Location: The Matemwe Retreat represents the height of luxury on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, just north of the village of Matemwe, the resort offers a choice of only 3 removed and private villas with untainted ocean views. Though the Lodge is linked to the neighbouring Beach Bungalows (also part of the Asilia chain), it remains removed from them. Each villa is served by a personal butler, dining is in-house. The Matemwe Retreat is tailor-made for those looking for complete privacy and luxury escape.

Accomodation: Spread over two floors the villas are spacious and light. The lower ground floor boasts the master bedroom and the large en-suite bathroom with large bath and double basin. There is also a private veranda with hammock and couch. On the top floor of each villa is a private terrace with plunge-pool and sun and shade decks. The villas share the private beach which they overlook.

The Matemwe retreat is linked by a wooden pathway to the Matemwe Beach Bungalows (of which it is a sister resort). This means that guests of the retreat can use the pool/bar or even dine in the restaurant if they desire a change.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach