every day. Enjoy the pleasure of fully relaxation in this lovely ambiance.

    Bora2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • We loved this unique property. The beach is amazing and even though the tides were at their very lowest whilst we were there, it didn’t stop us enjoying swimming when we could, or walking through the shallows looking at the sea life when we couldn’t. Tim and Joyce were amazing hosts and with their daughters gave us great advice on what to see and do. We also needed medical help as well as taxis and Tim and Joyce were happy to help in any way they could. They really do have a unique setup at Utupoa and we highly recommend this property and these hosts - and do eat with them - it’s a very entertaining evening.

    Sara2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • You can expect a unique accommodation with many original, loving details. Joyce and Tim are very fond of it, we would love to return soon.

    Jolanda2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Utupoa is a very special place - yet it's difficult to capture in words what exactly makes it extraordinary. It's incredibly peaceful, the hospitality of Tim and Joyce is pitch perfect - they make you feel like you're visiting old friends while allowing you complete privacy and plenty of solitude. The beach is fantastic, plenty of hammocks strategically placed, all details thought of. They can (and do) recommend locals for private trips, transfers etc and help organize everything with such ease. We had a blissful time and will definitely be returning.

    Ieva2019-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Utupoa is fantastic! Tim and Joyce were incredibly responsive and helpful as we planned our stay at their place. Their staff was very welcoming and offered amazing service. I highly recommend joining them for meals - not only are they very tasty, it’s a great way to get to know Zanzibar and other guests. Our son loved playing at the beach and with their dog, ZsaZsa. This was one of our best Airbnb experiences so far!! Be sure to bring your best karaoke voice - you may need it!!!

    Liz2019-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic Hospitality! We loved the place!

    Karin2018-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

    This is our private villa standing very close to the beach. You can sit on the terrace and look at the Ocean. At his changing colours. It takes away all stress! We love it
    Villa Tulia typically is used as self-catering. The kitchen has all you need except microwave oven. You will need to buy some groceries (and wine/beer if needed) in Town.Local dukas offer only essentials (water, sodas, eggs, basic vegetable and fruit). Fish can be bought at a local fish market (expensive due to competition with hotels) or in Mkokotoni (20 minutes drive). Local meat is not really recommended unless you are very adventurous. In Matemwe, you will find a number of restaurants 5-15 minutes walk from Villa Tulia. Prices per meal vary from USD 10 to 100 with some options in between. My personal favourite is Muhammed Bungalows - a great fish and chips place, very reasonably priced.In the house you will find sheets and towels. No need to take yours. The house will be cleaned before you come and after you leave. Should you require daily cleaning, it can be arranged at an extra charge (US$ 10/day). All rooms are equipped with fans (no AC) and are self contained (WC + shower + basin in one). All beds have mosquito nets. Security-wise, there is 24/7 Masai team of three. Nice guys, Swahili only. We have wi-fi. In terms of activities, there are things to do locally. Snorkeling and diving with DivePoint Zanzibar at Sunshine Marine Lodge - a new dive shop right across from the Mnemba Island where all boats go anyway. They will pick you up and drive you back. Being mobile with a small 4x4, you may go visit Stone Town, Jozani Forest (red colobus monkeys), Mangrove Forest in the South or all remains of Omani Empire - details to be found in any guide. Otherwise, you may just choose to relax at Villa Tulia, enjoy very few turists and a pristine beach under coconut trees (we will make sure that ripe coconuts have been chopped down before you come). You can swim in your private swimming pool, just built (7,5m).
    Matemwe to spokojna wieś rybacka położona na wschodnim wybrzeżu Zanzibaru. Plaże są niemal puste, z białym koralowym piaskiem i palmami kokosowymi. Gdy przypływ jest wysoki, można kąpać się niemal pod domem. Z plaży widać wyspę Mnemba otoczoną koralową laguną. Uwielbiamy tam snurklować i nurkować, tym bardziej, że często można tam spotkać delfiny!
  • We had a really nice stay at Villa Tulia! The staff is very friendly and it was easy to communicate with the owner/co-owner! The villa is very spacious and clean, with comfortable beds, a large living room, a fully equipped kitchen and also each bedroom has its own bath room. Furthermore the villa has a pool and a direct access to the beach! We really enjoyed our stay!

    Dennis2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • We spent a marvellous stay in Matemwe Justinya's villa. We have speciallay appreciated: The view and acces to the beach Tha swimming pool for when the tide is low The little fresh cellar wich provide Wine and beer (because it's impossible to buy some in the village. You can find fruits and vegetables in the village, as well as fish at the fish market. So please Justyna, don't change anything, we will come back for sure.

    Fabrice2019-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • An exceptional place, overlooking the beach, a terrace sheltered from the wind, and a beautiful sky. The equipped kitchen allowed us to cook the local products bought at the local market, while having the comfort of not taking care of the dishes and the tidying up (the house being put back to the clean daily). This house really delighted us!

    Nicolas2018-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful place! We were looking for somewhere to get away from it all and this absolutely hit the nail on the head! With lots of space and unfussy luxury we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The Masai, groundsman, and cleaner unobtrusively made our stay soooo easy. Our host was very responsive when we wanted to find things out and gracious in every way.

    Col2018-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • We had an unforgettable stay in this beautiful house facing the Indian Ocean. We highly recommend this peaceful and idyllic place

    Benedicte2018-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • You won’t believe this place until you have seen it! We stayed 6 nights at Villa Tulia and it was absolutely perfect. With only one our drive from Stowntown, Matemwe is located perfectly on the island with a fair distance to all the nearby resorts and hotels. The house is beautiful with a tastefull decoration that makes you feel like home. Great beds and bathrooms! The beach right in front of the house is rated as top 5 beaches on Zanzibar and that rating is more then true! At high tides you can just knock yourself out in the hot water. The communication leading up to the stay was good and precise. Jacek that runs the house is kind and ready to help with anything at anytime. You will in general encounter a professional staff with a smile during your stay. Not one time during our stay did we think that any other place could do the same as Villa Tulia could! Location, view, staff, pool, house, beach- Simply perfect!! It seems like a miracle that we had the chance to book this privat beachhouse on such short notice, so book this place NOW and you won’t regret it!

    Morten Møller2018-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • There were six of us and spent 13 nights in the Villa Tulia. The hosts are super friendly and helpful. If you want to explore the island a bit on your own you should rent a car. Excursion destinations as well as restaurants to go out for a meal are also best picked up by the hosts. The accommodation was clean and we really felt comfortable. We would spend any time again our vacation in the Villa Tulia.

    Sebastian2018-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Villa Tulia was exactly as described peaceful, homey, and a complete delight. The directions were spot on and the staff were simply amazing always ready to lend a helping hand and yet were almost invisible when you needed your alone time. We were met by Jacek who literally went out of his way to ensure we had the necessary supplies and even arranged for our Christmas Dinner plans as we had not made any. However, due to the season and the winds irrespective of how much you clean the place dust always found its way back in. This is just a tip for any fussy people. We were not too bothered by it as coming from other African Countries it is the norm. All the referrals met up to our expectations and it was a pity the holiday eventually came to an end. : (

    Gillian2018-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/East, Tanzania

    every room have mosquito net,bed, running water,fan, toilet, we are next to Zanzibar bandas boutique hotel.
    Ak beach bungalows, it located with sunrise view,and we are close to mnemba island,where guests will easily see it from the beach.
    The place is very good , and the swahili people are always charming and helpful..and they are ready to teach some swahili words.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    This spacious room sits right on the beach with an unrivalled view – facing the sunrise, it opens out on to a large, shaded veranda overlooking the sea, the beautiful white sands and coral reef.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

    Located directly on Matemwe’s beach, this beautiful 2 story villa includes: 4 Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, swimming pool, Lots of indoor and outdoor space to relax and direct beach access Includes 1 Villa manager, 1 Chef, 2 Housekeepers/Waitress, Gardener, 2 Security Guards. Our mandatory Food and Beverage package includes breakfast and 3-course dinner for the length of your stay. Using fresh local products, our Chef Suleiman offers a delicious cuisine with a touch of Swahili style.
    Our Private Ocean Front Villa has 4 bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms, all large and completely furnished. All bathrooms have open hot/cold showers. The house is constructed and furnished in an authentic Swahili style and has many Swahili artifacts scattered throughout. The whole house opens out towards the beach where you will find a selection of outdoor dining and sitting areas for your use including a separate bar terrace looking out over the water to enjoy a sunset cocktail. The 5m x 6m swimming pool is the perfect size for cooling down when the tide is low. We have a selection of snorkeling equipment for your use to explore the reef right in front of the house. Baby cot is available.
    Our villa is situated in one of the most pristine areas of the island in a very safe and secure area. Personal responsibility for yourself includes being aware of your belongings, wildlife, health related problems and the possibility of power cuts and water shortages. We have our own generator and collect rainwater for emergency use. We try to conserve and respect the precious natural resources.
  • You see the photos? already dreaming ? It's even better in reality ! High professionalism and availability of all people working with the house. Exceptional stay ! My best experience with Airbnb

