Matemwe Lodge is shaded by lush tropical gardens on the edge of a beautiful lagoon that at high tide reaches right to the edge of the lodge. The open-air restaurant sits just above the ocean, with magnificent views of the palm-fringed beach and gently rocking dhows. Seafood is a speciality of the house, and all produce is bought daily from local fishermen and markets. The multilevel swimming pool surrounded by lounge chairs is perfect for days spent soaking up the sun, and the poolside bar with fresh cocktails and drinks completes the island experience.
Why we like it here
Quiet corners for lazy afternoons abound, from colourful guest areas to the swimming pool where you can watch fishermen sail their billowing dhows.
The alfresco restaurant is renowned for its fresh seafood and provides it’s the perfect spot to survey the sights of this island paradise.
In the evenings, the beach bar is perfect for sundowners and a light snack before dinner.
Things to be aware of
Half board accommodation.
Depending on the activities for the day, guests have the option of having a picnic lunch or, during a visit to historic Stone Town, to be taken to a restaurant.
The lodge is unfortunately not suitable for disabled guests.
The lodge is closed annually from 3 April to 31 May.