    Guillaume2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Villa Maua is at a wonderful location, 10 steps from Matemwe beach. It is also very private at the same time thanks to the small garden and pool. The staff is very nice and helpful, with Mumini taking care of your needs and the chef cooking great food! Next door there is a bar which is super handy for drinks or snacks. Value for money of Villa Maua is very hard to match - thanks Meagan and team!

    Matteo2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • It's pretty difficult to describe this wonderful villa. All is magic: the door direct on the amazing beach, the quiet, the decoration, the wonderfull staff (special thanks to Muumini and Souleymane), the food and the beautiful villa. The Villa is amazing: it's not a cold archictecht house but a sublim typical house with a nice decoration and all the furniture that you need. 3 rooms are huge and have a wonderful view on the sea. They are also 2 medium rooms perfect for the children. The swimming pool is bigger than on the photos ans It's perfect after a sea swimming. Matemwe is typicall small village. If your are looking for quiet and authenticity, you have to come here. Nice restaurants and activities are very closed to the villa and Muumini can manage all the activities that you want. So, if you want to have the best experience of Zanzibar, go to villa Maua !

    Brice2019-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay, all the staff present is very friendly and efficient, even Mia is a very pleasant and quiet companion

    Christelle2019-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Villa was perfect for us as a family of six visiting the island for the first time. Property was amazingly spacious and location was ideal; total privacy and yet a short walk to a few local places to eat if needed as well as scooter rides, snorkeling trips and massages etc. Staff were very helpful and hospitable. Breakfasts and dinners were plentiful and well prepared. We would strongly recommend Villa Maua.

    Dan2019-06-27T00:00:00Z
  • The house is simply stunning - very stylish, beautifully done, using local material with style whilst all amenities are also functioning (ie hot water, power etc - . The location is fantastic - the house staff are great, the house has a very good and responsive manager on site. The very friendly animals (dog and cats) are a beautiful positive touch to the house. We also very much appreciated the small details - all the biscuits and sweets and big basket of fruit and soft drinks basically "on tap" - this was very generous of the host. The food is perfect - the chef is great, portions are large and very well done and presented. Also, for new year, the staff went out of their way to give a festive atmosphere to the house - beautiful decoration, balloons, flowers etc....they were very kind. The area is quiet and safe - we really enjoyed the privacy there. It was easy to access other bars and restaurants in the area, and do activities (snorkelling). The beach is right there, as you step out of the house, with endless white sand and a local feel at the same time. You feel you are part of the community whilst living in a small paradise! The house has a very good vibe about it - very positive and peaceful. Beautifully decorated. Of course, it's in the open so a few insects / animals are inevitable. That's what nature is about. We had a two crabs visiting us (we ushered them back to the sea!) and a bush baby (harmless small monkey, curious but fearful of humans). We are from Africa - and we live in Africa. Even to us - this is a rare find. Go and enjoy, you won't regret !! Zahra and friends.

    Zahra2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a nice stay at Villa Maua. My family - me, my husband and our 2 boys (6 and 8 years) plus our friend spent 2 great weeks at the villa and really enjoyed it. Matemwe is such a nice and relaxing place perfect for couples and families that wants to chill, enjoy nice food and explore the area. Its my second time in Zanzibar and it was as nice this time. We went snorkeling at Mnemba twice, visited Kendwa and Nungwi beach, swimmed with turtles, had guided tours in Stone Town and at a Spice farm. We had nice meals at The Rock, Emerzon on Hurumzi. The house manager, Mumini, helped us with our activities and when we wanted to donate footballs to the local teams in Matemwe he helped us organizing it and my boys got to play with the teams which they both enjoyed. The house chef Suleimans cooking was excellent it was pure joy to have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Villa. We just went out for meals a few times as we wanted to go back to The Rock and Emerson. The Villa Maua team get 5 of 5 stars from us, we would definitely recommend it and we hope to come back and enjoy it all over again. Regards, The Orbrink Family.

    Malin2018-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing house! It's the best deal you can have in Zanzibar. The house is beautiful and the cook is so so good! We had an amazing time and we will be back soon!

    Elodie2018-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Matemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

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